George P. Shultz
He has advised three presidents and achieved distinction as an academic, economist, statesman, and businessman.
George P. Shultz was awarded the 1996 Koret Prize for the contributions he has made across these disciplines, from advocating the importance of a free-market economy to urging President Ronald Reagan to develop a personal dialogue with Mikhail Gorbachev. Shultz was a respected professor of economics and business before serving as Secretary of Labor and Secretary of the Treasury under President Richard Nixon, then becoming the 60th U.S. Secretary of State under President Reagan.
Shultz's advice to Reagan resulted in the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a milestone in the history of the Cold War. He co-chaired, with Warren Buffett, California's Economic Recovery Council for then-gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger. He currently serves as Distinguished Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and as the Jack Steele Parker Professor of International Economics at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.