Ruann F. Ernst
Dr. Ernst served as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Island, Inc., an e-business delivery network company. Dr. Ernst was CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Digital Island when the company was acquired by Cable & Wireless, Plc., and afterwards headed the business for Cable & Wireless until her retirement. Prior to Digital Island, Dr. Ernst worked for Hewlett Packard Company in various management positions, including General Manager, Financial Services Business Unit. Prior to that, she was Vice President for General Electric Information Services Company. Prior to her work in the technology industry, Dr. Ernst served on the faculty of The Ohio State University, and was Director of Medical Research and Computing where she managed a biomedical computing and research facility. Dr. Ernst has served on the boards of Advanced Fiber Communications and Digital Realty Trust, as well as several non-public companies. Dr. Ernst serves on the University Foundation Board and the Fisher College of Business Advisory Board at The Ohio State University. She was a founder and is Board Chair of the nonprofit Healthy LifeStarsTM. Dr. Ernst and her husband are active supporters of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Dr. Ernst received Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University.