BEDMINSTER, N.J., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today named industry veteran Jennifer Van Buskirk Regional President-Northeast. In this role, Van Buskirk will drive sales growth and oversee operations for AT&T's mobility and entertainment businesses.
Van Buskirk joins a leading sales organization spanning fourteen states and the District of Columbia with more than 3,700 points of distribution, including company owned retail stores, national and authorized retailers.
"Jennifer is a proven leader who embraces change and energizes people to stay motivated and engaged to create new opportunities and an excellent customer experience for AT&T's mobility and entertainment businesses," said Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility.
Prior to coming to AT&T's Northeast region, Van Buskirk served as president of Cricket Wireless, a premium pre-paid carrier owned by AT&T. She is credited with building AT&T's premium pre-paid wireless business from the ground up, including managing the integration and brand transition of Cricket after AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless in 2014.
Van Buskirk replaces Steven J. Hodges, who has been named Senior Vice President – Customer Experience for AT&T. Hodges, who has extensive front line retail expertise and a passion for serving customers, will bring that experience to bear for customers across the country.
"I'm excited to join this team of world-class employees who provide millions of customers an exceptional wireless experience every day," said Jennifer Van Buskirk, "I look forward to serving our northeast region customers as our business continues to evolve."
Well regarded as a female technology leader, Van Buskirk was recently inducted into the 2015 Womenetics POW! Hall of Fame; named one of 2015 Influential Women in Wireless by Fierce Wireless; one of the "Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology" by the National Diversity Council, and as one of the DiversityMBA "Top 100 Under 50". She also received a Bronze Stevie Award from Women in Business as "Female Executive of the Year" in 2013.
Van Buskirk serves on the Board of Yellow Pages Holdings, LLC. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Kennesaw State University. She and her husband of 19 years and their two children will re-locate to New Jersey.
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Signal strength and reliability claims based on nationwide carriers' 4G LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. 4G LTE signal strength. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
*Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.
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