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Gardiner Hempel is originally from Chicago, where he earned his BA and MBA from the University of Chicago, has been a Trustee of SFAI since 1978. He also served as Board Chairman from 1979 to 1982. Now retired and living in Alameda, he moved from his earlier career in publishing to starting a company in information transfer, which is now a leader in this then-new technology. He has three children: Amy is a published author and faculty member at Harvard; Gardiner, Jr. is a partner at Deloitte Tax LLP in New York City; and Peter is President and CEO of DDB NY, an advertising agency.