I’m Every Woman: Cynthia G. Marshall, President – AT&T North Carolina

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Cynthia G. Marshall, State President, AT&T North Carolina

Cynthia G. Marshall is currently State President, AT&T North Carolina, responsible for the company’s regulatory, legislative and community affairs activities in the state. She was previously Senior Vice President – Regulatory and Constituency Relations for AT&T California.

Cynthia has 26 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, joining Pacific Bell in July 1981 as a Group Manager in Operator Services. Since then she has held a variety of line management and staff positions in the following departments: Operations, Human Resources, Network Engineering and Planning, and Regulatory/External Affairs. She was named to her current position in January 2007.

Cynthia is active
in civic affairs at all levels. Nationally, she serves on the Board of
Governors of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and
is a Vice Chair of the National Utilities Diversity Council. She
previously served as Vice-Chair of the California Utilities Diversity
Council, a committee of the California Public Utilities Commission.

Within
North Carolina, Cynthia serves on the Board of Directors and Executive
Committee of the North Carolina State Chamber, the Board of Trustees of
the N.C. Museum of Art, the CEO Advisory Council of the North Carolina
Center for Non-Profits, the CEO Forum of the McColl School of Business
at Queens University, and the Carolina Thread Trail, an initiative of
the Foundation of the Carolinas. She also serves on the Steering
Committee of the 2007 Triangle Heart Walk, The Women’s Forum and the
Board of Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas.

Deeply
committed to advocacy for children in need of adoption or in need of
support in foster care situations, Cynthia is a member of the Board of
the North Carolina Children’s Home Society. In California, she served
on the Board of Directors of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
of Contra Costa County and served as a trainer and spokesperson for the
Contra Costa County Social Services Department’s Foster Care/Adoption
program.

Cynthia
is a strong believer in public education and was recently appointed to
the General Assembly’s Committee on Dropout Prevention. Soon after
coming to North Carolina she announced two $100,000 contributions to
education advocacy groups in Wake and Mecklenburg counties — within a
month of each other. In California, she was instrumental in AT&T
contributing approximately $3 million over three years to support the
Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program, a
uniquely successful initiative that assists educationally disadvantaged
students.

In her
faith community, she enjoys being active with youth programs, including
conducting a variety of workshops and seminars and teaching a Sunday
School class.

The
fourth of six children, Cynthia grew up in Richmond, California, and
resides in Cary, NC. She is a graduate of the University of California
at Berkeley, where she attained degrees in Business Administration and
Human Resources Management. Cynthia is married to Kenneth Marshall.
They have two children, Anthony, 15, and Shirley, 12, both of whom are
adopted.

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