Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

2003 Woman of the Year Nominee, Marsha J. Lindsey, SBC Oklahoma

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

2003 Woman of the Year Nominee, Marsha J. Lindsey, SBC Oklahoma

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As Marsha J. Lindsey has found out, sometimes life really does take you full circle. But Lindsey's no longer the novice in the organization in which she started her career in Oklahoma 28 years ago. Today, she's the leader.

Lindsey is the president of SBC Oklahoma, the current name of the former Southwestern Bell, where she started her professional life in 1975. As president, she leads a team of external affairs directors who represent SBC to civic, business, cultural and educational and government organizations across Oklahoma in the areas of public affairs, governmental affairs and community relations.

Shortly after graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Lindsey started with then-Southwestern Bell in the public relations group. She moved later to executive support, working directly for several previous state presidents.

"I learned a great deal about leadership by working with those past presidents," Lindsey said. "I discovered that the very best always took time to listen, were sure of what they wanted to accomplish, surrounded themselves with good people, kept their promises and always said thank you."

In 1992, Lindsey left Oklahoma City and relocated to San Antonio to become the director of external affairs for SBC. Five years later, shortly after SBC merged with Pacific Bell, Lindsey became the executive director of external affairs for the company in San Diego. In 1999, she moved to Reno, Nev., as the new president of Nevada Bell.

Then in June of last year, she returned to Oklahoma as the president of SBC for the Sooner State.

"When I found out that I would be returning to my home state, the news was both reassuring and a little unnerving," Lindsey said. "Reassuring because I would be stepping back into familiar surroundings - good employees, good company, good state. Yet it was unnerving because of the challenge of operating SBC's Oklahoma operation in a new and different telecommunications environment. …

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