James W. Cicconi

James W. Cicconi is an American business executive, former government official, and attorney. He has served, since November 2005, as Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs at AT&T Inc.. Prior to 2005, from September 1998, he was Executive Vice President for Law and Government Affairs and General Counsel at AT&T Corp..[1][2]

Jim Cicconi
White House Staff Secretary
In office
January 20, 1989 – December 1990
PresidentGeorge H. W. Bush
Preceded byDavid L. Chew
Succeeded byPhillip D. Brady
Personal details
Born1952 (age 68–69)
Elmira, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Texas, Austin (BA, JD)

Cicconi served as Assistant to the President and as Staff Secretary at the White House Office from 1989 to 1990 under George H. W. Bush. Prior, he served as Special Assistant to the President and as Special Assistant to Chief of Staff James Baker in the White House Office from 1981 to 1985 under Ronald Reagan.[3][4]

Cicconi endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the 2016 elections out of dislike of the Republican nominee Donald Trump. In a statement, he said: “Hillary Clinton is experienced, qualified, and will make a fine president. The alternative, I fear, would set our nation on a very dark path.”[5]


  1. ^ "At&T Inc (T:New York Consolidated): James W. Cicconi". Bloomberg.
  2. ^ "Executive Bios: James W. Cicconi". AT&T.
  3. ^ "CICCONI, JAMES W.: Files, 1981-1985 (9 l.ft., Boxes 1-24)". Reagan Library. Archived from the original on 2016-09-19.
  4. ^ "Appointment of James W. Cicconi as Special Assistant to the President". The American Presidency Project. 5 November 1981.
  5. ^ Epstein, Jennifer (23 June 2016). "Republicans Are Among Business Leaders Backing Clinton". Bloomberg.

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