Susan Johnson is the Senior Vice President of Business Development, the emerging technologies business unit at AT&T. In this capacity she is responsible for corporate strategic planning and the identification and assessment of new business development opportunities across the AT&T family of companies.
Ms. Johnson began working for Pacific Telesis in 1994 and has served in a variety of positions within the SBC portfolio of companies. She began her career in Corporate Development for Pacific Telesis Group. Following the SBC acquisition of PTG and Pacific Bell, Ms. Johnson was appointed Chief Financial Officer for SBC Long Distance. She subsequently relocated to San Antonio and served as the Vice President, Finance for SBC’s Consumer Markets Group and Vice President over the Consumer Credit and Collections Operations. She most recently served as the head of AT&T’s Corporate Strategy group.
Before joining AT&T, Ms. Johnson was an Investment Banker at Salomon Smith Barney, Inc. in the San Francisco Technology Group, where she provided a range of financial advisory services to communications and technology clients. Ms Johnson directed several growth companies through an initial public offering of stock and served as an advisor on merger and acquisition transactions. Prior to business school, she also worked in Smith Barney’s New York office as an analyst in the LBO / High Yield Debt area.
Ms. Johnson was born in Salt Lake City and raised on the East Coast. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Northwestern University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Johnson is a widow and the parent of two children, Cassandra, age 9, and Danielle, age 6. She serves on the Board of “Speak to Children” a non-profit children’s educational organization. Susan is an active runner and cyclist. She and her family currently reside in San Antonio, Texas.
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