John Emra

President – AT&T New England  
John Emra is the president of AT&T New England. John leads the New England External and Legislative Affairs team which includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. He works closely with community leaders, legislators and other policymakers, as well as local and regional business leaders and customers, to help meet AT&T’s objective of connecting people with technology everywhere they live and work.

John began his career at AT&T in September of 2001 and worked as regional vice president for external and legislative affairs in Connecticut until being named president in 2013.

Before joining AT&T, John was a consultant to AT&T working on national broadband policy development by the U.S. Congress and Federal Communications Commission, as well as serving as a media spokesperson for the company. His other professional experiences include more than twenty years in the field of strategic communications for electoral politics, government service, legislative advocacy, and more.

John volunteers his time with a number of organizations, including serving on the boards of CBIA, CAPA Connecticut, the Connecticut Technology Council, CT-21, the Gateway Community College Foundation and the Southern Connecticut State University Foundation. He served as chairman of the board for CERC from January 2006 to December 2010.

In addition to his work at AT&T, John is an adjunct professor of communication at Fairfield University. John has a master’s degree from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University. John lives in Fairfield, Connecticut, with his wife and two children.

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