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All-Female Team to Lead Association For Computing Machinery

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ACM vice president, and soon to be president, Vicki Hanson.

Vicki Hanson will lead ACM's first entirely female board when she takes office as the organization's new president July 1.

Credit: IBM

ACM has announced its board of directors for the first time will be completely female, with former ACM vice president and Rochester Institute of Technology Distinguished Professor of Computing Vicki Hanson replacing Alexander Wolf as ACM president. Hanson also is a University of Dundee professor and Chair of Inclusive Technologies, and an IBM veteran.

Succeeding Hanson as vice president of the association will be Cherri Pancake, professor emeritus and Intel Faculty Fellow at Oregon State University. Google user experience director Elizabeth Churchill will fill the seat of ACM secretary/treasurer.

Each of the board members will serve two-year terms beginning July 1.

"This is an opportunity to highlight the contributions that women have made to computing and to inspire young women to view computing as a career," Hanson says. Her agenda includes reaching out to young information technology professionals to get them involved with the 100,000-member ACM via a special advisory board.

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