Advisory Council on the Digital Economy


Committee Information
Council members

Mike Maples

Mike Maples is currently a Central Texas rancher raising exotic deer and antelope. He retired from Microsoft Corporation as executive vice president of the Worldwide Products Group and a member of the Office of the President reporting directly to Bill Gates. Mr. Maples was responsible for all product development and product marketing activities. He continues with Microsoft as consultant, advisor and ambassador on certain strategic relationships and internal management initiatives. Mr. Maples has over 35 years experience in the computer industry.

Andrew Busey
Chief Web Officer & Co-founder,

Prior to co-founding, Andrew Busey founded iChat, Inc. (now Acuity Corp.) and still serves on its board of directors.

Launching iChat in 1995, Andrew designed the initial iChat products and the web customer service product WebCenter, developed product strategy for all company products, and was integral in developing major strategic relationships with Yahoo!, Netscape, Lotus and others. During this period, he held various positions including President and CEO, and Chief Technology Officer.

An early pioneer of the Internet, Andrew helped design the first commercial Internet browser Mosaic while serving as product manager at Spyglass. He is the author of Secrets of the MUD Wizards, and editor and co-author of New Riders' World Wide Web Yellow Pages.

Andrew holds a bachelor's degree of arts in computer science and marketing from Duke University.


Michael Capellas
President and Chief Executive Officer, Compaq Corporation

Capellas was appointed President and CEO on July 22, 1999 by unanimous vote of Compaq's Board of Directors. He had been serving as Compaq's acting Chief Operating Officer since June 2, 1999, with responsibility for overall strategic planning, organizational realignment and all operations. His extensive business background balances cutting-edge understanding of information technology with broad experience in line management. Capellas joined Compaq in August 1998 as Chief Information Officer, and planned and implemented the transformation of the company's information systems to capture the opportunities and meet the demands of the Internet era.

Ken DeAngelis
General Partner, Austin Ventures

Ken DeAngelis joined Austin Ventures in 1981 and focuses his investment activities on tech-enabled services and business outsourcing. He joined Austin Ventures from the Merchant Banking Division of the Bank of Boston. Ken received his MBA from the Wharton School of Finance and his BA from Harvard University.


Thomas (Tom) Engibous
Chairman, CEO and President, Texas Instruments

Tom Engibous is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), one of the world's leading electronics companies. He was elected to the TI Board of Directors and named president and CEO in 1996 and elected chairman in April 1998.

Mr. Engibous joined the company in 1976, the same year he earned a master's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. Entering TI as an integrated circuit design engineer, he has spent his entire operational career in the company's semiconductor business holding management responsibilities in the linear products and applications specific products businesses.

In 1993, TI executed a series of strategic transitions to reposition each of its major businesses, and Mr. Engibous was elected corporate executive vice president and president of the semiconductor group, where he turned in record profitability and growth for TI. He remained in this position until his elevation to president and CEO of the company on June 20, 1996.

In addition to his TI duties, Mr. Engibous serves as a trustee of Southern Methodist University and as a member of the Purdue University Engineering Visiting Committee. He is a director of Catalyst, the Dallas Citizens Council, and the U.S.-Japan Business Council. He is a member of The Business Roundtable, the Business Council, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In addition, he serves on the board of directors for J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

In addition to his master's degree, Mr. Engibous earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue, and he was awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering by Purdue in 1997.

Bob Fabbio
Partner, TL Ventures

Bob Fabbio established the Austin office of TL Ventures in 1998. As a founder of three high-tech start-ups and board member of nine, he offers portfolio companies deep operational and executive management experience as well as a broad range of contacts.

Bob founded DAZEL Corporation, which pioneered client-server output management software and has been recognized by Software Magazine, Upside and Red Herring as a top private company. Under Bob's leadership, DAZEL Corporation's annual revenues grew from $800,000 to $10 million in two years. It was recently acquired by Hewlett Packard Corporation (NYSE: HWP) for $100 million. Bob was also a pioneer in the formation of the multi-billion dollar distributed systems management market. In 1989, he founded Tivoli Systems, the industry leader in distributed systems management and ran it for more than two years. After a successful IPO, the company was sold to IBM for $745 million.

