Chris Sambar

Head of Network, AT&T

Speaker Bio

Chris Sambar leads AT&T’s Network organization and teams responsible for designing, engineering, building, and operating AT&T’s next generation mobile and fiber networks, including America’s most reliable 5G Network.1  His responsibilities include overseeing one of the largest network infrastructure capital deployments in the world as well as the 24/7 global operations team ensuring service continuity for more than 100 million AT&T mobile and broadband customers, and millions of business customers.

Previously, Chris was Executive Vice President - Technology Operations, responsible for long-term technical initiatives and global planning, construction, and engineering of our mobile, fiber and core network infrastructure build programs.

He began his AT&T career as part of the Leadership Development Program in 2002. Since then, Chris has held positions in Network Operations, AT&T FirstNet, Business Solutions, Consumer Television, Retail & Wireless, Human Resources, and Corporate Strategy.

Chris also serves on the Board for the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation which is dedicated to honoring Medal of Honor recipients through the design, build, and maintaining of the museum, monument, and institute.

Chris holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree from The United States Naval Academy. Following graduation from the Naval Academy, he served 7 years on active duty and 16 years in the reserves with multiple deployments throughout Europe, the Middle East and one tour of duty during the Iraq war in 2005 and 2006. Chris and Audra have been married over 20 years, have 4 biological children and are licensed foster parents having hosted 6 foster children over the years. Chris’ hobbies are personal fitness and spending as much of his free time as possible with family.