Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard is George F. Baker Jr. Professor of Public Management at the Kennedy School and Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration and Cochair of the Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard Business School. He teaches leadership, organizational strategy, crisis management, and financial management. His current research concentrates on crisis management, corporate social responsibility, and performance management. He is a member of the board of directors of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, a 1-million-member Massachusetts HMO. He was formerly a member of the board of directors of the ACLU of Massachusetts, of the Hitachi Foundation, of the Massachusetts Health and Education Facilities Authority, and of Civic Investments, a nonprofit organization that assists charitable enterprises with capital financing; a member of the Research and Education Advisory Panel of the General Accounting Office; a member of the Massachusetts Performance Enhancement Commission; and a member of the Alaska Governor’s Council on Economic Policy. He served as Chair of the Massachusetts Governor’s Task Force on Tuition Prepayment Plans. He received his PhD in economics in 1979 from Harvard. He enjoys skiing, playing the guitar, hiking, and wildlife.
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Outside Professional Activities For Herman B. (Dutch) Leonard
|American Repertory Theater||Fiduciary board membership|
|Federal Government of the Netherlands||Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation|
|Harvard Business Publishing||Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation|
|Wexner Foundation||Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation|