Patricia Jacobs selected as president of AT&T New England
According to a news release, Jacobs will oversee AT&T’s legislative and regulatory objectives, as well as guide AT&T’s public and external affairs strategies in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island. Jacobs replaces William Leahy, who now leads AT&T’s legislative strategy for all 50 states.
“Patricia is an experienced leader with a deep understanding of how to work with government at the local, state, federal and international levels,” said Leahy. “As a native New Englander, she brings not only an impressive telecommunications resume but knowledge of what makes this part of the country such a remarkable place to live and work.”
Prior to assuming the new role, Jacobs was regional vice president for international affairs, where she managed policy initiatives and other corporate campaigns for AT&T across the globe. Prior to joining AT&T, Jacobs served as an aide to Congressman Edward Markey, D-Mass.
Jacobs was born in North Kingstown, R.I., raised in Brunswick, Maine, and has called Massachusetts home for the past two decades. Jacobs holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in international politics from Boston College.