Betty Purkey is the new TI Alumni Association president, effective July 1. She is one of three recent TI retirees elected as TIAA officers at the 2010 annual business meeting on May18 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Also elected were Gary Stopani,treasurer, and Marilyn Adams, secretary – both recent retirees – and Larry James, executive vice president. Larry previously served as treasurer.
Max Post, nominating committee chairman, said, “One of our goals was to involve more recent retirees in the TIAA leadership. At the same time, we wanted to have some continuity. I’m glad the goal has been met.”
Betty Purkey worked for TI for 44 years. She was TI manager, WorkLife Strategies, for 15 years and is a nationally recognized leader in her field. Betty is now a consultant specializing in work-life effectiveness strategies, programs and training. She is on the elder caregiver education team on behalf of the Area Agencies on Aging for Dallas County, Tarrant County and North Central Texas.
Larry James was TIAA Treasurer for the last two years. Most of Larry’s 29-year TI career was in the control and finance area, both in Semiconductors and the Defense business, where he served as division controller, and in Corporate with Investor Relations. After his time at TI, Larry had a second career with a Singapore-based wafer fab company as investor relations manager.
Gary Stopani worked for TI 24-1/2 years in engineering, finance and manufacturing assignments in the Defense business, Information Systems & Services, and Corporate. He also served in Semiconductors as a manufacturing engineer.
Marilyn Adams had a 20-year TI career serving as executive administrator and projects coordinator. For several years, she worked with Del Whitaker in the analog semiconductor business. She later worked in Corporate Human Relations and other areas.
All the new officers bring extensive community service experience to TIAA.
The new TIAA officer team succeeds Ronnie Brandenburg, president; Tom Boedecker, executive vice president; Larry James, treasurer; and Ellen McKee, secretary, who served for the past two years. At the annual meeting, Ronnie reported on TIAA accomplishments and upcoming programs.