Executive Vice President-Advertising and Corporate
Communications AT&T Inc.
As senior executive vice president-advertising and corporate
communications for AT&T Inc., Karen Jennings is responsible
for all aspects of corporate communications, media
relations, advertising and sponsorships, and all customer
and employee events. She also is a member of the board of
the SBC Foundation, the philanthropic entity of SBC
joined Southwestern Bell in 1972 and held many positions in
the customer services, comptrollers, revenues and public
affairs departments in Arkansas.
From 1995 to1996, Jennings served as chairman of SBC Asset
Management, Inc. (AMI) and associate vice
president-Chairman’s Office for SBC Communications.
was appointed president for Southwestern Bell in Missouri in
1996. In that role, she was responsible for all regulatory,
legislative and external affairs activities for Southwestern
Bell in Missouri.
In 1997, she became vice president and general
manager-operator services for SBC Telecommunications, Inc.,
and was responsible for operator services and directory
white pages for the seven-state territory of Southwestern
Bell Telephone, Pacific Bell and Nevada Bell.
She was named senior vice president-human resources in 1998
and was appointed senior executive vice president-human
resources in 1999, assuming responsibility for advertising
and corporate communications in July 2002. She was
appointed to her current position in January 2007.
has served on the board of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric
AIDS Foundation, The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum,
Cullen/Frost Bankers, United Way of San Antonio, and the San
A native of Michigan, Jennings moved to Paragould, Arkansas,
as a teenager. She received her bachelor’s degree from the
University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and also completed
Executive Development programs at Northeastern University in
Boston and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She and
her husband, Bob, have one son, Zach, daughter-in-law Megan
and new granddaughter Harper!
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