Kim Hammonds Joins Red Hat’s Board of Directors

(BUSINESS WIRE)–Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Kim Hammonds, global chief information officer and global co-head of Group Technology and Operations at Deutsche Bank, has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to welcome Kim Hammonds to our board. With her extensive leadership experience in information technology with multinational corporations, she will bring a deep understanding of technology and a perspective on enterprise demand for technology to the board. This is a great fit for Red Hat, which helps enterprises leverage the power of open source to meet the challenges of today’s global business climate,” said General H. Hugh Shelton (U.S. Army Retired), chairman of Red Hat’s Board of Directors.

Hammonds joined Deutsche Bank in November 2013 from The Boeing Company, where she served as chief information officer and led a program to use IT to transform airplane manufacturing production and boost company revenues. During her five-year tenure with Boeing she also had responsibility for global infrastructure and global business systems. She joined Boeing from Dell Incorporated, where she led IT systems development for manufacturing operations in the Americas, and directed global IT reliability and factory systems. With more than 25 years experience, starting at the Ford Motor Company, Hammonds’ career has spanned both technology and operations for some of the world’s largest companies in the most challenging industries.

Hammonds holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Western Michigan University.

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