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J. Hallam Dawson

J. Hallam Dawson, Vice Chairman and serves in the Office of the Chairman, is also Chairman of IDI Associates, a private Latin American investment bank headquartered in San Francisco.  From 1975-1984 he was with Crocker National Bank in San Francisco, initially running its International Division and then  serving as its President and a member of its Board from 1980-1984.

Prior to joining Crocker he was with The First National Bank of Chicago for 14 years, serving in Chicago, New York, Mexico City, and London.  Hal is a Past-President of the California Bankers Association and of the Bankers’ Association for Foreign Trade, the leading international banking association.  He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and from the Harvard Business School with an M.B.A.

Hal is a director of Autodesk, Inc., a leading computer software company, where he serves as chair of the Audit Committee; Grupo Propulsa, S.A. de C.V., and a private Mexican company in the leisure and tourism field.

He is a director emeritus of Raphael House, a homeless shelter and family support organization in San Francisco.


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