Randall Stephenson

Randall Stephenson

Chairman and CEO


AT&T

Dallas, TX USA


I have the fortune of doing these great things for AT&T, but if I don't get to spend time with my family, that's not success in my mind. If I am not successful in establishing relationships, I'm failing.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Growing up, never imagined he'd become a CEO; in fact, started out in animal husbandry and agriculture.
The son of an agricultural entrepreneur, he was encouraged to forgo college and enter the family business.
Tried to follow his father's footsteps, but lacked aptitude and passion for it; decided to go to college instead.
Believes college isn't right for everyone, but it was for him; exposed him to concepts he hadn't considered, like business, which he fell in love with.
After college, went to business school and got a job at Southwestern Bell where he climbed the ranks.
Today, knows his title screams "success," but he doesn't tie success to status; it's having a well-rounded life.
Wouldn't be where he is without college; it gave him the ability to question what other people wanted for him and think for himself.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Accounting
University of Central Oklahoma
graduate
Graduate
Accounting
University of Central Oklahoma
Career

Career

Chairman and CEO

I lead one of the world’s largest communications companies providing integrated communications services.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Technology
Technology
Working with Others
Working with Others