Throughout her many years with AT&T, Sonia Perez has been active in the company’s efforts to provide the latest technology to keep customers connected while giving back to the communities it serves. As president of AT&T Louisiana, Sonia works closely with community leaders, elected officials, stakeholders and the leadership team of AT&T.
In connection with this work, Sonia serves on the executive committees of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Xavier University on the boards of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans and the National World War II Museum. She also serves as vice chair of the Louisiana Committee of 100, roundtable advisory board member for the Times-Picayune/NOLA.com, and is a governor’s appointee to the State Workforce Investment Council.
Sonia has received numerous honors such as, Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business Hall of Fame (2014), the National Diversity Council’s “Most Powerful & Influential Women in Louisiana” (2010, 2011), one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women” by the Louisiana Women’s Conference, New Orleans CityBusiness’ “Women of the Year,” New Orleans Magazine’s “People to Watch,” Family Services of Greater New Orleans 2013 “Ten Outstanding Persons” award winners, and the 2013 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana “Inspiracion Award.”
Prior to being named president of AT&T Louisiana in 2010, Sonia served as vice president for AT&T Texas, responsible for the company’s initiatives in Houston and Southeast Texas. During that time, she was involved in numerous business, civic and community boards, including serving on the executive committees of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She also served for six years on the board of the national Public Broadcasting Service and on the board of the Memorial Hermann Hospital System.
Sonia received many honors for her contributions to the community, including being named the Houston Hispanic Chamber Female Executive of the Year, Outstanding Young Texas Ex by the University of Texas at Austin Alumni Association, and Humanitarian of the Year by the Muscular Dystrophy Association of the Rio Grande Valley. She has also received the Texas Diversity Council’s Leadership Award.
As the first woman to hold the position of president for AT&T Louisiana, Sonia Perez has been a champion of diversity within the workplace since starting with AT&T. The work Sonia and her team do each day directly influences the lives of AT&T customers and the daily operations of Louisiana businesses. And, Sonia considers successfully fulfilling the needs of Louisiana customers her biggest honor.