AT&T announced Thursday that it named Thomas Horton as the company's new chief financial officer. Horton replaces Charles Noski, who was named vice chairman of AT&T last February. Noski said last May that he would leave the company once the sale of its AT&T Broadband cable unit to Comcast is complete. AT&T expects to close the deal by the end of the year.
Horton most recently served as chief financial officer of AMR, the parent company of American Airlines. He joined AMR in 1985 as a financial analyst and has held numerous positions in the finance department as well as being responsible for the general management of the airline's European operations from 1998 to 2000.