Susan Johnson is currently the Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain for AT&T. She is responsible for all Supply Chain functions within AT&T including strategic sourcing, purchasing, supplier diversity, supply chain logistics and distribution. Susan and the Supply Chain team are actively engaged in AT&T's initiative to move towards a new operating model that is based on software-defined networks.
Ms. Johnson began working for AT&T in Corporate Development and over her nearly 20 year career has served in a variety of positions within the AT&T portfolio of companies. She served as the head of AT&T’s Corporate Strategy group and Senior Vice President of Business Development, responsible for developing new revenue opportunities through the application of emerging technologies, and served as the Senior Vice President of Customer Information Services. Most recently Susan served as the Senior Vice President of Investor Relations where she was the primary contact with the investment community on behalf of AT&T including Wall Street research analysts and institutional investors.
Before joining the AT&T family of companies, Ms. Johnson was an Investment Banker at Smith Barney, Inc. in the San Francisco Technology Group, where she provided a range of financial advisory services to communications and technology clients. Ms. Johnson directed several growth companies through an initial public offering of stock and served as an advisor on merger and acquisition transactions. Prior to business school, she also worked in Smith Barney’s New York office as an analyst in the LBO/High Yield Debt area.
Ms. Johnson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised on the East Coast. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Johnson lives in Dallas with her husband, Sean, and two children. Susan is an active runner and cyclist.