Foster City, Calif., March 10, 2008 - FirstRain®, president and CEO, Penny Herscher is a featured speaker for the 2008 Walter and Leonore Annenberg Visiting Professorships of Leadership and Management lecture series at the Harvey Mudd College, in Claremont on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. She has been chosen to share her insights in this forum of business and technology leaders, including Intel, Business Objects, Financial Asset Trading & Technology of California (FATTOC) and Yahoo!
"I am honored to participate in the Annenberg lectures," said Penny Herscher, president and CEO of FirstRain. "I believe that it is invaluable for students and developing professionals to have access to senior executives that can speak personally about the challenges facing today's leaders. Through these lecture series, Harvey Mudd College and the Annenberg Foundation are helping to shape the understanding and practice of leadership for the next generation of executives and policy-makers, and I welcome the opportunity to share my experience as a CEO of both public and private companies."
Harvey Mudd College and the Annenberg Foundation recognize that the world's most pressing problems need technical expertise and ethical leadership. With this goal in mind, a Fund for Leadership Development was created to support the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Visiting Professorship in Leadership and Management and proudly inaugurated during spring 2007.
Past speakers represent a wide range of leadership styles and a broad array of organizations, and include: Judy Estrin, president and CEO of Packet Designs, LLC; Norman R. Augustine, former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin; Jeffrey A. Wilke, senior vice president of North American Retail of Amazon.com; Alan Eustace, senior vice president of engineering at Google; George H. Atkinson, science and technology advisor to the U.S. secretary of state; and Justin R. Rattner, director of Corporate Technology Group and CTO of Intel.
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Harvey Mudd College (www.hmc.edu) is a national leader in undergraduate education in engineering, science and mathematics, with a strong emphasis on humanities and the social sciences. The college's mission is to produce citizens sensitive to the impact of their work on society. Harvey Mudd College is a member of The Claremont Colleges Consortium, which also includes Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Science, Pitzer College, Pomona College and Scripps College.
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