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José Gutiérrez

President and CEO (retired), AT&T Southwestern Bell

José Gutiérrez has more than 30 years of experience leading business transformations and creating shareholder value. He served as senior executive vice president and chief of staff to the chairman and CEO of AT&T from 2015 until his retirement at the end of 2016.

Prior to assuming this position and over his 25-year career at AT&T, Gutiérrez held numerous senior executive positions, including president of AT&T Wholesale and Access Solutions, president and CEO of AT&T Advertising Solutions, president of AT&T Global Enterprise Solutions, and president and CEO of Southwestern Bell.

Gutiérrez earned a Master of Management (MBA) from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He earned a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Accountancy summa cum laude, both from the University of Missouri.

Gutiérrez serves on the Board of Directors of Denny’s Inc. as chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee. He is also a member of several boards at the University of Missouri.