JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced that Joe York has been named President of AT&T Florida. York most recently served as Vice President – Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, AT&T Florida.
As President of AT&T Florida, York will oversee the company's local, state and federal government relations and business and consumer affairs operations in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. York will also work closely with community and business leaders, elected officials and others at AT&T to continue to bring advanced communications technologies, including mobile 4G LTE and other broadband services, to consumers and businesses.
"I am truly humbled by this opportunity. It has been my great fortune to work for such an outstanding company. AT&T is a great company because of its people, and I am honored to serve our 15,000 plus employees in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our company's 130 year heritage in Florida is deeply rooted in the communities we serve and where we raise our families," said York. "Our purpose is to help enable Florida be a more connected State and to continue our legacy of investment, job creation, innovation and community engagement."
In his most recent position at AT&T, York directed the company's political, public policy, regulatory, legislative and consumer affairs operations for AT&T in Florida. A veteran of state and local politics, York was managing partner of Arnall & York, a Government Affairs Consulting firm, prior to joining AT&T. York currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Jacksonville Port Authority and serves on the Board of Directors of Associated Industries of Florida and Leadership Florida.
York is a graduate of Auburn University where he studied Marketing and later attended Troy State where he studied Broadcast Journalism. Joe and his wife Jennifer have 3 children and will remain in Jacksonville. York's appointment is effective January 1, 2014, and he will have offices in Jacksonville and Miami.
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4G LTE speed claim based on national carriers' average 4G LTE download speeds. Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.