Global Public Sector Executive Management

Kay Kapoor - President

Kay Kapoor leads a team of 4,000 AT&T professionals who are focused on delivering customized information technology and professional services solutions to the Public Sector. The unit is a leader in delivering innovative network solutions and managed services, voice and data solutions, cyber security, and mission support across the Federal government.

Ms. Kapoor has 25 years of experience in the Federal Government market and has held management positions of increasing responsibility and complexity. She is the recipient of numerous company, industry, and government awards.

Prior to joining AT&T, she served as CEO of Accenture Federal Services (AFS) a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture LLC. In this role, she led the US Federal business and was the chairman and CEO of the Board of AFS. Before her tenure at Accenture, Kapoor worked for 20 years at Lockheed Martin Corporation leading complex organization units, as well as government relations. She ultimately served as Vice President and COO of Lockheed Martin’s IS&GS-Civil Unit.

Ms. Kapoor has a Master’s degree in Business from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland. She has completed executive programs at MIT and Harvard Universities.  Ms. Kapoor is a strong supporter of a diverse range of charities and non-profits and has active advisory roles with Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.


Christopher Sambar – Senior VP – AT&T FirstNet

As senior vice president AT&T Business Solutions - Global Public Sector, Chris Sambar is responsible for executing the company’s FirstNet contract and developing a business model to support the nationwide First Responder network.

Before joining Global Public Sector, Chris was a key member of the AT&T corporate strategy team allocating the company’s roughly $22 billion in annual capital spending. Previously, he served as vice president and general manager overseeing AT&T wireline and wireless sales, service, network, marketing and public relations for Virginia, West Virginia and southern Texas markets. In a prior leadership role, Chris served as the executive director of Retail Learning Services, Human Resources, where he was responsible for training 40,000 retail sales people throughout the U.S.

Chris’ extensive sales experience includes serving as the retail director of sales for the San Diego CA market area where he led all retail, door-to-door and event sales teams. Additionally, as a member of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) within SBC Communications, Chris gained hands-on experience in AT&T Business Solutions sales, where he engaged with C-level decision makers across a variety of industries. Other LDP rotations included assignments in Network Operations, where Chris worked as an installation and repair supervisor.

Chris holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science from The United States Naval Academy. He served seven 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.


Mike Leff - Vice President Civilian

Mike Leff leads a specialized team that delivers network-enabled, mobile and IT professional services solutions across federal civilian departments and agencies. In this role, he is focused on achieving high customer satisfaction through the deployment of IT solutions that satisfy cybersecurity, cloud computing, IP-based services, and mobility application requirements.

Mr. Leff most recently served as Managing Director for the Federal Civilian Health Business at Accenture, where he led programs in support of the Social Security Administration and various agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services while focusing on the development and implementation of the company’s federal health strategy across the defense and civilian sectors.

Previously, Mr. Leff worked at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions, including serving as Director of the company’s civilian business where he led Enterprise Solutions programs that provided a spectrum of mission and information technology services. He also served as Chief Technology Officer for the Health and Human Services business line, supporting the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs, among other clients.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Leff designed and developed command, control, communication, and intelligence systems for the aerospace industry supporting the Department of Defense.

Mr. Leff is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Project Management Institute and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Loyola University’s Sellinger School of Business. He holds an M.S., Applied Information Technology, from Towson University and a B.S., Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Bucknell University.


Stacy Schwartz - Vice President Public Safety

Stacy Schwartz oversees Global Public Sector work for a variety of federal agencies including the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice and State. In this capacity, Ms. Schwartz leads a team of sales professionals representing the comprehensive AT&T product portfolio spanning mobility devices, services and applications; IT professional services; traditional and IP-based voice; Wi-Fi; high-speed Internet; data transport; cyber security; unified communications and cloud-based services.

Schwartz, who has been with AT&T for 17 years, was most recently Executive Director, Federal Civilian Sales for AGS. In that role, Stacy and her team consistently delivered year over year revenue growth, gaining competitive market share and growing the breadth of AT&T services purchased by existing federal customers. Previously, she served as Executive Director of Global Consumer and Business Marketing at Global One (a joint venture of Sprint, France Telecom, and Deutsche Telecom) and Executive Director for hosting company Equinix. Her career in telecommunications/technology includes leadership positions in consumer and business marketing, channel management, retail and government sales and global sales and marketing.

