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Academy of Achievement: Academy's Award Council
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ACADEMY LEADERSHIP

CHAIRMAN & CEO
WAYNE R. REYNOLDS

VICE CHAIRMAN
CATHERINE B. REYNOLDS
Chairman of the Board & CEO
Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation
Washington, D.C.

FOUNDER
BRIAN REYNOLDS
(1915 - 2005)

GOLDEN PLATE AWARDS COUNCIL

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR
Basketball Hall of Fame

HIS MAJESTY KING ABDULLAH II & HER MAJESTY QUEEN RANIA AL-ABDULLAH
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

DR. PETER AGRE
Nobel Prize in Chemistry

DAME JULIE ANDREWS
Legend of Stage and Screen

EMILIO AZCÁRRAGA
International Multimedia Empire

RICK ATKINSON
Author and Historian

SIR ROGER BANNISTER
Track and Field Legend

EHUD BARAK
Former Prime Minister of Israel

A. SCOTT BERG
Pulitzer Prize for Biography

JOSHUA BELL
Violin Virtuoso

SERGEY BRIN
& LARRY PAGE
Founders
Google, Inc.

LAURA BUSH
Former First Lady of the United States

BENJAMIN S. CARSON, M.D.
Pediatric Neurosurgery

JIMMY CARTER
39th President of the United States

WILLIAM J. CLINTON
42nd President of the United States

FRANCIS S. COLLINS, M.D.
Director
National Institutes of Health

RICHARD M. DALEY
Former Mayor of Chicago

SENATOR TOM DASCHLE
Public Service

OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND
Two Oscars for "Best Actress"

JAMIE DIMON
CEO
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

SAM DONALDSON
Broadcast Journalism

DR. SYLVIA EARLE
Undersea Exploration

ANTHONY S. FAUCI, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

SALLY FIELD
Two Oscars for Best Actress

ARETHA FRANKLIN
The Queen of Soul

DR. JEROME FRIEDMAN
Nobel Prize in Physics

WILLIAM H. GATES III
Chairman of the Board
Microsoft Corporation

VINCE GILL AND AMY GRANT
Country Music Hall of Fame

RUTH BADER GINSBURG
Supreme Court of the United States

DONALD E. GRAHAM
Business and Philanthropy

DR. JANE GOODALL
Primate Researcher

DR. SUSAN HOCKFIELD
President Emeritus, MIT

ERIC HOLDER
Law and Public Service

JEREMY IRONS
Academy Award for Best Actor

PETER JACKSON
Oscar for Best Director

JAMES EARL JONES
National Medal of Arts

GENERAL JAMES L. JONES, USMC
Military and Public Service

QUINCY JONES
Music Impresario

DERECK AND
BEVERLY JOUBERT
Filmmakers and Conservationists

ANTHONY M. KENNEDY
Supreme Court of the United States

HENRY KISSINGER
Nobel Prize for Peace

HENRY R. KRAVIS
Founding Partner
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

MIKE KRZYZEWSKI
Head Basketball Coach
Duke University

ROBERT S. LANGER
Biomedical Engineering

RICHARD LEAKEY
Paleoanthropologist and Conservationist

CONGRESSMAN JOHN R. LEWIS
Pioneer of Civil Rights

GEORGE LUCAS
Motion Picture Production

WYNTON MARSALIS
Pulitzer Prize for Music

DR. MARVIN MINSKY
Artificial Intelligence

SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
Former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

NANCY PELOSI
U.S. House of Representatives

SHIMON PERES
Nobel Prize for Peace

ITZHAK PERLMAN
National Medal of Arts

COLIN L. POWELL
Presidential Medal of Freedom

DANA PRIEST
Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism

HAROLD PRINCE
Broadway Producer and Director

GENERAL JOSEPH W. RALSTON, USAF
Military and Public Service

DR. LISA RANDALL
Theoretical Physics

LORD REES OF LUDLOW
Astronomer Royal

ANTHONY D. ROMERO
Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union

STEVEN ROSENBERG, M.D.
Cancer Research

LORD ROTHSCHILD
Financier and Philanthropist

HIS HIGHNESS SHAIKH SALMAN
Crown Prince of Bahrain

BRENT SCOWCROFT
Presidential Medal of Freedom

DR. JOHN SEXTON
President, NYU

NEIL SHEEHAN
Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction

CARLOS SLIM HELÚ
Chairman
Telefonos de Mexico

DR. JOSEPH STIGLITZ
Nobel Prize in Economics

DAME KIRI TE KANAWA
Legendary Soprano

JAMES A. THOMSON
Stem Cell Research

DR. CHARLES H. TOWNES
Nobel Prize in Physics

ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU
Nobel Prize for Peace

ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA
Former Mayor of Los Angeles

ELIE WIESEL
Nobel Prize for Peace

OPRAH WINFREY
Entertainment Executive

BOB WOODWARD
Investigative Reporter

*partial list. Each member is a past recipient of the Golden Plate Award.