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December 12, 2018

Eileen Mitchell named President of AT&T Illinois

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Eileen Mitchell

CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2018 —Eileen Mitchell is the new President of AT&T Illinois.

In her new role, Mitchell is responsible for AT&T’s external and government affairs, public policy, philanthropy, and community engagement initiatives in Illinois. AT&T employs more than 10,000 workers throughout the state.

“It is a privilege to lead the AT&T Illinois team as we keep our customers and communities more connected than ever before,” Mitchell said. “As technology races forward, it is our people who make the difference. I’m proud that the people of AT&T believe in the power of grit and determination, in a spirit of service, and in the ability to make a better world through technology. This is an exciting time to lead as we work to improve lives in the communities we serve in Illinois.”

“Eileen is the right person to lead AT&T Illinois. She is a proven leader at the highest levels of public service and business in the state, and that experience will benefit our customers, employees and policymakers,” said Marissa Shorenstein, AT&T Northern Region President. “Eileen is committed to improving life for our customers and our communities, and we are thrilled that she is leading the AT&T team in Illinois.”

Mitchell first joined AT&T in 2003 and managed government relations, external affairs and charitable giving in Illinois. In addition, she served in an expanded role as lead strategist for AT&T legislative initiatives in other states. After leaving the company to return to public service, Mitchell rejoined AT&T in May 2017. In 2018, she was instrumental in the development of the company’s “Believe Chicago” employee-inspired initiative designed to help improve lives and lift 19 Chicago neighborhoods most affected by gun violence and high unemployment.

She succeeds Paul La Schiazza who announced his retirement after nearly 40 years of service to the company.

Mitchell previously held key positions in public service at the state and municipal levels in Illinois and Chicago. In 1992, she began her public service career in the office of Illinois Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan. In 2015, after 12 years at AT&T, she returned to public service to serve as chief of staff to the Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel.

As a volunteer, Mitchell worked with Cardinal Blase Cupich to develop the Office of Violence Prevention for the Archdiocese of Chicago. She serves on the Board of Directors for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and serves as a volunteer for Misericordia and Marillac St. Vincent Family Services.

Born and raised in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, she is a graduate of Loyola University. Eileen and her husband, Jim, are the proud parents of three children, Bridget, Jack and Martin. They reside in Chicago.

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November 21, 2018

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September 28, 2018

AT&T Invests Nearly $2.3 Billion Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Illinois

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January 04, 2018

AT&T to Launch Mobile 5G in 2018

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