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Teresa Thomas

For immediate release:
February 23, 2005

Carnegie Mellon's Heinz School Forms Advisory Council

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management has announced the formation of a Dean's Advisory Council, which will advise Heinz School Dean Mark Wessel on strategic initiatives. The council comprises representatives from the business and public interest sectors. Members include:

Keith Block, executive vice president, North America, Oracle Corporation, Waltham, Mass. Block, who earned a master's degree at the Heinz School in 1984, is responsible for Oracle's North America Sales and Consulting Organizations and serves on Oracle's Executive Management Committee.

Marco Delgado, partner, Delgado Acosta Braden & Jones, El Paso, Texas. Delgado, who earned a master's degree at the Heinz School in 1990, focuses on international transaction planning with an emphasis on U.S.-Mexico trade, investment and energy law.

Jeffrey Ganek, chairman and CEO, NeuStar Inc., Washington, D.C. Ganek, a 1975 Heinz School graduate, is responsible for overall executive management of NeuStar, the leading provider of neutral, third-party clearinghouse services to the communications industry.

John Graham, administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, D.C. Graham, who earned a Ph.D. at the Heinz School in 1984, serves President George W. Bush and oversees the coordination of regulatory review, paperwork reduction, statistical policy and information policy in the federal government. Prior to joining the Bush administration, Graham founded and led the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis from 1990 to 2001.

Chris Heinz of New York City, son of the late Senator H. John Heinz III. He is an entrepreneur and serves on the boards of several nonprofits. Heinz has worked in the private equity and investment advisory businesses since earning his MBA at the Harvard Business School. His most recent endeavor was working with the John Kerry for President Campaign.

Paul O'Neill of Pittsburgh, served as the 72nd Secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 2001-2002 and as chairman and CEO of Alcoa Corporation from 1987 to 1999.

Miles Reidy, chief planning and strategy officer, Capital One Financial Corporation, McLean, Va. Reidy, a 1986 Heinz School graduate, is responsible for all corporate financial strategy, portfolio management and analytical methodologies for Capital One and has over 15 years experience in the financial services industry.

Ralph Szygenda, group vice president, Information Systems, Chief Information Officer, General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Mich. Szygenda is responsible for GM's Information Systems & Services organization overseeing the management of all information technology efforts and developing and implementing GM's global digital business strategy.

Jon Williams, principal and national leader, Technology Integration Practice, Deloitte Consulting, Sacramento, Calif. Williams, who earned his master's degree from the Heinz School in 1987, leads the operations and strategy for Deloitte's Technology Integration Practice, which is comprised of more than 1,600 consultants in the United States.

For more information, contact Marie Coleman, 412-268-9026.

The Heinz School is one of the nation's top public policy schools and is ranked #1 in information technology and policy and #1 in criminal justice policy by U.S. News & World Report magazine. It attracts students from around the world and offers an array of graduate and doctoral programs that prepare students in public policy, public management, healthcare policy and management, art and entertainment management, and information systems management.


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