Jeff McElfresh

COO, AT&T Inc. at AT&T

Jeff McElfresh is the Chief Operating Officer of AT&T, a global communications leader serving more than 100 million mobile and broadband customers in the United States, and millions of business customers, including nearly all of the Fortune 1000.

Jeff has 27 years of experience with AT&T in a variety of strategic, operational and technology leadership roles. Most of his career has been in our Mobility business — the biggest single driver of AT&T’s consolidated revenues.

Jeff most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Communications, leading nearly 200,000 employees, and prior to that, the president of its Technology and Operations group where he led a team of more than 90,000 employees and was responsible for the company’s network, technology, cybersecurity, data and labs operations. In that role, he led the team that won AT&T recognition for having the best, fastest and most reliable wireless network in the country.

He also previously served as: CEO of AT&T’s Vrio and its DIRECTV Latin America and SKY Brasil businesses from 2015 to 2018; senior vice president in AT&T’s Strategy and Corporate Development group; and president of AT&T Mexico and a member of the board of directors and executive committee of Telmex and América Móvil, overseeing AT&T’s since-divested minority interest in the two companies. Early in his career, he held several operational positions with AT&T’s (BellSouth International) wireless businesses in Latin America.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.



  • COO, AT&T Inc.

    Current role

  • CEO, AT&T Communications

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