Bruce Pasternack

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Bruce Pasternack (born September 20, 1947) was the President and CEO of the Special Olympics International from 2005-2007. He currently serves on the board of directors of Codexis (NASDAQ: CDXS), a biotechnology company based out of Redwood City California and Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL) and he is a former director of BEA Systems (NASDAQ: BEAS), Quantum Corporation (NYSE: QTM), and Symyx Technologies (NASDAQ: SMMX). Prior to being a director for public companies, he was a Senior Vice President of Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc. for over 20 years, and the Managing Partner of the firm's organization and strategic leadership center and its offices in California.[1]

Prior to this assignment, he led Booz-Allen's energy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals practice. He was with Booz-Allen from 1976 until 2005.

Pasternack holds degrees in Engineering and Operations Research from Cooper Union and University of Pennsylvania and currently sits on the Cooper Union board.[2]

Pasternack's government service includes head of energy policy at the Federal Energy Administration, principal staff to the White House Energy Resources Council and the President's Council on Environmental Quality.[3] He is a member of the Board of Directors of LifeSpring Home Nutrition and Special Olympics International, and serves on the Advisory Board of USC's Center for Effective Organizations.

Pasternack has also co-authored two business books, The Centerless Corporation (1998) and Results (2005). The ideas introduced by the book Results are featured on the website www.orgdna.com.

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