Debbie Storey, President & CEO


Debbie Storey is the President and CEO of the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center. She has a passion for leading teams and making a difference for and through people.

Prior to joining the Center full time, Debbie led large organizations in various parts of BellSouth and AT&T operations. Her most recent role was EVP Mobility Customer Service, and prior to that she spent four years as Senior Vice President of Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T, responsible for identifying and developing leaders across 240,000 employees in 60 countries, aligning managers with the company’s priorities, and driving employee engagement. She oversaw the award-winning AT&T University, as well as the company’s efforts to leverage diversity and inclusion to drive innovation and growth. Throughout her career, she held positions in customer service, sales, distribution, supply chain, operations, network, M&A, digital & social media, and HR, first at BellSouth and then AT&T.

Debbie is the author of Don’t Downsize Your Dreams: Leadership Inspiration for Women. She has been a featured keynote speaker, moderator, and panelist at meetings and conferences throughout the country, where she has spoken on topics ranging from leadership and diversity to education and workforce transformation. She has been featured in print and digital media, including Forefront Magazine, Business Digest (France), WE Magazine, Racing Toward Diversity, and Profiles in Diversity, as well as radio and TV interviews and numerous books on leadership, risk taking, and confidence.

A native of Boston, Debbie holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from UGA’s Terry College of Business. Debbie serves on the Terry College Emeritus Board and Dean’s Advisory Council, the St. Petersburg Warehouse Arts District Board, and as a Strategic Advisor to an AI (artificial intelligence) company, Afiniti.