Speaker - Barbara Barrett
Barbara Barrett is CEO of Triple Creek Guest Ranch. She serves on the governing boards of Aerospace, Sally Ride Science, and RAND corporations, the Smithsonian Institution, Horatio Alger Association, and the Lasker and Space foundations.
Until November 2012, she was interim president of Thunderbird School of Global Management. Earlier, Ms. Barrett was U.S. Ambassador to Finland, a teaching fellow at Harvard, CEO of the American Management Association, a partner in a large Phoenix law firm, an executive at two Fortune 500 companies, and a member of the boards of Raytheon, Exponent, and Piper Aircraft corporations, Hershey Trust and Mayo Clinic. She also served as senior advisor to the US mission to the United Nations, deputy administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, and vice chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board.
She was president of the International Women's Forum and chairman of both the Secretary of Commerce's Export Conference and the US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.
Ms. Barrett earned her bachelor's, master's, and law degrees at Arizona State University and honorary doctorates from six American universities. She received the Horatio Alger Distinguished Americans Award and Sandra Day O'Connor Board Excellence Award.
An instrument-rated pilot, Ms. Barrett trained at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, and Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, culminating in certification as an astronaut.