As Chief of Staff and General Counsel, Alan Dorantes, J.D., directs the efficient operation of the organization’s Executive Office in Chicago, working closely with the CEO and other Executive Team members to build long-term scheduling plans—assessing their fit against strategic priorities—and helps to build strong relationships and ensure effective communication with both internal and external stakeholders. Alan is also responsible for overseeing Feeding America’s legal affairs as well as board development and governance.
Prior to Feeding America, Alan served as Assistant Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel of Human Resources at AT&T. In that role, he supported AT&T’s Chief Diversity Officer and the Corporate Diversity and Inclusion team. He was a founding member and co-chair of the AT&T Legal Department’s Diversity and Inclusion committee and served on AT&T’s Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Business Council. Throughout his 16-year career with AT&T, Alan advised clients within many areas of the company, including Government, Education and Healthcare Solutions, Sales Operations, Network Engineering, Corporate Real Estate and Human Resources.
In his commitment to supporting equity and social justice, Alan served as a stakeholder and committee member in “Believe Dallas,” an AT&T and community initiative to reduce homelessness. He has provided resources and support to the Jubilee Park Community Center and the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. Alan serves as a member of the board of the Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation. He promotes legal diversity and inclusion programs nationally through organizations such as the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession, where he serves on the advisory board. He also serves on the board of directors of The Arts Community Alliance. Alan received the 2019 Texas General Counsel Magna Stella Award for Diversity and the 2019 Senior Counsel of the Year for a Large Legal Department Award from the Association of Corporate Counsel/Texas Lawbook.
Alan received his bachelor’s degrees from Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Cox School of Business and SMU Meadows School of the Arts. He earned his J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law, where he currently serves on the Executive Board.