ZixCorp separates Chairman and CEO roles Zix Corporation announced that it separated the role of its chairman of the board from that of its CEO. Robert Hausmann, ZixCorp’s lead independent director, has been elected as the non-executive chairman of the board. Richard Spurr continues to serve as ZixCorp’s CEO and as a director. “The trend among public companies to separate the CEO and chairman roles has gained momentum over the years. Our board decided to demonstrate the company’s commitment to sound corporate governance by adopting a leadership structure that has strong investor support,” said new ZixCorp chairman Bob Hausmann.