Board of directors

José Gutiérrez


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 serves as a director, chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, and member of the Compensation and Incentives Committee of Denny’s Corp.; he previously served as a director of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group until 2018.

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.