"Moving a company from the seed of an idea and watching it become a bona fide business entity with a team that is headed for market and financial success is the most exciting part of our business," said Bob, who was named the 1997 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

In addition to his experiences at DAZEL and Tivoli, Bob has held senior technical and executive management positions with IBM, Prime Computer, Applix and Kodak. Bob is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Agere, Inc. and Ventix Systems, Inc. He serves on the boards of Baleo', Inc., First Sense Software, Inc.,, Inc., HotData, Inc.,, Rubric, Inc. and TriActive Technologies, Inc. He also serves on the board of the Austin Technology Incubator and is a member of the Alpha 360.Summit Advisory Board.

Bob received a B.A. in Chemistry and Computer Science from SUNY at Potsdam and a Masters Degree in Computer Science and Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.


Donald Hackett
President and CEO,, Inc.

Donald Hackett is the founder, president and CEO of, Inc., the market leader in the Internet healthcare industry. Mr. Hackett is also one of the founding members of the Hi-Ethics Alliance, an alliance of competing Internet healthcare companies pledged to develop standards for health information. Mr. Hackett is currently Chairman of the Hi-Ethics Alliance Advertising Committee, which develops editorial and advertising guidelines for health Web sites.

Mr. Hackett has 20 years of business experience in the technology and healthcare industries. Mr. Hackett was employed in senior management of two computer industry startup companies that successfully completed IPOs. Mr. Hackett successfully implemented the first provider-centric, computer-based, pay-per-view pharmaceutical and reference-laboratory network. He also initiated direct EDI transactions between payors, laboratories and hospitals with physician management systems.

Mr. Hackett holds an undergraduate degree in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati and is an active participant with various healthcare organizations, such as HIMSS, CHIME and MGMA. Mr. Hackett has held various sales, marketing and operations positions with firms such as Physician Computer Network, Inc., Computer Depot and IBM.

Dr. Katherine Hammer
President and CEO, Evolutionary Technologies International

Dr. Katherine Hammer, President and CEO, is the co-founder and chairman of the board of Evolutionary Technologies International (ETI). Dr. Hammer earned her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Iowa and taught at the college level. She then made a transition to software development and joined the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), where she developed the technology that today is the ETI*EXTRACT(R) Suite.

In 1990, Dr. Hammer and Ms. Robin Curle established ETI as the first spin-off from MCC, becoming pioneers in technology commercialization. Dr. Hammer remains the technical visionary for ETI and currently serves as co- chair of the Meta Data Council (MDC), which she co-founded in 1995 with a group of industry-leading vendors.


John A. Hime
Private Investor

John A. Hime has been investing in early stage technology companies since 1991. He currently focuses on emerging Internet opportunities for software products, networking, ecommerce and services. He has been an "angel" investor in over 20 start-ups, serves on two Board of Directors and acts in an advisory role to a variety of entities.

To these investments, he brings more than 25 years of experience in leading computer systems and software manufacturers. During this time he developed expertise in software development, marketing, business strategy and people management. As Vice President of Marketing at Tivoli Systems during its start-up phase, Hime introduced the company's first products and helped Tivoli define and secure the leadership position in a new category: distributed systems management software. Prior to joining Tivoli, he spent 10 years in Silicon Valley start-up companies, where he was the first Vice President & General manager of MIPS Computer's Systems Business Unit, the first Vice President of Marketing at Frame Technology, the first Director of Marketing at Sun Microsystems, and the first Director of Product Marketing at Pyramid Technology. He participated in preparing the initial public stock offering at MIPS and Sun, and in obtaining venture capital funding for all of these companies in their early stages. His background also includes 9 years at Data General Corporation, where his jobs included marketing manager at company headquarters, a two-year assignment in Europe, and technical customer support in field sales offices. He began his professional career as a systems programmer at MRI Systems and Texas Instruments in Austin, Texas.

Hime holds a BA degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin (1970), and completed graduate coursework in Computer science and Electrical Engineering. He is fluent in French, German and Spanish.

