Joe York serves as the president of AT&T Florida & Caribbean. Joe has held various other positions within AT&T, including vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs for AT&T Florida.
Joe York was born October 5, 1968, in Jacksonville, Florida. He graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Business in 1991 and later attended Troy State University to study broadcast journalism. He is married to Jennifer and has three children, Collin, Ella and Spencer. They live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Joe served as regional director of corporate and external affairs for AT&T of Central Florida from July 2002 to August 2005. Before coming to AT&T, Joe was a partner in Arnall & York, a firm specializing in governmental affairs located in Jacksonville, Florida. Joe represented several well known corporations such as AT&T, Florida Blue, Florida Power & Light, PGA of America, City of Jacksonville, Sprint and Verizon.
Joe was most recently appointed to the Florida State Board of Education by the governor and serves from January 2019 to December 2020. He is on the board of directors for the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the James Madison Institute, and he serves as vice chair of Enterprise Florida's board of directors. Joe is past chair of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JaxPort) and past member of the JaxPort board of directors. He was appointed by the governor in 2010 to serve on this board and subsequently reappointed in 2014. Joe is a member of the Florida Council of 100 and the Jacksonville Civic Council. Additionally, he serves as a member of The Players Council, a community group that advises The PGA Tour, and he is also a member of the Orange Bowl Committee. He is the past chairman of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists, and is a member of the Wolfson Children's Hospital Dream Coat Society. Joe was chosen as one of Florida Trend's 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in 2018 and 2019 and was chosen by Influence Magazine for The INFLUENCE 100: The most influential people in Florida politics. He has been honored as one of the 40 under 40 Community Leaders in Orlando and Jacksonville by the Orlando and Jacksonville Business Journals. Other awards include being honored with the Charles Bennett Leadership award by the Northeast Florida Jaycees.
Other past community service includes serving on the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Northeast Florida's board of directors, the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission's board of directors, the Orlando Regional Chamber's executive board of directors and BusinessForce's executive board of directors. Joe is a Graduate of Leadership Florida Class 22 and Leadership Orlando.