Schwartz holds a B.A. from Smith College and an M.A from The Johns Hopkins School of International Studies. She has also studied at Institut des Hautes Etudes International in Geneva, Switzerland, Kokusai Daigaku in Niigata Japan, the Harvard John F. Kennedy School for Government and the Wharton School for Executive Management. Currently, Stacy serves as a Board member of the Women's Center of Northern Virginia and represents AT&T on the Government Executive STEM Council, and participates in Women in Technology, the Federal Industry Affairs Council (IAC), and the Potomac Officers Club/Executive Biz organizations.


Chris Smith - Vice President -Technology

Chris Smith brings 20 plus years of government and technical experience and a strong background in cloud, mobility, and security to Global Public Sector where he leads a growing team of 200 plus technologists charged with developing AT&T products and services to meet the unique needs of the federal marketplace.

Prior to his current leadership role at AT&T, Mr. Smith was the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer with Accenture Federal Services where he shaped the technology agenda for the company’s federal business portfolio and directed the services provided to federal clients in areas such as secure cloud computing, big data, logistics and supply chain and cost reduction. 

Previously, Mr. Smith served as the Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he led one of the largest federal government transitions to cloud computing. His federal government experience also includes senior positions with the General Services Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.

With 25 years of military service, Smith led multiple missions around the globe as a Joint Tactical Communications Officer in the Air Force and Air National Guard. Now retired, he last served as a Commander of the Communications Squadron 113th Wing.

Mr. Smith has also served as a co-chair of the Best Practices Committee for the Federal CIO Council and government chair of the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council’s Executive Leadership Conference. Mr. Smith received his B.A. and M.P.A. from the University of South Florida and also holds a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from George Washington University.


Jill T. Singer – Vice President – National Security

Jill Singer leads Global Public Sector business activities across the national security community, overseeing the delivery of strategic technology solutions and services to national security agencies across the Federal marketplace. In her twenty-nine years of U.S. Federal Government and industry experience, Jill has focused on delivering the information, technology, and infrastructure necessary for her customers to effectively execute their missions.

Before joining AT&T, Ms. Singer was a partner with Deep Water Point, providing federal clients with services spanning transformation, strategy, leadership, and technology. Previously, she was chief information officer (CIO) for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), part of the National Foreign Intelligence Program and deputy CIO for the Central Intelligence Agency. Additional senior leadership positions within the federal government include director of the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service, US Department of State, and chief of systems engineering, architecture, and planning for the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) global infrastructure organization. Jill has also held industry positions with Science Applications International Corporation, Inc. (SAIC), GE Aerospace, and IBM.

Ms. Singer earned a BS in computer science and an MS in systems analysis from the University of West Florida and graduated from several leadership programs, including the Federal Executive Leadership Program and the University of Virginia’s (UVA) Executive Leaders Program. She currently serves as an executive-on-grounds for the UVA McIntire School of Commerce and is co-chair of the AFCEA International Cyber Committee. Her numerous awards include induction into the Executive Mosaic Wash100 (2014). Jill is also an accomplished speaker and published author.


Anthony Robbins – Vice President – Defense

As Vice President, Department of Defense segment, Mr. Robbins is responsible for delivering integrated solutions that drive innovation, modernize networks, provide advanced cyber capabilities and mobilize the warfighter. His highly skilled staff designs and deploys global information technology solutions that improve efficiencies and end user experience while executing on the mission.

Prior to joining AT&T, Robbins was Vice President of Federal at Brocade where he led sales, engineering and the partner ecosystem that support defense, civilian and intelligence agencies as well as systems integrators. Previously, Robbins held numerous leadership positions including Senior Vice President of North America Public Sector at Oracle, Vice President, Federal at Sun Microsystems, Inc., and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and President of SGI Federal at Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI).

Executive Mosaic recently recognized Robbins for his network modernization vision by inducting him into the 2016 Wash 100, their annual selection of influential leaders. In 2015, he was selected as a FedScoop 50 Industry Leadership Award Winner. Robbins was recognized as a Federal 100 Award Winner in 2013. Currently, he sits on both the AFCEA-DC and USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore Board of Directors and is a member of the ACT-IAC Executive Advisory Council. 

Robbins has a B.S. from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. In 1998, he was awarded the JSU Alumnus of the Year.


Ed Stulga – AVP – Business Development

Ed Stulga leads business development and capture management activities for Global Public Sector.  His specialized team directs and manages all business development pursuits and proposal support for new client engagements across the Civilian, Defense, National Security and Public Safety sales sectors.

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Stulga led teams responsible for driving solutions and supporting large complex programs for multiple cabinet level civilian agencies and the Department of Defense. These solutions covered a wide range of technologies including mobility, cloud, IoT, security and networking.

During a career spanning more than 31 years in the communications and technology market, Mr. Stulga has supported customers in federal, commercial, consumer and wholesale segments. His extensive experience includes management positions of increasing responsibility and complexity in marketing, sales, business development and customer care.

