J. Cliff Eason

J.Cliff Eason


J. Cliff Eason

BSEE ‘70

President and CEO (retired)

Southwestern Bell Telephone Company



As president and CEO of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, Mr. Eason was responsible for all operations and external affairs activities for the company’s service area that includes Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.  Prior to that appointment in September 2000, he served as president of SBC Network Services where he was responsible for all wireline network infrastructure planning, maintenance and service for the company’s Ameritech, Pacific Bell and Southwestern Bell regions.


After beginning his career with Southwestern Bell in 1970 as an installation foreman in Pine Bluff, Mr. Eason served in a number of leadership positions with Southwestern Bell, SBC Communication Inc., Metromedia Paging and Southwestern Bell Communications.


Mr. Eason is a member of the UA Engineering Advisory Council and the Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineering.  He is active in a number of professional and civic organizations.