AT&T (NYSE: T) has named telecommunications industry veterans Zee Hussain and Jim Bugel as president of the company’s public sector business and president of its FirstNet program, respectively, in a string of leadership changes that will take effect on Oct. 16.
Hussain, a more than two-decade AT&T veteran, most recently led the company’s enterprise sales teams overseeing the modernization of communications technologies for commercial clients in the health care, transportation and manufacturing industries.
Bugel will be responsible for all aspects of the FirstNet program as president. He previously led strategy, policy and implementation efforts for all federal, state and local public safety initiatives and the FirstNet Response Operations Group.
Joe Drygas, VP for health care at AT&T, will also be responsible for the company’s state and local government and education market segments in addition to his role as a sales leader for the health care market.
AT&T said Bugel, Smith, Singer and Drygas will all report to Hussain as part of the company’s public sector business.
The company announced that Stacy Schwartz, VP of public safety and FirstNet, is retiring and Smith’s team will take over Schwartz’s responsibilities for federal public safety agencies.