Fall 2007

Alumni News

The Haas Network in the News

The Haas Network in the News

Henry Chesbrough, Ph.D. 97, Richard Lyons, BS 82, and Robert Lutz, BS 61, MBA 62, were all mentioned in four different articles in an October 13 Economist special report on innovation.

Richard Blum, BS 58, MBA 59, the chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of California, was interviewed on the August 17 KQED Forum with Michael Krazny about the resignation of UC President Robert Dynes.

Walter J. Haas, Robert D. Haas, Betsy Haas Eisenhardt, and the Haas family were featured in a July 1 San Francisco Chronicle Magazine cover story titled "The Haas Legacy: How one family's generosity and commitment to civic life are transforming the Bay Area." The story paid tribute to the family's long history of giving back to the region and highlighted large public gifts from the five different Haas family foundations.

Kathryn Hall, MBA 08, and her husband Craig Hall, opened their Napa Valley home and winery to the San Francisco Chronicle for a May 19 story titled "At home with Kathryn Hall: The former ambassador to Austria and her husband find Napa Valley a congenial place to relax, entertain, make wine." See page 15 for a profile of Hall.

John Hanke, MBA 96, director of Google Earth and Google Maps, was featured in an article titled "Google Maps Is Changing The Way We See The World" in the June issue of Wired. The story traces the evolution and social uses of Google Earth and Google Maps.

General Motors vice chairman Robert Lutz was also mentioned in a article titled "GM Buys Stake in Maker of Diesel Engines" in The New York Times on July 17 about the company buying 50% of the Italian diesel engine maker VM Motori from Penske Corp and GM's plans to introduce a new high-performance V6 diesel engine built by VM Motori.

Forbes profiled Paul Otellini, MBA 74, president and CEO of Intel Corporation, in its June magazine cover story "Intel's Comeback: The Chastened Chipmaker Bets on the Next Wave of Gadgets."

Rodrigo Rato, MBA 74, along with former Haas School Professor Janet Yellen, was quoted in a September 10 International Herald Tribune article titled "Possible US economic downturn concern of world's central bankers."

Travis Reed, MBA 06, was appointed vice president of corporate development at Zeus Technology, a provider of application traffic management software, according to Yahoo! Finance and other online wire services.


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