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A native Texan, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. began his career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1963 as a facility engineer in Lubbock, Texas. Today, he is known worldwide for his leadership at AT&T Inc. and General Motors. As chairman and CEO of AT&T from 1990 until retiring in June 2007, ...

The modest office of Edward E. Whitacre Jr., the man the White House tapped to lead General Motors out of a crisis in 2009, lies behind an unmarked door in a high-rise on U.S. 281. And Whitacre, who long ago earned his leadership stripes for building AT&T Corp. into a corporate colossus before his GM ...
The move to replace Mr. Henderson — and name G.M.'s chairman, Edward E. Whitacre Jr., as interim chief executive — stunned the auto industry. From the outside, Mr. Henderson appeared to be making some headway, by making broad cuts to G.M.'s famously bureaucratic culture, introducing aggressive ...
In its first major marketing campaign since emerging from bankruptcy, G.M. is putting its new chairman, Edward E. Whitacre Jr., in the spotlight as the ... The first television ads will begin Sunday, featuring Mr. Whitacre, the 67-year-old former AT&T chief who was recruited by the federal government to lead ...


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