Board of Directors

Robert Heller

Former Governor, Federal Reserve Board and former President and CEO, Visa USA

Robert Heller received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. After serving as an economics professor at UCLA, he was named the Chief of the Financial Studies Division of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. In 1978 he joined Bank of America in San Francisco as Director of International Economic Research. In 1986 he was appointed to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In 1989 Mr. Heller joined VISA International and served as President and CEO of VISA USA. He retired from the Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FIC) in 2002, where he was Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Board of Sonic Automotive, Inc (NYSE:SAH) as well as several private companies. Mr. Heller has served as the Chairman of the Board of Marin General Hospital and on the boards of many educational and cultural institutions, including the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the Romberg Center for Environmental Studies of San Francisco State University and the Institute for International Education in San Francisco.  He is also a Staff Commodore of the San Francisco Yacht Club.