AT&T Promotes John Stephens to CFO
AT&T, a communications holding company, has announced that Rick Lindner, chief financial officer (CFO), will retire effective 1 June 2011. AT&T controller John Stephens, a 19-year company veteran, will replace him. Lindner has served as CFO since 2004, and he previously was CFO for Cingular Wireless, the joint wireless venture between SBC and BellSouth.
Since 2001, Stephens has served as controller for AT&T, where his responsibilities have included financial reporting and operations, business planning and accounting policy. Previously he served as vice president – taxes, where he oversaw all corporate tax matters for the company. Stephens earned his BSBA degree in Accounting from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, and holds a JD degree from the St Louis University School of Law.