Harry S. Campbell is a senior executive with a strong track record of success over nearly three decades. Campbell 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.
He has driven exceptional people and business results in organizations of 5 to 3,500 employees in a broad range of industries from consumer-packaged goods to telecom to sports marketing to digital media. He is known as an identifier, developer and motivator of exceptional talent at all levels of the organization.
Campbell’s views on leadership and business management were forged at P&G where he worked in Brand Management on Crest, Pepto-Bismol and Metamucil. While with P&G, Campbell was picked to be a founding member of the P&G/Wal-Mart Customer Team based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. After seven years with P&G, in 1992 Campbell 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 as president of the Emerging and Mid-Markets business unit in which he was responsible for selling to and servicing business customers across the country in the mid-market, small-market and local government arenas.
From 2005 to 2009, Campbell led the Consumer Markets Division at Embarq. Purchased by CenturyTel and now known as CenturyLink, Embarq was a Fortune 400 company with revenue of $6B. As president of Embarq’s largest division, Campbell was responsible for marketing, sales, service and support for communication and entertainment services to 4 million customers in 18 states.
His other senior management experience spanned distinctly different industries. He served as president/CEO of uclick, a digital syndication company that packaged and distributed branded content, comics and word games on the web. Uclick represented over 110 features such as Garfield, Dear Abby, FoxTrot and Doonesbury. He was also co-owner of MAI, a sports marketing agency that was recognized as the 1998 Business of the Year by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Currently, Campbell is the CEO of Durrie Vision, a world-class refractive eye surgery center.
Campbell has a passion for speaking on leadership to companies, groups and organizations. His book, Get-Real Leadership, was published in February 2012 and is available on Amazon and via Kindle. He donates 100% of his gross speaking fees and book royalties to brain cancer research in honor of his wife, Kris.
Campbell holds a bachelor's degree in East Asian History and Economics from Vanderbilt University (where he still holds the school record for the 10K!) and an MBA from Indiana University's Kelley Graduate School of Business. Campbell is active in several local charities and serves on the boards of Head for the Cure and The Children’s Place.