With more than 25 years in the telecom industry, Bolton joined ADTRAN in 2008 as vice president of global marketing. ADTRAN is a top 3 global provider of broadband infrastructure solutions. At ADTRAN, Gary is responsible for all aspects of marketing for the company worldwide as well as regulatory and public affairs. Gary has been highly involved in Washington, influencing FCC and Congressional proceedings such as the Open Internet, E-Rate Reform, the National Broadband Plan and USF Reform.
Prior to joining ADTRAN, Gary held executive management positions at two successful venture-backed high-tech start-ups as well as at large publicly traded companies in marketing and product line management. Gary served as the 2018 chairman at the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce, is co-chairman of BITAG (Broadband Internet Technology Advisory Group), a board member and treasurer for the Fiber Broadband Association, a board member at Huntsville Botanical Garden, president for SORBA-Huntsville and serves on the University of Alabama in Huntsville college of business executive advisory board. Gary is currently an adjunct professor in business administration and management science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and he holds an MBA from Duke University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.