Vince Apruzzese is AT&T’s new president for external affairs in Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC, expanding his current territory beyond Virginia, where he has served as president since 2010.
In this role, Vince leads AT&T’s legislative, public policy and philanthropic initiatives in these jurisdictions where he works with elected and appointed officials on public policy issues, and with business, community and civic leaders to support important local initiatives.
He joined AT&T more than three decades ago in accounts payable and has served in roles ranging from domestic and international corporate security to legislative affairs.
“Vince has a strong record of success working in external and legislative affairs roles over many years in Virginia and Illinois,” said John Emra, president, AT&T Atlantic Region. “The region he and his team covers is an important one for the company, and I know he will build upon a strong foundation and network to make an immediate impact for our company, and the customers and communities we serve.”
“At AT&T, we connect people to greater possibility, with expertise, simplicity and inspiration. We have a great team that will carry out our purpose in communities across a very diverse region – from the mountains of Maryland and Virginia to coastal towns and beaches along the Mid-Atlantic to our cities and communities along the I-95 corridor,” Apruzzese said. “I’m looking forward to taking on these expanded responsibilities.”
Apruzzese serves on the boards of directors for the Sorensen Institute at the University of Virginia and Jobs for Virginia Graduates.
Apruzzese graduated from Georgia State University. He also is a U.S. Army Veteran, having served 10 years in the Army Reserve and National Guard as a commissioned officer. He is the father of 3 and lives in Richmond with his spouse, Mary.
He replaced Denis Dunn who retired this month.