corporate strategy vice president, AT&T Business and International
Maria Teresa Lensing is a strategic thinker with an extensive expertise in leadership, business strategy, network operations and sales. Prior to returning to AT&T in late 2011, Maria was responsible for the strategic direction and infrastructure operations for Rockwell Collins, a multibillion dollar global enterprise.
Maria also has a long legacy of sales and leadership success built on a foundation of innovation. She has experience in transforming an organization to focus on the company’s strategic imperatives and working with key suppliers to support their needs. One such example was the redesign of her organization to focus on the company’s lines of business, resulting in increased customer satisfaction scores and gaining support and partnership from the business. One of these partnerships resulted in enabling a business segment to reduce R&D time for a confidential program by leveraging new mobility applications and thus, increasing their revenue stream.
Maria has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Master of Science in Engineering Management from Christian Brothers University (CBU). She completed her Executive Education from Harvard Business School and still holds multiple technical certifications. Maria serves on the Board of Trustees for CBU, as well as boards of non-profits such as DeNeuville Learning Center. She is an active member of the community often speaking to students about STEM opportunities and her platform of Servant Leadership. She has received many awards including Memphis City’s "Top 40 under 40" Award in 2013 and “Super Woman in Business” in 2014 by the Memphis Business Journal, and "Distinguished Young Alumnus" in 2011 and the "R. Craig Blackman Outstanding Graduate Engineering Alumni" Award in 2013 by CBU. Most recently, Maria received the "2015 Diversity and Inclusion Champion" award from AT&T. Maria and her family reside in Atlanta, GA.