As such, he leads AT&T's workforce in the state of more than 45,000 employees. He was appointed to his current position in November 2005, following the close of the historic merger between SBC Communications Inc. and AT&T Corp.
Previously he served as vice president, law and government affairs -- pacific region, and president of AT&T Communications of California where he was responsible for all legal, legislative, regulatory matters and public policy advocacy within the states of California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Hawaii and Alaska. He had held this position since February 2000.
McNeely began his career with AT&T in 1991, as a commercial litigation attorney in Atlanta. Throughout his career, he has held numerous positions in the legal and government affairs organizations.
Prior to joining AT&T, he was employed by Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte, North Carolina as a corporate litigation attorney. He also served as a judicial law clerk for the North Carolina Supreme Court.
He earned his B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his juris doctor from Howard University School of Law. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar.
Ken is a board member of the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Business Roundtable, the California State University Foundation, the San Francisco Ballet, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Symphony, the Bay Area Council, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
He and his partner, Inder, are the proud parents of two small children, Kabir and Meera.