Marilyn Laurie is president of Laurie Consulting and retired executive vice president-brand strategy and marketing communications for AT&T Marilyn was responsible for AT&T’s brand-building worldwide, including several billion dollars of advertising and sponsorships. Prior to that, she led the company’s 500-person communications organization as senior vice president and then executive vice president of public relations. She also chaired the AT&T Foundation. She was a co-founder of Earth Day, which launched the environmental movement in America. She is currently vice chairman of the Board of Columbia University and a director of the New York City Ballet and New York Presbyterian Hospital. She was inducted into the Arthur W. Page Society Hall of Fame in 2002, previously served as president of that organization and chairman of the Public Relations Seminar.