BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* announced that Paul Weirtz has been named President of AT&T Minnesota.
In this role, Weirtz will lead AT&T's legislative and community affairs activities in Minnesota. Representing AT&T's interests across the state, he will work closely with community leaders, legislators and other policy makers, as well as local and regional business leaders and customers, to help meet AT&T's objective of connecting people with technology everywhere they live and work.
"I'm delighted to join the Minnesota community and work with local leaders to help bring the state the benefits of high-speed wireless broadband," said Weirtz. "This is an exciting time for AT&T and the state of Minnesota, as we are investing heavily in the state's broadband infrastructure to deliver fast, reliable mobile Internet connections to Minnesotans at home, work and everywhere in between."
AT&T recently announced that it has invested more than $400 million in its Minnesota wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its network.
"I'm excited to be part of this dynamic industry and this great state at a time when mobile Internet technology is transforming the way we live and work," said Weirtz. "This is a great opportunity for me at the right time, and I can't wait to get to work."
Weirtz comes to Minnesota from AT&T Ohio, where he was director of Government Affairs leading AT&T's state legislative, regulatory and community initiatives in Columbus and across the state. During his AT&T career, Weirtz has worked in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility in external affairs and regulatory affairs.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Weirtz holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Master's of Public Administration from The University of Akron. An honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve, Weirtz served stateside during Operation Desert Storm.
Mr. Weirtz, his wife Mary, and their two daughters are relocating to the Minneapolis-St. Paul region.
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