Director-Chief of Staff & Executive Director, AT&T University
As the Chief of Staff and Executive Director of the No. 1 corporate university in the U.S., Gene has helped steer AT&T’s people and culture through a non-stop series of major acquisitions, new business models and significant restructurings.
Selected as one of two key leads to startup the university in 2007, Gene has helped position T-University as the Chairman’s platform for building leaders, driving innovation and getting results.
Named No. 1, No. 2 and No. 1 corporate university in the U.S. in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively by Chief Learning Officer Magazine, AT&T University also garnered best in class recognition for driving business performance all three years – and in 2014, was the first university inducted into CLO’s three-year Winner’s Circle.
Gene leads several teams at T-University ranging from the IT web developers responsible for the design and development of the AT&T University, Talent Management and Diversity Websites as well as the Operations team who are essential to establishing key processes and infrastructure procedures to successfully deliver all leadership programs in the T-University suite of products. Gene also was one of the key contributors to the vision and design of the new AT&T University Headquarters at Whitacre Tower in Dallas, Tx.
He has served as the director for many legacy AT&T organizations. He led the interface with the AT&T Corporate Offices to insure consistency and continuity of all learning and development activities throughout several mergers. Gene has also led a team for marketing communications and materials publications for AT&T Bell Laboratories.
Gene holds bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Iona College and a master’s degree in Information Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. Since starting his career at AT&T in 1982, Gene served in the Information Technology sector supporting financial systems as a software developer and database administrator for 8 years before moving on to positions within the education organization.
In 2000, in a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, he led a group of AT&T technical developers and project managers in the successful design and launch of the IPSavvy Curriculum that won the prestigious 2001 IEEE EAB award for the “Employee Professional Development”. He has won numerous AT&T awards for software programming innovation including the AT&T Eagle Award for Excellence.
He is a charter member of the executive team and advisory council that provides strategic event planning and execution for the Steven A Cox Charity Golf Classic. He also serves as the President for F.A.O.P. (Friends of Alexandria Park), a non-profit organization benefiting the park’s beautification and continued growth and development, He is a member of the parish steering committee at his church, St Catherine of Siena.
An avid golfer, certified instructor for the Corporate Athlete, a Human Performance Institute program and former collegiate discjockey and sportscaster, Gene was born and raised in New York City and lives with his wife, Dina, and their three sons – Paul, Michael and Christopher in Hunterdon County, NJ.