Hime is married, and has two grown sons and two teenage daughters. He is an avid shooter and hunter. He also owns and operates a cattle ranch near Blanco, TX, and participates on a working interest basis in oil & gas exploration prospects in Texas and Oklahoma.

Christina Jones

Christina Jones launched in June 1996 as a spin-off from Trilogy, the front office software company she co-founded as a Stanford University student in 1989. While at Trilogy, Jones worked to create partnerships with many of the key members of the computer industry and in the process, discovered an enormous business opportunity. Companies within the computer industry needed a way to efficiently exchange information and conduct transactions; Jones answered with pcOrder. Today, leading computer manufacturers, distributors, corporate resellers, VARS, and retailers use pcOrder technology and services to power their own e-commerce solutions, leveraging the Internet to drive profit, cut costs, and better connect with their customers. Jones leads the company and oversees day to day operations.


Terrell B. Jones

Terrell B. Jones was elected senior vice president of Sabre as well as president of in July 1996. He previously served as president of Sabre computer services for American Airlines from 1993 to 1996. His responsibilities include the planning of technology development for the company and the growth of

Jones joined American Airlines in 1978 as director of product development when American Airlines acquired Agency Data Systems, a Florida-based mini-computer accounting systems company. He became president of the division when it moved to Dallas/Fort Worth. Jones was later named vice president of product development for the Sabre unit. He also served as vice president of Sabre applications and development and president of Sabre decision technologies.

A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Jones entered the travel industry in 1971 as a travel agent with Vega Travel in Chicago. He later served five years as vice president of Travel Advisors, a company specializing in business travel to Eastern Europe and the USSR, with offices in Chicago and Moscow.

Jones serves on the AT&T and Lotus customer advisory boards and is a member of The Research Board and Entrust Technologies.

James H. Lee
President,, Securities LLC

James H. Lee is president of Momentum Securities, Inc. ("Momentum"), a NASD and SEC-registered broker/dealer and the largest professional day trading organization in North America. Momentum is second only to Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. in term of daily transaction volume in the entire electronic brokerage industry. Momentum is also the largest overall securities firm in the State of Texas as measured my daily transaction volume. Momentum was recently acquired by, Inc., where Mr. Lee serves as Executive Vice President. Mr. Lee serves as the president and founder of the Electronic Traders Association.

Mr. Lee worked in the investment banking community during the late 1980s for Lehman Brothers and the First Boston Corporation in their respective Mergers and Acquisitions Groups in both New York and Houston. He subsequently joined Pension Management Company, a 31 year-old Registered Investment Advisor, in Houston as vice president/portfolio manager, where he remains active today.

Recognized as a securities industry leader and innovator, Mr. Lee has appeared on CNBC on numerous occasions and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Smart Money, Securities Industry News, Wall Street Letter, Dow Jones Newswire, Traders Magazine, Securities Week, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The Kansas City Star, CNBC, The Plain Dealer Cleveland, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the Houston, Dallas, Austin and Atlanta Business Journals.

In early 1997, Mr. Lee was instrumental in establishing the Electronic Traders Association ("ETA"), an association of order entry and proprietary trading firms, vendors, affiliated companies and individuals nationally. ETA was formed to represent electronic traders and public investors nationally in securities regulatory policy development affecting NASDAQ investor fairness and investor accessibility. Mr. Lee has appeared before the SEC by invitation on numerous occasions concerning industry policy issues and has participated in a SEC-sponsored debate on the utility of the Small Order Execution System. Additionally, Mr. Lee has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives concerning NASDAQ restructuring matters.

James H. Lee is a native of Houston, Texas. He earned Bachelor and Master's degrees in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Today, Mr. Lee remains active in the University of Texas serving as an advisor to its Business Advisory Counsel and an Endowed Presidential Scholarship donor- the youngest ever in University history.

