Ursula M. Burns, CEO of Xerox Corporation, is the guest speaker for the Stillman School's November 3 Integrity and Professionalism Convocation.
When: Tuesday, November 3, noon
Where: Jubilee Hall Auditorium
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Xerox Corporation, one of the most enduring brands in business today, is the global leader in document management solutions with $17.6 billion in annual revenues. At its helm is Xerox Chief Executive Officer Ursula M. Burns.
Xerox today has the broadest portfolio of document management systems and software in its industry and in its history. That progress happened on Ursula's watch as she drove a technology strategy that launched more than 80 products in the last three years.
Ursula has led activities that strengthened Xerox's business model, resulting in a more efficient, competitive and profitable company. She helped the company through an aggressive, multibillion-dollar turnaround plan that significantly strengthened Xerox's competitive position in the marketplace. The company's success in dramatically improving its financial position, delivering value for shareholders and creating a portfolio of innovative technology and value-added services prompted MONEY Magazine to dub Xerox "the great turnaround story of the post-crash era - an IBM for the 2000s."
Working Her Way Upward
Burns worked her way upward after starting at Xerox as an intern 29 years ago. She became chief executive officer of the corporation in July 2009 following two years of serving as president of Xerox.
She joined Xerox in 1980 as a mechanical engineering summer intern. She has since held several positions in engineering including product development and planning. From 1992 through 2000, Burns led several business teams including the office color and fax business and office network copying business. In 2000, she was named senior vice president, Corporate Strategic Services, heading up manufacturing and supply chain operations. She was named president of Xerox Business Group Operations in 2002. Burns was appointed an officer of the company in 1997 and named a corporate senior vice president in 2000. She was elected to the Xerox Board in April 2007.
Education and Memberships
Burns earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of NYU and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University. She serves on professional and community boards, including American Express Corp., CASA - (The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse) at Columbia University, FIRST - (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), National Academy Foundation, MIT, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the University of Rochester.
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