- By Dana Sparks
Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees Welcomes Google Executive
The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees welcomes Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, as a new member. During today's meeting the trustees also elected Shirley Weis, retiring Mayo Clinic vice president and chief administrative officer, as an emeritus trustee.
Since joining Google in 2001, Schmidt has helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology. As executive chairman, he is responsible for the external matters of Google: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the CEO and senior leadership on business and policy issues.
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