BlackBerry Limited deepened its executive bench with the appointment of Marjorie Dickman as the company’s first Chief Government Affairs and Public Policy Officer. Effectiv, Marjorie will be responsible for strategic oversight of the company’s global government relations, regulatory affairs, and public policy operations. In this role, she will lead BlackBerry’s new Corporate Government Relations and Public Policy organization. Marjorie will report directly to Executive Chairman and CEO John Chen and serve as a member of BlackBerry’s executive team.
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“I am thrilled to welcome Marjorie to the BlackBerry family. I am confident that with her strong track record and unique blend of expertise across cybersecurity, IoT, automotive and mobility sectors, she will do an exceptional job representing us on policy and regulatory matters,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman and CEO of BlackBerry. “We’re at a pivotal time in BlackBerry’s growth strategy moving into FY2021. The creation of this senior executive role to lead our new Corporate Government Relations and Public Policy organization reinforces BlackBerry’s commitment to an ongoing dialogue with legislative and regulatory bodies in the vast number of countries in which we do business.”
Marjorie comes to BlackBerry with over 22 years of government relations, regulatory affairs, and public policy experience. She joins the company following a 16 year career with Intel Corporation, where she most recently served as Global Director and Associate General Counsel for IoT and Automated Driving Policy, managing a global team across the U.S., Europe, China and Japan. Prior to Intel, Marjorie practiced law with a prominent Washington, D.C. firm, advising clients on FCC regulatory matters. She holds a J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. cum laude in Public Policy from Duke University. Marjorie serves on the Boards of the Consumer Technology Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Center, and the Eno Center for Transportation.
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“There couldn’t be a more exciting time to join BlackBerry and launch our new Corporate Government Relations and Public Policy organization,” said Marjorie Dickman. “The company has turned the corner on a historic comeback and firmly established itself as a world-leading and trusted AI-software and security provider. I look forward to working with governments and policymakers around the world to build upon this positive momentum and ensure BlackBerry serves as a trusted advisor when important decisions are made, as we realize our vision of ‘securing a connected future you can trust.’”