Teresa Elder, president of AT&T Broadband's Western division, has
resigned effective Friday to devote more time to her family, she said.
Elder was named to the position -- responsible for about 6.5 million cable
subscribers and 15,000 employees -- in June 2000. Before that, she was vice
president of MediaOne Group Inc.'s Western Division. AT&T Corp. bought
MediaOne in 2000.
'My husband and I have spent a lot of time thinking about this together, and
with all that has happened in the past couple of months in the United States, I
think it's just a challenging time as a parent,' Elder said.
'My older son has cystic fibrosis, and his condition has recently changed,'
she added. 'Compiling that with [the fact that] I've been working straight at a
pace like this for about 19 years, it was just a great time for me to really
relook at these priorities. This just felt like an absolute good time to do
AT&T Broadband said the nine regional vice presidents who reported to
Elder will report directly to president Dan Somers until a successor is
'Teresa has played a significant role in building AT&T Broadband's
service areas in the West,' Somers said in an internal memo. 'We wish her well
as she departs the company.'