Friday, August 31, 2007
OUR CLASSMATE DAVE HANNA SENDS HIS GREETINGS AND A GREAT PHOTO
Class of 1957
(Note: This is Dave's commercial biography. We redo it when we acquire his personal history)
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. Hanna holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, and served as a U.S. Navy nuclear weapons and guided missile officer, and did a tour of duty in Vietnam