Equifax announced Wednesday the election of Jackie M. Ward, founder and CEO of Computer Generation Inc., to its board of directors. Ms. Ward replaces Mr. Daniel W. McGlaughlin, who retired December 31, 1998. She will fulfill the remainder of his term through April 2000.
Ms. Ward has had a long and distinguished career in the field of data technology, having held technical, marketing and managerial positions with J.P. Stevens Company, General Electric and Sperry Rand Corporation. She has headed her own company since 1970.
Thomas F. Chapman, Equifax president and CEO, said, “Jackie Ward is a perfect fit to help guide Equifax’s future. She brings vast experience in business and technology to our company, and we are delighted to welcome Jackie to our board of directors.”
Ms. Ward is past chair of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and is Regent Emeritus and past chairman of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. She serves as a member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center, and the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Research Alliance. Her corporate board memberships include Bank of America, SCI Systems, Inc., Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Matria Healthcare, Inc. and Premiere Technologies, Inc.
Ms. Ward did her undergraduate work at Georgia State College for Women (now Georgia College), the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama Extension Center. She completed the International Business Fellows program at Georgia State University and the London School of Business. She received the Doctor of Laws degree from Mercer University.
EQUIFAX (NYSE: EFX) is a worldwide leader in shaping global commerce by bringing buyers and sellers together through its information, transaction processing, consulting and knowledge-based businesses. Equifax serves the banking, financial, retail, credit card, telecommunications/utilities, transportation and healthcare industries and government. Founded in 1899, Atlanta-based Equifax today has 14,000 employees in 18 countries and sales in more than 45 countries. Revenues for the 12 months ended September 30, 1998, were more than $1.5 billion. For more Equifax information, visit the company’s Internet web site at [www.equifax.com].