Name: Bryan Ford
LEAGUE Position: Chief Executive Officer

Joined LEAGUE: 1990 (please note some of this time was New Angle with BellSouth)
Past LEAGUE Positions: Secretary-GA Chapter, Vice-President-GA Chapter, President-GA Chapter, Chief Operating Officer-LEAGUE at AT&T-National

What does being a member of LEAGUE at AT&T mean to you?
Being a member of LEAGUE at AT&T and active within the organization is of great importance to me. Our organization provides me the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, serve our LGBTQ and ally members and employees, and volunteer and assist within our communities. Our organization also provides me a foundation to support and promote the many issues impacting our LGBTQ population.

What is the importance of being your authentic self in the workplace? 
Being my authentic self in my workplace and within our company allows me to focus on our company, our customers, and grow professionally without worrying about negative impacts on me because of being a gay male employee.

AT&T Position: Senior Quality/M&P/Process Manager. Provide sales operations and channel support for National Business-Small Business Inside Sales & Service organization
Joined AT&T: January 7, 1990
Past AT&T Positions: Customer Service/Sales Representative, Business Applications Specialist, Customer Service/Sales Supervisor, Product Manager, Channel Manager.

Personal

Born/Raised: Atlanta, GA. I am a native of Atlanta!
Reside: Midtown, Atlanta, GA 
Family: In a committed relationship with an incredible guy, Giovanni, from Sicily, Italy
Hobbies: Travel, Music, Piano, Aviation. I have been playing piano since I was 10 years old, and very involved in music organizations in Atlanta. I am fortunate to have many great friends. You will often find me with them when not working.

Name: Dale Leigh Street

LEAGUE Position: Chief Operating Officer
Joined LEAGUE: 2012
Past LEAGUE Positions: Ally Committee Chair, Director of Fundraising – Georgia Chapter, Director of Fundraising – National, Director of Strategy – National

What does being a member of LEAGUE at AT&T mean to you?
I’m a member of LEAGUE at AT&T so I can use my voice to support inclusion & equality.

What is the importance of being your authentic self in the workplace?
Being 100% myself in the workplace allows me to be happy, engaged, and creative.

AT&T Position: Lead Performance Consultant – AT&T University
Joined AT&T: 2007
Past AT&T Positions: Retail Sales Consultant, Sales Manager, Sr. Training Manager – Delivery, Sr. Training Manager – Design, Retail Sales Operations Manager, Sr. Project Program Manager

Personal

Born/Raised: Baltimore, MD
Reside: Atlanta, GA
Pets: Adopted Pit bull named Basil Hayden
Hobbies: Dog walks on the Atlanta BeltLine, hiking, yoga, traveling, music

Name: Frank Duracher

LEAGUE Position: Chief Financial Officer
Joined LEAGUE: 2014
Past LEAGUE Positions: Chapter Treasurer – Georgia,

What does being a member of LEAGUE at AT&T mean to you?
Being a member of LEAGUE means that I am able to lend my voice to a group that is focused on educating the community about LGBT issues. Through education, I hope that more people will be open to diversity and inclusion of everyone.

What is the importance of being your authentic self in the workplace?
It is important for me to be my authentic self at work because I am made up of many different sides, a creative side, fun-loving side, adventurous, etc. Asking me to ignore one part of me destroys my entire self. No one should be asked to hide who they are from anyone.

AT&T Position: Senior Audit Manager-Partnership Accounting
Joined AT&T: 2014
Past AT&T Positions: Senior Auditor-Internal Audit and Lead Auditor-Internal Audit

Personal

Born/Raised: Charlotte, NC
Reside: Dallas, TX
Family: two siblings
Pets: one cat
Hobbies: Cooking, Traveling, Musical Theater, all things Disney 

Name: Emanuel Macias

LEAGUE Position: Membership Officer
Joined LEAGUE: 2013
Past LEAGUE Positions: VP Washington Chapter, Communications Director

What does being a member of LEAGUE at AT&T mean to you?
As a member of LEAGUE at AT&T I know that I’m doing my part to represent the positive influence of diversity in the workplace while having the opportunity to support the LGBT community not just in my place of work but in the community I live in.

What is the importance of being your authentic self in the workplace?
My motto is borrowed, Just Do It! Your best self is your authentic self and together we can stand united and strong.

AT&T Position: Lead Product Marketing Manager
Joined AT&T: 1999
Past AT&T Positions: Customer Service Rep, Sales Manager, Chief Of Staff, Diversity Marketing Manager

Personal

Born/Raised: San Diego, CA
Reside: Los Angeles, CA
Family: Husband and Dog Dad
Pets: 2 Shih Tzu
Hobbies: Cooking, Traveling, Foodie, Sci-Fi TV and Movies 

Name: Mark F. Carden

LEAGUE Position: Public Relations Officer
Joined LEAGUE: 1993
Past LEAGUE Positions: Chapter Co-President Kansas City, National Recording Secretary, National Secretary, National Co-President, Communications Director, Chief Operating Officer, CEO

What does being a member of LEAGUE at AT&T mean to you?
Being a member of LEAGUE is very core to who I am as a person. I believe in being out and open in the workplace and showing others that they can be also. I also learn from others in our community without any repercussions for who I am.

What is the importance of being your authentic self in the workplace?
I don’t think you can succeed in anything without being your authentic self. Being 100% of who you are reflects in your work and allows you to achieve your goals. You also serve as a guide, role model for those that are not yet 100% authentic in the workplace.

AT&T Position: Manager, Office of the President
Joined AT&T: 1988
Past AT&T Positions: Telemarketing Sales Representative, Sales Representatives, Business Account Executive, Customer Service Manager, M&P/Process Quality Manger

Personal

Born/Raised: Washington, DC
Reside: Smyrna, GA
Family: 1 of four kids and friend to many. 
Pets: 6 cats and 1 dog 
Hobbies: Cooking, Walking, Traveling, Foodie, Old Movies