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Corey Anthony

Senior Vice President - Chief Diversity and Development Officer

AT&T

Corey Anthony has been AT&T’s Chief Diversity Officer since May 2017. He is responsible for leveraging AT&T’s diversity and inclusion strategy, programs and partnerships to drive innovation and growth. He also oversees the company’s learning and development efforts, including leadership development programs, talent identification, and all learning under the AT&T University brand.


Corey is a results-oriented executive with a track record of success. As Chief Diversity Officer, he led AT&T to the #1 spot on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity in 2019. The following year, AT&T was named to the DiversityInc Hall of Fame, recognizing AT&T’s longstanding leadership in the diversity and inclusion space.


Prior to his current role, Corey led the Emerging Services and Operations Transformation organization to success in the company’s global transformation to IP voice, security and cloud services. In addition, he oversaw operations, planning and support for Technology Operations' field and center functions.


Corey is a thought leader with an unwavering commitment to people. He is skilled with the ability to simplify and improve experiences for customers and employees. He consistently builds high-performing, agile, engaged teams and organizations.


Corey was born and raised in Jewett, Texas. He joined Southwestern Bell in 1995 as a manager in the Special Services Center in Wichita, Kansas. Throughout his career, he has served in leadership roles across AT&T – in its Wireless, Marketing, Finance, Network Operations, Human Resources, and Global Customer Service organizations. These wide-ranging experiences have placed Corey at the forefront of the company’s evolution from a regional telephone company to a global leader in entertainment, business, mobile and high- speed internet services.


Corey gives back to his community by serving on the boards of directors for Junior Achievement and Dallas CASA. He is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion and co-founded a chapter of the AT&T employee group, The NETwork Black Integrated Communications Professionals. Today Corey serves on the boards of two other employee groups: InspirASIAN and OASiS.


Corey earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a double major in finance and accounting from Texas A&M. He and his wife, Priscilla, live in Dallas with their children, Monte and Ryley.