John Stankey assumed the role of CEO in July 2020 after previously serving as president and chief operating officer.
With nearly $169 billion in 2021 revenues, AT&T is one of the world’s largest companies in technology, media and telecom. Between 2017 and 2021, AT&T invested more than $135 billion in its wireless and wireline networks, including capital investments and acquisitions of wireless spectrum. The company is consistently one of the top annual investors of capital in the United States.
John’s leadership is driving AT&T to become America’s best connectivity provider. And as we approach the dawn of a new era of connectivity, the company is undergoing a significant transformation initiative to ensure all the company’s business units are well-positioned for continued success into the next decade and beyond.
AT&T Communications is a global leader in communications with more than 100 million U.S. mobile and broadband customers, as of December 2021, and millions of business customers, from the smallest companies to nearly all the Fortune 1000.
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes popular content from a diverse array of storytellers and journalists through its industry-leading consumer brands including HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.
John joined AT&T in 1985 and has 36 years of accomplished leadership spanning nearly every area of AT&T’s business. He has served in a variety of roles including CEO of WarnerMedia; CEO of AT&T Entertainment Group; Chief Strategy Officer; Chief Technology Officer; CEO of AT&T Operations; and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions. He currently serves on AT&T’s board of directors.
John holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Loyola Marymount University and an M.B.A. from UCLA.