Venessa Harrison was appointed president of AT&T Georgia in 2018. In leading AT&T’s Georgia operations, she is responsible for the company’s public policy, economic development and community affairs activities across the state.
Harrison works closely with state and community leaders to help make Georgia an even better place to live, work and raise families. She is particularly focused on bringing new technologies that drive innovation and create jobs and on providing educational and economic opportunities that improve the quality of life for all Georgians.
Harrison began her telecommunications career as a telephone operator. She subsequently pursued a career-development opportunity in the network organization, was quickly promoted to management and has advanced through positions at AT&T companies in the network, business and regulatory and external affairs departments. Prior to her current position, Harrison served for five years as president of AT&T North Carolina.
In addition to her AT&T responsibilities, Harrison is committed to helping make a difference in the community and the lives of others. She has a passion for community, charitable and educational endeavors and chairs the Board of Trustees of North Carolina A&T State University. She has also served as chair of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Executive Board of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Atlanta.
Harrison holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. A North Carolina native, she is married with two children.