Randy Tobias is the director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and USAID Administrator. From 1964 to 1966, he served on active duty as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army. He then joined AT&T and in 1981, was named a corporate vice president in AT&T’s global headquarters in New Jersey, where he later ran AT&T’s worldwide long distance and network businesses as Chairman and CEO of AT&T Communications. He played a major role in helping lead AT&T through the difficult period following the 1984 breakup of the Bell System. On January 1, 1999, upon his retirement from the company, he was named Chairman Emeritus. His book on leadership lessons learned, “Put The Moose on The Table,” written with his son, Todd Tobias, was published in early 2003.
In 2003, President George W. Bush nominated Tobias to serve as the first United States Global AIDS Coordinator with the rank of Ambassador. 2006, President Bush announced his intent to name Ambassador Tobias as the nation’s first Director of United States Foreign Assistance, and to nominate him to serve concurrently as Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
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