Board Director, HISPA
Vice President of Human Resources, AT&T
In her role as Vice President – Human Resources, Kathleen oversees all HR functions for AT&T’s External & Legislative Affairs, Corporate Strategy, Big Data, Technology Development, Global Connections Management, Global Supply Management, and AT&T Laboratories – as well as AT&T’s Great Place to Work initiative.
An HR professional with two decades of experience, Kathleen has held numerous roles in several human capital disciplines. Prior to her roles in Human Resources, Kathleen held roles in Consumer Marketing, Product Management and Mergers and Acquisitions.
Kathleen has a passion for impacting companies’ top and bottom lines through innovative people practices – particularly in the areas of talent management, diversity & inclusion, employee engagement and effortless customer experiences. She’s a persuasive advocate of the benefits of effective human resource management, and has demonstrated that when coupled with strong financial management, shareowners prosper.
Throughout her career, Kathleen has supported countless community and charitable organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for HISPA (Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement). Previously she represented AT&T on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Morris County and has served in various leadership capacities on behalf of several internal and external community-outreach organizations.
Kathleen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, and a Masters of Science degree in Management from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is married to Frank Sonnenberg, MD and has two sons in College. She is an avid theatre-goer and exercise enthusiast.