After almost 35 years as president and CEO for EBSCO Industries, Inc., J.T. Stephens' term will conclude July 1, 2005. At that time, F. Dixon Brooke Jr., COO, will become the third individual to serve as president in EBSCO's 61-year history.
Stephens' career with EBSCO officially began in 1965. He became president in 1970. During his years as president, he guided the company his father, Elton B. Stephens, founded through major growth to its current status as a worldwide organization. He became chairman of the board in 2002 and will continue to serve in that capacity after July 1, 2005.