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Bill Bradley

Executive in Residence

Department: Origin Bank Office of the Dean

Phone: 318.257.4521


Bradley has 33 years of experience in cyber security and information technology with roles ranging from software developer to chief technology officer and chief information officer at CenturyLink. Under his leadership, the company’s global workforce ensured CenturyLink was protected and its cyber technology services customers received support from a trusted partner.

During his tenure as chief technology officer and chief information officer, Bradley’s leadership was fundamental in CenturyTel’s acquisition of Embarq in 2009 to create CenturyLink, successfully integrating hundreds of applications, converting millions of customers to a single consumer billing system, and tripling the scale of the IT organization. He also contributed to CenturyLink’s acquisition of Qwest in 2011, doubling the scale of the IT organization to support millions of customers and more than 40,000 employees. Bradley’s focus on creating a “one company” mindset following these acquisitions, helped set the foundation for the technological and cultural transformation at CenturyLink.

He is the recipient of the 2015 Global CIO Breakaway Leadership Award, a recognition utilizing peer nominations, a distinguished panel of judges, and the CIO Executive Summit community to select leaders changing the face of information technology. He has served as a keynote speaker at national and global conferences, and has published articles in notable publications including Forbes.

Bradley received his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1985.