Monday, July 13, 2009

Larry Irving Joins Hewlett-Packard

Larry Irving, left, will join computer services company Hewlett-Packard Co. on Sept. 8 as vice president of global government affairs. He was an assistant secretary of commerce for communications and information under President Bill Clinton and oversaw the National Telecommunicatiosn and Information Administration. For the past 10 years he ran his own consulting firm, which offered strategic planning and consulting services to domestic and international telecommunications and information technology companies, non-profit organizations and foundations.

Mr. Irving will supervise the worldwide government affairs operation from Washington. He will be responsible for shaping public policy and building relationships worldwide with government officials, community leaders, non-governmental organizations and business partners.

Mr. Irving iss credited with coining the term "digital divide." Early in his career his legislative affiars director for the late Congressman Mickey Leland.

Mr. Irving holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northwestern University ourside Chicago and is a law graduate of Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., just down the road from HP’s world headquarters. Mr. Irving was president of the Stanford Law class of 1979. (The Washington Times, 7/13/09, Photo courtesy TWT)

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