Bill Haney

CEO
Dragonfly Therapeutics Inc

As a writer, director and producer, he has made 15 narrative and documentary films, and has won The Gabriel Prize, A Silver Hugo, The Earthwatch Award, A Marine Conservation Award, and an Amnesty International
Award. Chosen as Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, he has won a Humanitarian Award from Harvard Medical School, a Distinguished Service Award from the Senior Olympics, the Slow Food Prize, a Genesis Award, and an Achievement Award from the ACLU. Bill has been repeatedly nominated for a NAACP Image Award, been short listed for an Oscar and won the Pare Lorentz Award.
As an inventor and entrepreneur, Bill started his first company as a college freshman, inventing and building air pollution control systems for power plants. He has since founded or co-founded more than a dozen technology companies. Bill is the co-founder and CEO of Dragonfly Therapeutics, a biotech company developing drugs to cure cancer, and co-founder and CEO of Skyhawk Therapeutics, a biotech company developing drugs to cure Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.
Bill is a founding member of the national environmental advisory board for the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the President's Circle for the National Academy of Sciences and serves or has served on a variety of non-profit and government boards including for Harvard’s Kennedy School, MIT, State and Federal Government agencies, the World Wildlife Fund, the US DOE, the World Resources Institute, and the NRDC. He is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of World Connect, a non-profit partnered with the Peace Corps and dedicating to improving the health and welfare of mothers and children in the developing world, with programs now launched in more than 1700 villages in 30 countries. Bill is an inventor on more than 75 granted or pending patents, has a BA from Harvard College and served as a Fellow of Harvard's Kennedy School.



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