AT&T Appoints Cynthia Marshall as Chief Diversity Officer
AT&T Services, Inc. has named Cynthia Marshall, senior vice president-Human Resources, to take on the additional role of Chief Diversity Officer. In this capacity, Marshall will lead the company’s award-winning efforts to foster an inclusive and diverse workforce. Marshall will continue her work providing human resource support for AT&T employees.
“Cynthia has a long history as a proven leader here at AT&T,” said Bill Blase, AT&T senior executive vice president-Human Resources. “Her compassion, enthusiasm and engagement are off the charts, and we are so pleased that she is at the head of our diversity efforts.”
Marshall takes over for Debbie Storey, who was named executive vice president-Mobility Customer Service, AT&T Mobility. Storey will replace Brian Shay, appointed president-Retail Sales and Service, AT&T Mobility. Storey served as senior vice president of Talent Development and Chief Diversity Officer for nearly four years.
Marshall has more than 30 years of telecommunications experience. She joined Pacific Bell in 1981, and was named senior vice president-Human Resources in December 2012. She has held positions in operations, human resources, network engineering and planning, and regulatory/external affairs.
“I’m proud to play a role in AT&T’s diversity efforts,” said Marshall. “For decades, a commitment to diversity and inclusion has informed our beliefs, strategies, practices and success. Our inclusive culture runs deep – and impacts every employee every day – and it’s a privilege to build on such a rich tradition.”
Marshall has been widely recognized for her leadership. She was recently named one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America by Black Enterprise magazine.
Tom Sager Receives Legacy Award from Lawyers of Color
Ballard Spahr partner Tom Sager received the Lawyers of Color Legacy Award March 18 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes Sager’s exceptional career and efforts to advance diversity in the legal profession.
Sager has also been named to Lawyers of Color’s Annual Power List, a comprehensive catalog of the country’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority legal diversity advocates, including corporate general counsel, law firm managing partners, law school deans, and high-ranking government attorneys.
Before joining Ballard Spahr in September, Sager spent nearly four decades with DuPont Co., where he finished his tenure as General Counsel. Sager helped pioneer the DuPont Convergence and Law Firm Partnering Program—or DuPont Legal Model—which has become a benchmark in the industry and has received national acclaim for its innovative approach to the business of practicing law. The program redefined the way in which law firms measure success, encourage creativity and collaboration, increase efficiency, and retain and promote women and minorities.
Sager also helped to found the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). Today, as one of the nation’s leading professional affinity associations, MCCA advocates for the hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate legal departments and law firms that work for them.
Sager has been recognized as one of America’s 40 most influential attorneys by The National Law Journal and as one of the Top 50 Legal Innovators by The American Lawyer, which also awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award.