Today AT&T announced that John Donovan the CEO of AT&T Communications is going to retire effective October 1st, 2019. Mr Donovan has overseen DIRECTV NOW now called AT&T TV NOW. He has also overseen all pay-TV services for AT&T including DIRECTV, U-verse TV, and the new AT&T TV.
“JD is a terrific leader and a tech visionary who helped drive AT&T’s leadership in connecting customers, from our 5G, fiber and FirstNet buildouts, to new products and platforms, to setting the global standard for software-defined networks,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s chairman and CEO. “He led the way in encouraging his team to continuously innovate and develop their skill sets for the future. We greatly appreciate his many contributions to our company’s success and his untiring dedication to serving customers and making our communities better. JD is a good friend, and I wish him and his family all the best in the years ahead.”
“It’s been my honor to lead AT&T Communications during a period of unprecedented innovation and investment in new technology that is revolutionizing how people connect with their worlds,” said John Donovan. “All that we’ve accomplished is a credit to the talented women and men of AT&T, and their passion for serving our customers. I’m looking forward to the future – spending more time with my family and watching with pride as the AT&T team continues to set the pace for the industry.”
Mr. Donovan joined AT&T back in 2008 and has been the CEO of AT&T Communications since July 2017. AT&T has not announced a replacement for Donovan yet but says an announcement will come soon.
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