Chief Human Resources Officer
Gail Coles Johnson is the Chief Human Resources Officer of The Executive Leadership Council. Additionally, she serves as an Independent Board Director for Electronics For Imaging (EFI), a digital imaging technology company, becoming the first woman and first African American to serve on this corporate board.
Gail previously served in a variety of Global Executive roles at AT&T, including Operations, sales, and Marketing, before becoming AT&T’s Vice President of Human Resources in 2015. Her ability to effectively respond to global growth, market changes, and economic challenges made her a treasured resource and propelled her more than 30-year steadfast career with AT&T. She is credited with building effective enterprise-wide Leadership Development Programs and leading AT&T’s Summer Intern Program and strategic talent development partnerships including HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities), minority-serving institutions, women’s organizations, and diverse stakeholders. Under Gail’s leadership, AT&T was recognized as the #1 company in Mentoring programs by Diversity, Inc.