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HP CEO Meg Whitman named board chair

Original post made on Jul 18, 2014

Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman will add "chairman of the board of directors" to her title, the company announced Thursday. The company also said that Klaus Kleinfeld, chief executive and chairman of Alcoa, has been appointed to the board, bringing the total number of HP board members to 12.

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Posted by Gary Ruppel
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 18, 2014 at 6:18 pm

I believe that having an independent Chairperson is fundamentally better than having the CEO hold both positions. The watchdog group "Institutional Investors Service" would, I believe agree. It is very difficult to "fire oneself". Meg Whitman has done an admirable job of turning HP around to date. This does not mean that she needs to be rewarded with another title.

From a long-term HP/Agilent retiree.

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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Atherton
on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:31 pm

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Posted by danielle
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:14 pm

another bad move by HP, always better to have Chairman & CEO separate

Alcoa board member is also irrelevant for this company

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Posted by The Shadow knows....
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Well, if this was supposed to be a good move, why is my HP stock down 29 cents a share today as I write this.............

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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm

...because the overall tech sector overall down today?

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Posted by Limburger
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 21, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Dumb, dumb, dumb

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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:40 pm

It is a shame that a person with this amount of wealth and power knowingly hired an undocumented worker. Maybe she can house some of these poor kids stuck at the border .

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