This holiday season has seen its fair share of comings and goings amongst major companies at the executive level, right up to December 23. Indeed, the day before Christmas Eve saw EarthLink bring on Joseph F. Eazor as its new president and CEO. At the same time, AT&T announced that it had named Joe York as president of AT&T Florida.
Unlike the case of EarthLink’s new CEO, York was promoted from within the company as he previously served as vice president of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at AT&T Florida. In this position, he directed the company’s political, public policy, regulatory, legislative and consumer affairs operations in the state.
The experience York gained in this role make him well-suited for his new role as president, in which he will oversee AT&T’s local, state and federal government relations, as well as business and consumer affairs operations, in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The fact that York currently serves as chairman of the board for the Jacksonville Port Authority and serves on the board of directors of Associated Industries of Florida and Leadership Florida also makes him an ideal candidate for his new role.
"I am truly humbled by this opportunity. It has been my great fortune to work for such an outstanding company. AT&T is a great company because of its people, and I am honored to serve our 15,000 plus employees in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our company's 130 year heritage in Florida is deeply rooted in the communities we serve and where we raise our families," said York in a statement. "Our purpose is to help enable Florida be a more connected State and to continue our legacy of investment, job creation, innovation and community engagement."
York’s new appointment will be effective as of January 1. He will succeed Marshall Criser.
Edited by Cassandra Tucker