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Pamela Craven

Pamela Craven

Amber Road, Inc.
Director and Compensation Committee Chair
Bernardsville, NJ, USA

Pamela Craven served as the chief administrative officer and general counsel of Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions with 14,000 employees and operating in more than 90 countries. She also served as the company’s chief compliance officer.  Ms. Craven retired from Avaya in December 2014.   Under her leadership the Chief Administrative Officer organization consisted of approximately 300 employees and hundreds of contractors worldwide and included, in addition to the Law organization: Human Resources; Internal Audit; Government Affairs; Corporate Security; Global Trade; Global Real Estate; Ethics & Compliance; Environmental, Health & Safety; and Philanthropy.  Ms. Craven also served as Avaya’s Corporate Secretary.  Ms. Craven was part of the initial management team of Avaya at the time of its spin-off in 2000 from Lucent Technologies Inc., where she served as vice president of Law and Corporate Secretary for Lucent with more than 50 lawyers under her leadership. She joined Lucent directly from AT&T as part of the 1996 initial public offering and spin-off of its equipment manufacturing business and Bell Laboratories. Ms. Craven joined AT&T in 1992 following AT&T's acquisition of NCR Corporation in Dayton, Ohio, where she was assistant general counsel and assistant secretary.  For a number of years, she was a tax attorney in private practice and at NCR.

Ms. Craven is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Compensation Committee of Amber Road, a NYSE listed provider of software-as-a-service solutions for international trade. During her tenure at Avaya, Ms. Craven also served on the board of directors  and remuneration committee of AGC Networks, Limited (India), a publicly listed Indian corporation involved in the distribution and servicing of enterprise communications solutions in the Indian market.

In addition, she was a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School for a ten-year term 2004-2014 and continues to be actively involved at the Law School where she and her husband co-sponsor the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at Penn, an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the rule of law in 21st century warfare and national security.  Ms. Craven is a member of the board of the New Jersey chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and a member of its Program Committee. She also joined the board of the New Jersey Women Lawyers’ Association in 2014 and co-chairs the in-house counsel committee.  She is a member of the DirectWomen Board Institute, was elected to the American Law Institute in 2015 and is a speaker on issues related to women in legal practice and as board members.

Ms. Craven graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In addition, she earned a Master of Laws with honors from New York University School of Law in Taxation.


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