Gartner Names CEO Eugene A. Hall Chair of the Board

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Chief Executive Officer, Eugene A. Hall, to the additional role of Board Chair, effective July 1, 2024. He succeeds James C. Smith, who has served as Board Chair since 2004, and who will remain on the Board as an independent director. In addition, Karen E. Dykstra, who first joined the Gartner Board in 2007, has been appointed Lead Independent Director, also effective July 1, 2024. 

“Gene has demonstrated exceptional leadership over the past two decades, and we are incredibly pleased he will serve as our Board Chair to support our continued growth and success,” said Mr. Smith. “As CEO, Gene has created significant value for our clients and shareholders by driving long-term, sustained, double digit growth. Given his remarkable contributions to the Company as CEO and a director, the Board unanimously elected Gene to take on this role as Gartner accelerates its momentum and enters its next chapter of value creation.”

“I am honored to serve as Board Chair during this exciting time for our company,” said Mr. Hall. “Jim’s counsel has been invaluable to me over the years, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with him as a director. As we look to the future, Gartner is well positioned to continue our track record of operational and financial success. We remain focused on serving leaders in every enterprise, across every industry and geography, building on our leadership position and driving continued value creation.”

Mr. Smith continued, “We are also delighted to name Karen Dykstra as our new Lead Independent Director. Since first joining the Board in 2007, Karen has provided valuable perspective and critical insight in the boardroom, and we look forward to continuing to benefit from her expertise in finance and tech leadership.”

Ms. Dykstra said, “As Lead Independent Director, I will continue to provide independent perspectives to the Board and governance oversight. Gartner has an impressive leadership position and track record of operational excellence, and I look forward to the ongoing partnership with Gene, Jim and the rest of the Board as the Company continues to build on its accomplishments.”

In addition, Gartner has entered into an amendment to Mr. Hall’s employment agreement extending the term through December 31, 2031. Additional information is being made available in a filing with the SEC.

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