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Jim Penna

Director of External Affairs (Pennsylvania and West Virginia)

Jim Penna is AT&T’s director of external affairs for Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Penna’s duties include legislative and regulatory affairs in Western Pennsylvania and portions of West Virginia, with an emphasis on local community and government relations across the region.

Prior to his work for AT&T he had successful roles in the public and private sectors. Serving as District Director for former U.S. Congressman Mark Critz (D-Johnstown) and as a member of Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson’s senior leadership team.   

An author, playwright and award-winning journalist, Penna was a television news director and anchor as well as a sports talk show host for WTAE Radio. He also has served as a public affairs consultant to businesses and other organizations in Pennsylvania; and a guest lecturer at three Western Pennsylvania universities: Duquesne University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown (UPJ).

In addition to his community and government relations role for AT&T Penna has helped oversee AT&T’s strong history of corporate giving locally including involvement with the City of Pittsburgh’s Learn and earn Program, The Pittsburgh Promise, The Best of Batch, Light of Life Mission for the Homeless and many other organizations working to make Greater Pittsburgh a better place for all her citizens.

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Tuesday, September 20

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