Bonnie Hill, Co-Founder of Icon Blue | #78

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Bonnie Hill is co-founder of Icon Blue, a brand marketing company based in Los Angeles. She has over 26 years’ experience serving on twelve different corporate boards and a wide-ranging career in business, government, education, and philanthropy.

From 1997 to 2001, Bonnie served as president and chief executive officer of The Times Mirror Foundation and senior vice president of communications and public affairs for the Los Angeles Times. From 1992 to 1997 she served as dean of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and prior to that, Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency for the State of California. She has held a variety of presidential appointments, including vice-chair of the Postal Rate Commission and assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education under President Reagan, and as special adviser to President George H. W. Bush for Consumer Affairs. She has chaired the Consumer Affairs Advisory Committee for the SEC and served on the board of directors of NASD Regulation, Inc. Prior to working in Washington, D.C., she was a vice president with Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation.

Bonnie co-chaired the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report on Building the Strategic-Asset Board published in 2016. She served on the board of FINRA (Financial Industrial Regulatory Authority) Investor Education Foundation and was a member of PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board) Investor Advisory Group. She was honored with the 2015 B. Kenneth West Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Corporate Directors, acknowledged by the NACD as one of America’s most influential people in Corporate Governance in 2010, and as a 2011 Outstanding Director by the Financial Times’ Outstanding Director Exchange.

Bonnie currently serves on the board of directors of Banc of California and the Rand Corporation. She serves on the Advisory Board of The Millstein Center at Columbia Law School, and the advisory board of the “Boards that Lead” Program at the Wharton Executive Education Program.

Bonnie has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mills College, a Master of Science degree from California State University, Hayward, and a Doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.

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