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Thomas R. Stanton, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Tom Stanton was named Adtran’s Chief Executive Officer in September 2005 and named Chairman of the Board in 2007. Tom is also Chief Executive Officer of Adtran Networks, SE (formerly Adva Optical Networks, SE), acquired by Adtran in 2022.

Tom 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. 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.

Tom has served on the board of directors for a number of technology companies and is a past chairman of the board for both the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Birmingham Branch and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). In addition, he has served on the board of the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the board for both the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) and Cadence Bank. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University.