Randall L. Stephenson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Randall was named to his current position in 2007. Since then, AT&T has invested to become a global leader in providing integrated communications services to businesses and consumers, from video entertainment, high-speed Internet and mobility, to IP network services and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Today, AT&T offers video entertainment to more than 26 million customers in the United States and more than 19 million customers in Latin America, including Mexico and the connections to more than 1 million U.S. business locations; global IP network services that connect 3.5 million businesses on 6 continents representing 99% of the world’s economy; high-speed Internet connections to 57 million U.S. customer locations; and more than 26 million IoT devices and sensors connected to its network.
AT&T is one of the world’s largest communications companies, with more than $147 billion in 2015 revenues and 32 consecutive years of dividend growth. Over the last 5 years, AT&T has invested over $140 billion, including capital investments in wireless and wireline networks and acquisitions of wireless spectrum and operations, to build out one of the most advanced wireless, fiber and IP networks in the world.
The company launched AT&T Aspire in 2008, a philanthropic program to improve college and career readiness for students at risk of dropping out of high school. With a financial commitment of more than $350 million, AT&T Aspire marks the largest education initiative in the company’s history. Randall also has led AT&T’s breakthrough “It Can Wait” campaign – an education and awareness program encouraging drivers to keep their eyes on the road, not on their phone. The program has amassed more than 7 million pledges of support.
Randall began his career with Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1982 in Oklahoma. He served as the company’s senior executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2001 to 2004, and from 2004 to 2007 he served as the company’s chief operating officer. He was appointed to AT&T’s board of directors in 2005.
He is a member of the board of directors of Emerson Electric Co. and Boeing, a member of the PGA TOUR Policy Board, and National President of the Boy Scouts of America.
Randall received his B.S. in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and his Master of Accountancy from the University of Oklahoma.