FirstNet Gets New AT&T Lead


AT&T named the carrier’s FirstNet leader Chris Sambar as an executive vice president in the company. Sambar will be replaced by Jason Porter, who was previously AT&T’s chief data officer and led the strategic-planning organization for AT&T Technology Operations.

“Serving our first responders through FirstNet isn’t just a dream job for me, it’s a calling, and I’m excited to take on this special mission,” Porter said in a prepared statement.

Porter joined AT&T since 2002 and has held numerous leadership roles in “engineering, strategy, operations and marketing spanning across the consumer and business customer segments,” according to a biography provided by AT&T.

Sambar was AT&T’s senior vice president for FirstNet since the carrier was named as its contractor in March 2017. The carrier credits his, “dedication, leadership and contributions” as “creating a solid foundation for FirstNet’s continued success.”

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