Tom Stanton is Chairman and CEO of Adtran, Inc., one of the world’s most successful telecommunications companies. He assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and Chairman of the Board in 2007. Prior to joining Adtran, he served as an executive for 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). He currently serves on the board for both the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) and BancorpSouth. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University.