Carolyn Everson is the Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions at Facebook, where she leads the global marketing solutions team focused on top strategic accounts and global agencies. In addition, she oversees media strategy, advertising sales, and account management.
Prior to Facebook, Carolyn was the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Global Advertising Sales and Trade Marketing Teams. Carolyn led the company’s advertising business across Bing, MSN, Windows Live, Mobile, Gaming, Atlas and the Microsoft Media Network.
Carolyn spent seven years at MTV Networks. Her last role was as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of U.S. Ad Sales for MTV Networks where she oversaw strategic planning, operations and finance for MTVN’s U.S. Ad Sales department. She also was responsible for MTVN's Direct Response business and the cross platform, cross brand strategic sales and marketing group called Generator.
Carolyn has also worked at Primedia Inc., where she was Vice President and General Manager of several digital businesses, and held business development positions at brands including Zagat Survey and Walt Disney Imagineering. She is a board member of the Effies and dmg.
Carolyn holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and communications from Villanova University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She also obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard where she was a Baker Scholar.
Carolyn has been named a Women to Watch; Fortune put her on the 40 under 40 list 2 years in a row; she was recognized by AWNY as Changing the Game and inducted into the prestigious Hall of Achievement by the AAF. She was recently acknowledged with the Reisenbach Foundation Distinguished Citizen Award for her contributions to the Marketing Industry and to society. Carolyn is also on the Board of Directors of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.
Carolyn resides in Montclair, NJ where she has twin daughters, Taylor and Kennedy and a husband, Doug who works at Merck Pharmaceuticals.