President, Commercial & Advertising Operations, Suddenlink
Last year, Stephens accepted the Diversity Inclusion Champion of the Year honor for Suddenlink at the NAMIC Houston chapter’s Opulence Awards ceremony. It was appropriate for Stephens to accept the honors given his work in diversity and mentoring. When looking at a potential new hire, he looks for a “track record of achievement, positive attitude and strong work ethic.” Those qualities have served Stephens well. Early this year he was promoted to the 500-employee Commercial & Advertising Operations. Under his leadership, Suddenlink’s FY12 commercial revenue grew 16.8% compared to 2011, with it proving to be a record year for the company’s carrier business.