NHA News Release: July 13, 2016


NHA presents “A Conversation about Entrepreneurship with Chuck Geschke” Co-founder of Adobe Systems

NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to announce a special lecture in collaboration with Big Path Capital titled “A Conversation About Entrepreneurship with Chuck Geschke,” co-founder of Adobe Systems, on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 4 P.M. at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.

During this inaugural lecture, NHA Gosnell Executive Director Bill Tramposch will open the discussion by highlighting Nantucket’s key economic role and importance in American history. Directly afterwards, Big Path Capital Managing Partner Shawn Lesser will lead the “fireside chat”-style conversation with Chuck Geschke, exploring Geschke’s career as entrepreneur and longtime business leader.

Dr. Charles Geschke was a founder of Adobe and has served as chairman of the board since September 1997, sharing that position with John E. Warnock. He was chief operating officer of Adobe from December 1986 until July 1994 and president from April 1989 until his retirement in April 2000.

Prior to co-founding Adobe, Geschke formed the Imaging Sciences Laboratory at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and was a principal scientist and researcher at Xerox PARC’s Computer Sciences Laboratory. Among many awards, Geschke, along with Warnock, was the recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, one of the nation’s highest honors bestowed on scientists, engineers, and inventors. Geschke holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University as well as a master’s degree in mathematics and an A.B. in classics, both from Xavier University.

Big Path Capital is a firm that advises business owners and fund managers in the impact and sustainable sector, and is hosting the Impact Capitalism Summit on Nantucket on July 20-21, 2016. More information on this summit is available at www.impactcapitalismne.com.

Event Information:
In the Heart of the Sea Film Screening
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
$10/ticket
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street