Profile: Jeanne Forbis

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Forbis.jpgA twenty-year Intel veteran, Jeanne Forbis is currently the Global Corporate Affairs Communications Manager responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies on a variety of topics.

Jeanne joined Intel in 1991 as a Senior Public Relations Specialist responsible for the strategic development and implementation of public relations plans for various Intel product lines. She was part of the team that launched the Universal Serial Bus (USB) and Intel’s embedded Intel Architecture. She became the Media Relations Manager within the Public Affairs group in 1996 where she was responsible for all external communications at Intel’s Arizona site. She spent 2001 working in Austin, Texas helping to establish Intel’s Public Affairs presence there.

She returned to Arizona in 2002 as the External Affairs manager within the Public Affairs group where she was responsible for strategic community outreach efforts and external communications for Intel in Arizona. This included responsibility for local donations, support of relationships with key external stakeholder groups and local external communications efforts, including the role of corporate spokesperson. In 2005, she became the Arizona Public Affairs Manager where she was responsible for leading the team which supported state government relations, media relations, education program management, community relations, volunteerism and neighborhood outreach programs.

Jeanne earned her BS degree in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University and her Masters Degree in Communications Management from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

She is past chair and on the board of directors of Valley Forward, an organization which brings business and civic leaders together to improve the environment and quality of life in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. She also chairs the Downtown Chandler Community Foundation committee and sits on the programming committee for the Chandler Cultural Foundation.

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