Trey was appointed to his current position in 2013 after proving himself as a key leader in the External and Legislative Affairs organization through successful public policy campaigns in Tennessee. Trey uses his deep understanding of the communications industry to clearly and concisely communicate AT&T public policy positions with internal and external stakeholders, while leveraging strategic relationships to benefit AT&T Public Policy at the municipal, state, and federal levels.
In addition to leading AT&T public policy initiatives, Trey supports AT&T business development, media relations, community relations, and third-party advocacy throughout North Carolina.
His strength in connecting stakeholders with solutions has helped achieve successful outcomes for key AT&T public policy initiatives, including; deregulation of landline services, streamlining of permitting processes, development of statewide next generation 911 policy, corporate tax reform to encourage innovation and investment in next generation communications services, and removal of carrier of last resort obligations, among other legislative achievements. Trey has also successfully led local referendums to prevent the expansion of municipal broadband providers and zoning ordinances that were harmful to AT&T infrastructure expansion efforts.
Trey was one of only fifty-six leaders across AT&T selected to participate in the 2013 Accelerated Development Program (ADP), a year-long intensive AT&T experience designed to advance business acumen and increase strategic perspective as preparation for future leadership opportunities. He has twice received the Pinnacle Award as well as receiving the President’s Circle award for exceptional leadership
Trey is a 2015 graduate of Leadership North Carolina and a 2011 graduate of the Westar Regional Leadership Development program in Tennessee. He is the 2011 recipient of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leader Award.
Trey has a Master’s of Business Administration degree in International Business from the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. He is a certified Project Management Professional accredited by the Project Management Institute.
Trey represents AT&T on the North Carolina State Emergency Response Team, assisting the state Emergency Management Division in disaster planning, coordination and response. He also advises the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina on economic development issues and industry recruitment.
Trey and his wife live in Raleigh, NC, with their two children and are active in church, youth sports, and making memories with family and friends.