No pun intended in that headline.

From NBC Bay Area:

The former Republican governor hopeful is one of five new directors set to join the Hewlett-Packard board of directors.

The world’s largest computer maker announced Whitman’s appointment after the close of the bell Thursday.

Whitman will be joined by Shumeet Banerji, CEO of Booz & Company; Gary Reiner, former CIO of General Electric; Patricia Russo, former CEO of Alcatel-Lucent; and Dominique Senequier, CEO of AXA Private Equity. Full article

Not sure what bearing the news has on this speculation in the Chronicle this morning:

Meg Whitman Named to HP Board in Housecleaning 20 January,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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