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David S. Huntley

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  • August 3, 2017


  • Category: LawMakers
  • Occupation(s): Lawyer
    Corporate Executive
    Corporate General Counsel


  • Born: May 21, 1958
  • Birth Location: San Antonio, Texas


  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Favorite Food: Mexican
  • Favorite Time of Year: Christmas
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Carribean

Favorite Quote

"Do The Right Thing."
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Lawyer David S. Huntley was born on May 21, 1958 in San Antonio, Texas to Walter Huntley and Elnora Huntley. He received his B.A. degree in political science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1980 and his J.D. degree from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, New York in 1990.

Huntley was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1991 and joined AT&T Inc. in 1994. While at AT&T, he was appointed to a number of leadership positions that included senior vice president of customer information services and assistant general counsel for AT&T services in 2005, senior vice president of the ecommerce and sales centers in 2008, vice president of mobility customer service centers in 2009. In 2010, he served as senior vice president and general counsel and secretary of AT&T Advertising Solutions/AT&T Interactive. Huntley became senior vice president and assistant general counsel in 2012, and provided legal support to the Home Solutions organization responsible for thirty-seven million consumer connections across the U.S., the Wholesale and Access Management organization, Global Marketing organization and the Legal Department administration. Two years later, Huntley was appointed as senior executive vice president and chief compliance officer of AT&T.

In addition to his professional career at AT&T Inc., Huntley served on the executive committee of the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast, as chairman of the Government Relations Advisory Committee for the Greater Houston Partnership, as a member of the Executive Leadership Council, and as a board member of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc., the Dallas Museum of Art, At Last!, the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the 2004 Houston Super Bowl Host Committee. Huntley also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Bar Foundation, the San Antonio Zoological Society, the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast and the host committee of the Greater Houston Partnership, the San Antonio YMCA, the Southern Methodist University Alumni Board, and the Baylor Health Care System Foundation. He also led a mentor circle for the Dallas Chapter Community Network.

Huntley and his wife, Tracey Nash-Huntley, have two children, Calhoun and Porter.

David S. Huntley was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on August 3, 2017.