Sprint named Jorge Gracia, 50, to be its senior vice president and general counsel, replacing longtime executive Charles Wunsch.
Gracia starts in the post Jan. 2. Wunsch had held the job since 2008 and will remain at Sprint through Jan. 29 to help with a transition.
General counsel serves as the company’s top lawyer, reaching into decisions and issues throughout the company and including its work with regulators.
“Jorge (Gracia) is an accomplished attorney and a seasoned business strategist,” Sprint chief executive Marcelo Claure said in the announcement. “He is experienced in building high-performing teams and tenaciously leading them to pursue resolution to complex issues.”
Gracia had worked for Samsung Electronics America Inc. as its seniorsenior vice president and general counsel since 2013. His experience includes 17 years at Alcatel-Lucent, where he lead a team of 200 professionals and handled work for SBC and Bell South, each now part of AT&T.
Gracia and his family will relocate from New Jersey to the Kansas City area.