Ellen M. Hancock is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Marist College.
Hancock serves on the board of directors of Aetna and Colgate. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of the Pacific Council for International Policy. Hancock is a member of the Rand Corporation Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment Advisory Board.
She served as President & COO of Acquicor Technology Inc. and is former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exodus Communications, a leader in complex Internet hosting and managed services. Hancock was with IBM for 29 years, serving in various staff and line executive positions. She was appointed an IBM vice president in 1985 and senior vice president in 1992. Her last position was as senior vice president and group executive, responsible for the networking hardware division, the networking software division, and the software solutions division. She was also a member of the IBM Corporate Executive Committee and the IBM Worldwide Management Council.
Following IBM, Hancock joined National Semiconductor in September 1995 as an executive vice president and chief operating officer in the office of the president reporting to the CEO. Hancock was responsible for the company’s technology, applications, and product development.
Hancock also served with Apple Computer in 1996 as executive vice president, R&D and chief technology officer. She was responsible for research, quality and assurance, OS development, multimedia and networking software development, as well as overall technical strategy.