BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 13, 2017 — AT&T announced on Tuesday that Wayne Hutchens has been named president of AT&T Alabama, a Business Council of Alabama member. Hutchens most recently served as AT&T Alabama assistant vice president of regulatory and external affairs.
Hutchens succeeds retired AT&T Alabama President Fred McCallum Jr., who served as BCA chairman in 2014.
Hutchens will oversee the company’s government relations efforts in Alabama, as well as working closely with community and business leaders, public elected officials, and others at AT&T to continue to bring advanced communications technologies to consumers and businesses, AT&T said.
“It is my privilege to have been appointed state president, leading a tremendous AT&T team here in Alabama,” Hutchens said. “I look forward to helping continue to build on AT&T’s long history – 138 years and counting – of investment, job creation, innovation and community engagement all across our great state.”
“Wayne Hutchens is a tremendous asset to AT&T Alabama, the Alabama business community, and is a valued BCA member,” BCA President and CEO William J. Canary said. “His expertise, numerous contacts, and experience in Alabama will be a boost to Alabama’s business community.”
Hutchens began his career in 1971 as a lineman for South Central Bell. In addition to his most recently held position as assistant vice president of regulatory and external affairs for AT&T Alabama, Hutchens served as director of regulatory and external affairs in Alabama and docket/issues manager for Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He has experience in strategic planning, tariffs and economic costs, and network operations.
Hutchens earned a master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Birmingham-Southern College and a bachelor’s degree in Business from Samford University. The Tennessee native has called Alabama home since 1983. His appointment was effective Dec. 1.