Shelley O’Brien is Product Marketing Manager for AT&T Hosting and Cloud Services. Although relatively new to the world of cloud, O’Brien has been with AT&T since 2000. Prior roles included telepresence product marketing, executive briefing manager, PR and alternate channels. She began her marketing career with Hewlett-Packard’s Power Products Division – now Agilent Technologies. She received a BA in economics from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA and an MBA in marketing from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
A mother of two young boys, O’Brien works from her home in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. Working out of a home office can make it difficult for O’Brien to “turn off,” she says, adding, “I have this freakish need to be productive.” When she’s not working, she enjoys running, taekwondo and yoga, volunteering for the PTA and creating “works of heart” in scrapbooking and quilting. She’s also found her way into the social media arena—not only by participating in AT&T’s Networking Exchange Blog, but also by connecting on B2B business forums “as a way to talk among each other,” she says, “and share best practices.”