AT&T lobbyist is leaving Washington

One of AT&T's lobbyists is leaving Washington as he climbs the corporate ladder.

AT&T announced today that it has promoted Rodney A. Smith to be president of AT&T Connecticut, where he will lead the state's legislative agenda.

In his new role, Smith will work with state and local officials to bring AT&T's services, including its U-Verse video services, to more Connecticut residents.

As a lobbyist, Smith advocated for AT&T on telecom, broadband and wireless issues.

Before joining the company, he held stints as a Capitol Hill staffer and journalist.