Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute

Susan Santana


Susan I. Santana

Assistant Vice President OF Federal Relations

Chli Corporate Board Member SINCE 2003

Chli 2003 Founding Board Member

Susan Santana serves as Assistant Vice President, Federal Relations for AT&T. 

In this capacity, Ms. Santana is responsible for representing AT&T’s legislative interests before the U.S. Congress on matters related to technology, internet, taxes and corporate diversity issues.  Prior to this role, Susan served on the External Affairs team of AT&T, developing and managing long-term strategic relationships with key constituency groups, especially the Hispanic segment.  

Previously, Ms. Santana served as Government Affairs Counsel for Dell Inc.  Prior to going in-house, Ms. Santana practiced law at Holland & Knight in Washington DC, as well as Baker and McKenzie in San Diego, California.  She received a double bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and earned her law degree in from UCLA School of Law.  

Ms. Santana’s involvement in the community has been extensive including board service and leadership positions on the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Education Fund, past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of D.C., and the Hispanic Lobbyists Association in Washington D.C.  

Ms. Santana was honored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute to receive their 2017 Medallion of Excellence Award for a Distinguished Alumnus.

In addition, she currently serves on the board of AT&T’s DC HACEMOS (Hispanic/Latino Employee Group), as well as the American Red Cross, National Capital Region.

She resides in Mclean, VA with her husband and her baseball-playing son, Eric Alejandro.