Keynote Speakers:

  Welcome Address
  Speaker:   Veronica Hagan
President, Alcoa Engineered Products
C200 Member

Veronica M. (Ronee) Hagen is President of Alcoa Engineered Products. Alcoa Engineered Products has revenues in excess of $2 billion and produces extrusions, tubes, and wire, rod and bar for the aerospace, automotive, marine, building and construction, consumer durables, and machinery and equipment industries. She is also a vice president of Alcoa and an officer of the company.

Ms. Hagan’s most recent position was President of Alcoa Distribution & Industrial Products. Previously she served as Executive Vice President of Alumax Distribution & Industrial Products, a business unit of the Alumax Semi-Fabricated Products Group.

Prior to her affiliation with Alcoa and Alumax, Ms. Hagan was President of Metal Sales Associates, Los Angeles, CA providing sales and marketing expertise for multiple steel and aluminum mills.

Ms. Hagan is on the Board of Directors of Covanta Energy Corporation, an internationally recognized designer, developer, owner and operator of power generation projects and provider of related infrastructure services. Ms. Hagan was a member of the Board of Visitors for the University of California Graduate School of Management. She is a member of the National Association of Aluminum Distributors and was a founding member of the Association of Women in the Metals Industry.

  C200 Scholar Presentation & Address
  Speaker:   Patricia M. Cloherty
Chairman of the Board of Directors
The U.S. Russia Investment Fund
Founding President of C200

Patricia M. Cloherty is former Co-Chairman, President and General Partner of Apax Partners, Inc. (formerly Patricof & Co. Ventures, Inc.), an international private venture capital company that she joined in 1970 and that has $8 billion under management. She is a past President and Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association in the United States.

In 1991, President George H. W. Bush appointed her to chair the Investment Advisory Council, charged with revamping the Small Business Investment Company program of the U.S. Small Business Administration. She also was appointed to the SBIC Reinvention Council formed under the Clinton Administration. From 1977 to 1978, Ms. Cloherty was Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, appointed by President Carter.

She has been a judge of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for several years, and is involved in other programs to encourage entrepreneurship in the United States and abroad.

Ms. Cloherty holds various directorships, among them Diversa Corporation, Lexicon Genetics, Inc., Mojave Therapeutics, Inc. and Tessera, Inc. She is a Trustee of International House, Teachers College of Columbia University, the EastWest Institute, The Rockefeller University, The Kauffman Foundation and the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and is a member of the National Commission on Entrepreneurship and the Council on Foreign Relations. She was appointed Chairman of The U.S. Russia Investment Fund in 1995 by President Clinton.