HP Names Alumnus CEOJune 23, 2005
Baylor alumnus Mark Hurd was named chief executive officer and president of Hewlett Packard March 29. The international corporation is a technology solutions provider to consumers, business and institutions. It is listed No. 11 on the Fortune 500 list and has revenues totaling $81.8 billion.
Hurd, 48, was a top tennis player during his years at Baylor. He spoke in February 2002 at the Hankamer School of Business' Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speakers Series. His topic was "Enterprise Decisioning: How Leading Companies Make Decisions in a Turbulent World."
Since March 2003, Hurd, BBA '79, had served as president and chief executive officer of NCR Corp., where he worked for 25 years in a range of general management, operations and sales and marketing positions. Prior to his current responsibilities, he was NCR's president and chief operating officer, responsible for driving the performance of the company's five business units.
"It was difficult for me to leave NCR," Hurd said, "but I was thrilled at the opportunity to come to HP. I'm working hard to get up to speed with the company's diverse business lines and to get to know staff and meeting customers."
Hurd is a member of the Computer Systems Policy Project, a coalition of chairmen and chief executive officers of IT companies that develops and advocates public policy positions on technology and trade issues.