Amy Wheelus is a natural leader who thrives on the challenges of using technology to enable organizations and people to accomplish extraordinary feats. She starts with the “end in mind” and makes timely decisions from a mix of carefully analyzed facts and an intuitive sense of the bigger picture. Amy thinks strategically while delivering operational results. People listen and follow her as she conveys authenticity and inspires loyalty. Amy believes in the meritocracy of ideas brought forth from a diverse group of people.
In her career at AT&T, Amy has done everything from building buildings to launching new businesses. Since mid-2020, Amy has served as the VP of Architecture & Strategic Technology Planning for Consumer after serving as the VP of Broadband & Video Systems. In these roles, she has been driving the technology transformation of AT&T’s Consumer Technology Platform by radically simplifying and modernizing the business support software systems and operating model.
Previously as VP of Network Cloud, Amy led the team that delivered AT&T’s Network Cloud that hosted the 5G Packet Core and the world’s first standards-based Mobile 5G Millimeter Wave Call. Before that, she led the program management of AT&T’s network transformation to software defined networking. Earlier, Amy rose through the ranks of AT&T Labs and Network Operations with responsibilities including program management, transport planning & engineering, and building engineering.
Amy received an MBA from Emory University and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Georgia
Institute of Technology. She serves on the ISYE Advisory Board at Georgia Institute of Technology and on the Advisory Board of the AT&T Center for Virtualization at Southern Methodist University. She is the Board Chair of Tech Titans, a forum that connects the regional technology community of North Texas. Amy serves on the Advisory Board of AT&T’s Advocates for Women in Technology and is an active STEM mentor. In 2021, she was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the top Women in Technology in North Texas. She was previously recognized in 2019 as a “Rising Star in Telecom” by FierceTelecom.