Marketing Consultant and Nonprofit Volunteer; Retired Vice President, Marketing, Cisco Systems
Palo Alto, CA

King1Jere Brooks King is a former high technology executive who is currently serving as a marketing consultant and nonprofit volunteer in the California Bay Area. For more than 35 years, she held a variety of sales and marketing positions at technology companies including IBM, Auto-trol Technology, SDRC, Autodesk, and Cisco. Ms. King’s organizations have received hundreds of awards for their innovative work in branding and marketing. Most recently, Jere was a vice president of marketing at Cisco Systems for 16 years, retiring in November 2011. During 2012, she completed an Encore Fellowship with Abilities United, a Palo Alto nonprofit focused on community inclusion that has been serving children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Throughout her career, Jere has engaged in leadership initiatives for women and nonprofit board service. While at Cisco she helped to create Perspectives, a networking forum for women executives. Since 2000, she has been involved with Women Unlimited as a sponsor, mentor, and speaker for women aspiring to executive roles. She has served on the board of directors for the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), the Bay Area Adoption Services (BAAS), and Abilities United. Ms. King holds an MBA degree from the University of Denver and a BA degree from Kalamazoo College. She is married with twin sons.