Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Markkula Passes the Gavel to Kvamme

[E. Floyd Kvamme]
E. Floyd Kvamme
Courtesy of E. Floyd Kvamme

E. Floyd Kvamme has been appointed the new chair of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Advisory Board, taking the reins from A.C. "Mike" Markkula Jr., who served in that capacity from 1986 until June of this year.

Kvamme is a venture capitalist at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers. Previously, he was executive vice president of marketing and sales at Apple Computer and vice president of National Semiconductor. Like Markkula, he has been a member of the Center's board since its establishment.

Markkula was a co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. and has been a director of the company since its inception in 1977. Currently, he is vice chair of the board. He is also vice chair of EcheLON Inc., a new company involved in distributed intelligent control systems technology. He and his wife, Linda, donated the seed money to start the Center and have contributed an additional $3.5 million to the Center's endowment. Markkula, who is a Santa Clara University trustee, will continue to be a member of the Center's Advisory Board.