Harry S. Campbell is a senior executive with a strong record of success over three decades.
Harry 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 Northwest Arkansas. He has driven exceptional people and business results in organizations of 25 to 3,500 employees in a broad range of industries -- from consumer packaged goods to telecom to sports marketing to digital media. Harry is known as an identifier, developer and motivator of exceptional talent at all levels of the organization.
Early on, Harry's views on leadership and business management were forged at Procter & Gamble, where he worked in brand management on notable products including Crest, Pepto-Bismol and Metamucil. While with P&G, Harry was hand-picked to be a founding member of the P&G/Wal-Mart Customer Team based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In 1992, Harry 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 all telecommunications products to business customers across the United States in the mid-market, small-market, SOHO and local government arenas.
Harry led the Consumer Markets division at Embarq, a spin-off from Sprint. Embarq, purchased by CenturyTel and now known as CenturyLink, was a Fortune 400, NYSE-traded telecom company with annual revenue of $6 billion. As president of the Consumer Markets division, Harry was responsible for nearly half of Embarq's annual revenue and an organization of 3,000 employees. His group provided 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 two distinctly different small businesses. Harry served as president/CEO (and member of the board) of uclick. Uclick is a digital syndication company that packages and distributes branded content, comics and word games on the Web, representing more than 110 features such as Garfield, Dear Abby, FoxTrot and Doonesbury. He was also co-owner/EVP of a sports marketing agency that was recognized as the 1998 business of the year by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Campbell recently retired after 5 years as the CEO of Durrie Vision to focus on maximizing his charitable donations via speaking and book-writing.
Harry holds a bachelor's degree in East Asian History and Economics from Vanderbilt University (where he held the school record for the 10K for 35 years!) and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Indiana University's Kelley Graduate School of Business.
Harry 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 cure brain cancer.