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Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and Safra Catz of Oracle to Join TechNet Executive Council
[March 19, 2013]

Marissa Mayer of Yahoo and Safra Catz of Oracle to Join TechNet Executive Council

Mar 19, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- TechNet, a bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs, announced the addition of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo chief executive officer, president and director, and Safra Catz, Oracle president and chief financial officer to TechNet's Executive Council.

"We are delighted to welcome Marissa Mayer and Safra Catz onto the Executive Council," said Rey Ramsey, president and chief executive officer of TechNet, in a release. "These two remarkable industry leaders and their fresh perspectives and ideas are valuable additions to the collective expertise of TechNet's Executive Council. TechNet will gain enormously from their years of experience and business acumen and we look forward to having their counsel." "Safra Catz and Marissa Mayer bring valuable new perspectives to our mission at TechNet," said John Chambers, Cisco chairman and chief executive officer and co-chair of TechNet. "They are both remarkable leaders and their wisdom will strengthen our efforts to grow our economy through smart innovation policy." "The addition of these two extraordinary executives will strengthen TechNet and our advocacy for America's innovators and economic growth," said John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner and co-chair of TechNet. "Safra Catz and Marissa Mayer each bring unique skills and perspectives that will help TechNet expand our mission to promote the innovation economy." Mayer was named Yahoo CEO, president and director in July 2012. Prior to Yahoo Marissa Mayer was vice president of Local, Maps, and Location Services at Google. Prior to joining Google, she worked at the UBS research lab and at SRI International. She serves on the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is also on the board of various non-profits, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Ballet, and the New York City Ballet.

Catz joined Oracle in 1999, has been President of Oracle since 2004, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since October 2001. After serving as CFO from 2005-2008, Catz was re-appointed in April 2011. Catz is a member of the board of directors for HSBC Holdings plc.

Current members of TechNet's Executive Council include: -John Chambers, (co-chair, TechNet), Cisco Chairman and CEO -John Doerr (co-chair, TechNet), Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Partner -KR Sridhar, Bloom Energy, Co-Founder and CEO -Kim Polese, ClearStreet, Chairman -Joseph Tucci, EMC, Chairman, President and CEO -Tim Healy, EnerNOC, Chairman and CEO -John McAdam, F5 Networks, President and CEO -Ian Clark, Genentech, CEO -Ajit Manocha, GlobalFoundries, CEO -Eric Schmidt, Google, Executive Chairman -Henry Gomez, HP, Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer -Weili Dai, Marvell, Co-Founder -Brad Smith, Microsoft, General Counsel and Executive Vice President -Bruce Aust, NASDAQ OMX Group, Executive Vice President -Joseph Grundfest, Stanford University, W.A. Franke Professor of Law and Business -James Bidzos, VeriSign, Chairman and CEO ((Comments on this story may be sent to

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