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African American Chamber of Commerce, AACCWR - 20th Anniversary, 1996-2016
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Marilyn D. Johnson - Town Hall Meeting Moderator Marilyn D. Johnson - Town Hall Meeting Moderator

Business to Business Exchange, Town Hall Meeting Moderator, Marilyn D. Johnson, IBM Corporation
Vice President, Market Development

Marilyn Johnson is Vice President, Market Development based in White Plains, New York. In this capacity, she leads an organization responsible for developing IBM’s strategy for and marketing to businesses owned or operated by Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and Women in the Americas. She recently expanded her mission to include women owned and women led businesses in selected global markets.

She is an executive with extensive management experience in sales and marketing in the information technology industry. Ms. Johnson’s previous IBM positions, with US and worldwide responsibility, include director of financial services sector marketing, director of eBusiness infrastructure, and director of worldwide sales operations. She has had executive positions in key business units including the Systems Group, the Server Division, Printing Systems Division, the Distribution Industry and marketing headquarters locations. She has had management and operational responsibility in North America, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia. In 1999 Marilyn led the merger of IBM and Sequent Corporation Web server sales.

Marilyn is a graduate of John Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia and holds two Masters in Education degrees. She has held leadership positions in several non-profits and serves on the One World Theater’s Board of Directors, she is a Board member of the United States Better Business Bureau and Co-Chair of the Women’s Leadership Exchange Multicultural Advisory Board. She has been applauded for her active commitment to mentoring and coaching activities. Marilyn has been a featured speaker for numerous professional organizations, The World Diversity Conference in the city of Prague in the Czech Republic and the Black Women Executive Roundtable hosted by the Mayor of Paris, France. She is a member of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) and The National Black MBA Association.

In recognition of her sales achievement, she has received numerous awards. On behalf of IBM Market Development she accepted the Center for Women’s Business Research, “Leading By Example Award”. She was recently recognized with the “Corporate Visionary Award” from The Count Me In - Women’s Business Growth Forum and named one of “The Top 25 Influential Black Women” by The Network Journal Magazine. Marilyn was inducted into the YWCA of New York City’s prestigious Academy of Women Leaders and is a Sequoyah Fellow.

Marilyn has been featured in Working Mother Magazine, ESSENCE Magazine, Minority Business News, Women’s Enterprise Magazine, Financial Times – United Kingdom, The Atlanta Tribune and The Network Journal Magazine. She has two children, Erinn and Christopher.




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Annual Women's History Month Luncheon & Business to Business Exchange

8th Annual Business-to-Business Exchange and Women's History Month Luncheon


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