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Alumni Awards and Accolades
Maderis Honored by American Liver Foundation
Gail Maderis, BS 78, president and CEO of BayBio, received the Salute of Excellence Award from the American Liver Foundation in March. The award honors contributions to the cause of medical innovation. Maderis is a leader in the Northern California life sciences community, which is served by BayBio, an independent nonprofit trade association. Before joining BayBio, Maderis was president and CEO of Five Prime Therapeutics, a protein discovery and development company, where she funded rapid growth through private equity financings and took the company’s first cancer therapeutic from discovery to clinical trials. She also has held senior executive positions at Genzyme.
Alumni, Faculty Recognized by San Francisco Business Times
Haas alumni and faculty landed on two lists of influential Bay Area business leaders compiled this spring by the San Francisco Business Times.
The newspaper’s “40 Under 40” list included alumni Andrew Asa Hindman, BCEMBA 05, president and CEO, Tobira Therapeutics, and Kristin Groos Richmond, MBA 06, co-founder and CEO, Revolution Foods.
Hindman, 39, has led Tobira since April 2011. Tobira develops treatments to such infectious diseases as AIDS and hepatitis. Before Tobira, Hindman held management positions at Nodality, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, and Gilead Sciences.
Richmond, 36, co-founded Revolution Foods with classmate Kirsten Tobey, also MBA 06. Revolution Foods delivers healthy meals and nutrition programs to schools around the nation.
Richmond also was among four Haas women recognized on the Business Times’ list of the “2012 Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business.” The special supplement also featured Connie Moore, MBA 80, CEO, BRE Properties; Jennifer Cook, MBA 98, senior VP, Genentech; and Maria Nondorf, executive director of Haas’ Center for Financial Reporting and Management (CFRM).
The newspaper featured a cover photo and full-page profile of Moore in which she discusses navigating a male-dominated business world. Moore became chief operating officer of BRE, a real estate investment trust with $3.3 billion in assets and $347 million in annual revenue, in 2002 and then CEO in 2005.
Cook works as Genentech’s senior vice president of U.S. sales and marketing for immunology and ophthalmology. Nondorf has led CFRM’s charge to increase the profile of accounting at Berkeley and better prepare students for new CPA certification requirements. She also helped create the first conference for underrepresented UC Berkeley and community college students to develop skills to ensure their success in college and beyond.