Teena began her technical career as an international consultant, and joined BellSouth Long Distance in 1999 to spearhead a joint venture between BellSouth and Qwest. She was soon assigned to develop and lead the Program Development Office, and she continued to manage and lead teams and programs through 2007. She became Chief of Staff in IT for AT&T in 2008, managing complex projects and leading her organization to highest participation in United Way giving. She became Executive Director of IT, responsible for release management, front-door processes, records management, disaster recovery and business continuity.
In 2013, she was appointed by officers of AT&T to be responsible for setting up a Big Data organization from the ground up to include – business operations, culture, facilities, records management, disaster recovery, college hiring, hiring program, program and project management. Today she is AVP determining Big Data solutions and Product Marketing, delivering Big Data products from inception to production.
Teena just won the 2015 IT Executive of the Year award at Innotech and the Diversity Champion Award at AT&T. Currently she serves as on the Executive Council for the MSBA University of Texas Austin and Dallas. She is a noted industry speaker on Big Data and STEM. Teena has previously served on a public school board and as Director of Communication for Women of AT&T. She is married and the proud mother of two teenage girls. She is highly energetic and loves classical music, hiking and spending time with her family. Teena packs her own sunshine!