During his presentation to Cal State East Bay students, Fremont Bank executive Howard Hyman recommended some of his favorite business books. (Photo: Jeff Bliss)
Howard Hyman, executive vice president of Fremont Bank and Cal State East Bay's Distinguished Alumnus for 2012, was the guest speaker Thursday (Jan. 23) afternoon at an event sponsored by the Psychology and Engineering departments in the Valley Business and Technology Center (VBT).
Hyman, who graduated from CSUEB in 1979 with a degree in psychology (minor in business administration), spoke on the topic of "From Psychology Degree to Business Leadership."
The banking leader discussed his philosophy, experience, background and his family's founding of Fremont Bank. He also talked about what his and other businesses are looking for in graduates, while sharing ideas from a number of his favorite business management books.
"Leadership is the most critical skill set in business today," Hyman told students in attendance. "It is far more important to do the right thing than it is to do things right."
Hyman has served as Fremont Bank's executive vice president since 1980. In addition to serving as a trustee of the educational foundation, Hyman is director of Fremont Bank Foundation and sits on the board of the Stanford Cancer Council. He also has served on the board of directors for the Fremont Symphony and Valley Montessori School.
-- Jeff Bliss/Barry Zepel