Craig R. Barrett

Retired CEO & Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation

Recipient of the 2009 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics

Dr. Craig Barrett is a leading advocate for improving education in the U.S. and around the world. He is also a vocal spokesman for the value technology can provide in raising social and economic standards globally. He recently stepped down as Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation, a post he held from May 2005 to May 2009.

Craig Barrett was born August 29, 1939 in San Francisco, California. He attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California from 1957 to 1964, and received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science. After graduation, he joined the faculty of Stanford University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and remained through 1974, rising to the rank of Associate Professor. Dr. Barrett was a Fulbright Fellow at Danish Technical University in Denmark in 1972 and a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory in England from 1964 to 1965. Dr. Barrett is the author of over 40 technical papers dealing with the influence of microstructure on the properties of materials, and a textbook on materials science, "Principles of Engineering Materials."

Dr. Barrett joined Intel Corporation in 1974 as a technology development manager. He was named a vice president of the corporation in 1984, promoted to senior vice president in 1987, and executive vice president in 1990. Dr. Barrett was elected to Intel Corporation's Board of Directors in 1992 and was named the company's chief operating officer in 1993. He became Intel's fourth president in May 1997, chief executive officer in 1998 and chairman of the Board on May 18, 2005.

Dr. Barrett serves until June as Chairman of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development, which works to bring computers and other technology to developing parts of the world. He co-chairs Achieve, Inc., is vice chairman of the National Forest Foundation, and serves on the Board of Directors of Science Foundation Arizona, Numonyx and Dossia. Dr. Barrett has served on numerous boards, policy and government panels, and has been an appointee of the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and to the American Health Information Community. He has co-chaired the Business Coalition for Student Achievement and the National Innovation Initiative Leadership Council, and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Council for International Business and the Clinton Global Initiative Education Advisory Board. Dr. Barrett has been a member of the National Governors' Association Task Force on "Innovation America", the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, the Committee on Scientific Communication and National Security and the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum and is past chair of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Barrett formerly served on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and TechNet.

The Botwinick Prize in Ethics was established with a generous endowment from the late Benjamin Botwinick, BS '26, and his wife, Bessie. Each year the Botwinick Prize in Ethics recognizes an outstanding leader who exhibits the highest standard of ethical conduct in business or the professions. Past recipients include Joan Bavaria, Founding President and CEO of Trillium Asset Management; Henry Kravis ‘69, Founding Partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Founder and Chairman of the New York City Investment Fund; and Howard Schultz, Chairman and Chief Global Strategist of Starbucks Coffee Company.

The Botwinick Prize is organized under the auspices of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics and is an integral part of Columbia Business School’s Individual, Business and Society curriculum, which emphasizes a commitment to leadership and ethics through core courses, extracurricular activities and research.


Thomas Gensemer

Managing Partner, Blue State Digital (BSD)

BSD managed the online fundraising, constituency-building, issue advocacy, and peer-to-peer online networking aspects of Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential primary campaign.

Based in BSD's Washington, DC headquarters and in New York, Thomas provides day-to-day executive leadership, as well as executive sponsorship to several of the company's largest consulting engagements. He joined BSD in 2005 with a background in venture capital, strategy consulting, product marketing and technology startup management.

Immediately prior to BSD, Thomas was the director of Internet strategy for America Coming Together (ACT), where he managed the organization's online fundraising, grassroots recruitment, and marketing. Prior to ACT, Thomas led online communications for General Wesley Clark's 2004 Presidential campaign, which built an unusually engaged supporter base that remained active after the race was over.

From 1999 to 2003, Thomas managed The Accelerator Group, an entrepreneurial venture capital fund with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London. The fund developed and funded a broad portfolio of early-stage technology and marketing businesses; its holdings included Pyra-Blogger (acquired by Google), Openwave (OPWV), 24/7 Media (TFSM), and a number of other concerns. The community organizing, content development, and citizen engagement approaches that some of these companies pioneered continue to be relevant to the constituency development work our company does today.

Thomas is a graduate of New York University and lives in Washington, DC and New York.


Nancy Barry

Founder and President, Enterprise Solutions to Poverty

Nancy M. Barry is the founder and president of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty. Launched in September 2006, ESP works with major corporations, emerging entrepreneurs, and leading business schools to build business models that engage low-income producers as suppliers, distributors and consumers of products that build income and assets.

Nancy is recognized as a global leader in building finance and enterprise systems that work for the majority. She was President of Women's World Banking from 1990 to 2006, expanding the WWB network to reach nearly 20 million low income entrepreneurs and shaping microfinance worldwide. From 1975 to 1990,

Ms. Barry worked at the World Bank, pioneering small enterprise programs and leading work on industry, trade and finance. Ms. Barry has a B.A. in economics from Stanford University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and has received various awards, including recognition as one of Forbes Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women in the World in 2004 and 2005, and U.S. News and World Report 20 America's Best Leaders in 2006.

Carlos Enrique Cavelier

President, Alquería S.A.

Carlos Enrique Cavelier is President of Alquería S.A., a leading dairy company in Colombia. Under his leadership, Alquería has grown from being a family business with a single plant, 300 employees and $12 million in annual revenues in 1992, to being the number one processor of liquid milk in Colombia and a major UHT milk processor in the Andean region. Today, Alquería employs close to 4000 employees across its dairy plants in four cities and generates $260 million in annual revenues. In 2007, Mr. Cavelier started a joint venture to produce yogurt with Danone.

In addition to his role at Alquería, Mr. Cavelier is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Bogota Food Bank and the Universidad de los Andes, and is also a Senior Advisor for Education for the Governor of Cundinamarca.

Mr. Cavelier began his career as an assistant professor at the Universidad de los Andes. He was an elected City Council member of his home town Cajicá and, later, State Senator of Cundinamarca with the New Liberalism Party. He has also served as an appointed senior advisor to the Minister of Agriculture for the National Rehabilitation Plan, as elected congressman for Cundinamarca, and as Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice.

Mr. Cavelier holds a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude with high honors) in anthropology and sociology from the University of Vermont with minor studies in German and education, and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has written over 100 editorial articles in La Prensa, El Tiempo, El Pais, and the magazine Semana, as well as published three books.