Jeff Bezos ’86
Jeff Bezos ’86
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JEFF BEZOS ’86, founder and CEO of Amazon, was named the 2012 Businessperson of the Year by Fortune magazine, which cited “his penchant for taking risks and disrupting industries.” ... After more than a year as acting chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., MARTIN GRUENBERG ’75 was confirmed as chairman by the Senate in November. ... Believed to be the first woman rabbi in the United States to start a congregation on her own (Temple B’nai Shalom in Fairfax Station, Va.), AMY PERLIN ’78 was named one of 10 2012 Women to Watch by the Jewish Women International organization for her work on behalf of the Jewish community. ... ALLISON SLATER TATE ’96 garnered attention last fall when she wrote in a HuffPost Parents blog post that she, like other mothers, avoided being photographed with her children and that she was determined to change that. After her post, HuffPost Parents called on mothers to add their pictures to an online “Mama in the Picture” album.