Mary Beth Hawkins is director of sales with AT&T New England. Hawkins is responsible for a team of over 300 retail employees and all of AT&T’s retail locations in Western Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. In March 2009, Hawkins was elected president of the New England Chapter for the Women of AT&T, an employee resource group representing women from all disciplines at AT&T. Hawkins joined Cellular One as a product manager in 1997 and was responsible for the initial roll-out of both the prepaid and paging product for Cellular One, Upstate New York. Hawkins moved to the New England area in the spring of 1999 as a retail account executive. Prior to joining Cellular One, Hawkins held leadership positions at a successful consumer electronics retailer in Buffalo, NY where she launched a paging reseller company and managed the retailer’s wireless business. Hawkins graduated from the University of New York at Buffalo with a bachelor’s degree in economics.