SAN JOSE, CA—Online auction giant eBay has named Alan Marks senior vice president of corporate communications, reporting to president and CEO John Donahoe and responsible for leading communications strategies for all areas of the company, including business and consumer media relations, employee communications, executive positioning and issues and reputation management.
Marks has more than 20 years of experience managing global communications for some of the best-known consumer products companies in the world, including Nike, Gap and Avon Products. Before joining eBay, he was director of global corporate media relations for Nike, focusing on corporate communications and corporate responsibility communications. He had served as a member of the company’s global communications leadership team since 2005.
From 1999 to 2005, Marks was vice president of corporate communications for Gap, where he led media relations, executive and employee communications, reputation management and corporate responsibility. Before joining Gap, Marks was with Avon Products Inc. for 12 years in a variety of global communications positions. He began his career as a journalist.