Roundtable Breakfast

Joel Hyatt, Cofounder and Vice Chairman, Current

Sep 24, 2009
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Los Angeles

Joel Hyatt, cofounder and vice chairman of Current, 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 its audience. Under Hyatt's leadership, Current has grown to more than 60 million subscriber households, expanded internationally, and received an Emmy Award, the youngest network ever to win such an honor. attracts more than 7 million monthly unique visitors, and Current videos distributed online account for more than 10 million views each month.

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 cofounded 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. BusinessWeek recognized Hyatt as one of the top fifty business leaders in the United States.

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