WASHINGTON, D.C.— Qorvis Communications has hired Jim McGann, a former AT&T executive who led the company’s media relations team in Washington during the high-profile telecom reform battles of the 90s, as managing director.
A 22-year AT&T veteran, McGann was responsible for communicating the company’s policy views to the national and trade media for nearly seven tumultuous years following passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. He developed media initiatives on behalf of AT&T and its coalition allies who were seeking competition in local phone markets across the country.
McGann’s most recent assignment was to provide public relations counsel and support to AT&T’s government sales unit as it sought to expand its federal IT business.
McGann will be working with IT and telecommunications clients including the It’s Our Net coalition, which is one of the leading campaigners for Net Neutrality, the Computer and Communications Industry Association and others.