Patricia Jacobs is President of AT&T New England and is responsible for developing the overall strategic direction for AT&T’s corporate activities in New England. An experienced executive with deep telecommunication policy expertise, Jacobs directs teams responsible for implementing AT&T legislative, regulatory, public policy and philanthropic initiatives in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.
Prior to becoming President of AT&T New England, Ms. Jacobs has held numerous leadership positions at the company including Regional Vice President for International Affairs, where she managed international policy initiatives and corporate reputation campaigns, and Regional Vice President for Federal Affairs, where she worked on a wide range of federal regulatory and legislative matters. Prior to joining AT&T, Ms. Jacobs served as an aide to Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and as a member of the staff of the Massachusetts Senate’s Commerce and Labor Committee.
She is a native New Englander, born in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, raised in Brunswick, Maine, and has called Massachusetts home for the past two decades. Ms. Jacobs holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College. She lives in Belmont, MA with her three children.