AT&T Georgia President
In 2018, Venessa Harrison was appointed President of AT&T Georgia. As president of AT&T’s Georgia operations, Venessa Harrison, is responsible for the company’s public policy, economic development and community affairs activities across the Peach State.
Named to her current position in November 2018, Harrison is already working closely with state and community leaders to help make Georgia an even better place to live, work and raise families. She is particularly focused on bringing new technologies that drive innovation and create jobs and on providing educational and economic opportunities that improve the quality of life for all Georgians.
Harrison began her telecommunications career three decades ago as a telephone operator. She subsequently pursued a career-development opportunity in the network organization, was quickly promoted to management and has advanced through positions at AT&T companies of increasing responsibility in the network, business, and regulatory and external affairs departments. Prior to her current position, Harrison served for five years as president of AT&T North Carolina.
In addition to her AT&T responsibilities, Harrison is committed to helping make a difference in the community and the lives of others – a passion for community, charitable, and education activities she traces back to her childhood. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina A&T State University.
Harrison holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. A North Carolina native, she is married with two children.