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Hewlett-Packard's CEO Hurd to Speaks to Baylor Business Network in Houston

Feb. 11, 2006

On Feb. 11 Mark Hurd was honored as a Baylor Business Legend. About 150 alumni gathered at the Junior League of Houston to listen to Hurd, who graduated from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business in 1979 with majors in both Marketing and Management. Opening remarks were provided by Dr. John Lilley, president of the university.

Former Texas Governor Mark White popped in to the event for a few minutes on his way to another meeting and the former governor of Michigan also stopped by, said Brenda Morris, director of the Baylor Network. "Several of Mark's Baylor friends were there. 13 of the Baylor alumni who are employees at Hewlett Packard sat as a group," she added.

"Mark's message was a challenge to every business leader," said Morris. "The Baylor Business Network of Houston Advisory Board were very pleased. His points about leadership were right on target, I thought. He referred to a class at Baylor that had been significant to him - the Leadership Development class - in which it is stressed that leadership is very different from management."

Mark Hurd, Chief Executive Officer and President of Hewlett Packard is also a member of the company's Board of Directors and previously spent 25 years at NCR Corp., culminating in his two-year tenure as Chief Executive Officer and President. His biography can be found on the Hewlett Packard Web site at

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