Lifetime Achievement Award
Columbia Business School
Glenn Hubbard was named dean of Columbia Business School on July 1, 2004. A Columbia faculty member since 1988, he is also the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics. In September, Dean Hubbard announced that he will step down as dean at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.
Hubbard received his BA and BS degrees summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida, where he received the National Society of Professional Engineers Award. He also holds AM and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University. After graduating from Harvard, Hubbard began his teaching career at Northwestern University, moving to Columbia in 1988. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School as well as the University of Chicago. Hubbard also held the John M. Olin Fellowship at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Glenn is the author of three popular textbooks, as well as co-author of The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers From Ancient Rome to Modern America, and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. His commentaries appear in Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, Nikkei, and the Daily Yomiuri, as well as on television and radio.
In government, Hubbard served as deputy assistant secretary for tax policy at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1991 to 1993. From February 2001 until March 2003, he was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. While serving as CEA chairman, he also chaired the economic policy committee of the OECD. In the corporate sector, he is a director of ADP, BlackRock Closed-End Funds, and MetLife. Hubbard is co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; he is a past Chair of the Economic Club of New York and a past co-chair of the Study Group on Corporate Boards.
Hubbard and his family live in New York.
Dr. Nina M. Tandon ’12
Distinguished Early Achievement Award
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Nina Tandon is CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction. She is the co-author of Super Cells: Building with Biology, a book that explores the new frontier of biotech. She is a TED Fellow, Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Cooper Union, and a former Staff Associate Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, Columbia University. She has a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union, a Master’s in Bioelectrical Engineering from MIT, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, as well as an MBA from Columbia University. Her PhD research focused on studying electrical signaling in the context of tissue engineering, and has worked with cardiac, skin, bone, and neural tissue.
As CEO and Co-Founder of EpiBone, Inc., Nina bridges the realms of business and science, with 10 years of experience in tissue engineering, and more than 8 years in bioreactor design. She has completed a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and MBA from Columbia University, as well as a Master’s in Bioelectrical Engineering from MIT. Named one the 40 under 40 by Crain’s New York, an Ernst & Young Winning Woman, and one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs; she is also a WEF Young Global Leader and McKinsey alumni. Nina’s passion for science and innovation is dwarfed only by her desire to see the promise of regenerative medicine fully realized.