October 12th, 2023
Jennifer Van Buskirk
Jennifer Van Buskirk, EVP & GM Mid-Markets, AT&T Business, is the featured keynote for the Fall 2023 event in the Stan Sigman Leadership and Innovation Series.
Jennifer Van Buskirk is an innovative leader at AT&T, a global communications leader serving more than 135 million mobile, broadband and pay-TV customers in the United States, and millions of business customers, including nearly all of the Fortune 1000.
Jennifer Van Buskirk’s previous roles include Senior Vice President of New Distribution and Senior Vice President of of Mobility Strategy, and Vice President and General Manager of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets for North, Central and West Florida.
Jennifer joined the former Cingular Wireless in 2001, and held several operations and staff positions throughout her tenure, including Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. Prior to entering the wireless industry, Jennifer worked in Management Consulting where she focused on strategy, process improvement and large-scale IT implementations while working for Kurt Salmon Associates, KPMG, and Answerthink. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Kennesaw State University.
PURPOSE OF THE SIGMAN SERIES
As a celebration of his legacy, the Stan Sigman Business Leadership and Innovation Series emphasizes Stan Sigman’s leadership style. Those who knew Stan Sigman well knew him as a visionary whose leadership style encouraged, unleashed, and revealed innovation in others. Stan Sigman built successful teams of strong leaders who were given the freedom to make decisions and accountability for results. These are enduring lessons in timeless traits that lead to success in business, leadership, and in life. The Stan Sigman Business Leadership and Innovation Series provides an ongoing vehicle and platform to explore these key elements of success.
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Jeff McElfresh is the Chief Operating Officer of AT&T, a global communications leader serving more than 100 million mobile and broadband customers in the United States, and millions of business customers. Jeff has more than 25 years of experience with AT&T in a variety of strategic, operational and technology leadership roles. Most of his career has been in our Mobility business — the biggest single driver of AT&T’s consolidated revenues. In this Episode, Jeff reflects on the value of education, the importance in investing in personal development, Stan Sigman’s principles of leadership, and the ubiquitous nature of data access and how wireless has revolutionized the role of data in our daily lives.Listen →
October 12, 2022
Join this episode's conversation with Kris Rinne, former Senior VP of network technology at AT&T Labs. Kris is an inductee to the Wireless Hall of Fame and the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame. Kris reminds us of the importance of people where clear communication, authenticity, and accountability each underscore the importance of integrity in personal and professional relationships. We also discuss the multiplicative value of diversity in teams.Listen →