Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs

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.