Telecom giant AT&T announced Wednesday it promoted Troy McNichols to vice president of external affairs for Florida.
McNichols has been with AT&T since 2012, most recently working as the regional external affairs director for Central and North Florida. His prior experience includes working as an assistant and director of advance operations for Vice President Dick Cheney and as a special assistant to former Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham.
“Troy brings a distinctive expertise to the Florida team along with his fundamental understanding of the communications challenges we face in Florida,” said Joe York, president of AT&T Florida, Puerto Rico & USVI.
“Troy’s desire to serve the state of Florida is invaluable and his experience in Government and knowledge of our local communities is an excellent combination that will enable him to collaborate with community leaders and lawmakers statewide to ensure Florida is positioned to be a leader in connectivity and technology growth.”
The new role will put McNichols, a University of Central Florida graduate, in charge of a team representing AT&T with local governments across Florida as well as state officials in Tallahassee.
“This opportunity comes at a unique time when AT&T is leading the way in new and exciting technology and innovation,“ McNichols said. “My team and I are deeply committed to working with our local government stakeholders to create and maintain an environment that encourages innovation and investment in the state to deliver the advanced services consumers and businesses demand.”