Bolstering the Board

Haas diversifies pool of advisors

The courtyard of Berkeley Haas seen with trees in fall colors.

Three new Haas School Board members are adding diversity and depth of corporate experience to the group of advisors helping the dean and senior leaders strengthen the brand and reputation of Haas. “I’m proud that our Haas Board has become more representative with the addition of new board members, including those from underrepresented minority groups,” says Dean Ann Harrison. “These voices will help us achieve our audacious vision to forge business leaders who will work to create a more innovative, inclusive, and sustainable world.”

Monica Stevens, MBA 96“Equity fluency and leadership excellence go hand in hand. As a board member, I’m thrilled to serve with Dean Ann Harrison and others to help meld and magnify those tenets for Haas and the broader community. We can expand the pie so everyone gets a meaningful and fulfilling slice—there is enough for everyone to enjoy and benefit.”

Monica Stevens, MBA 96
Senior Vice President and Credit and Risk Leader, Wells Fargo Merchant Services

Frank Cooper III, BS 86“Excellence requires help. That simple fact has motivated me to provide whatever support and guidance I can give to help students thrive. I saw the potential to contribute to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), promoting activities that expand student capability in sustainability, and continuing to elevate the reputation of Haas.”

Frank Cooper III, BS 86
Senior Managing Director and Global Chief Marketing Officer, BlackRock

Eric McKissack, BCEMBA 04“I’m very interested in Haas remaining in the top rank among its peers in all key measures. My hope is also that I will be able to contribute to the ongoing and developing activities regarding DEI. As a Black American, DEI is a topic of particular resonance and interest to me.”

Eric McKissack, BCEMBA 04
Founder and Former CEO, Channing Capital Management LLC; Independent Board Director