Jack McDonald Military Service Appreciation Award

Stanford GSB will present the 2024 Jack McDonald Military Service Appreciation Award to Keith Hennessey, BAS ’90, on May 8, 2024, for his commitment to and generous support of military veterans at Stanford and the GSB.

2024 Honoree

GSB Lecturer in Economic Policy and Civics

About Keith Hennessey

Keith Hennessey teaches economic policy and civics to MBA students at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He previously served as Director of the White House National Economic Council for President George W. Bush. Mr. Hennessey has a B.A.S. in Math and Political Science from Stanford and a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. He does not yet own a dog and would like your recommendation for which breed he should get.

2024 Keynote Speaker

Co-founder of Viking and Chief Executive Officer

About Andreas Halvorsen

Andreas Halvorsen is a co-founder of Viking and Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for all firm-wide matters and oversees the firm’s investment activities, including capital allocation and risk management. His previous roles at Viking included Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager of the Financials portfolio. Prior to forming Viking in 1999, Andreas worked at Tiger Management Corporation, where he held several roles, and at Morgan Stanley.

Andreas received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and received the Alexander A. Robichek Award, and a B.A. in economics from Williams College. Andreas also served as an officer in the Royal Norwegian Navy.

About the Dinner and Award

Hosted by Stanford GSB Veterans Club, the Jack McDonald Military Service Appreciation Award dinner unites the Stanford community and honors the outstanding contributions, courage, and commitment of past and present service members around the world.

This award recognizes a person who has served in the military, has an extraordinary track record of leadership, and is an example of outstanding achievement in business or business education.