Bruce Hanks has been a director since 1992. He has served as non-executive vice chairman of the CenturyLink Board of Directors since 2017 and lead independent director since 2018. Mr. Hanks is the current chair of the Audit Committee.
Previously, Mr. Hanks served as a consultant with Graham, Bordelon, Golson and Gilbert, Inc., an investment management and financial planning company. He was also the Athletic Director of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. From 1980 to 2001, Mr. Hanks held various executive positions at CenturyLink, including Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President – Corporate Development and Strategy, Chief Financial Officer, and President – Telecommunications Services. Prior to joining CenturyLink, Mr. Hanks worked as a certified public accountant with Peat, Marwick & Mitchell.
An advisory director of IberiaBank Corporation, Mr. Hanks previously served on the executive boards of several telecommunications industry associations and the boards of other publicly owned companies.