Erik Hower -  Former Guest Speaker at the Leadership Institute

Erik Hower currently serves as the Vice President for Public Affairs at AT&T, the world’s leading communications company, where he oversees strategy, messaging and operations for federal and international public affairs advocacy.

Mr. Hower has an extensive political background, having served on political campaign staffs in Delaware, Louisiana, Iowa and Virginia.  He was a Senior Project Manager at VeriSign, an internet infrastructure and security company.  Following time at VeriSign, Erik was a Director at DCI Group, where he managed state and federal public affairs efforts for multiple Fortune 50 companies.

Erik serves on the Board of Directors of Food & Friends, a non-profit organization that prepares, packages and delivers meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses throughout the Washington, DC area.  He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and currently lives in Oak Hill, VA with his wife Cara and daughter Amelia.

Erik Hower