New York, N.Y., October 12, 2015 – Randall Stephenson, chairman and chief executive of AT&T Inc., will be honored by the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), a pro-trade group that represents America’s leading global companies. Stephenson will receive USCIB’s International Leadership Award at a gala dinner on November 9 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.
“Randall Stephenson has truly made his mark at AT&T, a company that epitomizes innovation and a commitment to connectivity, quality and security in today’s fast-paced global economy,” said USCIB Chairman Terry McGraw, chairman emeritus of McGraw Hill Financial [now S&P Global]. “He has further reinforced the company’s commitment to open markets, and to free and fair competition, while demonstrating how a large, global company can help improve the lives of people everywhere.”
Stephenson was named AT&T’s chairman and chief executive in 2007.
Under Stephenson’s leadership, AT&T has become the largest pay-TV provider in the U.S. and the world; built a best-in-class nationwide wireless network, serving more than 132 million subscribers in the U.S. and Mexico; and deployed wired high-speed Internet service to 57 million customer locations. It plans to extend its high-speed mobile Internet service to 100 million people and businesses in Mexico by 2018. In 2014, AT&T reported revenues of over $132 billion in 2014 and 31 consecutive years of dividend growth.
In 2008, at Stephenson’s direction, the company launched AT&T Aspire, a philanthropic program to help improve college and career readiness for students at risk of dropping out of high school. Stephenson has also led AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign, an education and awareness program encouraging people to never text while driving.
Stephenson also serves as chairman of the Business Roundtable, and is on the board of Emerson Electric Co.
USCIB’s International Leadership Award has been presented annually to a leading CEO, international figure or institution since 1980, recognizing outstanding contributions to global trade, finance and investment. Recent recipients have included Roberto Azevedo, director general of the World Trade Organization, and Fred Smith, CEO of FedEx.
Founded in 1945, USCIB is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. Organizers of the event promised some special surprises at the dinner to mark the auspicious anniversary. The annual award gala draws hundreds of business leaders and dignitaries from government and diplomatic circles. More on the event is available at www.uscibgala.com.
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at www.uscib.org.
Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
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