Glenn Lurie is president of Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships for AT&T Mobility. Glenn leads AT&T's strategic initiative to drive innovation by building high-growth businesses both inside and outside the traditional wireless sector.
In his role, Glenn is responsible for AT&T's Emerging Devices Organization, which he launched in 2008 to bring wireless connectivity to a host of new devices and applications - including personal computing, eReaders, telematics, eHealth and wellness devices, and machine-to-machine communications solutions. He also has overall responsibility for AT&T's Digital Life division, which will drive innovation through the connected home initiative utilizing industry-leading IP connectivity technology to deliver home security and home automation, mobility solutions, and a host of other services.
Glenn also manages AT&T's ongoing operations and relationship with Apple Inc., having led negotiations to bring the iPhone and iPad to AT&T. In addition, he oversees AT&T's National Resale business and operations.
Glenn's previous role was president of National Distribution for AT&T's wireless operations, where he was responsible for business operations for the National Retail Channel, National Dealer Channel, Direct Mail/Direct Response team, National Resale Operations, and att.com - AT&T's web business - as well as AT&T's prepaid business and sales through all distribution channels.
Glenn joined the former AT&T Wireless in 1990 and held several sales, marketing, and operations positions throughout his tenure. As president of AT&T's West Region, he was responsible for the market operations in 10 western states, representing more than 40% of the company's overall business.
Prior to leading the company's West Region operations, Glenn held senior executive positions including regional vice president for the California / Hawaii region and vice president and general manager for the Los Angeles / Southern California market after advancing from a similar position for Arizona.
Prior to entering the wireless industry, Glenn was a professional soccer player for teams representing Cleveland, Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Portland.
Glenn was named to the Global Telecom Business "Power 100" list in 2011, awarded Wireless Week's Telecom Leadership Award in 2010, and presented the Atlanta Telecom Professional of the Year Award in 2009 from the Atlanta Telecoms Professionals Association.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business / Marketing from Seattle Pacific University.