Ursula M. Burns
- Location: Norwalk, CT, United States
- Organization: Xerox, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ursula M. Burns is chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation. Ms. Burns is also a member of the Xerox Board of Directors, elected in April 2007.
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Ms. Burns is responsible for the company's global research, development, engineering, marketing and manufacturing of Xerox technology, supplies and related services. She also oversees for the corporation Global Accounts, Information Management, Corporate Strategy, Human Resources and Ethics, and Marketing Operations.
Ms. Burns joined Xerox in 1980 as a mechanical engineering summer intern. She since 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, Ms. 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 two years later assumed the role of president, Business Group Operations.
She serves on professional and community boards, including American Express Corp., CASA - The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, Exxon Mobil, FIRST - (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), National Academy Foundation, MIT, and the U.S. Olympic Committee.