Mr. Lee is a registered Securities Supervisory Principal (Series 7, 24, 55 & 63)


John McCain
Senior Vice President, E Solutions, EDS

John McCain leads, one of EDS' four lines of business (LOBs), and reports directly to EDS Chairman and CEO Dick Brown. He collaborates with various internal organizations to develop and manage' strategy, business plan and service offerings - Internet Solutions and Applications, Digital Supply Chain, Training Solutions, Enterprise Applications and E.communities. Mr. McCain works with LOB leaders, Global Sales, Marketing and Industries to identify and select account pursuits. Before coming to, he led a global organization of 5,000 consulting professionals that generated more than $1 billion in annual revenue. In January 1997, Mr. McCain launched EDS' CIO Services strategic business line, which delivered technology-based solutions -- including Year 2000 services, project management and platform migrations -- to EDS clients around the world. He directed a unique team that packaged, sold and delivered specialized technology solutions to the Global 1000 marketplace. He grew this unit to more than 1,000 professionals in a year.

Mr. McCain joined EDS in 1986 through the Marketing Development Program. After successfully completing the program, he was responsible for numerous sales initiatives focusing on the commercial marketplace. He sold consulting, systems development, systems integration and outsourcing contracts within many industries.

As a result of these successes, EDS promoted Mr. McCain in 1990 from sales executive to sales manager for the Energy strategic business unit (SBU), where he and his team established EDS' presence in the United States mining and utilities industries. During this time, Mr. McCain's team signed the first outsourcing agreements in that marketplace. From August 1993 through June 1994, Mr. McCain managed Sales Education and the corporate initiative to reengineer EDS' sales process. The newly developed program, Strategic Value Selling, improved the processes and productivity in managing the entire sales cycle. The unit trained 2,400 sales, operations and marketing professionals worldwide. Strategic Value Selling remains a key process for EDS.

In June 1994, EDS named Mr. McCain vice president of the Consumer Products SBU, with responsibility for operations and sales in the Consumer Goods division. He led 200 professionals and oversaw 15 EDS client relationships in the food, beverage, tobacco, distribution and consumer goods industries. Before joining EDS, Mr. McCain served as a sales professional for Norton Co., a worldwide manufacturer of industrial products.

John McCain graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor of science degree in management and administration, and he completed postgraduate studies at the Wharton School of Business.

Dick Moeller
President and CEO, VTEL Corporation
Partner, SSM Ventures

F.H. (Dick) Moeller joined SSM Ventures in October 1998 as a partner, investing in start-up and emerging growth companies. Moeller specializes in communications, Internet and software opportunities. SSM Ventures, with office in Austin and Memphis, manages approximately $150 million. He serves on the Board of Directors for Employease, Inc., TelOptica, Inc., Appian Graphics, Inc. and VTEL Corporation.

Moeller joined VTEL as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director in October 1989 and became Chairman of the Board in March 1992. Moeller has lead VTEL's development from a start-up videoconferencing company in 1989, through its IPO in 1992, to its current position as the leading supplier of Digital Visual Communications products and services. With an annual revenue of more than $160 million, VTEL serves customers globally n over 55 countries. In 1992 and 1998, he was selected by Ernst and Young's as an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist for his contributions to VTEL.

From May 1982 to October 1989, Mr. Moeller served as the founder and president of ProfitMaster Computer Systems, Inc., a software firm specializing in real-time financial management systems for point-of-sale applications. Prior to founding ProfitMaster, Moeller spent 12 years with Texas Instruments during which he held a variety of P&L, marketing, strategies, product planning and manufacturing positions.

Moeller is active in his community and church, serving on a number of board positions including the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Austin Software Council, American Electronics Association, the Association for Corporate Growth, Austin's United Way and Triumphant Love Lutheran Church.

Mr. Moeller holds an MBA from Harvard University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.


Dennis E. Murphree
Managing General Partner, Murphree Venture Partners

Dennis is the President and CEO of the Murphree and Company and Managing General Partner of Murphree Venture Partners IV, L.P. He was educated at Southern Methodist University (B.A. 1969) and The Wharton School (M.B.A. 1971). He is also on the faculty of the Jones Graduate School at Rice University, where he teaches entrepreneurship. Dennis' entrepreneurial career began in 1972 when he started his own real estate development company. By 1985, that company was the eleventh largest developer in the U.S. and had offices in twelve cities throughout the Sunbelt.