Mr. Stulga received his bachelor's degree in Administration of Justice and MBA in marketing from the American University in Washington D.C. Mr. Stulga also spent 11 years in the armed forces, serving as a US Army officer.


Lawrence Taylor - Executive Sales Director Mobility

As head of the Mobility Sales Center of Excellence for Global Public Sector, Larry Taylor is focused on increasing and sustaining the highest level of customer satisfaction and expanding the AT&T wireless business throughout the Federal government. Previously, as Director of Retail Sales for AT&T Maryland, Taylor led an organization responsible for the sales and service of AT&T wireless products statewide that consistently generated substantial annual growth in subscribers and revenue.

Larry’s career at AT&T and its predecessor SBC began in Finance. As a Senior Financial Analyst, he created one of the first revenue assurance departments in the industry. This department implemented new product lines, coordinated billing system conversions, developed customer life cycle management programs, integrated operations from newly acquired properties, and managed accounting operations for a $1.5 billion property. Larry’s broad knowledge of finance and accounting helped AT&T realize numerous multimillion expense savings and revenue growth projects including winning a large contract with the Department of Defense. From Finance, Larry moved into Mobility Sales and Service as a Director where he quickly became a top performer, excelling in customer satisfaction and growth.

Prior to joining SBC, Larry was a Financial Analyst with Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

As a member of the Greater Maryland Better Business Bureau (BBB), Larry has served as Treasurer and Chairman of the Board. Currently, Larry remains on the executive board of the local BBB as past chairman.

Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Economics from Saint Vincent College and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Johns Hopkins University.


Gary Noyes - CFO

Mr. Noyes brings more than two decades of finance experience to his position as CFO of Global Public Sector, a unit of AT&T that delivers IT solutions to the U.S. federal government marketplace. He leads a team of professionals responsible for financial planning and analysis, oversight of the control environment, investment and cost management, FAR/CAS compliances, as well as related operational metrics. He has been successful in optimizing the combined efforts of the finance and operations teams to achieve business targets.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Noyes held positions of increasing responsibility within AT&T, spearheading teams that implemented financial and business processes for several service portfolios. As Executive Director, Corporate Strategy and Planning, Mr. Noyes significantly reduced capital expenditures and was instrumental in investment decisions in growth areas. In previous management roles, Mr. Noyes established the financial and business processes of a newly launched Business Continuity Service, supported complex client negotiations, and performed business case and pricing analyses.

Mr. Noyes received his Master of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from the Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting, from Rowan University. He holds an active U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance.


John Klebonis, Jr. – Vice President, Federal Government Customer Service


John leads a team of 400 plus professionals who are responsible for the delivery, life-cycle management and customer care of core telecommunications services for government agencies and civilian organizations, such as the International Red Cross and the U.S. Postal Service.

Within Global Public Sector, John led the AT&T professional services division and the Defense sales segment where he expanded the IT offer portfolio to include network and mobility services. Under his leadership, Global Public Sector was recognized for high quality policies and practices, receiving a Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI-DEV) maturity level 3 rating from the CMMI Institute, and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system.

Previously, Mr. Klebonis was Sales Center Vice President for AT&T enterprise customers in the mid-Atlantic region. John’s twenty-five year AT&T career also includes leadership assignments in product management, marketing, systems development, operations, customer service, business development and strategic planning.

Currently, John supports Women in Technology as a speaker, judge and advocate. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the USO of Metro-Washington and the Board of Advisors for the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program, which supports STEM education for high school and middle school students. He was recently honored with the CyberPatriot Order of Merit for facilitating growth in the program.

Mr. Klebonis is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in information systems from Salisbury State University in MD.


Steven W. DeGeorge - General Attorney Associate General Counsel

Steven DeGeorge manages the legal support to the AT&T sales and contracting activities with federal government customers, suppliers and subcontractors. He also oversees related compliance programs.

Mr. DeGeorge has more than 28 years in the practice of government contracts law, concentrated principally in the IT and telecommunications areas. His experience in government contracting includes contract proposal and negotiation, subcontracting, IP matters, GSA multiple award schedules, and resolution of bid protests and contract administration disputes. He also has substantial experience in the areas of cyber security and law enforcement surveillance.

Before joining AT&T, Mr. DeGeorge spent a number of years in private practice, as a bid protest attorney at the Government Accountability Office and as a procurement counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. He is an active member of the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law, and he has been an invited speaker on topics of federal procurement reform and bid protests.

Mr. DeGeorge holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the Catholic University of America and is a law graduate of George Washington University.