Donald R. Proctor, a senior vice president of Cisco Systems, Elected to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Board of Directors

Jul 09, 2013, 15:05 ET from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Donald R. Proctor, senior vice president, office of the chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems, Inc., has been elected to the National Board of Directors of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), effective July 1, 2013. His term will run through June 30, 2016.

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Proctor is a survivor of lymphoma since 2008, and has been an active volunteer with LLS's Light The Night® Walk, serving as an executive board member of LLS's Silicon Valley chapter walk campaign for the past two years. He serves as executive sponsor of Cisco's Cancer Support Network, spanning more than 30 countries and over 500 members.

As the leader of Cisco's cybersecurity task force, he works with Cisco customers, Cisco partners, and worldwide government leaders in defense, civilian agencies, and the intelligence community to advance the safety, privacy, and integrity of their critical network infrastructure.

During his tenure at Cisco, which began in 1995, Proctor has led a broad variety of Cisco's corporate management groups, including the Enterprise Business Council, the Cisco Development Council, the Software Council, the Diversity and Inclusion Council, and the Public Policy Council.

Most recently, he led software development for Cisco, and was responsible for Cisco's voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), web collaboration, network operating systems, network management, and global government solutions businesses.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Proctor is a member of the professional faculty at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco.  He serves on the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum, and is on the advisory boards of the Lawrence Hall of Science and the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at UC Berkeley.

Proctor lives in Walnut Creek, California and is the father of three daughters, Micheline, 23, Caitlin, 19, and Theresa, 16.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.  

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit  Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Andrea Greif

SOURCE The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society