Jan. 30: AT&T Chief Diversity Officer in 'Contemporary Conversations'

Debbie Storey, Chief Diversity Officer and SVP of Talent Development for AT&T, will present “Getting to the Future First through Talent Development” at Webster University on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Debbie Storey, Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President of Talent Development for AT&T, will present  “Getting to the Future First through Talent Development” at Webster University on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 4:15 p.m., in the East Academic Building, Room 253.

Storey joined the company in 1983 and has held numerous positions throughout her 28 years with AT&T – Including roles in customer service, sales, operations, network, M&A, and HR.

Storey began her career in the print advertising and publishing business, starting in customer service and assuming increasing levels of responsibility including VP & GM of the printing business and VP–Operations, Advertising and Publishing.  She moved into the Network organization in 2005 as VP Broadband Transformation Program Management Office, where she played a pivotal role in the company's transformation from narrowband voice to broadband services.  In 2006 Storey was named to a key leadership role in the $67 billion AT&T-BellSouth merger.  Post merger she moved to VP Sales, leading thousands of employees in consumer sales and service call centers across 14 states.

Prior to her current assignment, Storey served as Senior Vice President – AT&T Consumer Centers Support.  In this role, she oversaw all operations support for the consumer wireline and mobility sales and care centers, as well as all online operations.

A native of Boston, Storey holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in psychology, with a criminal justice minor from the University of Georgia.  She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from UGA's Terry College of Business, and is a graduate of the Leadership Atlanta class of 2008.

Storey currently resides in Dallas, Texas, and serves on the Terry College Alumni Board, the AT&T Performing Arts Center Board, and the Baylor Healthcare System Advisory Board.

Storey's visit is part of the “Webster Presents: Contemporary Conversations for a Connected World” series, which complements speakers brought in by Webster's colleges and schools, celebrating Webster's great heritage of bringing to campus thought leaders who are progressive, bold, entrepreneurial, provocative and inclusive.