Patricia Jacobs is President of AT&T New England, and is responsible for developing the overall strategic direction for AT&T’s corporate activities in New England. An experienced executive with deep telecommunications and political expertise, Jacobs is also responsible for philanthropic initiatives for the company in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island.
A twenty year telecommunications veteran, Dr. Jacobs also has extensive policy experience. Prior to becoming President of AT&T New England, she held numerous leadership positions at the company including Vice President for International Public Affairs, where she led international initiatives and corporate reputation campaigns globally, and Regional Vice President for Federal Public Affairs, where she worked on several mergers and a wide range of federal legislative and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining AT&T, Dr. Jacobs served as an aide to Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and as a member of the staff of the Massachusetts Senate’s Commerce and Labor Committee.
Dr. Jacobs is a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum, and is on the Board of Directors for the JFK Library Foundation, the New England Council, the Greater Boston Chamber, the Corporate Leadership Council for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, and on the Leadership Council for Home Base. She is a native New Englander, born in North Kingston, Rhode Island; raised in Brunswick, Maine; and has called Massachusetts home for the past three decades.
Dr. Jacobs holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College. She lives in Belmont, Massachusetts with her three children.
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