Captain David L. Ritter served in the United States Air Force from 1983 to 1996 and was hired by Ameritech (now AT&T) via a military officer recruiting program. During his 12-year active duty military career as a communications-engineering officer, Captain Ritter served in various roles and assignments as a satellite station field operations evaluator, HQ staff officer for assignments and retention, project manager for combat computer systems, and commander of a unit in England. These jobs involved travel and temporary duty assignments among 27 of the 50 states, and in 5 foreign countries. His undergraduate degree in engineering from Stevens Tech in Hoboken NJ was augmented by a 2-year tour at the University of Colorado/Boulder to obtain a masters degree in information systems through the Air Force Institute of Technology. Captain Ritter also served on the Junior Officer Advisory Council for the Air Force Association (AFA) in 1990; he is a Life Member of the AFA.
David joined AT&T in 1996 as a call center technology manager in Saginaw, Michigan. In his current role, David is a technical project manager, leading over a dozen concurrent efforts to coordinate the installation of network, telephony, desktop PC, printer, and server equipment for data centers, call centers, and central office sites throughout AT&T in the United States.
Upon establishment of the AT&T Veterans Michigan chapter, David served as its vice president and acting president. He was subsequently nominated and elected to the National Board of AT&T Veterans as General Secretary in January 2012. AT&T Veterans is an Employee Resource Group of nearly 7000 employees who create an instant community for veterans joining the company and engages them in outreach, philanthropy and volunteer opportunities. Over 300 AT&T Veterans members serve as Career Ambassadors by representing the Company at veteran career events and through our Careers for Veterans Job Search Advisor program.
David and his wife of 25 years, Teresa, live in Midland, Michigan. They have two daughters: Victoria, a graduate of Grand Valley State University, and Rachel, currently an architectural engineering student at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield.