President, AT&T National Business
As one of AT&T’s highest ranking female executives with P&L responsibilities, Cathy Martine leads one of AT&T’s largest business units, serving approximately 95% of AT&T’s business customers in the U.S. With over 7,000 associates in her organization, Cathy is responsible for direct and indirect sales as well as the distribution of business solutions for customers ranging from start-ups to Fortune 1,000 enterprise companies.
Prior to her current role, Cathy was Executive Vice President leading AT&T’s Small Business Solutions & Alternate Channels organization, a multi-billion dollar business unit, with overall responsibilities for the sales, distribution, marketing and product management of solutions to businesses with up to 500 employees.
Cathy also served as President and CEO of the Midwest and East Regions, while living in Chicago, overseeing the business encompassing AT&T's Network, Business, and Consumer operations representing more than 30,000 employees.
Cathy has extensive experience leading multiple business units across AT&T including Wholesale Markets, National Mass Markets, and Global Markets and Operations based outside the U.S. Cathy led the AT&T Merger Integration Implementation Team in conjunction with the acquisition of AT&T by SBC which closed November 2005. Prior to the merger close, Cathy held the position of Senior Vice President, AT&T Internet Telephony where she was responsible for the development of the AT&T Business and Consumer VOIP portfolio of products. In this capacity, Cathy was selected as a member of the Forbes E-Gang in 2004.
Throughout her successful business career, Cathy remains committed to developing and mentoring rising leaders across the corporation. She is a passionate advocate for educating the youth, and inspires young people through her charitable organization involvement. Cathy works closely with the Rutgers Future Scholars Program, serving as an inspirational speaker for the driven students involved. In addition, she plays an active role in Women of AT&T, AT&T Veterans, and AT&T’s young professionals’ employee resource group, oxyGEN.
Cathy has always maintained a powerful presence in the community. She serves on the Board of Friends of the National World War II Memorial representing AT&T. Additional external memberships include: The Economic Club of Chicago, The Chicago Network, Brooklyn Academy of Music, C200, Institute of International Education, International Women’s Forum, and Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corp.
Cathy holds a B.A. in Economics from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY (summa cum laude). She also holds a M.S. from M.I.T., where she was a Sloan Fellow. In addition, she holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Recent awards and honors include being named the 2015 Gold “Mentor or Coach of the Year – Business” and 2014 Gold “Female Executive of the Year – Business (More than 2,500 Employees)” by the Stevie Awards for Women and one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women” of the Tri-State Area for leadership excellence by the National Diversity Council.