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Hal Weitzman, executive director of intellectual capital, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Hal Weitzman has been appointed executive director of intellectual capital at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He will be responsible for distributing Chicago Booth faculty research and program materials to a wide variety of audiences including alumni, the news media, and the general business community. He will build and lead a team that will also create and manage content based on exemplary student experiences and alumni accomplishments. Weitzman spent the past 12 years at the Financial Times, most recently as Chicago and Midwest bureau chief. Previously he was chief of the newspaper's bureau in Lima, Peru and a news editor at its London headquarters where he focused on coverage of North and South America. Weitzman is the author of the book "Latin Lessons: How South America Stopped Listening to the United States and Started Prospering." He also wrote a chapter on the history of Chicago's financial exchanges in "Regulated Exchanges: Dynamic Agents of Economic Growth," published by Oxford University Press in 2010. Weitzman has a master's degree from Oriel College at the University of Oxford and attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University as the Frank Knox Fellow. He earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds in the U.K.
September 19, 2012