Maggie Wilderotter

2023 Legend in Leadership Award Winner; Chairperson, DocuSign

Maggie Wilderotter is the 2023 Legend in Leadership Award winner. Maggie is a seasoned executive who, as CEO, has led both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups in her career. In addition, she has extensive Board leadership serving on over 35 public company and 14 private company Boards of Directors.

Today, Maggie serves on the public boards of Costco Wholesale Corporation, Lyft Ride Share, and Sana Biotechnology and is Board Chair at DocuSign. She serves on the private boards of Tanium, Sonoma Biotherapeutics, TripActions and Legends Hospitality. In addition, Maggie is also a Senior Advisor to a number of companies including Accenture, Okta, the Blackstone Group, Atairos Private Equity, Global Mentor Network, Sixth Street Partners and Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue.

Maggie was Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Communications from November 2004 to April 2015, and then Executive Chairman of the company until April 2016. During her tenure with Frontier, the company grew from a regional telephone company with customer revenues of less than $1 billion to a national broadband, voice and video provider with operations in 29 states and annualized revenues in excess of $10 billion.

Previously, she was the Senior Vice President of Global Business Strategy and ran the Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft. Before this, she was President and CEO of Wink Communications Inc., Executive Vice President of National Operations for AT&T Wireless Services Inc., Chief Executive Officer of AT&T’s Aviation Communications Division, and a Senior Vice President of McCaw Cellular Communications Inc.

Maggie previously served on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) as both Vice Chairman and Chairman during her 4-year tenure, ending in 2014. She also served until January 2017 on the President’s special commission responsible for a recommendation report to the new President of the United States on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

Maggie earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of the Holy Cross, and she has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Rochester.

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