Data News Staff Edited Report
Eric T. Jones has been appointed Regional Director of External Affairs for AT&T* in New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana.
A 19-year veteran of AT&T, he succeeds Michael Ruffin, who was promoted to a position in Kansas.
“We are thrilled that Eric will now be overseeing our operations in the greater New Orleans region,” said Sonia Perez, President of AT&T-Louisiana. “He brings a tremendous combination of technical expertise and first-hand knowledge of the area that will enable him to be an exceptional resource as developments in communications technology continue to reshape nearly every aspect of our business and personal lives.”
Previously, Jones was an area manager in AT&T’s Network Organization in New Orleans, supervising the installation and maintenance of advanced services such as high-speed broadband, as well as disaster-recovery efforts. Prior to joining the network organization, Jones was a manager in the company’s business sales organization in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
“This region has been home for 12 years and I am excited about this opportunity to serve in this new role,” Jones said. “The technologies and capabilities AT&T brings together help stimulate the economy and create jobs, while driving innovation that makes life better. I look forward to helping our company and leaders throughout the area connect to meet today’s needs and to lay the foundation for future growth.”
A former officer in the US Army, Jones holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Alcorn State University and a Master’s Degree in Management from Webster University. He and his wife, Demetrice, have three children.