Maggie Wilderotter Joins Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Board of Directors

HPE’s Board increases gender diversity with the addition of Maggie Wilderotter

In its first months as an independent company, HPE announced the addition of Maggie Wilderotter to its Board of Directors.

Maggie is the first addition to the HPE board since November 1, when HPE launched as an independent company. She joins 13 other board members, including HPE president and CEO Meg Whitman and chairman of the board, Pat Russo.

Wilderotter currently serves as executive chairman of Frontier Communications and was their chairman and CEO from 2006 to 2015, after joining the company in 2004. Prior to her time at Frontier, Wilderotter was senior vice president of Worldwide Public Sector at Microsoft. In addition to Frontier, Wilderotter is currently on the boards of DreamWorks Animation, Juno Therapeutics, Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corporation.

Pat Russo, chairman of the board of directors at HPE, praised the decision, saying, "Maggie's expertise enhances the diverse, global-minded competency of the current board of directors, specifically suited to the needs of the focused HPE. Her discerning leadership will further support the Company in pursuing market opportunities and generating long-term shareholder value."

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has garnered praise for the combined experience and diversity of its board of directors. Reverend Jesse Jackson commended HPE for having one of “the most diverse boards of any tech company in America,” after seeing the relatively high representation of women and people of color. He added that the two companies are “answering the call” to expand minority inclusion in an industry that notoriously lags behind in diversity representation.

"Maggie's unique experience at leading technology companies adds invaluable perspective to HPE as the Company continues to deliver customers best-in-class enterprise solutions," said Whitman. "She will be a strong addition to the diverse leadership and collective business acumen of the current Board as we serve our customers, partners and shareholders."

Wilderotter has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of the Holy Cross, and she received an honorary doctor of engineering degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

HPE’s Board of Directors include:  

  • Dan Ammann, president, General Motors
  • Marc Andreessen, co-founder, AH Capital Management, LLC
  • Michael J. Angelakis, chairman and chief executive officer of Atairos Management
  • Leslie A. Brun, chairman and chief executive officer of Sarr Group, LLC
  • Pamela Carter, former president, Cummins Distribution
  • Klaus Kleinfeld, chairman and chief executive officer, Alcoa Inc.
  • Raymond J. Lane, partner emeritus, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
  • Ann M. Livermore, former executive vice president, HP Enterprise Business
  • Raymond E. Ozzie, former chief software architect, Microsoft Corporation
  • Gary M. Reiner, operating partner, General Atlantic, LLC
  • Pat Russo, chairman of the board, HPE
  • Lip-Bu Tan, chairman, Walden International
  • Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer, HPE
  • Maggie Wilderotter, executive chairman of Frontier Communications