John Donovan, the top telecom exec at AT&T, said he will retire October 1. The carrier said it will name a replacement for Donovan “soon.”
For the past two years, Donovan has been the CEO of “AT&T Communications,” one of the four divisions within AT&T. The operator’s other divisions are its Latin American business under Lori Lee; the advertising and analytics business called Xandr under Brian Lesser; and WarnerMedia under John Stankey that houses AT&T’s new entertainment businesses that stretch from HBO to DirecTV. All those divisions report to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson.