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Managing Director, Global Community Affairs, Applied Materials Inc.
Mark Walker was appointed Managing Director of Global Community Affairs for Applied Materials in January 2008. He is responsible for the company's corporate social responsibility strategy globally including philanthropy and employee involvement. He also serves as the chief executive for the company's Foundation. Applied Materials has received numerous awards for its leading edge Education Initiative work in Silicon Valley and
Prior to joining United Way Walker had a twenty-three year career with SBC Communications (now AT&T) in Missouri and San Jose, California. His role as a community relations manager and later as General Manager, External Affairs provided invaluable experience in grassroots lobbying, policy matters at local, state and federal levels, media relations activity and corporate philanthropy. Economic development and education issues were his primary focus areas.
Mark is an active community leader. He serves on the board of directors of Joint Venture Silicon Valley,