AT&T Shuffles Management - Twice

AT&T Shuffles Management

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Dallas - Ralph de la Vega will focus on AT&T's wireless operations under a new AT&T management structure in which the company also created the new position of president/chief strategy officer.

De la Vega is now president/CEO of AT&T Mobility. His previous position, held since Oct. 2008, was president/CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. He will focus on expanding the company's

smartphone

position, the company said.

Under the changes, de la Vega loses responsibility for the company's 22-state consumer wireline operations, which include TV service,

broadband

and voice services to the home.

In other changes,

John Stankey

was promoted to the newly created position of group president and chief strategy officer. His task is to develop "a roadmap to maximize future growth opportunities, including corporate development, addressing long-term wireless-capacity needs, capital allocation strategies, and identifying the best strategic paths for low-growth and non-strategic assets," AT&T said.

Andy Geisse was named senior executive VP for AT&T's business and consumer segments, which includes the home wireless operations formerly headed up by de la Vega. John Donovan was named senior executive VP for AT&T technology and network operations, including wireless-network operations.

All of these executives report to

Randall Stephenson

, AT&T's chairman and CEO.

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