Bill Nichols, Palo Alto, California, retired in 2000 as Treasurer of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Menlo Park, California. Bills other endeavors included Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at San Jose State University, Controller and Assistant Treasurer of Saga Corporation, Menlo Park, CA and Certified Public Accountant with Price Waterhouse in San Francisco, California and Sydney, Australia. Bill is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in AB and an MBA. Bill has a wide range of experiences serving on numerous Board of Directors positions; currently he serves as Treasurer of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Childrens Health and Chair of Investment and Finance Committees, Avenidas, both of Palo Alto, California; past member of Channing House, Palo Alto, California and Trustee of the Investment Fund for Foundations, in Virginia. Bill is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California and holds membership in Financial Executives Institute; Institute of Management Accountants and California State CPA Society. Bill lives in Palo Alto with his wife Rosemary.