Ursula M. Burns

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Born

New York City, September 20, 1958

 

Education

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Poly. Institute New York, 1980
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York City, 1981
  • Eng (hon.), Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2009
  • Doctor in Commercial Science. (hon.), New York University, 2010

Family

  • Married: Lloyd Bean, 1988
  • Children: Malcolm, Melissa.

Profession

Copier Manufacturer –  Executive

Career

  • Chmn., CEO, Xerox Corp., 2010—
  • CEO, Xerox Corp., 2009—2010
  • President, Xerox Corp., 2007—2009
  • President business group operations, Xerox Corp., 2002—2007
  • Senior vice president corp. strategic services, Xerox Corp., 2000—2002
  • Head various business teams including office color and fax business, office network printing business, Xerox Corp., 1992—2000
  • Executive assistant to chairman & CEO Paul A. Allaire, Xerox Corp., 1991
  • Various mechanical engineering positions including product development and planning, Xerox Corp., Stamford, Connecticut, 1980—1991

Career Related

  • Board directors Banta Corp., 2002—2003
  • Boston Sci. Corp., 2002—2009
  • American Express Corp., 2004—
  • Xerox Corp., 2007—,
  • Exxon Mobil Corp. 2012—
  • Vice chair President’s Export Council
  • US Department Commerce, 2010—
  • Member President’s Council on Jobs & Competitiveness, 2011—2013

Hobbies and Special Interests

  • Named Best Executive (More than 2,500 Employees)
  • Stevie Awards for Women in Business, 2011
  • Named one of The 50 Most Powerful Women in BusinessFortune magazine, 2006—15
  • The 50 Women to Watch, The Wall St. Journal, 2006, 2008.
  • The Next 20 Female CEOs, Pink Magazine Forté Foundation, 2006
  • The 100 Most Powerful Women, Forbes magazine, 2008—14

Achievements

The first African-American CEO to head a Fortune 500 company, 2009

Civic.

  • Board directors University Rochester Medical School
  • Columbia University National Center Addiction & Substance Abuse
  • US Olympic Committee, 2008—, National Academy Foundation
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, For Inspiration and Recognition of Sci. & Tech. (FIRST)

Membership

  • Mem.: National Association of Manufacturers (board directors)
  • Industrial Management Council Rochester

Address

Office: Xerox Corp 45 Glover Ave Norwalk CT 06856

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