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Blair Christie is a global technology leader that has grown and transformed brands and businesses for over two decades. As an independent board member and advisor, she brings a broad range of operating experience and a successful track record of digital disruption. She frequently advises Fortune 500 companies on strategy and brand development, leadership development and culture intiatives, as well as how to develop sustainable, measurable career development programs for women in the workforce - her personal passion.
Christie is currently an independent director on the boards of BMC Software, Optiv and Clarify Health with experience as Chair of Compensation and Transaction Committees, and as a member of the Audit and Nomination & Governance committees. She works closely with KKR as an advisor and continues to help launch, establish and advise new ventures, including theBoardlist, Landit and Project Isaiah.
Previously, Christie was an Executive Officer and Chief Marketing Officer with Cisco, the world's leading networking technology company, where she spent 18 years in various senior leadership roles. At Cisco, she was recognized for her deep understanding of the industry and ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders, along with delivering innovative campaigns, quantifiable results and industry-leading teams. During her time as CMO, she oversaw the strongest growth of Cisco’s brand value in the company’s history, as well as revamped its digital and marketing automation strategies. Prior to becoming CMO, Christie was Cisco's Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, where she led all corporate reputation initiatives.
She is a fellow of the 2015 class of the Aspen Institute's Henry Crown Fellowship program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Christie is also an inductee of the Drexel 100 and a member of Drexel University's President's Council.
Christie holds a B.S. degree in marketing and business administration and an MBA, concentrating in investment management, from Drexel University. She resides in Annapolis, MD with her husband and three children.