[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Google has appointed Diane B. Greene to its Board of Directors. Ms. Greene will also serve on Google’s Audit Committee. Her appointment is effective January 12, 2012.

Diane B. Greene: Google is an asset to society because of its relentless focus on improving users’ lives through pioneering technology, and it is also a standout growing business.

Ms. Greene, 56, has been a member of the board of directors of Intuit since August 2006 and serves on its Audit and Risk Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. She co-founded Vmware in 1998 and took the company public in 2007. Ms. Greene served as CEO and president of VMware from 1998 to 2008, as a member of the board of directors of VMware from 2007 to 2008, and as an executive vice president of EMC from 2005 to 2008.

Ms. Greene holds a Master of Science degree in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Science degree in naval architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Vermont.

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