Venessa Harrison is President, AT&T North Carolina, a position to which she was named in March 2013, having previously served as Regional Vice President of External Affairs. In her current position, she is responsible for the public policy, economic development and community affairs activities of AT&T, a leading provider of wireless and wireline communications services. In her role, she works closely with state and community leaders to help bring new technology and jobs to the state and improve the quality of life for all North Carolinians.
A native North Carolinian, Harrison is a 35-year veteran of AT&T and its predecessor companies. Beginning her career in the Operator Services organization, she moved through positions of increasing responsibility in the network, business and regulatory and external affairs departments.
In addition to her responsibilities in the company, Harrison has also been very involved in community, charitable, and education activities. She currently serves on the North Carolina Chamber Board of Directors, North Carolina Business Leaders for Education (BEST NC) and the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA). She is a member of the CEO Advisory Council for the N.C. Center for Nonprofits.
Ms. Harrison holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. She is married with two children.