Award-Winning Tech Executive Xavier Williams to Kickoff GramTalks Career Development Series

gramtalks_Gold_XWilliamsGRAMBLING, La – October 1, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced technology executive Xavier Williams, President of AT&T’s Public Sector and Wholesale Solutions and recent two-time winner of the Wash100, will keynote the kickoff of a new career development forum series, “GramTalks.”

“Our GramTalks series is our way to connect students in a real conversation with industry leaders about what it takes to create and sustain success,” said President Rick Gallot. “We are honored to host Mr. Williams, whose forward-thinking approach to business has helped shaped a new generation of technology.”

About GramTalks
GramTalks will connect 150 students and faculty members with industry leaders for an up-close conversation on career development, today’s job market, and how African-American students can successfully prepare to succeed in a changing economy and workforce.

“The Grambling State legacy is known worldwide for creating leaders in industry,” said Mr. Williams. “It’s an honor to be invited to the campus that trained CIOs, technology leaders, history-making athletes and entertainers who have changed history.”

Media, campus and community members who are interested in attending, must RSVP at
WHO:             Grambling State University
WHAT:           “GramTalks “ Career development lecture and forum
WHEN:           Monday, October 7, 2019, at 1 p.m.
WHERE:         Black and Gold Room, Favrot Student Union, Grambling, LA 71245


About Xavier Williams
Xavier Williams is a 28-year technology industry veteran who serves as President of AT&T’s Public Sector and Wholesale Solutions. Williams’ resume includes serving in a number of global leadership roles at AT&T, second-largest telecommunications company in the United States, with a market value of $211.688 billion. His experience includes leading in roles across Finance, Product Management, Strategy, Sales, Human Resources, Global Operations and Customer Service.

Members of the media are strongly encouraged to RSVP for attendance to

For interviews and additional information, contact Jovan Hackley at or (318) 274-2866.


About Grambling State University 

Grambling State University, located in Grambling, Louisiana, is a historically black university founded in 1901. The University has been accredited by 13 accrediting associations and holds accreditations in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The 590-acre campus offers 42 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Grambling State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. For more information, visit