SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 16, 2003--Autodesk, Inc.
ADSK), the world's leading design software and digital content
company, today announced that Steven Scheid has been appointed to
Autodesk's Board of Directors.
Scheid joins Autodesk's board after a notable career in finance
and investment services. Most recently, Scheid served as Vice Chairman
of the Charles Schwab & Co., Inc and President of the Schwab Retail
"Steve's addition to our board brings the expertise of a seasoned
financial services executive who will provide financial insight that
will help guide Autodesk going forward," said Carol Bartz, Chairman of
the Board, President and CEO of Autodesk. "We welcome his experience
and expertise and his commitment to our shareholders' interests."
Prior to being named the president of Schwab's Retail Group,
Scheid headed the Financial Products and Services Group and was the
firm's chief financial officer from 1996 through 1999. Before his
various positions at the Charles Schwab Corporation, Scheid was with
First Interstate BanCorp and its affiliates. His responsibilities at
First Interstate included executive vice president of finance and
principal financial officer, as well as managing an affiliate's retail
investment sales and human resources division.
In addition, Scheid served as the Federal Reserve Bank of San
Francisco's representative on the Federal Advisory Council in
Washington, D.C. Based upon his credentials in the financial industry,
Scheid was recognized as one of the best CFOs by CFO Magazine in 2000.
Scheid earned a BS in Accounting at Michigan State University and
is a CPA. He has completed executive management programs at the
University of Wisconsin Prochnow School of Banking and at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk, Inc., is the world's leading design
software and digital content company. Autodesk offers solutions for
professionals in building design, geographic information systems,
manufacturing, digital media, and wireless data services. By
delivering progressive products and services, Autodesk helps customers
create, manage, use and maximize the value of their digital data
throughout the lifecycle of their projects. For more information about
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