Charles D. Morgan

Chairman and CEO
First Orion Corp.

Charles D Morgan is chairman and CEO of First Orion Corp., a privately held company that developed and markets data-asset telecommunications solutions that enables full call transparency for consumers, business and mobile operators. First Orion delivers three suites of solutions and services that help consumers and companies protect against fraudulent calls, while enriching the calls that need to connect.

Mr. Morgan is on the board of INUVO, Inc., a public company focused on simplifying performance-based advertising. He also serves as a member and is past chairman of the board of trustees of Hendrix College.

Mr. Morgan has extensive experience managing and investing in private and public companies, including Acxiom Corporation, an information services company he helped grow from an early-stage company to an international corporation that generated $1.4 billion in annual revenue during his tenure as CEO from 1972 to 2008. Mr. Morgan has served on the board and in various leadership roles with the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), serving in 2001 as chairman of the DMA board. Mr. Morgan was employed by IBM as a systems engineer for six years prior to joining Acxiom, and he holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Arkansas.

Mr. Morgan has a lifelong love of auto racing where he participated both as an amateur and professional. He is also an avid golfer, but aspires for a lower handicap.

Mr. Morgan and his wife, Susie, live in Little Rock, Arkansas. They have three children and seven grandchildren.