Edward E. Hilliary, Jr.



Industry Experience: 33

Tenure with Hilliary: 33 

Edward “Eddie” Hilliary Jr. is CO-CEO for Hilliary. An Oklahoma native, he has held numerous executive roles in the company, dating back to 1991, including President of Medicine Park Telephone and Executive Vice President Southern Plains Cable. 

Edward grew up in the family business and spent much of his summer breaks and free time working in the company. He earned a degree in criminal justice from Cameron University.  

As CO-CEO, he is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of upgrades, repairs and buildouts of the fiber, cable, and legacy copper plants for Hilliary and all Hilliary-owned ILEC and CLEC properties. 

Edward has led the plant evaluation and provided strategic analysis of pre/post purchase in all of Hilliary acquisitions including Oklahoma Western Telephone Company in Clayton, OK, Prairieburg Telephone outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Border to Border Communications in Zapata County Texas along the US Mexico border. 

Edward is involved in numerous trade associations, Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association, Western Telecommunications Association, and serves on the board of directors for INCOMPAS (Internet and Competitive Networks Association).  

He was appointed to the State Board for Career and Technology by Governor Stitt and was recently appointed by Speaker Charles McCall to serve on the newly created Workforce Commission. The Workforce Commission will work to coordinate the state’s workforce efforts between Higher Education, Career Tech, the State of Oklahoma, and Employers.