|Dartmouth College, A.B.|
|Yale Law School, J.D.|
Joel Hyatt, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Current Media, has guided the network’s development since its inception, achieving recognition for the company’s innovative approach to producing and programming content by and for young adults. Under Hyatt’s leadership, Current has grown to over 56 million subscribers, expanded internationally, and received an Emmy Award, the youngest network ever to win such an honor.
In May 2007, Hyatt was elected to the board of directors of Hewlett-Packard. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution. Previous to Current, he co-founded and led Hyatt Legal Services, which provided low-cost services to middle and lower-income families. Hyatt also created, founded and built Hyatt Legal Plans into America’s largest provider of employer-sponsored group legal plans, before selling the company to MetLife. Hyatt served on the faculty at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where his courses on entrepreneurship were among the most popular at the school. He also served as National Finance Chair for the Democratic Party in 2000. Business Week recognized Hyatt as one of the top 50 business leaders in the country.