Marian R. Croak, PhD

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

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Marian Croak is Senior Vice President of Applications and Services Infrastructure at AT&T Labs. Named to that role in 2012, she is responsible for a team of over 2,000 developers, engineers, and program managers who manage over 500 programs impacting AT&T's enterprise, consumer, and mobility services and create the tools used by developers inside and outside AT&T to build new apps and services. Her team is tightly integrated with the AT&T Foundry® innovation centers in Palo Alto, CA; Plano, TX; and Ra'anana, Israel. A mentor for numerous staff members, Dr. Croak is also an executive sponsor for organizations supporting Asian, African American, and Hispanic employees.

Previously, Dr. Croak was Vice President of the Services Network in Research and Development at AT&T Labs, where she managed 500+ world-class engineers and computer scientists responsible for over 200 programs impacting AT&T's wire line and wireless services. She joined AT&T in 1982 at Bell Laboratories and has held multiple assignments in integrated voice and data communications. She has received over 100 patents in VoIP technology, with an additional 100+ under review by the U.S. Patent Office. Dr. Croak attended Princeton University and the University of Southern California and holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and Quantitative Analysis. The mother of three young adults, she enjoys long-distance running and sits on the board of the Holocaust and Human Rights Educational Center in New Jersey.