& cplSiteName &

Powell Joins Cisco Board

Light Reading
News Wire Feed
Light Reading
3/22/2007
50%
50%

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Cisco today announced the appointment of Michael K. Powell to its board of directors, effective March 22, 2007.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Michael Powell to Cisco's board of directors," said John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco. "Michael's broad experience with the communications sector - from his support of affordable, widespread broadband deployment in the United States while FCC Chairman, to his understanding of the enormous possibilities created by the convergence of data, voice and video - makes him an invaluable addition to the Board."

Powell, 43, is currently a Senior Advisor of Providence Equity Partners and Chairman of the MK Powell Group. He was nominated by President William J. Clinton to a Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission in 1997. He was designated Chairman by President George W. Bush in 2001 and served until 2005. Previously, Powell served as the Chief of Staff of the Antitrust Division in the Department of Justice. Before joining the Antitrust Division, Mr. Powell was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, and just prior to joining the firm clerked for the Honorable Harry T. Edwards, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Before starting his legal career, Powell served as a policy advisor to Secretary of Defense, Richard B. Cheney. Additionally, Powell's experience includes military service as an armored cavalry officer in the United States Army. Powell earned a bachelor's degree in Government from the College of William and Mary and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Powell is a member of the Board of Trustees of the RAND Corporation and the Aspen Institute. Additionally, he serves on the Boards of ObjectVideo and CMWare, Inc. He also currently serves as Rector of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary.

With the appointment of Powell, Cisco's board now consists of 12 members, including Carol A. Bartz, Executive Chairman, Autodesk, Inc.; M. Michele Burns, Chair and CEO, Mercer Human Resource Consulting LLC; Michael D. Capellas, Senior Advisor, Silver Lake Partners; Larry R. Carter, Senior Vice President, Office of the President, Cisco Systems, Inc.; John T. Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Brian L. Halla, Chairman and CEO, National Semiconductor Corporation; John L. Hennessy, Ph.D., President, Stanford University; Richard M. Kovacevich, Chairman and CEO, Wells Fargo & Company; Roderick C. McGeary, Chairman, BearingPoint, Inc.; Steven M. West, Founder and Partner, Emerging Company Partners; and Jerry Yang, Co-founder, Chief Yahoo! and Director, Yahoo! Inc.

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)

(0)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
Featured Video
From The Founder
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco's Roland Acra on how he's bringing automation to life inside the data center.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
March 20-22, 2018, Denver Marriott Tech Center
March 22, 2018, Denver, Colorado | Denver Marriott Tech Center
March 28, 2018, Kansas City Convention Center
April 4, 2018, The Westin Dallas Downtown, Dallas
April 9, 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center
May 14-16, 2018, Austin Convention Center
May 14, 2018, Brazos Hall, Austin, Texas
September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
All Upcoming Live Events
Hot Topics
Federal Funds for Broadband? Unlikely
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/12/2018
Has Europe Switched to a Fiber Diet? Not Yet...
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/15/2018
Will China React to Latest US Huawei, ZTE Slapdown?
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/16/2018
Net Neutrality: States' Rights vs. the FCC
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/13/2018
IBM, Microsoft Duke It Out Over Chief Diversity Hire
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/15/2018
Animals with Phones
Live Digital Audio

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed