Albert “Trey” Rabon, a Camden native, will be the new state president for AT&T in North Carolina.
A 19-year veteran of AT&T and its predecessor companies, Rabon was previously director of legislative Affairs. He succeeds Venessa Harrison, who was named president of AT&T Georgia.
“Trey has tremendous public policy expertise and understanding of our industry, as well as a passion for North Carolina,” AT&T Regional President-Southeast Sonia Perez said. “I am confident he will do a great job as president AT&T-North Carolina and look forward to what the future holds for our customers and for communities across the state.”
In his new role, Rabon will work closely with community, business, and elected leaders across North Carolina, helping the state to grow and people to connect through AT&T’s investment in bringing the most advanced communications and entertainment technologies and services to the area.
“North Carolina is well-positioned for future success and growth in the evolving global economy,” Rabon said. “I look forward to helping ensure that our state is ready to take advantage of opportunities and overcoming challenges. Our company has a long history of making a difference in communities and in individuals’ lives and I feel blessed to have the chance to carry on that legacy.”
A Camden native, Rabon attended the University of South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and a Master’s of Business Administration in International Business. He is a certified project management professional accredited by the Project Management Institute and a 2015 graduate of Leadership North Carolina.
Rabon began his AT&T career in 1999 as a service consultant in the Global Business Services organization. He served in various technical and managerial roles within Global Business Services prior to joining the External Affairs organization in 2008 as the regional director for western Tennessee. He was promoted director of government affairs and moved to Raleigh in 2013.
In addition to his responsibilities with AT&T, Rabon is involved in community and charitable activities, including youth sports and Troop 141 of the Occoneechee Council of Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the board of directors of the N.C. Business Committee for Education.
Rabon and his wife, Dawn, live in Wake Forest, N.C., with their two children.