Computer History Museum Adds Heidi Sinclair To Its Board of Trustees
20-year Technology Industry Veteran to Provide Valuable Expertise and Perspective for Museum\'s Growth
March 29, 2006 — Mountain View, CaliforniaThe Computer History Museum, home to the world's largest collection of computing-related artifacts and stories, today announced the appointment of renowned technology industry marketing and communications veteran Heidi Sinclair to its board of trustees.
Sinclair is currently CEO Europe and an executive board member of Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications consultancy. A 20+ year public relations veteran, Sinclair has championed some of the technology industry's most successful public relations campaigns. Sinclair will provide marketing and communications counsel to the Computer History Museum during the next phase of its growth.
Computer History Museum board of trustees chairman, Len Shustek said, "Heidi Sinclair has long been a respected creative force in our industry and we are delighted to be able to capitalize upon her wisdom and international base of experience moving forward. Her unique global marketing perspectives, communications positioning track record and brand expertise will prove invaluable as we plan the next phase of expansion of our museum exhibits and event programs."
Sinclair graduated from Stanford University with an A.B. in English. She is a four-time Young Entrepreneur award winner and a former member of the Software Publisher's Association board of directors. Having been profiled in dozens of media stories, including NEWSWEEK, FORTUNE and PBS, Sinclair has been the recipient of numerous communications and marketing honors in her career to date.
"I am excited to join the museum at this important time in its development," said Sinclair. "There are millions of stories where the technology that we all worked to bring to the world has changed the way we work and live and communicate. Just as we collect and display the early implements of civilized man, so must we hold on to and share the early tools and discoveries of the technological age."
Sinclair joined Burson-Marsteller as a Senior Vice President in 1994. After leaving the agency in 1996, she rejoined the firm in 2001 as Chair of Burson-Marsteller's Global Technology Practice where she built a broad client base and an integrated global team from the ground up. Previously, Sinclair held positions at Borland, Lotus Development Corporation, Hill & Knowlton, Ketchum Communications and Regis McKenna.
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, a public benefit organization, preserves and presents for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. Dedicated to exploring the social impact of computing, the museum is home to the world's largest collection of computing-related items, spanning from pre-computing objects, to the Internet, and beyond. Its growing collection also includes photos, films, videos, manuals, documents, publications, and marketing materials.
Currently in its first phase, the Museum brings computing history to life through its popular speaker series, seminars, oral histories, workshops and Web-based educational resources for students, scholars and the general public. The Museum also offers self-guided and docent-led tours of Visible Storage, where nearly 600 objects from the collection are on display, including such rare objects as the Cray-1 supercomputer, the Apple I, the WWII ENIGMA, the PalmPilot prototype, and the 1969 Honeywell "Kitchen Computer." A new exhibit, "Mastering the Game: A History of Computer Chess," opened in September 2005, providing an exciting, interactive look at 50 years of innovation and work in computing and computer chess software. Please check the Web site for open hours.
Future phases will feature full museum exhibits including a timeline of computing history, theme galleries, extensive Web-based exhibits and collection-related information, expanded education programs, a research center, and much more. For more information, please visit www.computerhistory.org or call 650.810.1010.
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