As Assistant Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion, Eric Mitchell leads efforts to grow a diverse workforce, foster an inclusive workplace, and position diversity & inclusion as a strategic business advantage for AT&T.
Eric and his team collaborate with partners across the company to develop and execute a focused, strategic plan of diversity & inclusion initiatives, activities, training, and sponsorships to make AT&T an employer of choice, a preferred business partner, and an important contributor to the community.
In addition, Eric has oversight for AT&T’s Employee Resource Groups and Employee Networks, which have more than 145,000 members globally.
With almost four decades of service in the AT&T family of companies, Eric began his career in 1981 with Pacific Bell. He has over 30 years of experience in Human Resources, holding successive positions in Pacific Bell, SBC Communications, and AT&T.
Eric has considerable experience leading change and growth initiatives across a wide range of HR functions. He led test development and selection methods during the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He directed recruiting and staffing services during a dynamic period of company growth. Eric implemented and led the operations of AT&T’s HR service delivery model through a number of company mergers. He built AT&T's Competency Management center of excellence and was a primary partner in the company's Future Ready workforce skills transformation initiative. Eric has also held leadership roles in Affirmative Action, EEO, Corporate Ethics & Compliance, Workforce Effectiveness, HR Services, and Attendance Operations.
Eric attended the University of California, Berkeley and received his Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biochemistry from the University of Stirling in Scotland. A California native, Eric now resides in Dallas, Texas.