Friday, July 27, 2007
NEWS ABOUT OUR CLASSMATE DAVE HANNA
President George Bush and Dave Hanna
After his graduation from Notre Dame High School, Dave Hanna earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsion Fraternity at that campus. With college finished, Dave entered the United States Navy where he served as a nuclear weapons and guided missile officer. He did a tour of duty in Vietnam.
"David Hanna has been President, CEO, or Director of more than 15 high technology companies. He is Chairman of the Board of Blue Coat Systems and Tropos Networks, and is on the Board of Directors of Handmark Inc. Chairman of Hanna Ventures, Hanna is known for his success investing in early stage technology companies. A former senior executive at IBM, Hanna was honored in 2004 with the first-ever “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Software Council of Southern California and was named “2001 Director of the Year – Early Stage Companies” by The Forum for Corporate Directors. In addition, he received the Software Council’s "1998 Software CEO of the Year Award".
Hanna was Chairman of Empower.org and served on the Board of Directors of Empower America. He was a California Finance Co-Chairman of the Bush-Cheney ‘04 Campaign and also headed up Californians for Thune in 2004.