NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T, Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced that Rodney A. Smith has been named president of AT&T Connecticut. Smith most recently served as Assistant Vice President for AT&T in Washington, D.C.
"We know that Rodney will do a great job in Connecticut," said William Leahy, vice president of Atlantic region legislative and regulatory affairs for AT&T. "His leadership will be critical as AT&T works to bring more Connecticut consumers the benefits of competition and choice in wireless and video markets."
As President of AT&T Connecticut, Smith will work closely with community leaders, elected officials, stakeholders and others to bring the best technology – including AT&T U-verse video service -- to more Connecticut consumers. "Competition and choice have brought benefits to many consumers in Connecticut in recent years, and I look forward to working with the state's leaders to ensure that more of Connecticut's consumers realize those benefits," said Smith.
His work in Washington, D.C. focused on advocacy before the U.S. Congress. In addition, Smith's extensive experience includes tenures as the deputy chief of staff and communications director for a senior member of Congress, as a communications and government relations executive for two Fortune 500 companies, and as a newspaper editor, reporter and columnist in Washington, D.C. He is also an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University teaching classes in management and corporate public affairs.
Smith holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, as well as a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from Johns Hopkins University. He is a former recipient of the University of Georgia's Outstanding Journalism Alumni Award and was a founding member of the Virginia Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists. Mr. Smith is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center on Congress at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, founded by former Congressman and co-chairman of the 911 Commission, Lee H. Hamilton.
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