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Eve Burton ’89LAW, Senior V.P. and Chief Legal Officer, Hearst Corporation

Eve Burton is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Legal Officer of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 global businesses.  Hearst’s major interests span business information companies that create and deliver content, analytics and workflow solutions for the finance, healthcare and transportation industries worldwide as well as cable entertainment and syndication, interactive and emerging digital media, local broadcast television, magazines, newspapers and real estate.

Burton is a member of the Hearst Board of Directors.  She has overall responsibility for legal services to all of Hearst’s businesses around the world.  She also manages corporate human resources, Oracle HCM Operations, labor relations and government affairs.  Burton has been one of Hearst’s leaders in establishing worldwide strategic enterprise deals with partners.  Hearst is a strong supporter of the First Amendment and was recently recognized by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for its decades of efforts.  Additionally, she is a member of Hearst’s Venture Committee which invests globally.  Burton is a Founder and Chairwoman of HearstLab, which invests in early women led businesses.

Burton sits on the board of directors of Intuit, Inc., and prior to that was on the board of directors of AOL board until its sale to Verizon.  She is a member of the advisory board of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Stanford and Columbia Universities.  Burton has a JD from Columbia University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Asia.