Kent Roberts has been elected chairman of the Business Software Alliance's (BSA) board of directors. Kent is the executive vice president and general counsel at McAfee. Roberts will be responsible for guiding the organization's public policy initiatives, anti-piracy efforts and education programs worldwide. He currently oversees all domestic and international legal matters for McAfee, including legal activity with mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property rights issues.

Robert Holleyman, BSA president and chief executive officer, said Roberts' experience in the technology industry made him well suited to lead BSA on major issues such as cybersecurity, patent reform, copyright protection, software management strategies, education outreach and trade issues.