Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs at AT&T
Ed Gillespie has been a national and state Republican Party chairman, top White House and Congressional aide, Republican nominee for both the U.S. Senate and Governor in his home state of Virginia, and founder of three successful businesses.
As Republican National Committee chairman in the 2004 election cycle, Gillespie became the first GOP chairman to preside over his party’s winning the White House, House and Senate in 80 years. In 1994, he was a principal drafter of the Contract with America, which led to Republicans winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.
Gillespie has been successful in the private sector, where he provides strategic communications advice to CEOs and major corporations. In April of 2020, he joined AT&T as Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs to head its Washington, D.C. office.