Lorrie Norrington,
newly appointed president of eBay Marketplaces and one of Fortune magazine's 2008 50 Most Powerful
Women in Business , will deliver the commencement address at the
Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA graduation ceremony on Feb. 1, 2009.


In her role as
president of eBay Marketplaces, Norrington is responsible for a global network
of sites that in 2007 contributed about 70 percent of eBay Inc.'s total revenue
of nearly $7.7 billion. Previously, she oversaw eBay's North America business
unit, global technology, and global customer services as head of Marketplace
Operations, a position she assumed in January 2008. She has also served as
president of eBay International and chief executive officer of Shopping.com,
and spent many years in management roles at Intuit and General Electric.
Norrington holds a BS in business administration from the University of
Maryland and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.


Members of the
class, the sixth for the Berkeley-Columbia program, came from as far away as
Sweden, China, and India to attend the intense 19-month program. Students work
at a diverse range of institutions, including Microsoft, Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory, Accenture, and Wells Fargo.


The ceremony at
Wheeler Hall auditorium on the UC Berkeley, California campus begins at 10:00 a.m. and will
be followed by a reception at 11:30 a.m. outside the auditorium. The graduates
are also invited to take part in Haas School MBA commencement ceremonies on May
17 and Columbia University's commencement on May 20, 2009.