New York Life Insurance Co. announced today that its Board of Directors has elected veteran AT&T executive Ralph de la Vega to the company’s Board. de la Vega is president and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, with responsibility for all consumer marketing, sales, customer care and operations for the company’s wireless and wireline businesses.   “All of us on the board are looking forward to having the benefit of Ralph’s deep and broad management expertise, and enormous consumer and international experience in our deliberations as directors," said Ted Mathas, chairman, president and CEO of New York Life. "He joins a board filled with accomplished individuals from business, law and government.”   de la Vega has held positions of increasing responsibility since joining an AT&T Inc. predecessor company in 1974. Prior to being named to his current position in 2008, he served as president-regional telecommunications and entertainment, and then president and CEO of AT&T Mobility. Additionally, from 2004-2006, he served as COO of Cingular Wireless, where he oversaw the Cingular-AT&T Wireless merger, the largest all-cash merger at the time.

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