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Cynthia Marshall, head of AT&T in N.C., takes new job

Posted December 4, 2012 8:13 a.m. EST
Updated December 4, 2012 8:55 a.m. EST

— AT&T in North Carolina is looking for a new president.

Cynthia Marshall, president of AT&T in North Carolina since 2007, has taken a position as senior vice president of human resources at the company's headquarters in Dallas.

Marshall, a well-known cancer survivor, lives in Cary and will be moving to Dallas.

In 2012, Marshall was one of four black leaders recognized by WRAL during Black History Month as a "Living the Legacy" selection.

Clifton Metcalf, director of public affairs for AT&T in the Carolinas, said Marshall "has been appointed to a corporate position as senior vice president-human resources, one of AT&T's senior human resource executives."

Marshall said she would miss the state and noted that her two children will be attending colleges in North Carolina this fall.

"The past six years have been a high point of my career as they brought the opportunity to get to know many incredible people across the great Tar Heel state and to work together on projects to grow North Carolina's economy and encourage a great future for young people through education, innovation and investments," Marshall said in a statement.

"I will always consider myself a North Carolinian and cherish the many friends I have here. At the same time, I am excited about this new opportunity and look forward to assisting the corporation in developing our most valuable resource, our employees, and in attracting new and energetic employees committed to serving our customers better than anyone else," she added.

"This move is bittersweet for me and my family as we truly consider North Carolina our home. That's why our two college-age children plan to be enrolled at two of our great North Carolina schools in the fall."

Metcalf said a successor to Marshall would be named "at a later date."