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Joel Hyatt


Joel Hyatt
 
Joel Hyatt, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Current Media, has guided the network's development since its inception, achieving recognition for the company's innovative approach to producing and programming content by and for its audience. Under Hyatt's leadership, Current TV has grown to 70 million subscriber households, expanded internationally, received two Emmy® Awards, the youngest network ever to win an Emmy, and won virtually every other journalistic award for outstanding investigative journalism.
 
In May 2007, Hyatt was elected to the Board of Directors of Hewlett-Packard, on which he served until early 2011. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution and Stanford University Hospital. Previous to Current, he co-founded and led Hyatt Legal Services, which provided low-cost services to middle and lower-income families. Hyatt also created, founded and built Hyatt Legal Plans into America's largest provider of employer-sponsored group legal plans, before selling the company to MetLife.
 
Hyatt served on the faculty at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business from 1998 to 2003, where his courses on entrepreneurship were among the most popular at the school. He also served as National Finance Chair for the Democratic Party in 2000. BusinessWeek recognized Hyatt as one of the top 50 business leaders in the United States.

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