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Scott Smith

Senior Vice President, Human Resources Operations
Mr. Smith was appointed to his current role of Sr. Vice President of Human Resources Operations for AT&T in October 2011. In this role, Mr. Smith primarily oversees Learning Services, Talent Acquisition, International HR Operations and HR support for all mergers and acquisitions.

In his prior role, Mr. Smith was Vice President of Staffing where hemerged several legacy staffing organizations, employment branding, hiring processes and applicant tracking systems into a single model that supports bargained thru general management external hiring, campus recruiting, global temporary labor acquisition and all internal employee movement for the company. In total ~70K payroll and non-payroll worker positions for AT&T are filled annually thru AT&T's Staffing organziation.

During the early years of Mr. Smith's career, he worked in several areas of Customer Billing management before moving to the Human Resources organization in 1996 as a Staffing Manager. In 1998, Mr. Smith relocated to San Antonio to lead the South Texas Management Staffing Center for what was known then as SBC Communications. In 1999, Mr. Smith moved to SBC's IT Organization to lead one of the company's payroll conversions after one of their many mergers. Soon after the completion of that project, Mr. Smith became Chief of Staff for SBC's Cheif Information Officer before moving back to HR in to lead the HR business Partner team for SBC's technology organziation and subsequently SBC's HR Operations organization.

Originally from Oklahoma, Mr. Smith graduated from Bayor University in Waco, Texas, with a Bachelors degree in Finance in 1989 and then with a Masters in Business Adminstration in 1990. Mr. Smith is married (Karla Landreth Smith, B.S. Baylor, 1992), has two children, and resides in Frisco, Texas. He is active in his church, his children's school, Legacy Christian Masters of Science in Computer Science and mos recently with Dallas Workforce Solutions. His hobbies include running, skiing, basketball, volunteering, coaching and "all things family."