Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall

CEO of the Dallas Mavericks

Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall is the Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Mavericks and is leading the charge for a culture transformation.

Cynt is also the Founder of Marshalling Resources, a consulting firm specializing in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, Culture Transformation and overall optimization of people resources. Prior to retiring from AT&T in 2017 as the Senior Vice President – Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer, Cynt was responsible for identifying and developing leaders, aligning employees with the company’s vision and priorities, overseeing major business unit HR support, performance development, employee engagement, skills transformation initiatives, EEO and Affirmative Action. Cynt also led the team that created a world class Diversity and Inclusion culture, landing AT&T in the top 3 on Diversity Inc’s 2017 Top 50 list of companies. She also spearheaded the work that for the first time placed AT&T on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2017, one of only two Fortune 50 companies. During her tenure, she also served as the President-AT&T North Carolina where she became the first African-American chair of the North Carolina State Chamber of Commerce.

Widely recognized for her visionary leadership and ability to get things done, in 2017 Cynt was honored by The Network Journal as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business. In 2017 and 2015 she was selected as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise magazine. In 2014, industry analysts and members of the press conferred on Cynt the HR Executive of the Year Best in Biz Award.

Cynt grew up in Richmond, California and is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley with degrees in Business Administration and Human Resources Management. She also holds three honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degrees from Livingstone College, Bennett College and Grambling State University. Cynt is currently on the board of Dallas CASA and a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). She lives in Dallas with her husband, Kenneth Marshall and they have four young adult children.