Joel Peterson is the 12-year Chairman of JetBlue Airways, retiring in May 2020, former Chairman of The Hoover Institution, and the Founding Partner of Peterson Partners, a Salt Lake City-based investment management firm with $1 billion under management.

He is a business leader, investor, and teacher who has worked firsthand with over 2,300 businesses, hundreds of partners, and thousands of leaders. Since 1992, Peterson has been on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, teaching courses in real estate investment, entrepreneurship, and leadership. He was the original seed venture investor for several unicorns (including Bonobos and Asurion) helmed by former students.

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He formerly served as Chief Executive Officer of Trammell Crow Company, the world’s largest private commercial real estate development firm at the time. Peterson earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. Joel has been awarded the 2005 Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2016 Robert K. Jaedicke Silver Apple Award at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.