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Hobart Alumnus Named COO of Yahoo! Inc.

A 1983 graduate of Hobart College will oversee Internet giant’s international and North American operations.

May 3, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart College alumnus Daniel Rosensweig has been named chief operating officer of Yahoo! Inc. Reporting directly to chairman and chief executive officer Terry Semel, Rosensweig is set to oversee international and North American operations, as well as product development and marketing for the company worldwide. The 1983 graduate of Hobart College assumes his post May 13.

A political science major at Hobart, Rosensweig has a long history of executive excellence with Internet giants. He is an 18-year veteran of Ziff Davis, the parent of stand-alone company ZDNet. He served the firm in many capacities, including as president of Ziff-Davis Internet Publishing Group in the late-90s, where he oversaw magazines such as Inter@ctive Week and Yahoo! Internet Life. Before that, he served as vice president and publisher of the immensely popular and successful PC Magazine.

Immediately prior to his appointment as Yahoo! COO, Rosensweig served as president of CNET Networks, following the merger of ZDNet and CNET. During his tenure, he played an integral role in efforts to develop and introduce innovative Internet advertising formats, such as interactive messaging units.

“I'm a strong believer in the plans Yahoo! has laid out for future growth and look forward to working with the management team to build and create new opportunities for the company,” Rosensweig said.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are coordinate, private, liberal arts institutions, located in Geneva, N.Y. The Colleges, which have a combined enrollment of 1,800, are noted also for an ambitious emphasis on international study, and for their programs in community service.

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Read the story from the May 7 Finger Lakes Times.