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Paul Sagan of Akamai Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced that Akamai President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Sagan has been elected as a new member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and independent policy research centers.
Drawn from the sciences, the arts and humanities, business, public affairs, and the nonprofit sector, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences inducted 190 new Fellows and 22 Foreign Honorary Members at its 228th induction ceremony held Saturday, October 11, 2008 at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The 212 scholars, scientists, artists, civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders come from 20 states and 15 countries, and range in age from 37 to 86. Represented among this year's newly elected members are more than 50 universities and more than a dozen corporations, as well as museums, national laboratories and private research institutes, media outlets and foundations.
Mr. Sagan has been President, CEO and a Director of Akamai since 2005, and an executive of the Company since 1998. Having served in leadership roles at both technology and media businesses, Mr. Sagan helped to found and launch RoadRunner, the first high-speed cable online service, and Pathfinder, one of the first sites that pioneered Internet advertising. His career includes tenure as the President of Time Inc. New Media, and as a senior advisor to the World Economic Forum.
A three-time Emmy Award winner for broadcast television news, Mr. Sagan is currently a director of Massachusetts-based EMC Corp., a trustee of Northwestern University, co-chairman of the Board of Advisors of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, a member of the Dean's Council at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, an advisor to the MATCH charter public high school in Boston, and a member of the Presidential Advisory Council at the Berklee College of Music.
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bowdoin, John Hancock and other scholar-patriots, the Academy has elected as members the finest minds and most influential leaders from each generation, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in the eighteenth century, Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the nineteenth, and Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill in the twentieth. The current membership includes some 200 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
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