Stephen A. McGaw
Outstanding Industrial Engineer (2011)
Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy
Steve McGaw, senior vice president-corporate strategy, is responsible for driving AT&T?s overall long-term planning activities and strategic initiatives. He was appointed to this role in January 2010. Prior to that McGaw served as senior vice president-consumer strategy, responsible for leading a team to ideate, analyze, and present strategic alternatives for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. He was appointed to this role in April 2008. Before that he served as senior vice president-supply chain of AT&T?s wireless business (formerly Cingular Wireless), where he was responsible for all supply chain operations, including the procurement of over $15 billion of products and services annually, and the receipt, warehousing and distribution of these products for all wireless business units. Previously he served as senior vice president of Corporate Development and was instrumental in Cingular?s valuation, analysis and negotiation of its acquisition of the former AT&T Wireless. Other projects which McGaw has directed include the purchase of numerous wireless properties, property swaps, network sharing joint ventures, and the purchase of wireless spectrum. During his career, he has held a variety of positions at SBC and AT&T Bell Labs, including managing director of Corporate Development, vice president of Business Marketing, as well as sales, international and technology planning positions. His education includes an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master?s of Science in Computer Science at Northwestern University and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Mr. McGaw serves on the boards of Kids Enabled and LaunchAbility and previously served on the boards of Hemophilia of Georgia and ACG Atlanta. He also served on the advisory board for Purdue's Center for Wireless Systems and Applications (CWSA). While a Purdue Student, Mr. McGaw was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity and participated in the Cooperative Education Program. Mr. McGaw's parents are Purdue graduates: David H. McGaw (BS 1961 Science) and Charlotte M. McGaw (BA 1971 LA, MA 1973 Educ; EDS 1980 Educ).