In 1975, Dennis and a partner put together a group to start The Commonwealth Bank, located in Houston. This was followed by leadership in control groups which bought or started eleven commercial banks throughout Texas and Colorado. This was the start of his venture capital career.

Many other ventures were put together during these years in a wide variety of industries from restaurants to high tech to construction. Dennis also served on numerous public and private corporate Boards as well as civic, charitable and educational Boards such as: Southern Methodist University; Houston Chamber of Commerce; Greater Houston Partnership; Sadat Peace Foundation; Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; American Ballet Theatre; The Children's Fund; The Texas Institute of Family Psychiatry, and the British-American Project.

Currently, he is a Board member of Adaptive Learning Technology; Fort Bend Communications Companies; Fiber Dynamics Inc.; Journee Software; Advent Networks; EnfiNet Media and has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization and the World Presidents Organization since 1982.

David G. Nance
President and CEO, Introgen Therapeutics. Inc.

David G. Nance, 47, is an investor, entrepreneur and technology executive with particular expertise in technology transfer, new venture organization and management of early-stage companies. He has been active in identifying, licensing and commercially developing products or services based on academic research since 1984. Mr. Nance is President & Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of Introgen Therapeutics, Inc. Introgen, a mature, privately-held, biopharmaceutical company, is a world leader in the field of gene-based therapeutics for cancer. In addition, Mr. Nance is the founder and Chairman of Gendux AB, Stockholm Sweden. Gendux is engaged in the commercialization of biomedical technologies from European academic centers.

Mr. Nance is Managing Partner of Texas Biomedical Development Partners (TBDP) and CapOne Partners, venture capital and start-up management groups. The partners of TBDP and CapOne have been involved in the formation of numerous biomedical and technology companies with varied applications including biologics, drug development and marketing, medical devices, diagnostics, agri-biotech and veterinary medicine, robotic surgery, health care services, bioinformatics, functional genomics, gene therapy, software, applied materials, industrial manufacturing, communications and information technology.

Mr. Nance served as an advisor to The United Nations' World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization for the control of infectious diseases and blood bank monitoring in developing countries. He has provided testimony to the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives on budgetary issues related to the National Institutes of Health and provided testimony to the Texas State Senate and Texas House of Representatives on issues of genetic testing, cloning and gene based medicine as well as university technology development. In 1998 Mr. Nance, along with Peter Lynch of Fidelity Funds and others, reported to the Congressional Task Force on Science, Healthcare and the Economy, addressing the links between Federal R&D spending and U.S. economic growth.

Mr. Nance has served, or currently serves, as a director on a number of corporate, charitable and public boards including:

Mr. Nance resides in Austin, Texas.


Kevin Rollins
Vice-chairman, Dell Computer Corporation

Kevin B. Rollins serves as vice chairman of Dell Computer Corporation. He shares the Office of the Chief Executive Officer with Michael S. Dell, chairman and CEO, and Morton L. Topfer, vice chairman. Mr Rollins is responsible for worldwide sales, marketing and service and overseeing the Americas and Japan regions.

Prior to being elected to his current position in December 1997, Mr Rollins, 46, served as president, Dell Americas. In this position, he was responsible for the company's operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Latin America.

Formerly a partner and director at Bain & Co., Mr Rollins specialized in strategies and management for high technology and consumer product clients. While with Bain, he helped develop strategies which propelled Dell into a leadership position in the direct selling of computer systems in the United States.

Mr. Rollins earned his master's of business administration and bachelor's degrees from Brigham Young University.

David Sikora
CEO and Chairman -

As CEO and Chairman of, David Sikora is spearheading the company's growth in netmarket relationship management with products that empower Internet buyers and sellers by converting questions into commerce.

Mr. Sikora co-founded in January 2000 as a spin-off of Ventix Systems, which was subsequently merged with Motive Communications. Mr. Sikora served as Ventix President, CEO and on the Board of Directors since July 1998 and guided the company from start-up to a well-funded market entity, which tripled revenue expectations within months after delivering products to the market.

