Cynthia Marshall

Opening Keynote
Monday, February 7

Cynt Marshall has been a dynamic force for inclusion and diversity within the Mavericks organization and throughout her 36-year career at AT&T. When Cynt was hired as the new CEO of the Mavs in March 2018, she set her sights on a culture transformation. Her vision was for the Mavericks organization to become the NBA standard for inclusion and diversity. She brought transparency, trust, and a values-based leadership style that evolved the company culture in her first 100 days.

Prior to joining the Mavs, Cynt founded Marshalling Resources, a consulting firm specializing in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Culture Transformation, and overall optimization of people resources. Upon the company naming its first Chief Inclusion Officer in June 2017, Cynt worked with The Dow Chemical Company to develop and implement a strategy for institutionalizing an inclusive culture.

Cynt’s notoriety began many years ago as a young Officer at AT&T. It grew exponentially when she served as Senior Vice President – Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T. There, she was responsible for identifying and developing leaders, aligning employees with the company’s vision and priorities, overseeing major business unit HR support, performance development, employee engagement, skills transformation initiatives, EEO, and Affirmative Action. Cynt also led the team that created a world-class Diversity and Inclusion culture, landing AT&T in the top 3 on Diversity Inc’s 2017 Top 50 list of companies. She also
spearheaded the work that, for the first time, placed AT&T on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2017, one of only two Fortune 50 companies. Before her SVP – Human Resources and Chief Diversity Office roles, Cynt served as President – AT&T North Carolina, becoming the first African-American chair of the North Carolina State Chamber of Commerce. Prior to her North Carolina appointment, Cynt held a variety of executive line and staff and technical and non-technical positions at both AT&T and its predecessor companies.

Widely recognized for her visionary leadership and ability to get things done, Cynt is the recipient of several honors and awards. Most recently, Cynt was selected as one of the 2019 Women of Power Legacy Award honorees by Black Enterprise. In 2017, she was honored by The Network Journal as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business. She was also awarded the ATHENA® Leadership Program Award in 2017 by the Dallas Regional Chamber, which recognizes exceptional women who excel in their careers, contribute to their communities, and develop women leaders. This annual award is presented by chambers of commerce, women’s organizations, and universities worldwide. In 2019 and three times prior, she was selected as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise magazine and named Ebony magazine’s 2016 “Power 100” list. In 2014, industry analysts and members of the press conferred on Cynt, the HR Executive of the Year – Best in Biz Award. For her efforts on behalf of the people of North Carolina, in 2013, Cynt received the prestigious Leadership North Carolina Governor’s Award, which honors just one citizen each year for lifetime achievements.

Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall
CEO of the Dallas Mavericks
President & CEO, Marshalling Resources Consulting
Retired AT&T SVP-Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer
www.mavs.com/cynt | @cyntmarshall

Monday, February 7
12:30 – 2 p.m.

Opening Keynote
Monday, February 7

Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall

CEO of the Dallas Mavericks
President & CEO, Marshalling Resources Consulting
Retired AT&T SVP-Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer
www.mavs.com/cynt | @cyntmarshall

Monday, February 7
12:30 – 2 p.m.

Cynt Marshall has been a dynamic force for inclusion and diversity within the Mavericks organization and throughout her 36-year career at AT&T. When Cynt was hired as the new CEO of the Mavs in March 2018, she set her sights on a culture transformation. Her vision was for the Mavericks organization to become the NBA standard for inclusion and diversity. She brought transparency, trust, and a values-based leadership style that evolved the company culture in her first 100 days.

Prior to joining the Mavs, Cynt founded Marshalling Resources, a consulting firm specializing in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Culture Transformation, and overall optimization of people resources. Upon the company naming its first Chief Inclusion Officer in June 2017, Cynt worked with The Dow Chemical Company to develop and implement a strategy for institutionalizing an inclusive culture.

Cynt’s notoriety began many years ago as a young Officer at AT&T. It grew exponentially when she served as Senior Vice President – Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer at AT&T. There, she was responsible for identifying and developing leaders, aligning employees with the company’s vision and priorities, overseeing major business unit HR support, performance development, employee engagement, skills transformation initiatives, EEO, and Affirmative Action. Cynt also led the team that created a world-class Diversity and Inclusion culture, landing AT&T in the top 3 on Diversity Inc’s 2017 Top 50 list of companies. She also
spearheaded the work that, for the first time, placed AT&T on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2017, one of only two Fortune 50 companies. Before her SVP – Human Resources and Chief Diversity Office roles, Cynt served as President – AT&T North Carolina, becoming the first African-American chair of the North Carolina State Chamber of Commerce. Prior to her North Carolina appointment, Cynt held a variety of executive line and staff and technical and non-technical positions at both AT&T and its predecessor companies.

Widely recognized for her visionary leadership and ability to get things done, Cynt is the recipient of several honors and awards. Most recently, Cynt was selected as one of the 2019 Women of Power Legacy Award honorees by Black Enterprise. In 2017, she was honored by The Network Journal as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business. She was also awarded the ATHENA® Leadership Program Award in 2017 by the Dallas Regional Chamber, which recognizes exceptional women who excel in their careers, contribute to their communities, and develop women leaders. This annual award is presented by chambers of commerce, women’s organizations, and universities worldwide. In 2019 and three times prior, she was selected as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise magazine and named Ebony magazine’s 2016 “Power 100” list. In 2014, industry analysts and members of the press conferred on Cynt, the HR Executive of the Year – Best in Biz Award. For her efforts on behalf of the people of North Carolina, in 2013, Cynt received the prestigious Leadership North Carolina Governor’s Award, which honors just one citizen each year for lifetime achievements.

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