Joelle Phillips, president of AT&T Tennessee, will be the Babson Center’s 2020 Graham Executive-in-Residence for the Easter semester. Phillips began her career at AT&T in 2001 as an in-house attorney and was promoted to president of the organization in 2013. Employing her rich liberal arts experience as a theatre major, Phillips easily navigates her many roles in a constantly evolving industry with studious curiosity and exploration. Collaborating with community and business leaders, elected officials, and AT&T employees, Phillips is responsible for bringing innovative new technology solutions to customers across the state and overseeing AT&T’s philanthropic and community engagement programs.
While on campus, Phillips will be a guest lecturer for a business seminar and deliver a public presentation, “Your Liberal Arts Education: Skills that Enable Us to Navigate Constant Change,” at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Torian Room of duPont Library. This event is co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program. Join us as we welcome her to campus and hear about the importance of continuous learning to overcome challenges in your career and life.