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"Building support for any position starts and ends with clear communication and an emotional connection to your audience."

Billy Linville

Mr. Linville is one of Lexicon Strategies’ founding partners, focusing his practice on providing strategic communication, public affairs, media relations, campaign management, business development, and political consulting for clients across the country.

Previously, Mr. Linville was a Strategic Advisor for Baker Donelson and a Principle at Dentons, where he worked with clients such as Tesla Motors, Atlanta Hawks, American Bar Association, and Atlanta Public Schools.

From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Linville was the Eastern Region and Global VP of Public Affairs for AT&T.  Managing a team of 25 professionals and consultants in the U.S. and Brussels, he helped direct legislative, regulatory and issue strategies; guided media relations, messaging, and communication for public policy matters; and leveraged the citizenship and reputation of the company.

Mr. Linville also co-led a successful reputation campaign for AT&T in New York City, and directed state and regional grassroots coalitions.

Mr. Linville began his career as a Legislative Aide and campaign manager for U.S. Congressman Phil Sharp (D-IN), defeating challenger Mike Pence.  For more than ten years, he served as campaign manager, communication director, and political consultant for clients that included Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), U.S. Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) and others.

In 2002, Mr. Linville formed Linville & Associates, a public affairs consulting firm, whose clients included Oracle, AT&T, Delta Airlines, Cisco Systems, Earthlink and others.

Mr. Linville sits on the Board of the Otis Bowen Institute of Political Participation at Ball State University.  He resides in Atlanta, Georgia.