Prior to joining Ventix, Mr. Sikora served as President and CEO of Houston-based ForeFront Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FFGI), a leading provider of computer-based training products for information technology (IT) professionals. During his five years at ForeFront, Mr. Sikora lead major corporate transitions that took the company through an Initial Public Offering, four corporate acquisitions, international expansion, and the sale of a product division to Hewlett-Packard Company.

Prior to ForeFront, Mr. Sikora was Vice President and General Manager of Texas-based Techtron Corporation, where he built and managed the company's computer networking and professional services division. In the early 1980s, Mr. Sikora co-founded Delta International, one of the first providers of local area network integration services for corporations.

Mr. Sikora currently serves on the Advisory Council on the Digital Economy, formed by Texas Lt. Governor Rick Perry to examine technology issues, including workforce development, taxation, regulation, education and e-commerce.

Mr. Sikora received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Houston and an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He is a Past President and Director of Harvard Business School Alumni Association and has served as Chairman of the United Way Computer Learning Center Steering Committee. Most recently, Mr. Sikora was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year for technology in the Houston area.

James Truchard
President and CEO, National Instruments

Dr. James Truchard co-founded National Instruments in 1976 and has served as its President and Chairman of the Board of Directors since inception. From 1963 to 1976 Dr. Truchard was the Managing Director of the Acoustical Measurements Division at the Applied Research Laboratories (ARL) at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Truchard received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, his MS in Physics, and his B.S. in Physics, all from the University of Texas at Austin.


Max Watson
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMC Software

Max Watson is chairman, president and chief executive officer of BMC Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: BMCS), the industry leader in delivering application service assurance solutions - enterprise-level software and support that improves the availability, performance and recovery of critical applications and data in complex computing environments.

Mr. Watson joined BMC Software as manager of sales in October 1985 and was named senior vice president, sales and marketing in February 1987. He has been a member of the company's executive management team since his appointment to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer in January 1989, five months after the company began trading on NASDAQ. He became president and chief executive officer in April 1990 and chairman of the board in 1991.

Prior to joining BMC Software, Mr. Watson was the Houston Branch Manager for Wang Laboratories and spent 14 years with IBM where he held various corporate staff and sales management positions. Mr. Watson was born in New Orleans and received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration Louisiana Tech University in 1968.


Padmasree Warrior
Vice President, Sector Chief Technology Officer, Director, Digital DNA™ Laboratories of Motorola

Padmasree Warrior is Vice President and Sector Chief Technology Officer, Digital DNA™ Laboratories at Motorola, Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS). Motorola, SPS headquartered in Austin, Texas is a world leader in embedded electronics. Padmasree spearheads technology development for Motorola, SPS. Her focus is to drive leadership technology roadmaps that position Motorola as a premier System-on-Chip provider. She plays a key role in transforming her company's technology innovations and intellectual property into customer focused solutions that drive market value. Padmasree leads a large global organization of technologists and innovators to deliver platforms that catalyze Motorola's portfolio as the "Digital DNA™, The Heart of Smart" in embedded electronics.

Padmasree has extensive experience in all aspects of the Semiconductor industry including manufacturing, operations and technology. She has a postgraduate degree in Chemical engineering from Cornell University and an undergraduate degree in Chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

Padmasree contributes actively to the community and the high tech industry. She serves on the review panel of Advanced Research Programs and Advanced Technology Programs (APRP/ATP) of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Padmasree is the Motorola Executive Liaison for Cornell University and is a member of the "Distinguished Alumni Board" for the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. She is a sponsor of Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering. Padmasree served on the SEMATECH Executive Technical Advisory Board and Alternate on Board of Directors (1996-97). She has been an invited speaker and panel moderator at several of the Women In Technology International (WITI) Conferences and is featured in WITI Women to Watch. ( )

Padmasree is married and has a six-year old son. Her husband is a senior executive in the Internet industry and they share the challenge of integrating two dynamic careers with the joy of raising a family.

State Senators:

Gonzalo Barrientos
State Senator District 14 (Austin)

Rodney Ellis
State Senator District 13 (Houston)

Steve Ogden
State Senator District 5 (Bryan)

Florence Shapiro
State Senator District 8 (Plano)