AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) said Monday it is reshuffling the responsibilities of four executives in an effort to sharpen the telecommunication company’s focus.

The changes will put John Stankey, previously the head of AT&T’s business solutions division, into the newly created position of chief strategy officer. Stankey, 48, is credited for helping to expand AT&T’s high-speed wireless network.

With Stankey moving into a new job, Andy Geisse will take over as senior executive vice president of AT&T’s business and home solutions. Geisse, 55, will oversee the company’s small business services, as well as AT&T’s video, Internet access and landline products.

That shift means Ralph de la Vega, the head of AT&T mobility since 2008, will no longer oversee the company’s consumer markets. De la Vega, 59, will remain AT&T mobility’s top executive.

AT&T’s chief technology officer, John Donovan, has had his duties expanded. Donovan, 51, is now senior executive vice president of technology and network operations.

All four men will report to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, 51, who has been running the company since June 2007.

“We have an outstanding group of the industry’s best technology executives focused on the biggest growth opportunities,” Stephenson said. “We’ll continue to deliver for our customers, owners and the communities we serve.”

The breakdown on responsibilities as provided by AT&T:

  • Stankey, named to the newly created position of Group President & Chief Strategy Officer. Stankey, who has led nearly every major AT&T business unit during his 27-year career, will be responsible for developing the roadmap to maximize future growth opportunities, including corporate development, addressing long-term wireless-capacity needs, capital allocation strategies and identifying the best strategic paths for low-growth and non-strategic assets.
  • de la Vega, named President and CEO of AT&T Mobility. de la Vega continues to lead AT&T’s largest growth engine. He will focus on expanding the company’s industry leading smartphone position – a key growth platform to meet increasing customer demand for everything mobile.
  • Geisse, named Senior Executive Vice President-AT&T Business and Home Solutions. Geisse, an executive with 32-years of experience in AT&T’s business and consumer segments, will be responsible for serving the business segment – from global enterprise customers to small businesses. Additionally, Geisse will lead the Home Solutions team focused on U-verse®, broadband and voice services for AT&T’s 22-state local wireline operations.
  • Donovan, named Senior Executive Vice President-AT&T Technology and Network Operations. Donovan, a recognized leader in the technology industry, will be responsible for AT&T’s technology and network operations, including the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network

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