Thomas R. Stanton
CEO, ADTRAN, Inc.
Tom Stanton is Chairman and CEO of ADTRAN, Inc. one of the world’s most successful telecommunications companies. Stanton joined ADTRAN in 1995 as vice president of marketing for the Carrier Networks (CN) Division. Since that time, he has held a number of senior management positions within the company including senior vice president and general manager of the CN Division. He assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and in 2007 was named Chairman of the Board, in addition to his role as CEO. Prior to joining ADTRAN, he served as vice president of marketing and engineering at Transcrypt International and held several senior management positions with E. F. Johnson Company.
Stanton is active within the telecom industry and his local community. He has served on the board of directors for a number of technology companies and currently serves as vice chairman for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Birmingham Branch, and as a member of the board for the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA), and the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County.
Stanton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University.