Dustin J. Hilliary



Industry Experience: 23

Tenure with Hilliary: 23 

Dustin Hilliary is CO-CEO for Hilliary. He has been the leader for the growth and financial planning of all Hilliary-owned companies.  

Dustin negotiated the acquisition of 17 companies during the span of 10 years and was a major part of the push from a traditional telco to a multi-faceted provider of broadband, video, and VoIP services. 

Under his leadership, Hilliary secured federal and state grants and private loans. To date, Hilliary has been awarded numerous grants and loans totaling more than $200 million from the USDA and other state and federal authorities.  

Currently, Dustin is helping to deploy fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) in numerous communities in central Oklahoma and has been point-of-contact on projects totaling over $30 million in capital improvements. He works primarily on mergers and acquisitions and holds various executive roles within Hilliary, Oklahoma Western Telephone Company, Texhoma Fiber, and Southern Plains Cable, among others. 

As former executive vice president of Wichita Online, he helped build a wireless broadband network that combined new construction and the acquisition of 12 wireless companies serving 10,000 customers across 23 rural Oklahoma counties. The company sold in 2015. 

Dustin is a member of the Texas Telephone Association and the WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband. He is also active in the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, the NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, Public Policy Committee, and OPASTCO. 

In 2023, Governor Stitt appointed Dustin Hilliary to the State Board of Regents for Higher Education. In addition, he serves as Chairman of the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce.  

Dustin is an entrepreneur and builder who is developing a 25,000 square-foot retail center in Elgin, to help meet the demand caused by a boom in population due to the U.S. Military’s reassignment of troops to neighboring Fort Sill. 

He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife Megan and his two children.