|[September 23, 2013]
Autodesk Announces Appointment of Betsy Rafael to Board of Directors
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc., (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced the appointment of Betsy Rafael
to its Board of Directors, effective September 19, 2013. Ms. Rafael has
over 30 years of executive financial experience, most recently as Vice
President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Executive for
Apple (News - Alert), Inc.
"Betsy Rafael's extensive background in corporate finance and experience
in the technology industry is an excellent addition to the Autodesk (News - Alert)
Board that will serve the best interests of the company and our
shareholders," said Carl Bass, Autodesk president and chief executive
officer. "We welcome Betsy to the Autodesk Community."
Ms. Rafael retired from Apple in 2012, where she had served as Vice
President and Corporate Controller since 2007 and Principal Accounting
Exective since 2008. Previously, Ms. Rafael held the positions of Vice
President, Corporate Controller, Principal Accounting Officer and Vice
President, Corporate Finance at Cisco Systems between 2002 and 2007.
Prior to this, Ms. Rafael held management and other senior financial
positions with Aspect (News - Alert) Communications, Inc., Silicon Graphics (SGI), Sun
Microsystems and Apple Computer. She began her career with Arthur Young
& Company. Ms. Rafael serves on the board of directors of Echelon, and
previously served on the board of PalmSource. Ms. Rafael graduated magna
cum laude with a B.S.C degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University,
where she also serves on the Board of Trustees.
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