Richard Egan Selected for Irish Ambassador Post

President George W. Bush has nominated long-time supporter, Richard Egan, co-founder of EMC, to the post of ambassador to Ireland. The position requires Senate confirmation.

Egan stepped down from his position as EMC chairman two months ago, causing a reshuffle among top executives. Egan continues as chairman emeritus, while Mike Ruettgers moved to the chairman position and Joe Tucci took over the title of chief executive.

Egan has a long history of supporting George W. Bush, first as a major contributor to the Republican party . In July 1999, Egan was named to then-Governor Bush’s Information Technology National Steering Council. Most recently, Egan served as a member of the Bush/Cheney transition team, as a member of the Commerce Department's Transition Advisory Group.