John Sondag, President, AT&T Missouri, is responsible for all regulatory, legislative, governmental and external affairs activities in Missouri. He was appointed to his current position in July 2010.
Since joining the company in 1978, Sondag has held numerous management positions both in St. Louis and in San Antonio, Texas, including several positions in the company’s marketing department until Divestiture in 1983, when he joined a small group of managers to start the company’s new Procurement Division. In 1990, he moved to the corporate staff to manage the corporation’s investor relations division, where he was responsible for interacting and communicating with Wall Street. In 1997, Sondag returned to St. Louis after a five-year stay in San Antonio, to become Director of Municipal Affairs. Most recently he served as Vice President of External Affairs, responsible for all legislative activities for AT&T Missouri which included managing all lobbying efforts with the Missouri Legislature and representing AT&T with St. Louis County and St. Louis City Governments.
Sondag serves on the executive boards of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Paraquad. He is a member of St. Louis Civic Progress and Kansas City Civic Council, and also serves on the board of St. Louis RCGA, United Way of Greater St. Louis, Greater St. Louis Area Boy Scout Council, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis Municipal Opera, St. Louis Police Foundation, Backstoppers, St. Louis Sports Commission, Hawthorn Foundation, Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, Gene Slay's Boy's Club of St. Louis, and the Gateway Mall Advisory Board.
A native of St. Louis, Sondag holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Master’s of Business Administration from Loyola University in New Orleans.
He and his wife, Vicky, have two college-age children and reside in St. Louis County.