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SCU trustee, Ellen M. Hancock, wins award for innovations in technology

SANTA CLARA, Calif.Sept. 23, 2005. Santa Clara University trustee Ellen M. Hancock has been selected as the recipient of the ninth annual Technology Innovator Luminary Award given by The Committee of 200 (C200), an organization of top women business owners and corporate leaders. Hancock, former Chairwoman and CEO of Exodus Communications, will be honored at the 2005 C200 Luminary Awards, Saturday, Sept. 24, at 6.30 p.m. at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, in conjunction with C200's annual conference, in San Francisco.   The C200 Technology Innovator Award, sponsored by Intel, is given to a businesswoman that has chartered new technological ground by launching, changing or dramatically expanding a technology venture.  "Ellen Hancock has not only made significant contributions to the marketplace, but she has also helped advance the standing and clout of women in business," said Robin Brooks, C200 Luminary Awards Chair and CEO of Brooks Food Group. 

About Ellen M. Hancock

Hancock, a long-time pioneer in the industry, has held various staff and executive positions at IBM over her 29-year stint with the company.  She served as a Vice President in 1985, Senior Vice President in 1992 and eventually Senior Vice President and Group Executive.  In that capacity, she was responsible for the networking hardware and software divisions and the software solutions division. After leaving IBM, Hancock then became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of National Semiconductor.  In 1996, she was named Executive Vice President, R&D, and Chief Technology Officer of Apple Computer and managed research, quality and assurance, OS development, multimedia, networking software development and overall technical strategy.  She joined Exodus Communications in Sept. 1998 as CEO and spearheaded a fivefold increase of the company's revenue from 1998 to 1999.  In addition, Hancock directed the acquisition of Global Center, a chief competitor, and was given the role of Chairwoman in addition to CEO. She now serves on the boards of leading companies, including Colgate Palmolive, Aetna and the American Electronics Association. 

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