Hood Harris has served as president of AT&T Kentucky since August of 2013. As president, he is responsible for the company’s local, state and federal government relations, public policy and community relations initiatives across the Commonwealth. A 12-year veteran of AT&T, Hood served as deputy regional vice president for public affairs before becoming president. In that role, he directed the company’s public affairs efforts in the southeastern United States, including strategy development and implementation of AT&T’s key legislative and regulatory initiatives.
Hood is also responsible for managing AT&T’s extensive philanthropic and community engagement efforts in Kentucky including the AT&T Aspire program focused on high school success and work force readiness and the AT&T It Can Wait campaign to end texting while driving. In addition to his work with AT&T, Hood also serves or has served as board member for several community organizations, including the Boards of the Louisville Urban League, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Greater Louisville Incorporated, the Louisville area chapter of the Red Cross, and the U of L College of Business board of advisors.
Hood has more than 24 years of government affairs experience and is a veteran of national, state and local political campaigns. Prior to joining AT&T, Harris served as chief of staff to Alabama Congressman Robert Aderholt in Washington D.C.
Hood’s interest in communications technology was sparked at Auburn University where he studied engineering. He and his wife Heather have one son and reside in Louisville.