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Randall L. Stephenson
Randall L. Stephenson
Chairman, CEO & President at AT&T
Randall was named to his current position in 2007. Since then, AT&T has invested to become a modern media company that brings together one of the best collections of premium video content, a large base of direct-to-consumer relationships, high-speed networks optimized for video, and an advertising technology platform that will make premium video advertising more relevant and valuable. With the 2018 acquisition of Time Warner – now known as WarnerMedia – AT&T has a robust premium content portfolio that draws from the rich and deep content libraries of Turner, HBO and Warner Bros. AT&T has more than 170 million direct-to-consumer (D2C) relationships across its wireless, pay-TV and broadband businesses in the United States, wireless in Mexico, and DIRECTV in Latin America. That number grows to more than 370 million with the inclusion of WarnerMedia’s digital properties such as CNN.com, Bleacher Report and Otter Media. AT&T’s leading wireless and fiber network, including investments in new technology such as 5G, will continue to provide the network bandwidth required as customers increasingly engage with premium video content. The company also serves nearly 3 million businesses worldwide – from the smallest companies to nearly all the Fortune 1000 – with highly secure, smart solutions. And Xandr, AT&T’s newly formed advertising technology company, is already applying data-driven insights to make AT&T’s advertising inventory more relevant and valuable. AT&T is one of the world’s largest companies in the technology, media and telecom space, with more than $170 billion in 2018 revenues and 35 consecutive years of quarterly dividend growth. Between 2014 and 2018, AT&T invested more than $140 billion in its network, including capital investments and acquisitions of spectrum and operations. Over that same period, the company invested more in the U.S. than any other public company. AT&T has committed $500 million since 2008 to its signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, which drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and the workplace. Randall also led AT&T’s breakthrough “It Can Wait” campaign – an education and awareness program educating drivers that distracted driving is never OK. The program has amassed more than 25 million pledges of support. And in 2018 WarnerMedia unveiled an industry-first Diversity and Inclusion Policy for talent in front of and behind the camera. 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 was chief operating officer. He was appointed to AT&T’s board of directors in 2005.
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