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Doug Carlston

Member of the Board of Directors

Doug Carlston serves as CEO of Tawala Systems, an Internet technology company he co-founded in 02005. Previously, Doug co-founded in 01980 Broderbund Software, one of the world's leading publishers of productivity and educational software, and served as CEO (01991 - 01996) and Chairman of the Board (01981 - 01998).

Doug currently serves on the boards of the AH Belo Corporation, the Albanian-American Enterprise Fund, the Ploughshares Fund, the Tides Advocacy Fund, MoveOn PAC, and The Long Now Foundation. He is a member of the NOVA Science Visiting Council, the Committee on University Resources of Harvard University and the Board of Advisors of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Doug previously served on the board of directors of the American Bank of Albania (02000 - 02008), Belo Corporation (02007 - 02008), Public Radio International (01997 - 02009, Chairman 02004 - 02009) and the Santa Fe Institute (01996 - 02005). He is also past Chairman and President of the Software Publishers Association, and a past trustee of Dominican University.

Mr. Carlston received his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College in 01970 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 01975.

He is the author of five published books, from Software People (Simon & Schuster, 01985) to Beginning Swahili (Butu, 01970). He has also had many published software products and written articles, including "Storing Knowledge", in Time & Bits: Managing Digital Continuity (Getty Conservation Institute, 01998).

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