Janice Chaffin

Janice Chaffin ('91)

Janice Chaffin is a globally recognized business leader whose career in high tech spans more than thirty years. 

Ms. Chaffin currently sits on the board of directors for Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) and PTC (NASDAQ:PTC). She is an Advisory Council member for Illuminate Ventures and a member of the Board of Visitors for the UCLA Anderson School of Management.  Previously she served on the boards of Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) and International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) along with the Operating Committee of privately held Ancestry.com and the Board of Trustees for the Montalvo Arts Center.    

From 2008-2013, Ms. Chaffin was Group President for Symantec's Consumer Business Unit, maker of the world leading Norton TM security brand. Under Ms. Chaffin's leadership Symantec's global multi-billion dollar consumer business achieved consistent growth quarter over quarter and more than 600 industry awards for superior products. With Ms. Chaffin's intense focus on customer experience, Norton TM customer satisfaction and loyalty reached record highs and scored amongst the top consumer software companies in the world.  

Prior to her role in leading the Norton business, Ms. Chaffin was Symantec's first Chief Marketing Officer and built a global, award winning organization.  Before coming to Symantec in 2003, she spent 21 years at Hewlett Packard in marketing and general management leadership roles including General Manager/VP of the multi-billion dollar HP9000 UnixTM Server business.  

She has been publicly recognized for her career accomplishments and community involvement.  Ms. Chaffin was named a recipient of Agenda's 2014 Digital 50 and in 2012 she was noted as one of the top 100 Women Leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  In 2010, she received the Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Family Online Safety Institute, and in 2009 was named Best Executive by the Annual Stevie Awards for Women In Business.  

Ms. Chaffin graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, San Diego.  She earned a M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and graduated as an Edward W. Carter Fellow. 

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