Bill Smith


Mr. Smith has served as a director of Oclaro since July 2012. Prior to Oclaro, Mr. Smith served on Opnext’s Board of Directors from April 2009 to July 2012. From September 2014 to September 2016, Mr. Smith served as President, AT&T Technology Operations, where he was responsible for all technology-related operations across AT&T’s global service footprint, including network planning and engineering, AT&T’s global network operations center, mobility and wireline central offices, undersea cable infrastructure, construction and engineering with wireless field operations, core installation and maintenance, U-verse field operations and data center operations. From January 2010 to September 2014, Mr. Smith was President, AT&T Network Operations. From March 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Smith was President, Local Network Operations at AT&T, where he was responsible for all local network-related operations across AT&T’s domestic footprint. From October 2007 to March 2008, Mr. Smith was AT&T’s Executive Vice President — Shared Services, in charge of mass market and enterprise operations, corporate real estate, procurement, regional wireline planning, and business planning and integration, and from January 2007 to October 2007 he served as AT&T’s Senior Vice President of Network Operations in the Southeast. Before AT&T’s acquisition of BellSouth Corporation in December 2006, Mr. Smith served as Chief Technology Officer for BellSouth from 2001 until December 2006, responsible for setting the overall technology direction for BellSouth’s core infrastructure. In that position, he was responsible for network and operations technology, internet protocol applications, next generation strategy, and BellSouth Entertainment, LLC. Mr. Smith graduated with honors from North Carolina State University at Raleigh in 1979, and was on the board of advisors of its graduate school for several years. He is the former chairman of the board of the Make a Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama and has served on several other non-profit boards.