Maureen Govern

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Maureen Govern was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at AOL at the time of their search data release. The researcher who released the data and his supervisor were reportedly fired.

Govern is a native of Evanston, IL. She has a BS degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Western Illinois University and an MS degree in Operations Research from Stanford University. She began her career in 1978 as a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories in Naperville, Illinois. Before becoming CTO of AOL, she held management positions at Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ; NYNEX Science and Technology Inc; Bell Communications Research (Bellcore); Northern Telecom - Bell Northern Research (BNR); Motorola Global Telecommunications Solutions Sector; and Convergys Corporation where she was also CTO. [1]


  1. ^ Maureen Govern Washington Post