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Top Minds: The compliance innovator

Tammy Whitehouse | May 1, 2018

Perhaps it was obvious from the very beginning that David Huntley is the kind of guy who has a passion for doing the right thing, and he’s not afraid to stand up for it.

“We have to be the ones who see the value proposition in what we do,” says Huntley, who is senior executive vice president and chief compliance officer at AT&T, Inc. “We can’t leave that to others to dictate. We must have this unshakable conviction to do what we do. We are the examples.”

As a sophomore at Southern Methodist University in the late 1970s, Huntley was elected student body president as a write-in candidate. He was the first African American student to hold that position, and he soon became the student voice for underserved student populations in the state of Texas. He spent some time in the workforce, then attended law school at Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, where he became a standout in moot court.

After graduating in 1990, Huntley began his career at AT&T...

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