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After almost two years, the Bay Area Council celebrated its 76th Annual Dinner & Business Hall of Fame Ceremony presented by Kaiser Permanente both in-person at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco and virtually on November 18, 2021. An audience of over 400 honored UC Berkeley biochemist and entrepreneur Dr. Jennifer Doudna, whose pioneering work in developing gene editing technology earned her the 2020 Nobel Prize. She was joined by two other incredible leaders, former Symantec CEO and Microsoft Chair John W. Thompson and First Republic Bank Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO James Herbert II.

Enjoy videos of the event below, and view the photos here>>

Welcome Remarks featuring our event’s Master of Ceremonies Toan Lam, Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman, and Executive Vice President, Group President and Chief Operating Officer, Care Delivery, Kaiser Permanente Janet Liang

Passing of the Bay Area Council Chair Gavel – Outgoing Chair (2019 – 2021) Mary Huss, Bay Area President and Publisher of the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal, passes the gavel to Incoming Chair (2021 – 2023) Kausik Rajgopal, Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer, Paypal

Hall of Fame Induction of Dr. Jennifer Doudna,
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, UC Berkeley

(Introduction by UC Berkeley Chancellor Carole Christ; Moderated conversation with Bay Area President and Publisher of the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal Mary Huss)

Hall of Fame Induction of James H. Herbert, II,
Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO, First Republic Bank
(Introduction and moderated conversation by President and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation Dr. Sandra Hernandez)

Hall of Fame Induction of John W. Thompson,
Former Symantec CEO and Microsoft Chair
(Introduction by Illumina CEO Francis deSouza; Moderated conversation with PayPal’s Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer Kausik Rajgopal)

Featured speaker U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in conversation with Hall of Fame Committee Chair and Chairman of Sunset Development Company Alex Mehran, Sr.

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