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World's Largest Computing Association Appoints First Woman CEO

Vicki Hanson is Professor and Chair of Inclusive Technologies, School of Computing, University of Dundee, U.K.; Distinguished Professor of Computing at Rochester Institute of Technology, USA, and an IBM Research Staff Member Emeritus.

ACM President Vicki L. Hanson has been named executive director and CEO, effective July 1.

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ACM President Vicki L. Hanson has been named the organization's executive director and CEO, effective July 1.

Hanson will rely on her experience as ACM's most senior staff member to work with the organization's volunteer community to provide strategic vision and develop sustainable business models to ensure the continued global growth of ACM's membership, publications, and revenue.

"Having served ACM for many years in various volunteer capacities, Vicki's unique insights into the organization and how it serves the profession should serve us well to ensure a sustainable future for ACM," says ACM President-elect Cherri M. Pancake.

Hanson has previously served ACM as President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and ACM SIG Governing Board Chair, among other positions.

In addition, Hanson is a former Chair of ACM's Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing (SIGACCESS), and was co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS).

Hanson is currently Distinguished Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as Visiting Professor at the University of Dundee in the U.K.

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