Barton’s been part of an evolution throughout her tenure at AT&T, and her involvement in several areas of the company make her an invaluable part of the team. She’s launched management development and peer coaching programs to boost employee performance, and has led system assimilation and technical training during the integration of the DirecTV, mobility and U-verse contact centers. “When I started 25 years ago we were a dominant phone company. A decade ago we added a video product. Today our unique product portfolio allows us to be a truly integrated provider,” she says.