Eric H. Halvorson

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Director at Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Eric H. Halvorson, 54, has been a Director of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. since 2003.

Eric H. Halvorson has been a member of the Board of Directors since the acquisition of Computer Motion in June 2003. "Mr. Halvorson joined Computer Motion in July 2002 as a member of its Board of Directors. Since June 2003, Mr. Halvorson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Thomas Kinkade Company, formerly Media Arts Group, Inc., an art publishing company. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Halvorson was a Visiting Professor of Business Law and Accounting at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where he taught classes in Business Law, Business Ethics and Financial Accounting. Before teaching at Pepperdine, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Salem Communications Corporation from 1995 to 2000. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, he was Vice President and General Counsel for 10 years. Mr. Halvorson is currently a director of Salem Communications Corp. Mr. Halvorson was a partner at Godfrey and Kahn, a law firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1976 until 1985. Mr. Halvorson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bob Jones University and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law." --Forbes; accessed March 1, 2005.