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May 22, 2009

Ursula Burns , Xerox CEO

Ursula M. Burns (New York, New York, September 20, 1958 - ) currently serves as president of Xerox Corporation, named to the position in March 2007. She previously served as president of the company's Business Group Operations and as a corporate senior vice president. On 21 May 2009, it was announced she will succeed Anne M. Mulcahy as CEO starting 1 July.

Burns joined Xerox in 1980 as a mechanical engineering summer intern. She subsequently held several positions in engineering, including product development and planning. In June 1991 she became the executive assistant to Paul A. Allaire, then Xerox chairman and chief executive officer.

From 1992 through 2000, Burns led several business teams, including the office color and fax business, office network copying business and the departmental business unit. In May 2000, she was named senior vice president, Corporate Strategic Services, and most recently, president of the Document Systems and Solutions Group.
Usrula married her husband Lloyd Bean in October 1988. Since then she has been successfully juggling raising a family of 2 kids, Malcolm (born 1989) and Melissa (born 1992), and being an influential businesswoman. She enjoys reading, staying in shape, and spending time in big cities like Manhattan, London, and Paris. She also enjoys spending her down time with her family. She resides in Rochester, New York, New York City, and Bermuda. source.

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