Fred McCallum was born and raised in Florence, Alabama.
He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Auburn University,
and his law degree from the University of Alabama, where he was an
editor of the Alabama Law Review. He is a member of the Alabama,
Florida and Georgia Bar Associations. After a clerkship with the
Federal District Court in North Alabama, he worked with the law firm
of Lange, Simpson, Robinson and Somerville in Birmingham before joining
South Central Bell in 1987. Since then, he has held positions of increasing
responsibility in the wireline and wireless business units.
He served in South Central Bell’s Alabama and Headquarters’ operations
from 1987 to 1991. From 1991 to 1995 he was Vice-President and General Counsel
of MobileComm, a BellSouth wireless subsidiary. From 1996 to 2002, he was General
Counsel for Georgia Operations, and Senior Counsel responsible for securing state
and federal long distance approval in the former BellSouth southeastern states.
From 2002 to 2007 he served as Vice President Regulatory and External Affairs for
BellSouth’s Headquarters’ Organization in Atlanta, where he was responsible for the
development and support of BellSouth’s regulatory and legislative agenda in state and federal arenas.
After AT&T and BellSouth merged, he served as Vice President –
Southern Region Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for AT&T in Atlanta,
where he was responsible for strategy development and implementation of AT&T’s key
legislative and regulatory goals in the Southern Region.
He was appointed President – AT&T Alabama effective June 1, 2008.
Fred has been appointed to the board of directors for the Birmingham Business
Alliance, the Greater Alabama Council-Boy Scouts of America, the Business Council
of Alabama, the United Way of Central Alabama, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute,
the Birmingham Education Foundation, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama
and the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama.
Fred is married to Connie McCallum and they have two sons.
Will, a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, and Grant, a sophomore
engineering student at Auburn University. He also enjoys being a private
pilot and playing golf in his spare time.