As senior vice president of corporate communications for eBay Inc., Alan Marks is responsible for leading communications strategy for all areas of the company, including business and consumer media relations, employee communications, executive positioning and issues and reputation management.
Alan has more than 20 years of experience managing communications for top global consumer brands. Prior to joining eBay in April 2008, Alan was at Nike Inc., where he served as a member of the company's global communications leadership team from 2005 to early 2008. Alan led corporate media relations for global product launches, communications of the company's growth strategy, and Nike's industry-leading corporate responsibility strategies.
Prior to Nike, Alan headed corporate communications for Gap Inc. from 1999 to 2005. There, he led media relations, executive and employee communications, reputation management and corporate responsibility. Before Gap Inc., Alan was with Avon Products Inc. for 12 years in a variety of global communications positions. He began his career as a journalist.
Alan received a BA in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MA in liberal studies from New York University.