Leaders in tech, health care join W. P. Carey School Hall of Fame

Dr. Leonard Berry

Inductees to be honored Oct. 30 at Homecoming

Two technology mavens and a prominent professor focused on improving health care will be honored for their accomplishments this month, when they are inducted into the W. P. Carey School of Business Homecoming Hall of Fame.

Previous inductees include leaders and innovators from such diverse organizations as the American Red Cross, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Motorola, Wells Fargo Bank and XM Satellite Radio.

“The new honorees have all blazed a trail in their respective fields, making a difference in their professions, their community and society as a whole,” said Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. “They also set a great example for our current students that there are no limits on how far they can go in their own career paths.”

The 37th annual Hall of Fame inductees are:

Leonard Berry

A distinguished professor and well-known author, Berry has devoted his career to studying the marketing and quality of services, with a recent focus on how to improve health care. He has written 10 books and done extensive work with the Mayo Clinic, and is currently examining how to improve the service experience of cancer patients and their families.

Berry has received countless major academic awards, and is both a fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science and a past national president of the American Marketing Association. He is a member of several boards of directors, including Lowe’s, Genesco and Nemours Children’s Health System. He is a Regents' Professor, teaching at Texas A&M University, and he received his doctorate from ASU’s business school in 1968.

Brian Gentile

Gentile’s impressive tech career spans almost 30 years and major global companies, including Apple, Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle) and NCR Corporation. He is a leader in “big data” and cloud computing, who recently built and served as CEO of Jaspersoft Corporation. After TIBCO Software recently acquired the company, Gentile became senior vice president and general manager of its TIBCO Analytics products business unit.

He has also been a public governor on the board of the Pacific Stock Exchange, a public member of a New York Stock Exchange committee on ethics and business conduct, and a founding board member for several Silicon Valley startups. He earned his MBA from ASU in 1992.

Chuck Robel

Robel served as chairman of the board of McAfee, one of the world’s best-known computer-security software companies, prior to its multibillion-dollar sale to Intel. He now serves on the boards of directors of Go Daddy, Jive Software and several other public and private companies. He previously helped to manage about $1 billion in portfolio investments as chief operating officer at venture capital fund Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

He has been involved in more than 80 initial public offerings (IPOs) as an adviser, investor and board member. He received his bachelor’s in accounting from ASU’s business school in 1971.

Alumni, business leaders and students will attend the Homecoming Hall of Fame event Oct. 30 at McCord Hall Plaza on ASU’s Tempe campus. The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Advance registration is requested at www.wpcarey.asu.edu/events/2965 or by calling (480) 965-3978.