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Washington, DC – July 11, 2011 – Change the Equation, a national coalition of 110 CEOs committed to improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning for U.S. K-12 students, announced that William “Bill” D. Green has accepted a position on its board of directors. Green, Chairman of Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, becomes the seventh member of the CTEq board, which currently includes the CEOs from Eastman Kodak Company, ExxonMobil, Time Warner Cable and Xerox, retired CEO/Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation and astronaut Sally Ride.
From September 2004 through December 2010, Green served as Accenture’s Chief Executive Officer. He assumed the additional role of chairman in 2006. Green has been credited with successfully leading Accenture through the challenging global economic environment of the last few years. During his term, Accenture grew revenue from $13.7 billion to $21.6 billion, doubled its workforce to 211,000 employees and expanded its global footprint.
In addition to his successful tenure at Accenture, Green is known for his external work in education and workforce issues. Green serves as chairman of the Business Roundtable’s Education, Innovation and Workforce Initiative and previously served as chairman of The Springboard Project, an independent commission on education and workforce issues. He is co-chair of the Business Coalition for Student Achievement. He is also a member of the Business Higher Education Forum, The Business Council and the G100.
“Bill Green’s demonstrated leadership in working with policymakers to expand incentives for innovation and scaling up proven K-12 education programs makes him a natural fit for the Change the Equation board,” said CTEq Chair and retired Intel Corporation CEO/Chairman of the Board Craig Barrett. “His wealth of education-business expertise will provide strong direction for how Change the Equation will improve STEM learning outcomes through our advocacy and philanthropy.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 215,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is www.accenture.com .
About Change the Equation (CTEq)
CTEq is a non-profit, non-partisan CEO-led initiative to solve America’s innovation problem. We answer the call of President Obama’s Educate to Innovate Campaign by committing to improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning for every child, with a particular focus on girls and students of color, who have long been underrepresented in STEM fields. For more information about the work of CTEq, visit www.changetheequation.org .