Blair Christie
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco

Blair Christie is Cisco's Chief Marketing Officer, with responsibility for the company's Global Marketing, Corporate Communications, and Government Affairs groups. Cisco formed this integrated marketing and communications organization in 2011 to oversee a holistic marketing approach and brand strategy. Her organization is responsible for positioning Cisco's growth strategy and cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets through market and customer insight, corporate positioning, branding, and advertising, as well as marketing of products, solutions, and partners. Recognized as the #13 Brand in the 2011 Interbrand Best Global Brand study, Ms. Christie continues her leadership in shaping the company's reputation and perception around the globe.

Christie's position incorporates the responsibilities of her previous role as Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Communications, which includes Cisco's global investor relations, media relations, industry analyst relations, and employee and executive communications. She also manages Cisco's global studios and Web 2.0/collaboration technology strategy teams, which rounds out an organization designed to innovate the message and the medium in communications.

Previously at Cisco, Christie led the global investor relations team, where she and the organization received numerous industry awards.

Prior to joining Cisco, Christie held several roles in investor relations, government/public affairs, and corporate giving efforts at InterDigital Communications Corporation, Aqua America, and PECO Energy.

At Cisco, Christie sits on the Enterprise Business Council and the Women's Advisory Group. She is a board member of the San Jose Tech Museum, sits on the President's Leadership Council at Drexel University, and is a member of the Arthur Page Society and the M50. In 2009, Christie was named by Working Mother magazine as a Working Mother of the Year.

Christie holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing and business administration and a master of business administration degree, concentrating in investment management, from Drexel University.