John Boswell

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, SAS

John Boswell is responsible for legal services and contract administration worldwide for SAS. In that role he leads a group of over 40 attorneys and 220 staff members globally. He is also responsible for the Government Affairs, Enterprise Negotiation and Risk departments at SAS. As a member of the SAS Executive Committee, John helps set policy for the company. His career at SAS began in 1991 as a Senior Marketing Counsel. In that role, he led domestic and international sales negotiations and authored most of the company's standard license agreements.

Before joining SAS, Boswell was President of Vista Development Corp., a software consulting company. He has also served as General Counsel and Secretary for Raima Corp., another software company. Prior to that John was in private practice.

Boswell holds a law degree and a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of South Carolina at Columbia. He is consistently chosen as one of the best corporate attorneys in North Carolina by his peers in the North Carolina Bar Association. He is a board member of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and lectures on intellectual property for the N.C. Bar Association's continuing education program. John volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and with the Angel Flight network. John is married with three sons and enjoys flying and playing ultimate Frisbee.