WITI Hall of Fame

2013 Inductees


Marian R. Croak, PhD Marian R. Croak, PhD
Senior Vice President, Applications and Services Infrastructure, AT&T Labs

Peggy Johnson Peggy Johnson
President, Global Market Development and Executive Vice President, Microsoft

Lisa McVey Lisa McVey
CIO, Enterprise Information Systems, Enterprise Medical Imaging, Automation, McKesson Corporation

Heidi Roizen Heidi Roizen
Venture Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Laura Sanders Laura Sanders
General Mgr., Delivery Engineering/Technology; CTO, Global Technology Services, IBM Corporation



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Marian R. Croak, PhD

Marian R. Croak, PhD

Senior Vice President, Applications and Services Infrastructure, AT&T Labs

Inducted in: 2013

Marian Croak is responsible for a team of over 2,000 developers, engineers, and program managers who manage over 500 programs. These programs impact AT&T’s enterprise, consumer, mobility services, which creates the tools used by developers inside and outside AT&T to build new apps and services.

Her team integrated with the AT&T Foundry┿ innovation centers in Palo Alto, California; Plano, Texas; and Ra’anana, Israel. As a mentor for numerous staff members, Marian is also an executive sponsor for organizations supporting Asian, African-American, and Hispanic employees.

Marian was vice president of the services network in research and development at AT&T Labs where managed over 500 world-class engineers and computer scientists responsible for over 200 programs impacting AT&T’s wireline and wireless services.

She has over 100 patents in VoIP technology with over 100 more under review by the United States Patent Office. In 1982, she joined AT&T at Bell Laboratories and had multiple assignments in integrated voice and data communications.

Marian attended Princeton University and the University of Southern California and holds a PhD in social psychology and quantitative analysis.

The mother of three young adults, Marian enjoys long-distance running and sits on the board of the Holocaust and Human Rights Educational Center in New Jersey.

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