Executive Board

Steve Welch


Chief Executive Officer
21st Century Towers


Before retiring from AT&T in 2005, Steve spent 16 years as chief procurement officer for SBC (Ameritech, SW Bell, PacTel, and SNET). While there, he was also Senior EVP, Marketing and External Affairs responsible for key corporate strategy deployment for sales operation effectiveness, access line retention, customer service, and municipal affairs.  After AT&T Steve was SVP of business development for ASSIA, Inc., the world’s leader in dynamic spectrum management software for the telecom market. He was also on the Executive Advisory Board for Telmar Network Technology, Accenture’s Executive Advisory Board for procurement solutions and the Board of QuEST Forum (which he helped establish in 1998).