Leslie G. Denend '63

Les Denend is retired. He volunteers in Menlo Park, California and at Stanford Hospital. He served on over twenty public and private company boards, including Vice Chairman and lead outside director of USAA. He is the former president and CEO of Network General Corporation. He was also a partner at McKinsey and Company. Mr. Denend served as Special Assistant to Zbigniew Brzezinski in the Carter Administration. He also served as the deputy director of the Cabinet Council on Economic Affairs in the Reagan administration. He was an advisor to General David Jones, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Mr. Denend graduated from the U. S. Air Force Academy in 1963. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and earned a Ph.D. in Economics, Public Policy and Business, and an MBA from the Stanford University and the GSB. He was selected as a White House Fellow in the Ford Administration. Mr. Denend is a retired U. S. Air Force colonel and a Vietnam War combat fighter pilot. He currently serves as a trustee of the Air Force Academy Foundation and the Falcon Foundation.