William A. Blase Jr.
This article accompanies A Clear Connection.
Category: Organizations with 7,500 or more employees
Title: Senior Executive Vice President of HR
Company: AT&T, Dallas
Key HR Challenges: Develop programs and initiatives that spur innovation and drive the growth
of the business.
Key HR Accomplishments: Expanding the scope of Leading with Distinction, a program that ensures all employees know where the company is going and why; launching MyCareerProfile, which connects employees to internal job opportunities; introducing Career Intelligence, which allows employees to find available management positions; and controlling healthcare costs through greater consumerism and wellness initiatives.