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David Arbuckle Consulting, Inc.
David Arbuckle Consulting, Inc. presents public policy solutions to enable businesses, political candidates, elected officials and other organizations to better serve their customers, constituencies and communities.
After more than 33 years' experience with AT&T, David incorporated a small business to share big business expertise with leaders of business, government and community. While David benefited from seeing and serving many diverse communities, he learned the telecom business by climbing telephone poles to connect customers before climbing the management ranks in a variety of roles and responsibilities. From network supervision to directing public affairs teams, he worked with business leaders, elected officials, Native American Tribes and community leadership in three states (OK, AZ & TX) for over 26 years.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, David led efforts in producing best case results for communities, customers and his former employer. In building sustainable value by combining state-of-the-art telecommunications with community improvement initiatives, he led Chambers of Commerce, Work Force Boards, Education efforts, social betterment organizations and charitable entities. Spanning a wide spectrum of activities, all centered on coordinating colleagues and communities to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for multiple and diverse constituencies.
B.A. Liberal Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
1/14 to present David Arbuckle Consulting, Inc.
President & CEO
Established 100% Native American owned Subchapter S Corporation counseling businesses and
individuals on the application of how government relations shape commercial outcomes.
Create persuasive messaging and content for political campaigns, candidates and businesses.
4/05 to 12/13 AT&T
Vice President-External Affairs
Represented AT&T concerning governmental and community affairs in Dallas, and other cities.
Represented AT&T with federal, state and local governments, elected officials and staffs.
Registered as a lobbyist for AT&T, and worked 5 legislative sessions and several special sessions with
the Texas Legislature and lobbied federal elected officials on behalf of AT&T.
Led department initiative to improve coordination with emerging technology operations to produce desired results for AT&T,
external stakeholders & regulatory authorities and led team to report process to C Level Company Officers.
Applied newly acquired expertise to lead deployment strategies for new technologies and
coordinated with all departments in deploying new products.
Synthesized political assessments and special assignments and interpreted results for C Level Company Officers.
Originated, coordinated and executed interviews which resulted in earned media (electronic and print).
Represented AT&T Foundation to the public, coordinated with key stakeholders and conducted and
participated in media events, which resulted in improving outcomes for the Foundation.
Led Dallas District of 5 area managers and staff to support company operations in Dallas, El Paso, Midland
and Tyler to achieve and surpass all corporate expectations.
Quickly adapted to presence of Employee Resource Groups to optimize positive impact for AT&T, the employees
and communities in fostering vibrant growth and participation among groups.
Held numerous community and civic board memberships, including Texas Workforce Commission in Dallas
and others which resulted in additional earned media and extensive good will for my employer.
5/01 to 4/05 SBC
General Manager-External Affairs
Closely coordinated with all departments to ascertain delivery of services & to optimize company operations
and investment in El Paso, TX market to produce superior results.
Led the West Texas District to support operations in El Paso, Midland, Amarillo, Lubbock & Abilene.
Also, conceived and executed seamless succession plan upon departure.
Initiated outreach & created publicity which resulted in earned media in El Paso market.
Registered as a lobbyist & worked 2 TX Legislative Sessions, as well in Washington DC to lobby
TX Congressional delegation to pass critical legislation for SBC.
Represented SBC Foundation & administered Foundation & contribution budgets for West Texas District.
Applied newly acquired expertise to lead TX External Affairs in broadband deployment, and drove
rapid penetration of new products in El Paso and across TX.
Served on numerous civic boards of directors, and held significant leadership positions,
which increased influence among decision makers in El Paso market.
9/00 to 5/01 SBC Telecom
Regional Vice President-External Affairs
Partnered with RVP-Sales to lead national expansion effort in Phoenix, AZ for SBC in achieving best results of all national expansion markets.
Represented SBC Telecom in Phoenix, AZ and coordinated with all departments to achieve operational status,
from acquiring licenses and permits to interacting with community leadership.
Represented SBC Telecom as a registered lobbyist with Arizona Legislature, the Arizona Corporation Commission,
Arizona federal delegation, Tribes and other governmental entities.
Initiated outreach and generated publicity which resulted in earned media, and
increased influence among business leadership in metropolitan Phoenix.
Was asked to join the Scottsdale Arts Board of Directors, Scottsdale, AZ which raised corporate and personal profile in community.
10/87 to 9/00 Southwestern Bell Telephone/SBC
Area Manager-External Affairs
Closely coordinated with other company departments to ensure excellent service and results.
Registered as a lobbyist and worked 9 Oklahoma Legislative sessions, as well as working in Washington,
DC to lobby US Congress and present to FCC to pass initiatives for SBC.
Originated publicity to gain earned media through a variety of innovative methods.
Coordinated company efforts with Native American Tribes in Oklahoma.
Named to Oklahoma Workforce Commission by Governor Keating.
Served and led numerous civic boards and served as President of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma,
which greatly increased and improved corporate reputation.
3/80 to 10/87 Southwestern Bell Telephone
Technician, Supervisor & Chief Assigner
Led team to achieve top results in company for data base accuracy during conversion from paper to
electronic records, originated notable “firsts” for company and topped group in sales.
Named Native American Business Man of the Year by OU Price College NABS-2000
Leadership Dallas-Class of ‘06
Board of Visitors-College of Arts & Sciences, University of Oklahoma-2006-2008
Initiated and coordinated media for Operation Hydration-Veterans of AT&T-2010
21 Leaders of 21st Century-Collin County Business Press-2010
Key Contributor-Chinese Institute of Engineers Spring Symposium-2010
Outstanding Leadership Award-OASIS Lone Star Chapter (Southern Asian-ERG)-2011
Community Service Excellence Award-Miss Asian American Texas Program-2011
Key Person in Key Place Award-DFW Asian American Citizens Council-2012
Corporate Advocate of the Year-Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce-2013
Advisory Board Member-Marco Polo World Foundation-2014
Elected President of the Denton County Conservative Coalition-2015