Hertz Foundation Adds Two Board Members

April 27, 2017
Hertz Staff

From: The Independent

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering America’s most brilliant minds in science, mathematics and engineering headquartered in Livermore, announced Rosemarie Havranek and Ray Sidney have joined its Board of Directors. Rosemarie is a Seattle-based philanthropist whose husband and son are both Hertz Fellows. Ray is a Hertz Fellow who has remained active in the Hertz Community since receiving the Fellowship in 1991.

“Our Board of Directors plays a critical role in setting the Foundation’s future direction and in determining the evolution of our hallmark program—the prestigious Hertz Foundation Fellowship. Each member is deeply committed to identifying and supporting this country’s next generation of leaders in science and technology,” said Robbee Baker Kosak, president, the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. “Hertz Fellows have made significant contributions to further American progress over the past 60 years, and members of the Board play an important role in mentoring and supporting the success of our Fellows.”

Rosemarie has a deep personal connection to the Hertz Foundation and its mission: both her husband, Nathan Myhrvold, and son, Cameron A. Myhrvold, are Hertz Fellows.

As a Hertz Fellow, Ray earned his PhD in mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ray was the second engineer to join Google in 1999 and is currently co-owner of the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Dove Mountain. He is a member of the XPRIZE Foundation’s Vision Circle, and serves on various committees at MIT.

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation is the legacy of John Hertz, a Hungarian immigrant who made his fortune by capitalizing on the entrepreneurship prospects in the budding automotive industry. To date, Hertz Fellows collectively possess more than 3,000 patents, have founded more than 200 companies and have received more than 200 major national and international awards. For more information on the Hertz Foundation and the innovations led by Hertz Fellows, visit www.hertzfoundation.org.