Marni M. Walden
Marni M. Walden retired from Verizon Communications Inc. (“Verizon”), which provides wireless phone services, Internet access, global enterprise solutions and digital television services, in February 2018, where she most recently served as a Strategic Advisor from January 2018 to February 2018, and prior to that, served as President and Executive Vice President of Global Media and Telematics from March 2016 to January 2018, in which she built new revenue streams for Verizon and guided strategy for Verizon Media and the Connected Vehicle business, and as President and Executive Vice President of Product Innovation from May 2014 to March 2016, in which she led global strategy, venture and technology teams across all lines of business for Verizon. During her tenure at Verizon, as the company’s top-ranking female executive, Ms. Walden led multiple acquisitions and integrations including Yahoo, AOL, Fleetmatics, Telogis, Altel and RCC. Ms. Walden served as a director of DK DE from October 2018 to April 2020 and has served on the DraftKings board of directors since April 2020. Ms. Walden’s prior experiences include working for other wireless service providers including AT&T Inc., McCaw Communications, LLC and General Cellular Corporation. In addition, she served as chief operating officer, from January 2011 to May 2014, and separately as chief marketing officer, from October 2010 to January 2011, of Verizon Wireless, Inc. (f/k/a Cellco Partnership), a wireless telecommunications carrier. Ms. Walden currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Globetouch Inc. d/b/a Airlinq Inc. (since February 2017), which develops and deploys large scale connected applications around smart mobility and ecosystem monetization, and Persado Inc. (since June 2018), which uses artificial intelligence to generate language for digital marketing. Ms. Walden formerly served on the board of directors of Loon LLC from January 2019 to January 2021, which, prior to its liquidation, partnered with mobile network operators globally to expand the reach of their LTE service; ironSource Ltd. from May 2021 to November 2022, which assists mobile content creators in expanding businesses in the app economy; and 4C Insights, Inc. from April 2018 until July 2020, which provides a self-service intelligence platform for marketers. She also serves as an advisor to Goldman Sachs and New Mountain Capital, as well as various private companies, including Transformco, Opensignal Limited. Inc., and Life Impact Solutions, Inc. d/b/a Mobilize Solutions. Ms. Walden attended California State University, Chico, where she majored in English and minored in Communications.