MADISON, Wisconsin, Jan. 11, 2022 – AT&T* announced today that Paul Weirtz has been named state president of AT&T Wisconsin.

As president of AT&T Wisconsin, Weirtz will lead all external, government and community affairs efforts for AT&T in the state. Weirtz succeeds Scott VanderSanden, who retired in December after nearly 33 years with the company.

“I am honored to lead AT&T external affairs in the great State of Wisconsin,” said Weirtz. “AT&T has a long history of investing in Wisconsin, and I’m excited to work closely with our team to continue those investments, from expanding our networks to giving back to our local communities.”

Weirtz has more than 22 years with AT&T. In 2013, he was named president of AT&T Minnesota. He has served on the Minnesota Governor’s Broadband Task Force since 2015 and played a key role in the passage of small cell legislation in the state in 2017. He has also held positions in local external affairs and government relations for the company.

As current state president for Minnesota, Weirtz will lead legislative and community affairs operations for both Wisconsin and Minnesota, working closely with legislators, business leaders and other policymakers.

A native of Ohio, Weirtz holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Akron. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Weirtz and his wife Mary have two adult daughters. In his spare time, he volunteers weekly at a local homeless shelter and is an avid golfer, hiker and sports fan.

AT&T is committed to its networks in Wisconsin. From 2018 to 2020, AT&T expanded coverage and improved connectivity in more communities across the state by investing nearly $800 million in our wireless and wireline networks in Wisconsin, including nearly $275 million in Milwaukee.


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