AT&T’s Glenn Lurie resigns as company continues reorganisation

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Natalie Bannerman
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Veteran AT&T senior executive Glenn Lurie to step down as CEO of mobility and consumer operations from 1 September

Glenn Lurie, the CEO of AT&T's mobility and consumer operations, will step down from his role as of 1 September, a move that comes amid a large company restructuring in preparation for its deal to buy Time Warner. 

Lurie has been with the company for over 20 years. It was under his leadership that the company was successful in negotiations with Apple to act as the exclusive carrier for the iPhone in the US.

In preparation for its Time Warner acquisition, AT&T has begun reshuffling its senior management team, with a shift in focus from predominately traditional telecoms to more entertainment and digital media business offerings. John Donovan, who has been at AT&T since 2008, was named a few days ago as CEO of AT&T Communications. John Stankey, who was head of AT&T’s entertainment group, now leads the team integrating the two companies, working closely with Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes. Lori Lee’s responsibilities have been expanded to include overseeing AT&T’s international operations, especially in Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

All three will continue to report to Randall Stephenson, who continues in his role of AT&T chairman and CEO. Though no official reason for Lurie’s resignation has been given, he announced his retirement on the day the management structure came into effect.