AT&T Texas Names Don Cain As New President
AUSTIN, Texas, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AT&T Inc. has announced that Texas native Don Cain has been named president of AT&T Texas.
Cain started with AT&T in 1979 in Dallas and has progressed through a series of jobs, with responsibilities in customer service, regulatory and external affairs, including positions in South Africa and Washington, D.C.
He has served as a board member of the Oklahoma City Chamber, Allied Arts, Oklahoma Business and Education Coalition and the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation. He is the current chairman of the Oklahoma State Chamber.
Cain grew up in the Texas Panhandle city of Pampa. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, in 1976.
“As a native Texan, I am happy to return home and even happier about continuing the vibrant relationship between the state of Texas and AT&T to make Texas the most innovative and connected state in the nation,” he said.
Cain replaces James Epperson Jr., president of AT&T Texas since late 2005, who has been appointed to senior vice president-State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at corporate headquarters in San Antonio. In his new role, Epperson will be responsible for helping AT&T achieve its public-policy goals nationwide.
Since joining the company in 1979, Epperson has held numerous public affairs positions in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and California. During his tenure in Texas, the Legislature enacted pioneering video legislation that opened the door to competition in the cable TV industry. Since then, more than 20 states have passed similar legislation.
“Texas is a great state led by great leaders,” Epperson said. “I will greatly miss the Capitol and working with legislators who have passed some of the most progressive legislation in the nation.”
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