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Harry Campbell

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Harry S. Campbell is a senior executive with a strong track record of success over 26+ yrs. Campbell has been a President for two Fortune 500 companies, co-owner of an award-winning small business, CEO/Board member of an Internet start-up and founding member of the industry-changing Wal-Mart/P&G Customer Team in NW Arkansas. He has driven exceptional people and business results in organizations of 5 to 3,500 employees in a broad range of industries from consumer packaged goods to telecom to sports marketing to digital media. He is known as an identifier, developer and motivator of exceptional talent at all levels of the organization.

Campbell’s views on leadership and business management were forged at P&G where he worked in Brand Management on Crest, Pepto-Bismol and Metamucil. While with P&G, Campbell was picked to be a founding member of the P&G/Wal-Mart Customer Team based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In 1992, Campbell moved from consumer packaged goods to the telecom sector when he joined Sprint. While there, he served in several leadership roles, culminating in his being appointed president of the multi-billion dollar Consumer Long Distance unit in 2002. His final role with Sprint was leading the Emerging and Mid-Markets business unit in which he was responsible for selling to and servicing business customers across the US in the mid-market, small-market and local government arenas.
From 2005 to 2009, Campbell led the Consumer Markets Division at Embarq. Purchased by CenturyTel in 2009, the company is now known as CenturyLink. Embarq was a Fortune 400, NYSE-traded telecom company with annual revenue of $6B. As president of Embarq’s largest division, Campbell was responsible for marketing, sales, service and operational support for a full line of communication and entertainment services to 4 million residential customers in 18 states.
His other senior management experience spanned several distinctly different businesses. Campbell served as president/CEO of uclick. Uclick is a digital syndication company that packages and distributes branded content, comics and word games on the web, representing over 110 features such as Garfield, Dear Abby, FoxTrot and Doonesbury. He was also co-owner of a sports marketing agency that was recognized as the 1998 Business of the Year by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Campbell has a passion for developing leaders and speaking about “real leadership” to groups – large and small -- around the country. He holds a bachelor's degree in East Asian History and Economics from Vanderbilt University (where he still holds the school record for the 10,000 meters) and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Indiana University's Kelley Graduate School of Business. Campbell is active in several local charities and serves on the board of Head for the Cure, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising money to help find a cure for brain cancer.