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.

2023 Bay Area Business Hall of Fame honorees Mary Cranston (left), with Hall of Fame Chair Alex Mehran and Pillsbury Managing Partner Roxane Polidora, and Hamid Moghadam, with Alex Mehran and Kaiser Permanente EVP, Group President and Chief Operating Officer Janet Liang.

Bay Area Business Hall of Fame Selection Committee

Alex Mehran Sr., Chairman, Sunset Development Company (Chair)Lenny Mendonca, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company
Mary Bitterman, President, Bernard Osher FoundationKausik Rajgopal, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Corporate Development and Partnerships, PayPal
Michael Covarrubias, Chairman & CEO, TMG PartnersRosemary Turner, Deputy Chair, San Francisco Federal Reserve; President (ret.), UPS
David Cush, CEO, Service KingBarry Williams, Managing General Partner (ret.), Williams Pacific Ventures
Mary Huss, President and Publisher, San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business JournalJim Wunderman, President & CEO, Bay Area Council
Janet Lamkin, Senior Vice President, Global Market and Community Innovation, United Airlines

Business Hall of Fame Inductees

Mary Cranston, Chair and CEO, Pillsbury
Hamid Moghadam, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Prologis
The Gallo Family, E & J Gallo Winery
Brook Byers & John Doerr, Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
George Marcus and Judy Marcus, Co-Founder and Chairman of Marcus & Millichap and Co-Founder and Chairman of Essex Property Trust, Founders of the Marcus Family Foundation
Lloyd Dean, Chief Executive Emeritus and Founding Executive of CommonSpirit Health and CEO of Dignity Health (2000-2019)
Florence Fang, entrepreneur, publisher, and philanthropist
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
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
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
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)
Patricia C. Dunn, Vice Chair (Non-Executive)Hewlett Packard Company and Chair, Barclays Global Investors
George M. Keller, Chairman & CEO (ret.), Chevron Corporation
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
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
Magnin Family (accepted by Ellen Magnin)
Peter Magowan, Chairman & CEO, Safeway; General Managing Partner, SF Giants
Joe Lacob & Peter Guber, Owners, Golden State Warriors
Richard M. Rosenberg, Chairman & CEO (ret.), BankAmerica Corporation
William J. Rutter, Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Chiron Corporation
M. Arthur Gensler, Jr., Chairman, Gensler
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 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
John Chambers, Executive Chair, Cisco
Jane Shaw, Chair, Intel; Chair and CEO, Aerogen
George Lucas, Chairman and CEO, Lucasfilm Ltd.                      
Hal Riney, CEO Emeritus, Publicis & Hal Riney    
Saul Zaentz, President & CEO, Saul Zaentz Company
Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce
Chuck Feeney, Founder, DFS Group & The Atlantic Philanthropies
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
Scott Cook, Founder, Intuit
George Halvorson, Chairman & CEO, Kaiser Permanente
James C. Morgan, Chairman & CEO, Applied Materials, Inc.
Eugene Kleiner & Thomas J. Perkins, Founding Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle
Steve Jobs, Co-Founder and CEO, Apple (posthumous)
Paul M. Cook, Founder & CEO, Raychem Corporation
Charles Schwab, Chair & Co-CEO, The Charles Schwab Corporation
Charles Johnson, Chairman, Franklin Resources
Lorry Lokey, Founder, Business Wire
Walter Shorenstein, Founder, Shorenstein Co. L.P.
L.W. “Bill” Lane Jr. & Melvin B. Lane, Publishers, Sunset Magazine & Books
Doug Shorenstein, Chairman and CEO, Shorenstein Co.
Regis Kelly, Director, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences
Donald G. Fisher, Chairman, Gap Inc.,
Robert A. Swanson & Herbert W. Boyer, Co-Founders, Genentech, Inc.
Ron Conway, Angel Investor
Howard Lester, Chairman Emeritus, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
Harold M. Messmer, Chairman & CEO, Robert Half International
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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