Howard Leach serves as president of Leach Capital, LLC and Foley Timber & Land Company. Leach was U.S. ambassador to France from 2001 to 2005 and a member of the Board of Regents of the University of California from 1990 to 2001, serving as chairman from 1993 to 1995. Leach graduated from Yale University and attended Stanford Graduate School of Business. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 through 1955 and has served as director of various companies, including as chairman of Hunter Fan Company and Shippers Development Company. Leach also serves on the Boards of the American Friends of Versailles, the American University of Paris, the French-American Foundation, the French Heritage Society, and the Haas Business School at the University of California at Berkeley. Ambassador Leach and his wife, the former Gretchen Cooper, were married in 1977.