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Apple Board Member, Bill Campbell, Passes at 75


Apple Board Member, Bill Campbell, Passes at 75

News of the long-serving Apple board member’s demise arrives via Re/Code’s Kara Swisher.

Swisher notes that Campbell’s passing “came after a long battle with cancer,” with the veteran reporter citing that his death will ultimately mark a “big loss for Silicon Valley.”

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“Campbell ran companies like Intuit and worked in key jobs at Apple, Claris and Go, and also served on a plethora of boards, including Columbia University, Intuit and Apple. He had been a longtime adviser to Google execs including Page and Eric Schmidt –and really just about every major tech executive you could think of at some point.”

It was Campbell’s previous role as a Columbia University coach that would see him eventually gain the corporate nickname “The Coach,” Swisher highlights, as she notes that Campbell was mostly “just a really decent man.”

As for how and when Campbell joined Apple:

“Campbell took on the role of CEO of Intuit and joined Apple’s board of directors when Steve Jobs returned to the company in 1997 […] He remained on Apple’s board of directors for 17 years until his resignation in July of 2014,” reports Clover.

Following Campbell’s passing his family released the following statement:

“Bill Campbell passed peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with cancer. The family appreciates all the love and support but asks for privacy at this time.”

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