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Patricia Diaz Dennis, Retired Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, AT&T

Director Since 2015

Patricia Diaz Dennis most recently served as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of AT&T, formerly SBC Communications, Inc., from 1995-2008. Ms. Diaz Dennis served in a variety of executive positions, including General Counsel and Secretary of SBC West from May 2002 until August 2004.

Ms. Diaz Dennis has also served in three presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed government positions. She was appointed to the National Labor Relations Board in 1983 and as a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission three years later. She was named Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs in 1992. In between years of public service, Ms. Diaz Dennis served as partner and head of the communications section of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. Ms. Diaz Dennis currently serves on the boards of Entravision Communications Corporation and Amalgamated Bank, and previously served on the board of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. She also is a trustee of the Mind Science Foundation, serving as vice chair, and chair of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio Board of Trustees.

Ms. Diaz Dennis holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Los Angeles and received her law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.