Six Haas Women Honored by SF Business Times


Six women with connections to the Haas School have been named among the 150 most influential Bay Area women in business by the San Francisco Business Times.

The newspaper honors women who stand out for their leadership and influence in the corporate, nonprofit and public sectors, with an emphasis on adding new faces each year.

Two Haas alumnae on the list are leaders in real estate: Constance Moore, MBA 80, and Lynn Sedway, MBA 76. Both Moore and Sedway serve on the policy advisory board  of the Haas School's Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics.

Moore is president and CEO of BRE Properties, a real estate investment trust that develops and manages apartments in highly desirable locales in the West. Moore was also elected 2009 chair of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Sedway is executive managing director for CBRE Consulting, a group within CB Richard Ellis that provides strategic real estate and urban economic consulting to corporate, institutional and public sector clients worldwide.

Deborah Messemer, a managing partner at KPMG, is another member of the Fisher Center's advisory board who made the Business Times list of most influential women. (She is not a Haas alumna.)

Haas alumna Gail Maderis, BS 78, also earned a spot on the list. Maderis is the president and CEO of Five Prime Therapeutics, a clinical stage biotechnology company that develops breakthrough therapeutics for metabolic diseases, oncology and immunology.

Anna Mok, BS 88, was selected by the Business Times because of her influential position as a partner for strategic clients at Deloitte & Touche.

Professor Emeritus Janet Yellen, CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Franciso, was also honored on the list. Yellen is a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, which votes on US monetary policy.

The 150 women will be feted at a June 4 gala celebration at the San Francisco Hilton.

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