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Santa Clara University Business School Salutes Area Leaders

Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010

Four distinguished leaders from the tech industry, education, and media have been named recipients of 2010 “The Leader’s Legacy” awards by the Board of Advisors of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.

Recipients Robert Finocchio, Jr. (private investor), Michael Malone (author and journalist), Jill Vialet (founder, Playworks), and Daniel Warmenhoven (COB and Executive Chairman, NetApp) will be presented their awards on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at a fundraising celebration in Lucas Hall on campus. In addition, Michael Malone will deliver the keynote address during the evening.

Established three years ago in the Leavey School of Business, The Leader’s Legacy awards recognize individuals whose work with their companies and volunteer organizations “created the kind of legacy that makes a difference for all of us,” said Nilofer Merchant, CEO of Rubicon Consulting and chair of the award nominating committee. The award is named after the concept of ‘legacy’ outlined by the School’s former dean, Barry Posner, and Jim Kouzes in their book, A Leader’s Legacy.

The event honoring the awardees raises funds for the Leavey leadership programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Sponsors for the award event include Armanino McKenna, Aviat Networks, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Bon Appetit, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Joseph Bronson, Cast Iron Systems, Ernst & Young LLP, Granite Construction, Jossey-Bass Publishing, KPMG, Lifelock,, Needham, Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors, Openwave, Pivotal Systems, SonicWall, and Gregory Vaughn.

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Tags: Advisory Board, Board of Advisors, Daniel Warmenhoven, Jill Vialet, leader, leader's legacy, leadership, Leavey School of Business, Michael Malone, Robert Finocchio

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