Personnel note: Elise McCabe, JC Flores named VPs for AT&T Florida

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AT&T today announced that Elise McCabe has been named Vice President Regulatory and Public Policy of AT&T Florida, Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands and Juan Carlos (JC) Flores has been named Vice President Government Affairs of AT&T Florida.

“Elise and Juan Carlos bring an inherent knowledge about the unique communications issues in Florida and a solid understanding of consumer needs across the state,” said Joe York, President, AT&T Florida, Puerto Rico & USVI. Their experience in telecom and at the capitol combined with their desire to serve the state of Florida is invaluable in their new leadership roles. Together we will work closely with communities and lawmakers statewide to ensure Florida is poised to be a leader in connectivity and technology growth.”

McCabe most recently served as State Director – Legislative Affairs, AT&T Florida and Juan Carlos as a Regional Director, AT&T Florida.

As Vice President of Regulatory and Public Policy AT&T Florida, Puerto Rico & USVI McCabe will be responsible for AT&T’s activities in regulatory and state policy and consumer affairs. McCabe most recently served as State Director – Legislative Affairs with AT&T Florida.

Prior to her time with AT&T, McCabe served as the Director of Legislative Affairs and Director of Regulatory Affairs for BellSouth Florida. McCabe was a founding member of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists and later earned her DPL (Designated Professional Lobbyist). She also served as the past President of Florida Telecommunications Industry Association and is a Leadership Florida and Leadership Tallahassee graduate.

“I am honored for this opportunity and look forward to leading the Regulatory and Public Policy team,” McCabe said. “We are off to a great start on Project VIP, an initiative to significantly expand and enhance our wireless and wired broadband services to more Floridians in order to deliver the advanced services consumers and businesses demand. I look forward to continuing our legacy of investment, job creation, innovation and community engagement.”

As Vice President Government Affairs of AT&T Florida, Flores will oversee the company’s local, state and federal government relations in Florida. Flores most recently served as Regional Director of External Affairs at AT&T Florida. His region consisted of Miami-Dade and Monroe County which include local and state government officials. Prior to joining AT&T, Flores managed the Carlos Gimenez for Mayor campaign in 2011 and served as Director of Communications for then Miami-Dade Commissioner Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade Field Director for Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 Presidential Campaign, Special Assistant to Florida Speaker Marco Rubio at the Republican Party of Florida

“I am excited about this opportunity that comes at a time when our company continues to be a leader in some new and exciting areas — in TV and entertainment, wireless and other services,” Flores said. “I am deeply committed to working with the state’s leadership, which has helped create an environment that encourages innovation and investment in the state.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.