On April 4, 2011 the Larry Adair Lectureship Series presents:
Jim Epperson, AT&T Senior Vice President for Strategic Communications
11 a.m. Lecture, Webb Center Auditorium
Noon Luncheon, UC Rozell Ballroom
Free Lunch/Giveaways for students
James M. Epperson, Jr.
When Jim Epperson began his career with Southwestern Bell in Oklahoma City in 1979, customers could choose from a small handful of telephones and long distance calling was reserved for the most important of occasions.
Today, customers can choose from more than 600 wireless handsets alone. What was once the smallest of the “Baby Bells” is a Fortune 10 company recognized as a worldwide leader of wireless and entertainment technology and services.
AT&T has been successful because it has been a leader in providing new competitive choices to consumers, and Jim has been at the forefront of those efforts. As AT&T’s president in Texas – and before that, in Oklahoma – Jim led the teams that won approval of first-in-the-nation legislation bringing consumers new choices in video providers and additional investment in high-speed Internet. Later, as Senior Vice President of State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Jim assisted AT&T executives across the country as they worked to bring additional choices to consumers in all 50 states.
Today, Jim is Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications, where he is responsible for corporate message development and strategy.
A native of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Jim and his wife Debbie have two children and two grandchildren. They live in Dallas.
The Larry Adair Lectureship Series was established in 2004 by friends and family of former Oklahoma Speaker of the House, the Honorable Larry Adair, and the NSU Foundation to create an annual forum to engage students in politics, government and public policy.