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Stephen G. Newberry
Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2014

Stephen G. Newberry has been chairman of the board of directors for Lam Research since November 2012. He joined the Company in August 1997 as executive vice president and chief operating officer and was promoted to the position of president and chief operating officer in July 1998. In June 2005, he was named president and chief executive officer, and in December 2010, he was named vice chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer. In addition to serving as a director of Lam Research, Mr. Newberry is a director of Nanometrics, Inc, Splunk, Inc., and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), the industry’s trade association. He also serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Cabinet, University of California at Davis Graduate School of Management. Prior to joining Lam Research, Mr. Newberry was group vice president of global operations and planning at Applied Materials, Inc. Mr. Newberry served five years in naval aviation prior to joining Applied Materials. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a BS degree in Ocean Engineering and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Program for Management Development.

Newberry is deeply involved with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. He serves as a key advisor on the Dean’s Advisory Cabinet. He has been a keynote speaker at commencement and addressed the School’s community as a Dean’s Distinguished Speaker. He also has presented to UC Davis MBA students several times on the topic of leadership as part of the Lam Research Leadership Skills Series. With his wife, Shelley A. Newberry, he has endowed the Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in Leadership and the Stephen G. & Shelley A. Newberry Distinguished Student Fellowship that supports students who have great potential as team leaders in business. In 2012, Dean Steven Currall presented Newberry with the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.

Fast Facts

  • Has addressed UC Davis MBAs at orientation and commencement
  • U.S. Naval Academy graduate
  • With his wife, Shelley A. Newberry, has endowed a faculty chair in leadership and a fellowship that supports students who have great potential as team leaders in business

Business schools play a critical role in developing strong leaders.I’m impressed by the Graduate School of Management’s entrepreneurialism, its responsiveness to the business community and, specifically, its recognition of the importance of leadership.

UC Davis MBA students are intelligent, articulate, motivated and diverse. The School offers a powerful learning experience, and it’s great to be a part of this.”