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board of directors

The Heinz Awards

18th

Board of Directors

Teresa Heinz
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André Heinz

André Heinz is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Yale School of Forestry, working as an entrepreneur and investor at the leading edge of clean tech and sustainable design in the US, Sweden, and internationally. He is also a Board Member of The Heinz Endowments, in Pittsburgh. He is the leader of Sustainable Technologies Fund, specialising in energy synthesis and distribution technologies. Previously, he collaborated with engineer Dean Kamen, architect William McDonough, entrepreneur Paul Hawken, physicist Amory Lovins - and with scientist Karl-Henrik Robèrt he set up the American branch of The Natural Step organisation. He speaks regularly on issues related to sustainability, energy, technology, design and investment, and has been a guest tutor at the KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm.

Ronald R. Davenport, Sr.

Ronald Davenport is Chairman of Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation and a former Dean of the Duquesne University School of Law. In addition, Mr. Davenport served as a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships and on the National Board of the United States Chamber of Commerce, as well as several civic and corporate boards. He is also a former member of the National Urban League Board of Directors and past president of the Urban League of Pittsburgh.

Arie L. Kopelman


Arie Kopelman is Vice Chair (and former President) of Chanel, Inc. Before joining Chanel, Mr. Kopelman was the Vice Chairman and General Manager of Doyle, Dane, Bernbach. He has served on the boards of many civic organizations including the Nantucket Historical Association (Past President), East Side House Settlement, Municipal Art Society, New York City Ballet, and Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School.

Wendy Mackenzie

Wendy Mackenzie is the step-sister of John Heinz. She graduated from Radcliffe College, studied Acting at Carnegie Mellon (then Carnegie Tech), and has a Masters' Degree in Anthropology from Columbia University. She is the Director of New York ChoicePac, a bi-partisan pro-choice committee for New York State and serves on the board of the Women's Campaign Fund, a national organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in public office. Previously, she served as Chair of the board of Planned Parenthood of New York City, as Chair of the Naral Foundation and as Co-Chair of the Women's Campaign Fund.

Linda K. Smith


Mrs. Smith, a practicing attorney, taught telecommunications and Internet law at the University of Wisconsin Law School from 1991 to 2010, and served as the co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association Publications Committee from 2001 to 2006. Mrs. Smith also served with the Wisconsin Governor's Blue Ribbon Telecommunications Infrastructure Task Force and the U.S. State Department's Advisory Panel on International Telecommunications Law. Formerly a partner in a Washington, D.C. law firm, Mrs. Smith has been a member of Leadership Greater Washington, and served on the boards of such organizations as The National Cathedral, the Beauvoir School and the Beloit College Museums Project.

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr.

Dr. Stebbins earned both a law degree and a doctorate in art history from Harvard University. Recognized as one of the foremost authorities on American Art, he has served as curator at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and at Harvard's Fogg Art Museum, and has taught at Yale, Boston University, and Harvard. He is the author of over seventy-five books, exhibition catalogues, and scholarly articles on all aspects of American art.  Dr. Stebbins was a schoolmate of John Heinz at both Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University.

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