Retired Chevron CFO Steve Crowe, BS 69, MBA 70, will share his knowledge and expertise in both the energy and finance fields with students and faculty as the school's third Haas executive fellow.
The executive fellow position was created in 2007 for respected executives and thought leaders to serve as advisers to the dean, faculty, and staff. Students also are exposed to the trailblazing ideas and expertise of Haas executive fellows through their participation in various events and programs throughout the school year.
"I'm delighted to strengthen my bonds with Haas at such a dynamic and interesting time for the rapidly changing energy industry," says Crowe, who retired from Chevron at the end of 2008 after 36 years with the company.
"We're excited to honor Steve Crowe as a Haas executive fellow," says Dean Rich Lyons. "His profound knowledge of the energy industry, particularly oil and gas, will propel Haas even further as a leader in developing our students in this area. His experience in finance also will be a valuable resource for our students."
The Haas School's activities in the energy field have continued to grow. Most recently, the school launched the Energy Institute at Haas last fall, led by faculty directors Severin Borenstein and Catherine Wolfram, experts in the energy field.
Crowe, a self-described "finance bird," held more than a dozen positions within Chevron, including comptroller, before becoming chief financial officer of the nation's third-largest company in 2005. The highlight of his career with Chevron was his successful "quarterbacking" of the $17.9 billion acquisition of Unocal in 2005 after the smaller rival received a surprise offer from a Chinese oil company.
The third business leader to become an executive fellow, Crowe follows IDEO General Manager Tom Kelley, MBA 83, and John Hanke, MBA 96, VP, product development for Google Maps, Local, and Earth. In addition, David Riemer, former vice president of marketing for Yahoo!, serves as a Haas School executive-in-residence, a role that involves serving students through regular office hours and visits at the business school.