Five Distinguished Silicon Valley Leaders to be Honored at Junior Achievement's Annual Business Hall of Fame on March 30, 2004:

On Tuesday, March 30, 2004, Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay is inducting five of Silicon Valley's most distinguished leaders at the 18th Annual Business Hall of Fame. The dinner and induction ceremony starts at 6:00p.m.at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel. Sandy Castelblanco of NBC11 News Co-Emcees the evening with Tom Lugo, a senior at Yerba Buena High School, San Jose. This event will also close the yearlong 50th Anniversary celebrations for Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay. In addition to highlighting the wonderful contributions of the five Laureates, Junior Achievement's 2004 Business Hall of Fame showcases many current JA students who benefit from our programs.

"The 2004 Laureates represent the best of Silicon Valley. JA students will be inspired by these Laureates, who are outstanding leaders in business, education, and our community," said Glen McLaughlin, 2004 JA Hall of Fame Chairman and 2003 Laureate among his many accomplishments. "I am particularly delighted to be Hall of Fame Chairman during our 50th Anniversary since I was JA Board Chairman during our 25th Anniversary. I am very proud that JA continues to evolve to meet Silicon Valley's changing needs and to make a difference in so many students' lives."

  • Craig Barrett-CEO of Intel Corporation; former Stanford Associate Professor of Material Sciences and Engineering; member of multiple industry and nonprofit boards; author of over 40 technical publications; and recipient of many awards-education (e.g., Fulbright Scholarship) to civic and business (e.g., Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group's Lifetime Achievement).
  • Irwin Federman-General Partner at U.S. Venture Partners where he has helped found many local companies; formerly President and CEO of Monolithic Memories and U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association; member of many business, community, and nonprofit boards; and received among other award, the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Community and Justice.
  • Bill Krause-CEO of Caspian Networks; former President and CEO of Exodus Communications, Storm Technology, and 3Com Corporation; previously General Manger of HP General Systems Division; board member of several businesses; with his wife, Gay, founded Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College to create systematic change in education and youth development.
  • Dan & Charmaine Warmenhoven-As CEO of Network Appliance since 1994, Dan has overseen its tremendous growth; previously, President and CEO of Network Equipment Technologies; veteran of both HP and IBM; recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Charmaine retired as Associate Director of San Jose Diocese's Special Ministries in 2001and for many years was on the Board of multiple community organizations including Villa Montalvo and Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley; current Board membership includes St. Francis High and Presentation Retreat Center.
  • Colleen Wilcox-County Superintendent of Schools and chief administrative officer of the Santa Clara County Office of Education, serving over 300,000 students in 36 school and community college districts; recognized many times during her 30-year education career, including Most Influential Woman in Government and Non-Profits by The San Jose & Silicon Valley Business Journal.

The Business Hall of Fame is the largest yearly fundraising event for Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay, usually attended by 500 guests to honor the distinguished Laureates. The 2004 Hall of Fame Planning Committee who helped Glen McLaughlin design this year's stellar event is: Greg Belanger-Division President of Life Sciences & Technology, Comerica Bank; Maryles Casto--CEO, Casto Travel; John DuBois-Silicon Valley Biz Ink; Dan Perez-Board Member of The Tech and Mexican Heritage Plaza; Wendy Perez-Tax Partner at Ernst & Young; and Jay Pinson-Dean Emeritus, San Jose State University. This wonderful evening weaves students, honorees, and prominent business and community leaders together just as JA programs do in Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

Junior Achievement and all of our Committee Members and Sponsors truly congratulate the outstanding 2004 Laureates who have accomplished so much in their careers and contributed so much to Silicon Valley. And we are proud of the two significant milestones Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay has achieved-our 50th Anniversary and having served 360,000 students. Please contact admin@jascc.org or 408-988-8915 if you and your organization would like to honor these Laureates and JA by attending the dinner.

JA 50th Anniversary Factoids

  • Since 1953, Junior Achievement has partnered with businesses, communities and schools from Silicon Valley to Monterey Bay to serve over 360,000 students.
  • Junior Achievement connects business and education by placing volunteers in the classroom to teach kids how business works, their role in the economy, and the importance of education to their success in life.
  • Thanks to 150 companies and 3,000 volunteers, during the 2002-2003 school year JA has prepared 31,850 students from more than 130 schools to be successful citizens and workers in Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay.
  • Junior Achievement of Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay is the premier Kindergarten-12th grade economic education organization, spanning 150 U.S. locations and over 100 countries worldwide.
  • Well-known local alumni include:

Cirrus Logic Chairman,
Mike Hackworth

Lockheed Martin former President,
Tony Tuffo

Discovery and ABC TV Broadcaster,
JuJu Chang

San Jose City Council Member,
Cindy Chavez

15-second Hall of Fame P.S.A.
Attend the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame on March 30, 2004 at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, honoring this year's Laureates:

o Craig Barrett of Intel

o Irwin Federman of US Venture Partners

o Bill Krause of Caspian Networks

o Dan and Charmaine Warmenhoven of Network Appliance and many Boards

o Colleen Wilcox of the Santa Clara County Office of Education

Network with Silicon Valley leaders at JA's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Watch Junior Achievement students become the next generation of leaders. To attend the March 30, 2004 Hall of Fame, contact 408-988-8915 or info@jascc.org.

30-second Hall of Fame P.S.A.

Attend the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame on March 30, 2004 at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, honoring this year's Laureates:

o Craig Barrett-CEO of Intel Corporation

o Irwin Federman-General Partner at US Venture Partners

o Bill Krause-CEO of Caspian Networks

o Dan and Charmaine Warmenhoven-CEO of Network Appliance and Philanthropist

o Colleen Wilcox-Superintendent of the Santa Clara County Office of Education


Network with a who's who of Silicon Valley leaders. Watch some of the 35,000 Junior Achievement students become the next generation of Valley leaders. Celebrate JA's 50th Anniversary. For more details on the March 30, 2004 Business Hall of Fame, contact 408-988-8915 or info@jascc.org.

For more information contact:
Wendy Walleigh
408-988-8915x208
wwalleigh@jascc.org
3150 De La Cruz Blvd., Suite 103, Santa Clara, CA 95054