Michael J. Ruffin has been appointed AT&T External Affairs Director for the state of Kansas. In this role, Michael will work closely with community leaders, policymakers, employees, business leaders and customers to fulfill AT&T’s objective to inspire human progress through the power of communication and entertainment.
Michael comes to Kansas from Louisiana where he served as the Regional Director for AT&T in Southeast Louisiana, including New Orleans and surrounding areas. Michael has a mix of private and public sector experience – previously working for Caesars Entertainment as well as holding a series of roles in the New Orleans Mayor’s office. Michael’s background includes experience in operations, workforce development, and strategic planning.
"Michael has a deep understanding of our industry and a strong background in public policy."Molly Kocour Boyle – President, AT&T Kansas
“Michael has a deep understanding of our industry and a strong background in public policy and is looking forward to bringing his knowledge and skills to the great state of Kansas,” said Molly Kocour Boyle, President, AT&T Kansas. “I am confident he will do a great job, and I look forward to what the future holds for our customers and for communities across the state.”
“AT&T has a long history of positively impacting local communities, and I am excited to continue our legacy of investment, job creation, innovation and community engagement in Kansas,” Ruffin said. “In a quickly changing world, Kansas is on track for success thanks to the hard work and commitment of local and state leaders. I look forward to working with them to ensure that Kansas is well positioned for growth and success in the evolving global economy.”
Michael is a native of New Orleans. He attended Xavier University of Louisiana where he received Bachelor of Science in accounting. He received his Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans in 2012. Michael is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Michael will reside in Lawrence, Kansas.