ORG former Chairman and CEO, Red Hat, Inc. Title BIO Matthew J. Szulik is the past chairman of Red Hat, and has successfully led other technology companies , such as Interleaf and MapInfo, for more than 20 years. Szulik had also held the titles of chief executive officer and president of Red Hat until December 2007. Szulik is passionate about improving the educational opportunities for students worldwide through open source, and he is a spokesperson to industry, government, and education leaders on open source computing. Szulik is the past Chairman of the Science and Technology Board for State of North Carolina's Economic Development Board. He is past Chairman and an Executive Director of the North Carolina Electronics and Information Technologies Association. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Appalachian State University. In the last 3 years, Szulik has been recognized by CIO Magazine with its 20/20 Vision Award and by the North Carolina Technology Association with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Szulik is a graduate of Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.