Ewing served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for CenturyLink.
Ewing was the longest-serving chief financial officer of all Fortune 500 companies in the nation at his retirement. He joined CenturyLink in 1983 as vice president of finance, became vice president and controller in 1984 and senior vice president and chief financial officer in 1989. He was elevated to the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer in 1999.
Before joining Century Telephone, which later became CenturyLink, Ewing was associated for 10 years with KPMG, formerly Peat Marwick & Associates in Shreveport.
Ewing has been instrumental in CenturyLink’s transformation from a regional exchange telephone company to a worldwide technology and telecommunications company. He was at the forefront of CenturyLink’s acquisition strategy by negotiating all stages of purchase agreements from financing the acquisitions to regulatory issues to folding new companies into the corporate structure and philosophy. He was a leader in ensuring that CenturyLink headquarters remained in Monroe.
Ewing earned a bachelor’s in business at NSU in 1973. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from NSU in 2017. Ewing is a member of the NSU College of Business Hall of Fame and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.