BE MODERN MAN: GEORGE CLEVELAND
Telecommunications executive; 48; Vice President, Channel Operations, AT&T’s Prepaid Portfolio (includes Cricket Wireless)
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF IN LIFE?
Marrying the love of my life and creating a solid foundation for our children. I’m able to provide for them and put them in a position to achieve their dreams without the challenges I faced growing up. I understand they will face obstacles, but my hope is that we’ve provided them with the tools to fight through and reach their full potential.
HOW HAVE YOU TURNED STRUGGLE INTO SUCCESS?
Growing up in Macon, Georgia, my parents realized early on the importance of instilling faith and family values and providing me with a quality education. They sent me to a private school where I quickly recognized the financial and social economic differences from where I was growing up to that of my more affluent peers. This experience fueled my passion to provide a more fruitful life for myself and my future family.