Personnel note: Joe York named VP of Legislative Affairs and Regulatory Affairs for AT&T Florida

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AT&T has announced the appointment of Joe York as Vice President-Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, AT&T Florida. He will be responsible for all legislative and regulatory affairs in Florida following a reorganization after the retirement of Jerry Hendrix at the end of 2011.

“We know that Joe will do a great job in this expanded role,” said Marshall Criser, III, president of AT&T Florida. “His experience will continue to be an asset to our customers and communities as we move ahead in this exciting era in communications technology.”

“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,” York 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.”

York will continue to be based out of Jacksonville, FL. He most recently served as the Vice President – Legislative Affairs with AT&T Florida. Prior to that he served as the Regional Director of Corporate and External Affairs for BellSouth in Central Florida.  In addition to Joe’s continuing leadership in Legislative Affairs, he will be responsible for AT&T’s activities in regulatory and state consumer affairs.

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