Zynga CEO Don Mattrick sent the following email to employees today regarding the addition of Dr. Regina E. Dugan to Zynga’s Board of Directors.
I am pleased to share with all of you that Dr. Regina E. Dugan, Vice President of Engineering and leader of the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group at Google Inc., has joined our Board of Directors.
I have admired Regina’s work and visionary thinking for years. I believe she will be an incredible addition to our Board of Directors and a true catalyst for creative thinking at Zynga. Regina is a dynamic leader and industry pioneer who embraces new ideas and inspires teams to reimagine how technology and tools can positively disrupt the world.
Regina’s impressive career includes becoming the 19th Director and first female leader of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the principal agency within the U.S. Department of Defense for research, development and demonstration of high-risk, high-payoff capabilities for the future combat force. As Director of DARPA, Regina advanced strategic initiatives in cyber security, hypersonics, social media, and advanced manufacturing.
Regina excels at managing internal and external teams focused on the invention of new technologies that have the power to positively impact industries around the world. Today, Regina runs Google’s ATAP group, which is charged with creating breakthrough innovations in mobile computing and accelerating the development of promising technologies to market. ATAP is currently working on projects as diverse as tablets that can see in 3D, a modular mobile phone, digital tattoos for authentication and new formats for storytelling in mobile.
On our Board, Regina will chair the Nominating and Governance Committee as well as join the Product Committee alongside Bing, Mark and me. As we focus on growing and sustaining our leading franchises and creating new hits, Regina’s expertise and counsel will put us in a better position to deliver consumers next generation entertainment experiences that span categories, platforms and devices.
Please join me in welcoming Regina to the Zynga Board of Directors.