Former Vice President, Global Communications, Dolby Laboratories
Jennifer joined Dolby Laboratories in 2014 as Vice President, Global Communications. She is responsible for Dolby’s worldwide communications strategy, overseeing communications and telling Dolby’s story to the world. While at Dolby, she has lead efforts for its 50th Anniversary, Dolby’s move to its new headquarters in San Francisco, and product launches for Dolby Cinema, Dolby Vision and Dolby Voice. Jennifer is also co-leading Dolby’s first-ever Women’s Employee Network Group with a focus on diversity and inclusion at the company. In 2017, and as a result of a nomination by AWE (Advancing Women Executives), Jennifer was awarded one of San Francisco’s Most Influential Women in Business Award by the San Francisco Business Journal.
Prior to Dolby, Jennifer previously led momentum, consumer and product communications for Apple. As part of the original iPhone team, she was instrumental in the launch and global expansion of iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPad and the world’s first App Store. Jennifer was also recognized by iconic journalist David Pogue from (then) the New York Times, and Ed Baig from USA Today in their respective iPhone and iPad books. While at Apple, she was also responsible for product placement and buzz with major broadcast shows like Ellen, Oprah and the major morning news programs. In fact, she drove inclusion in Oprah’s final episode with a special segment and focus on iPad.
Prior to Apple, she spent seven years at AT&T heading communications for its voice and data product business, playing a primary role in the launch of the iconic RAZR and ROKR wireless phones with Motorola. She was also responsible for promoting AT&T’s national events and sponsorships, including American Idol, NASCAR, Final Four and Fashion Week. Prior to AT&T, she was with Cingular Wireless where she had the opportunity to be an integral player on the communications team for one of the largest acquisitions in history when AT&T acquired Cingular for $86 billion. Before Jennifer’s corporate PR career, she worked with McCrae Communications and AlexanderOgilvy, which was later acquired by Ogilvy Public Relations.
She is a long-time communications advisor to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, where she developed and executed the communications campaign for its iconic “Batkid” campaign, which has since been turned into a documentary called “Batkid Begins.”
Jennifer holds a BS degree in Communications from Georgia Southern University. She currently resides in Los Gatos, California with her husband and two daughters.