NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced that Joelle Phillips has been named president of AT&T Tennessee. Phillips most recently served as general attorney for AT&T Tennessee. Former AT&T Tennessee President Gregg Morton has been appointed President of AT&T Southeast Region with leadership responsibility for Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina and Louisiana.
"We know that Joelle will do a great job in her new position," said Gregg Morton, President, AT&T Southeast Region. "She has been a central part of the leadership team in Tennessee for some time and will continue and enhance our work to bring innovative new technology to our customers across the state."
As president of AT&T Tennessee, Phillips will work closely with community and business leaders, elected officials and others at AT&T to continue to bring advanced communications technologies, including mobile 4G LTE and other broadband services, to consumers and businesses.
"I am honored for this opportunity and look forward to leading our great AT&T team in Tennessee," Phillips 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 Tennesseans in order to deliver the advanced services consumers and businesses demand. Our company and our employees have been a part of local communities in Tennessee since 1879 and I look forward to continuing our legacy of investment, job creation, innovation and community engagement."
Phillips is a 12-year veteran of AT&T and its predecessor companies. Beginning her career in the legal department, she moved through positions of increasing responsibility at the state and regional level. She was recently recognized by the Nashville Business Journal's peer-selected "Best of the Bar" awards for Corporate Counsel and in 2008 was recognized for her work in Telecommunications.
In addition to her responsibilities in the company, Phillips has also been very involved in community and charitable activities. Ms. Phillips holds a Juris Doctor from Washington and Lee University School of Law and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Birmingham-Southern College. She is married to Brant Phillips, a partner with Bass, Berry and Sims Law Firm, and they reside in Nashville, Tennessee.
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