McAfee Exec Bolts for Websense

Gene Hodges will be chief executive at Websense.
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Security software maker

McAfee

(MFE)

said its president, Gene Hodges, has submitted his resignation to become the chief executive at

Websense

(WBSN)

.

"Gene has been a valuable member of our team, and McAfee would like to thank him for his leadership, as well as the many contributions he has made to our business during his tenure," the company said in a press release Tuesday. "We wish Gene well in his future endeavors."

At software maker Websense, Hodges will be president and CEO. He will succeed John Carrington, who has served as CEO since May 1999. Carrington will be the executive chairman of the board at Websense.

Shares of McAfee were up 14 cents at $29.13. Websense was gaining $2.57, or 4%, to $67.05.