The N.C. Chamber, the trade group and lobbying organization for businesses in the state, elected the president of AT&T's North Carolina operations as its new chairwoman.
Cynthia Marshall, who lives in Cary, became head of AT&T in North Carolina in January 2007. She is the N.C. Chamber's first African-American leader.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the North Carolina Chamber at such a critical time for our state and nation," Marshall said. "The Chamber's focus will continue to be on economic recovery, job creation and improving our schools so students graduate prepared to lead and succeed in the global economy."
The group also elected other officers: Stan Kelly, a regional president with Wachovia-Wells Fargo in Charlotte, is first vice chairman; Rick Anicetti, CEO of Food Lion in Salisbury, is second vice chairman; Frank Holding, CEO of First Citizens Bank in Raleigh, is treasurer; and Robert Stolz, CEO of the Wurth Group in Charlotte, is immediate past president.