Marissa Shorenstein is leaving AT&T to take over as chief communications officer at WeWork, effective March 26.
Shorenstein has been with AT&T since 2012, serving most recently as president, northern region. Before coming to AT&T, she served as director of communications for Andrew Cuomo’s successful 2010 campaign for New York governor. She also served as press secretary for Cuomo’s predecessor, David Paterson, and was senior manager for strategic planning and corporate communications for the New York Jets.
In her new position, Shorenstein will lead external and internal communications, public affairs and social responsibility functions for WeWork on a global basis. She will report to WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani.
WeWork’s previous CCO, Jennifer Sklyer, left the company in September to become chief corporate affairs officer at American Express.
"Marissa’s broad experience deploying communications and public affairs initiatives to advance business strategy and objectives uniquely equips her to lead our communications function,” said Mathrani.