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Come join us for the fall WITI Orange County event Shooting Stars.

We have confirmed the Senior Vice President of Texas Instruments Terri West, to fly in from her home state of Texas.

Registration closes Tuesday September 24th. Seating is limited to the first 100. We encourage you to sign up today so that you will be sure to secure your seating for this evening.

Members, pre-register and pre-pay by September 24, and we will put your name in a drawing for a complimentary panel discussion which Business 2.0 magazine is hosting in Los Angeles on October 10 at the W Hotel in Westwood. A $65 value! If you would like more information about that event, please go to

One lucky pre-registered WITI member will join us at this panel. It doesn't matter when you pre-registered: as long as you are paid up by 9/24, your name will be in the drawing.
Also, there will be some additional great door prize giveaways during the WITI OC meeting. We will look forward to seeing you at the event.

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Terri West is Senior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations for Texas Instruments. She has global responsibility for the company's communications with stockholders and the media.

Before her current assignment, Terri was vice president and manager of Corporate Strategic Communications for Texas Instruments. She was responsible for development of the key communications programs and for leading cross-functional teams on critical communications projects.

Prior to that assignment, Terri was Corporate Media Relations Manager for four years. In this position, she handled communications about issues such as employment, financial performance, divestitures, trade, community outreach, and technology.

Terri also worked in corporate Employee Communications for five years where she served as editor of the company newsletter and on-line-news service.

She joined TI in 1978, spending four years as a Publications Specialist while attending college. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Texas in 1982.

Terri is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute, Conference Board, Dallas Arboretum Board of Directors, and Sigma Delta Chi, (Society for Professional Journalists). Terri also served as chair of the Semiconductor Industry Association Communications Committee during the 1992 and 1996 renewals of the U.S.-Japan Semiconductor Trade Agreement.

She lives in Plano, Texas, with her husband Mike and two children.

Schedule of Events

5:30 to 7:00 No-host bar, complimentary appetizers, networking
7:00 to 7:10 Director of WITI Meeting Welcome/Announcements
7:10 to 7:15 A word from our Sponsor Merrill Lynch
7:15 to 8:30 Speaker Terri West Senior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations Texas Instruments.
8:30 to 9:00 Networking and wrap up of evening
Not only will we be providing great appetizers, we have several fantastic door prizes to give away. Don't forget to bring lots of business cards for networking and to participate in the door prize drawings.