Friday, April 06, 2012

Virginia M. Rometty, the new CEO of IBM, will attend this week's Masters tournament, but it's not clear if she will be wearing the green jacket of an Augusta National member, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Ms. Rometty, 54, who took IBM's helm at the beginning of this year, hasn't commented publicly on the matter. She plays golf, though not frequently, IBM says. She plans to entertain clients at the tournament.

In a contentious press conference on Wednesday
Q. Is it possible to elaborate further on why Membership for Mrs. Rometty wouldn't be considered, just to give us a little more spiel on that. CHAIRMAN PAYNE: I guess two reasons: One, we don't talk about our private deliberations. No. 2, we especially don't talk about it when a named candidate is a part of the question. 

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