Board of Advisors

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Arthur Rock

Arthur Rock is Principal of Arthur Rock & Co. and was a partner in Davis & Rock from 1961 to 1968, both venture capital firms.  He was Chairman of the Board of Scientific Data Systems and a member of the Board of Directors of Teledyne Inc., Xerox, Argonaut Insurance, Apple Computer, AirTouch, the Nasdaq Stock Market, and Echelon Corporation. Mr. Rock was a founder of Intel Corporation and served as Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Executive Committee and lead director. Mr. Rock has also served as trustee of the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Business School, the California Institute of Technology, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the San Francisco Opera.  He is a recipient of the Medal of Achievement of the American Electronics Association and the American Academy of Achievement, the Arents Pioneer Medal of Syracuse University, the Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Award from the University of California, the Northern California Business Leader of the Year from the Harvard Business School Association, and the Commonwealth Club’s Distinguished Citizen Award.  He has been inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame, the California Business Hall of Fame, the Bay Area Business Council Hall of Fame, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He founded the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School, and he and his wife Toni founded the Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University. Mr. Rock was co-founder and past president of The Basic Fund which gives scholarships to inner city children to attend K-8 private schools.  He is also on the board of Teach for America and Children’s Scholarship Fund and an active funder of KIPP. Mr. Rock received a BS degree in Political Science and Finance from Syracuse University and an MBA from Harvard University.

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Toni Rembe

Toni Rembe is the co-founder of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and the president of the Van Loben Sels Rembe Rock Foundation, a private foundation specializing in social justice and related legal services. She is a former partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she served as a member of the firm’s governing executive committee and managing partner of its tax practice. In addition to being involved on the boards of several not for profit organizations, including The Commonwealth Club of California, The American Conservatory Theater and Mills College, she has been a director on the boards of several public companies, including Potlatch Corporation, AT&T Inc. and AEGON N.V. (an international insurance company headquartered in the Netherlands).

Lydia J. Beebe

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Lydia I. Beebe is a member of the board of directors of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc., serving as chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. She also serves as a Co-Director of the Stanford Institutional Investors’ Forum. In April 2015, she retired as corporate secretary and chief governance officer of Chevron Corporation, where, since 1995, she served as secretary to the board of directors, the Executive Committee and the Board Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Beebe provided advice and counsel to the board of directors and senior management on corporate governance matters and managed the company’s corporate governance function.

Throughout her career, Ms. Beebe has been active on many public and non-profit governing boards. In 2003, President George W. Bush appointed her to the board of directors of the Presidio Trust, where she served until 2008. Governor Pete Wilson appointed Beebe to the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission in 1991, where she was chairperson from 1995 through the end of her term in 1999. In recognition of the accomplishments made during her tenure leading the commission, she was honored as a Civil Rights Hero by the state of California.

From 2008 until 2014, Lydia served on the governing board of the National Judicial College and was awarded the Advancement of Justice Award in 2015. She has also served on the governing boards of Professional Business Women of California, the Society of of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, and the San Francisco Municipal Fiscal Advisory Committee. She has been active on the governing boards of the Kansas University Endowment Association, Kansas University Law Alumni, the Presidio Trust, the Olympic Club, Golden Gate University, the National Association of Corporate Directors of Northern California, and the San Francisco Symphony.

She is a frequent speaker and panelist on corporate governance topics. Lydia has been named Corporate Secretary of the Year by Corporate Secretary magazine and a distinguished alumna by both Golden Gate University and the University of Kansas School of Law. In May 2010, she received the Founder’s Award for exceptional business leadership from the Women’s Initiative for Self Employment. She received the Breakthrough Award from the Professional Business Women of California in 1996. The San Francisco Business Times has named Beebe one of the most influential businesswomen in the Bay Area every year since 1999.