AT&T CEO announces plans to retire

John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, announced his intention to retire effective Oct. 1, the company said.

For the past two years, Donovan has led AT&T Inc.´s (NYSE:T) largest business unit, AT&T Communications, a global telecom leader serving 100 million mobile, broadband and pay-TV customers in the United States, and millions of business customers, including nearly all of the Fortune 1000.

Donovan joined AT&T in 2008 as Chief Technology Officer, overseeing the company´s global technology direction and innovation road map. He was then promoted to AT&T´s Chief Strategy Officer and Group President–AT&T Technology and Operations, before being named CEO of AT&T Communications in July 2017.

AT&T will name a replacement for Donovan soon.

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a diversified, global provider of telecommunications, media and entertainment, and technology.