Bay Area Business Hall of Fame

Celebrating the Power of Business and Philanthropic Leadership

The Bay Area Business Hall of Fame recognizes the extraordinary achievements of individuals and families who have advanced Bay Area businesses and industries to positions of national and international prominence, and who have enriched the civic life of the Bay Area community through their philanthropic and other contributions. The Bay Area Council founded the Business Hall of Fame in 1995 to celebrate our 50th anniversary and highlight exemplary entrepreneurialism and leadership to inspire excellence in business and honor private sector innovation.

Bay Area Business Hall of Fame Selection Committee
Alex Mehran Sr., President & CEO, Sunset Development Company (Chair)James Manyika, Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Mary Bitterman, President, Bernard Osher FoundationLenny Mendonca, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
Michael Covarrubias, Chairman & CEO, TMG PartnersKausik Rajgopal, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, PayPal
David Cush, CEO, Service KingRichard Rosenberg, Chairman & CEO Emeritus, Bank of America
Mary Huss, President and Publisher, San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business JournalRosemary Turner, Deputy Chair, San Francisco Federal Reserve; President (ret.), UPS
Richard Kovacevich, former Chairman and CEO, Wells Fargo Bank; 2008 Hall of Fame inducteeBarry Williams, Managing General Partner (ret.), Williams Pacific Ventures
Janet Lamkin, California State President, United AirlinesJim Wunderman, President & CEO, Bay Area Council

Thank you to our 2021 Annual Dinner and Business Hall of Fame Supporters

Business Hall of Fame Inductees
20212008
Dr. Jennifer Doudna, 2020 Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, UC Berkeley; Founder, Mammoth Biosciences, Caribou Biosciences and Scribe Therapeutics
Jim Herbert, Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO, First Republic Bank
John Thompson, CEO, Symantec; Chair, Microsoft; Chair, Illumina
Ray Dolby, Founder, Dolby Laboratories
Dick Kovacevich, Chairman, Wells Fargo Bank
George Roberts, Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Don Terner (posthumously) & Carol Galante, Principal Founder, President & CEO of Bridge Housing
20
20202007
Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellman, President, Genentech; Chancellor, UCSF; CEO, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Trefethen Family, Winemaker
Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente (posthumous)
Mimi Silbert, President, Delancey Street Foundation
Ed Penhoet, President & CEO, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Co-Founder, Chiron Corporation
Scott McNealy, Chairman & Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems
20
20192006
Meg Whitman, President & CEO, eBay; CEO, HP; CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Alice Waters, Founder & Owner, Chez Panisse; Founder, Edible Schoolyard Project
John A. Sobrato, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, The Sobrato Organization
Patricia C. Dunn, Vice Chair (Non-Executive)Hewlett Packard Company and Chair, Barclays Global Investors
George M. Keller, Chairman & CEO (ret.), Chevron Corporation
20
20182005
Magnin Family
Peter Magowan, Chairman & CEO, Safeway; General Managing Partner, SF Giants
Joe Lacob & Peter Guber, Owners, Golden State Warriors
Gerson Bakar and Barbara Bass Bakar
T. Gary Rogers, Chairman & CEO, and William (Rick) F. Cronk, III, President(ret.), Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream
Larry W. Sonsini, Chairman, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20
20172004
Anne Bakar, President & CEO, Telecare
Sir Michael Moritz, Partner, Sequoia Capital
Bill Campbell, “The Coach of Silicon Valley” and Chairman and CEO, Intuit (posthumously)
Richard M. Rosenberg, Chairman & CEO (ret.), BankAmerica Corporation
William J. Rutter, Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Chiron Corporation
M. Arthur Gensler, Jr., Chairman, Gensler
20
20162003
John Chambers, Executive Chair, Cisco
Jane Shaw, Chair, Intel; Chair and CEO, Aerogen
Richard N. Goldman, President, Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund
F. Warren Hellman, Chairman, Hellman & Friedman LLC
Claude N. Rosenberg, Jr., Founder & Chairman, NewTithing Group
John E. Warnock, Chairman & Founder,Adobe Systems
20
20152002
Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce
Chuck Feeney, Founder, DFS Group & The Atlantic Philanthropies
George Lucas, Chairman and CEO,Lucasfilm Ltd.                      
Hal Riney, CEO Emeritus, Publicis & Hal Riney    
Saul Zaentz, President & CEO, Saul Zaentz Company
20
20142001
Scott Cook, Founder, Intuit
George Halvorson, Chairman & CEO, Kaiser Permanente
William R. Hambrecht, Founder, Chairman & CEO, WR Hambrecht +
Marion O. Sandler & Herbert M. Sandler, Chairs & CEOs, Golden West Financial Corporation 
A.P. Gianinni, Founder, Bank of America
20
20132000
Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle
Steve Jobs, Co-Founder and CEO, Apple (posthumous)
James C. Morgan, Chairman & CEO, Applied Materials, Inc.
Eugene Kleiner & Thomas J. Perkins, Founding Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
20
20121999
Charles Johnson, Chairman, Franklin Resources
Lorry Lokey, Founder, Business Wire
Paul M. Cook, Founder & CEO, Raychem Corporation
Charles Schwab, Chair & Co-CEO, The Charles Schwab Corporation
20
20111998
Doug Shorenstein, Chairman and CEO, Shorenstein Co.
Regis Kelly, Director, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences
Walter Shorenstein, Founder, Shorenstein Co. L.P.
L.W. “Bill” Lane Jr. & Melvin B. Lane, Publishers, Sunset Magazine & Books
20
20101997
Ron Conway, Angel Investor
Howard Lester, Chairman Emeritus, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Harold M. Messmer, Chairman & CEO, Robert Half International
Donald G. Fisher, Chairman, Gap Inc.,
Robert A. Swanson & Herbert W. Boyer, Co-Founders, Genentech, Inc.
20
20091995
The Gallo Family, E & J Gallo Winery
Brook Byers & John Doerr, Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
The Bechtel Family, Bechtel Group, Inc.
A.W. Clausen, Chairman & CEO (ret.), BankAmerica Corporation
The Haas Family, Levi Strauss & Co.
William R. Hewlett & David Packard, Founders, Hewlett-Packard Company
The Kaiser Family, Kaiser Enterprises
Robert G. Mondavi, Chairman, Robert Mondavi Winery
Gordon E. Moore, Chairman & Co-Founder, Intel Corporation
Arthur Rock, Venture Capitalist
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