As vice president of corporate communications for Cisco, Terry Anderson leads the company's worldwide public relations, industry analyst relations and community affairs efforts. As part of this role, Anderson oversees global messaging alignment and communications campaigns in support of Cisco's business strategy, corporate reputation, community and employee engagement, market segment and technology initiatives. She also serves on the company's Consumer Marketing and Media and Entertainment boards.
Under Anderson's leadership, Cisco's Public Relations group was centralized for the first time in the company's history in 2006. In 2007 Anderson spearheaded the creation of Cisco's community relations function, driving deep local engagement models across the company's major global worksites while re-energizing its employee giving programs. As a result, Anderson's team delivered the largest global hunger relief campaign results in the company's history in 2008;Ã‚Âraising over $4.6M for 100 food support agencies across 30 countries. Her team's accomplishments have been recognized with multiple industry and community awards, including Anderson being named Corporate PR Professional of the Year in 2007 by PR News.
With 18 years of experience in the technology and not-for-profit fields, prior to Cisco Anderson held public relations, marketing and development roles with Silicon Valley-based agency MCA Communications and University of California, Santa Cruz.
Anderson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and minor in Business Administration from San Diego State University. A 2008-2009 International Women's Forum Foundation Fellow, she also serves on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Chamber of Commerce.