As Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs, Bob Quinn oversees the Public Policy Organization and is chair of the AT&T Foundation. He has served in this capacity since October 2016.
Previously, Bob served as Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory, leading the AT&T Federal Regulatory group responsible for all regulatory matters affecting AT&T and its affiliates before the Federal Communications Commission. In addition to those duties, Bob also served as Chief
Privacy Officer for AT&T from 2010-2015.
Bob originally started with the Bell system as an operator for Illinois Bell in 1980. After law school, Bob was a trial attorney for Mayer Brown & Platt (now Mayer Brown) in Chicago. In 1993, he rejoined AT&T Corp. as a regional attorney in Chicago, where he represented AT&T before various state public utility commissions. After relocating to Washington, D.C., Bob represented AT&T at both the FCC and the U.S Department of Justice.
A Chicago native, Bob graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in English. He also received his J.D. with honors from DePaul University, where he served as Managing Editor of Lead Articles for the DePaul Law Review.