WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

December 22, 2008

NCWIT Adds Representatives from AT&T, Bank of America, Google, Microsoft, MIT, Wal-Mart, Others to Board of Directors

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) has announced the addition of eight new members to its board of directors. The new members are:

  • Thaddeus Arroyo, Chief Information Officer, AT&T Services, Inc.
  • Phillip Bond, President and Chief Executive Officer, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)
  • Dr. Rodney Brooks, Founder, Heartland Robotics, Inc. and iRobot Corp., and the Panasonic Professor of Robotics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Lisa Brummel, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Microsoft
  • Carol Mosely, Senior Vice President of Information Systems, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Nancy Phillips, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, ViaWest
  • Merle Waterman, Chief Financial Officer, OneRiot
  • Emily White, Senior Director, Asia Pacific and Latin America Online Sales and Operations, Google

The NCWIT board of directors provides corporate governance, strategic advice, and development assistance for NCWIT.

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome these new members to the NCWIT board, and excited about the input and direction they will provide,” said NCWIT board chair Brad Feld, Co-founder and Managing Director of Foundry Group. “These individuals will infuse the board with broad expertise in areas like entrepreneurship, innovation, higher ed, corporate governorship, and strategic planning and thinking.”

The new members join a board that includes NCWIT Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Lucy Sanders; John Bennett, Director of the Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society (ATLAS) Institute, University of Colorado at Boulder; Michael Borrus, General Partner, X/Seed Capital; Deb Bremer, Vice President of Development & Medical Informatics, Pfizer, Inc.; Ronnie Caropreso, Senior Vice President & Business Unit Executive, Technology and Operations, Bank of America; Harriet Edelman, Director, Brinker International, Inc.; Lee Kennedy, Founder, Tricalyx; Georgia Papathomas, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Avis Yates Rivers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Technology Concepts Group, Inc.; and Kimberly Stevenson, Vice President of Communications, Media and Entertainment, EDS.

NCWIT is the National Center for Women & Information Technology, a coalition of over 170 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and nonprofits working to improve U.S. innovation, competitiveness, and workforce sustainability by increasing women's participation in IT. NCWIT's work spans K-12 and higher education through industry and academic careers. Find out more at www.ncwit.org.