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John Jefferson

Executive Director for Statewide Constituency Relations, AT&T

As an External Affairs Executive Director in California, John is responsible for statewide constituency relations for the education, health care, rural, public safety and military sectors. John joined AT&T in 1996 as part of Pacific Bell’s Accelerated Management Program. Over his 18 year career, he has pursued a wide array of opportunities, with increasing levels of responsibility in positions across Network Operations, Strategic Marketing, Business and Consumer Sales, Municipal Affairs and Regulatory. He last served as the Executive Director of AT&T in Silicon Valley, building relationships within the startup and tech communities.

Prior to joining AT&T, John worked in roles ranging from manager of a hostel in Tel Aviv, Israel, to teaching history and social science in Los Angeles. His extensive international travel has spanned South and Central America, Europe, India, Southeast Asia, Australia and various countries throughout Africa and the Middle East.

John holds his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Arizona, M.A. in Sociology from Columbia University in New York, and his MBA from the University of Southern California.