It’s with great joy that I share some tremendous news. At our most recent board meeting, we welcomed Eric Guthertz, the Principal of Mission High School, and Brent Hyder, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Gap Inc., to our Board of Directors. Both Mission High School and Gap Inc. have been incredible sources of support for our programs. Enterprise is growing quickly — this summer we will place more youth in summer internships than ever in our history and we need powerful leaders at the helm to pull all our community together. I am truly grateful and elated to welcome these two talented gentlemen into the fold. Please continue reading about them — I think you will be deeply impressed with their professional paths. Thank you, Brent and Eric, for joining our work. We look forward to your impact and to exciting times for our organization and community.
Chief Executive Officer
Eric Guthertz, Mission High School Principal
A Bay Area native, Eric Guthertz is an award-winning educator who has made his mark here in our city. He earned his Bachelor?s Degree in English Literature and a Master?s Degree in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. He began his teaching career over twenty five years ago as an 8th grade English and ESL teacher in East Los Angeles. Returning to the Bay Area, Eric created and directed The Bill Wilson School in San Jose, a comprehensive high school for homeless and runaway teens in the Bay Area.
Seventeen years ago, Eric began teaching English at Mission High School. With a penchant for leadership, Eric took on increasing responsibility first as the English Department Chair, then as Assistant Principal, and now as the Principal, for which he has served for the past 10 years. Eric completed the Stanford Principal?s Fellowship Program, and was a recipient of the 2013 Dream Catcher Award for his support of arts education.
In 2014, Eric was a recipient of the Mayor?s Principal of the Year award. In 2015, he was awarded the Association of California School Administrator?s Region 5 Secondary Principal of the Year. In 2016, he received the Aim High Educator of the Year Award and was featured in the national book, Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried To Fail It, And The Students And Teachers Who Made It Triumph.
Brent Hyder, Acting CEO of Gap Inc.
Brent Hyder is the acting CEO of Gap Inc. Normally, Brent is the Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for Gap Inc. In this role Brent oversees human resources, social and environmental sustainability, government affairs, corporate communications, and Gap Foundation.
Most recently, Brent served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at Gap brand, where he was responsible for aligning the brand?s global business and talent strategies and for managing all stores globally across Gap Specialty and Outlet.
During his thirteen years with Gap Inc., Brent has served in numerous senior leadership roles throughout the company. From 2011 to 2014, he held multiple roles supporting Gap Japan K.K including Vice President & General Manager of Gap Specialty, where he led operations for Gap?s 105+ specialty stores in the market, and had accountability for the communications, human resources, finance, inventory management, marketing, merchandising and visual teams.
For the past two years, Brent has served on the Board of Directors of The Door, a youth-based nonprofit organization in New York City. He received his Bachelor?s degree in Retail Management from Brigham Young University.