Rodger S. Kline

Rodger Kline


Rodger S. Kline

BSEE ‘66

Chief Operating Officer, Company Operations Leader and Director

Acxiom Corporation


Rodger S. Kline is chief operating officer, company operations leader and director for Acxiom Corporation.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1966.


Upon graduation, he joined IBM as a systems engineer.  Beginning in 1967, he took a two-year military leave of absence to serve in the U.S. Army as an officer in the Ordnance Corps.  He returned to IBM in 1969 and continues his career as a systems engineer.


This year marks Mr. Kline’s 30th anniversary with Acxiom Corporation, a $1 billion public company headquartered in Little Rock, Ark.  He joined the company in 1973 as director of marketing.  In 1975, he was promoted to executive vice president and named to the Board of Directors.  Mr. Kline has also served as chief information officer, treasurer and chief financial officer.


Acxiom Corporation is a recognized leader in customer information technology.  Computerworld has selected the company as one of the magazine’s “Top 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology,” and this year the company ranked for the fifth time of FORTUNE’S lies of “100 Best Companies to Work For.”


During his college career at the U of A, Mr. Kline was actively involved in extracurricular activities and served as president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, president of the Engineering Council and was a member of the student senate.  He was selected for Tau Beta Ph, the engineering honor society, and was named the 1966 outstanding graduate for the College of Engineering.


Mr. Kline is a member of the UA Campaign for the Twenty-First Century Steering Committee and the College of Engineering Campaign Committee.  He is also a member of the Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineering and currently serves as chairman of the College of Engineering Advisory Council.