Charlene Brown recently retired as President ATT New Jersey where she was responsible for providing overall strategic direction for AT&T’s external relationships in New Jersey. In her capacity as the state advocate for AT&T, Charlene served as the liaison with the Governor’s office, the legislature and the state’s business community. Charlene was also responsible for a range of policy issues. Additionally, Charlene determined whether local philanthropic opportunities were aligned with the objectives of the AT&T Foundation as well as worked with a variety of employee groups on social engagement initiatives.
Prior to serving as president of AT&T – New Jersey, Charlene served in an array of positions at AT&T including as Regional Vice President and the Eastern Region Public Affairs Director. In t
Charlene began her career as a reporter for the Elizabeth Journal and the Asbury Park Press. From there, she moved on to New Jersey state government, serving for nearly 10 years as Press Secretary for the Department of Human Services, responsible for counseling the Commissioner and the Governor on a wide range of Human Services-related issues.
Charlene earned her BA in Journalism and English from Douglass College and received a Master’s in Public Administration from Rutgers University.
Charlene is a trustee of Felician University, Rutherford. In addition, she serves on the NJ Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, and the New Jersey Commission on Science and Innovation and Technology. Return to CSIT