Executive Vice President - International Operations and President Latin America and EMEAMr. William H. Hess, J.D., serves as an Executive Vice President International Operations and President, Latin America and EMEA of the Company. He joined us in March 2001 as Chief Financial Officer of American Tower International and was appointed Executive Vice President in June 2001. Mr. Hess was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel in September 2002, and in February 2007, Mr. Hess was appointed Executive Vice President, International Operations. Mr. Hess relinquished the position of General Counsel in April 2007 when he was named President of our Latin American operations. In March 2009, Mr. Hess also became responsible for the Europe, Middle East and Africa territory. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hess had been a partner in the corporate and finance practice group of the law firm of King Spalding LLP, which he joined in 1990. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Hess practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Young Co. Mr. Hess received a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and is a graduate of Harding University. Mr. Hess is on the Board of Trustees of the U.S.Africa Business Center for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a participant of the World Economic Forum.
Age: 52 President Since 2007Hess received his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law and is a graduate of Harding University.