Ann S. Bowers is the Chair of the Board and the co-founding trustee of the Noyce Foundation, which focused on improving math and science instruction and learning in public schools. Previously, her career was in human resource management in California’s Silicon Valley. She was the first Director of Personnel for Intel Corporation and the first Vice President of Human Resources for Apple Computer. In both of these high-growth start-up companies and in her consulting practice, she created and implemented the worldwide human resources policies and practices that fostered the growth of organizational excellence. Ann is a Trustee Emerita and Presidential Councillor at Cornell University, and is chair of the Silicon Valley advisors committee for Cornell. She received a B. A. from Cornell University and an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Santa Clara.