HOUSTON (February 1, 2005) - Houston Technology Center (HTC), Houston’s business accelerator, has named two new members to its board of directors. Elected to the HTC board are Jeri Callaway, VP & General Manager, Personal Systems Group with HP and David Leebron, President of Rice University.
“The addition of Ms. Callaway and Mr. Leebron to HTC’s Board of Directors is most significant,” said Paul Frison, President and CEO of HTC. “They bring many years of experience to the organization and their involvement will be invaluable to HTC as we continue our mission to grow the thriving technology community in the City of Houston.”

Callaway is Vice President and General Manager in HP’s Personal Systems Group.  In this role, she has responsibility for customer relationships and go-to-market activities for North America Commercial Products.  Prior to joining HP in 2002, Jeri was Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Client Business at Compaq Computer Corporation.  In that role, she led the development and marketing launch of innovative desktop, workstation and thin client products that address customer needs worldwide. 
Leebron is currently President of Rice University, consistently ranked as one of America’s best teaching and research universities. In previous roles, Leebron served as Dean and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law at Columbia University Shool of Law and was Professor of Law and Director, International Legal Studies Program with New York University School of Law.

Callaway and Leebron join 35 other prominent members of HTC’s board of directors. The board now includes:
Morrie K. Abramson , Chmn. (Ret.), Kent Electronics
Robert Beauchamp , President and CEO, BMC Software; ex officio
Geary G. Broadnax , President and CEO, Dovarri, Inc., Founder, Insync Internet Services, Inc.
Gale E. Burkett , President and CEO, GB Tech, Inc.
Jeri Callaway, VP & General Manager, Personal Systems Group, HP
Rod Canion , Chairman, Questia Media, Inc.; Founder, Compaq Computer Corporation; Chairman, Houston Technology Center
H. Scott Caven, Jr. , Managing Director, Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management
Nancy T. Chang, Ph.D. , President and CEO, Tanox, Inc.
M. Robert Dussler , President and COO, Palmetto Partners, Ltd.
Douglas J. Erwin , CEO, RLX Technologies, Inc
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Paul M. Frison , President and CEO, Houston Technology Center
Jay Gogue, Ph.D. , Chancellor, University of Houston
Vijay Goradia , Chairman , Vinmar International
Bernard A. Harris, Jr., M.D. , President and CEO, Vesalius Ventures
Robert W. Harvey , Executive Vice President, Reliant Energy
Gen. Jefferson D. Howell, Jr. , Director, NASA - Johnson Space Center; ex officio
Limas Jefferson , Chairman and CEO, Jefferson Associates, Inc.
David Leebron, President, Rice University
Bruce Leslie, Ph.D. , Chairman, Houston Community College System
Martin Lindenberg, M.D. , President, Lindenberg & Associates
David B. McWilliams , Former Chief Executive Officer, Bacterial Barcodes
John Mendelsohn, M.D. , President, The University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center
Gasper Mir, III , Executive Advisor to Superintendent, HISD
Gilbert Moreno , CEO, Association for Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA)
Michael I. Mott , Vice President & General Manager NASA Systems, Boeing
Donald E. Nigbor , Chairman & CEO, Benchmark Electronics
Matthew R. Simmons , Chairman, Simmons & Company International
Priscilla D. Slade, Ph.D. , President, Texas Southern University
Lane Sloan, President (Ret.) , Shell Chemical
E. Ashley Smith , Vice Chancellor Governmental Relations, University of Texas System
John D. Stobo, M.D. , President, The University of Texas - Medical Branch-Galveston
Peter G. Traber, M.D. , President & CEO, Baylor College of Medicine
Massey Villarreal , President, Precision Task Group, Inc.
Jacqueline Northcut Waugh , President & CEO, BioHouston, Inc.
James T. Willerson, M.D. , President, The University of Texas - Health Science Center-Houston
George C. Wright, Ph.D. , President, Prairie View A&M
R. Blake Young , Executive Vice President, Administration and Technology; Dynegy Inc

About Houston Technology Center

Houston Technology Center (HTC) is a business accelerator that assists Houston-based emerging technology companies within several key sectors: Energy, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Nanotechnology and NASA-originated technologies.  See www.houstontech.org for more information.
For additional information on this release, please contact:
Genevieve Harbourt
832 476-9235
Author: Genevieve Harbourt
Phone: (713) 658-1750
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