CEO CORNER: Stephen Milligan

Stephen Milligan has been Chief Executive Officer of Western Digital Corporation since 2013. He originally joined the company in 2002 as vice-president, finance. Western Digital, headquartered in San Jose is one of the world’s largest hard disk drive manufacturers and specializes in computer data storage.

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What is your favorite college football team and why?
The Ohio State University. That’s my alma mater.

What is your favorite memory from following your team?
Winning the first College Football Playoff National Championship in 2015. The game was in Dallas at the Cowboys’ stadium. The Buckeyes beat Oregon, 42-20. It was the first CFP title game after the BCS ended the previous season. The game was close until the fourth quarter when Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott scored the last three touchdowns. On my list of favorite memories, that one is followed closely by the semifinal game at the Sugar Bowl 11 days earlier, when Ohio State upset Alabama, 42-35. That ended with an interception by Ohio State on the final play to preserve the victory. I attended both of those games with my family! P.S. Go Bucks!