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Myrtle Potter

Born: 1958
Birthplace: Las Cruces, NM

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: COO of Genentech, 2000-04

As one of the few prominent black female executives, Potter has attracted the attention of the glossy magazines. She was profiled as one of Time Magazine's 2002 "Global Influentials", Fortune's 2002 "Most Powerful Black Executives" and their 2003 "50 Most Powerful Women in Business." Potter founded a consulting firm, Myrtle Potter Consulting LLC, in 2005.

Husband: (two children)

    University: AB, University of Chicago (1980)

    Myrtle Potter Consulting LLC (2005-)
    Genentech President of Commercial Operations (2004-05)
    Genentech COO (2000-04)
    Genentech EVP Commerical Operations (2000-04)
    Bristol-Myers Squibb VP (1996-2000)
    Merck VP Northeast Region Business Group (1993-96)
    IBM Internship
    Member of the Board of Amazon (2004-)
    Member of the Board of FoxHollow Technologies
    California Healthcare Institute Board
    Obama for America
    Obama Victory Fund 2012

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