Leonard Tramiel

Former Vice President, Software at Atari

Leonard Tramiel

Leonard Tramiel

Former Vice President, Software at Atari

Biography

Tramiel received his bachelor of science degree in physics from Santa Clara University in 1976, and earned master of arts, master of philosophy, and doctorate of philosophy degrees—all in physics—from Columbia University. He worked in the Columbia Astrophysics Lab under advisor Professor Gary Chanan, now at University of California at Irvine.

Fresh out of graduate school, Tramiel joined his father and two brothers when his father bought Atari from Warner Communications in 1984. For the next 12 years, Tramiel was involved in the development of Atari’s products as vice president of software, managing an internal group of a dozen programmers while interacting worldwide with software developers and contract programmers.

Since retiring from Atari at age 42, he has been concentrating on advocating science education (See “ The Great American Textbook Scandal ,” Forbes magazine, Oct. 30, 2000, for his work to improve the quality of science textbooks with the California Department of Education). Tramiel has also been a volunteer eighth-grade astronomy teacher for the past 10 years and has been volunteering at the Chabot Space and Science Center since 2000.

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Former Director, Institute for Secularism at Trinity College

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Director at Center for Inquiry, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer at Center for Inquiry, Inc.

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Director at Center for Inquiry, Inc.

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Former Professional at Merck & Co., Inc.

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Director at Center for Inquiry, Inc.

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Chairman at Center for Inquiry, Inc.

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Former Executive Vice President & Managing Partner at Level Financial Advisors, Inc.

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Secretary at Center for Inquiry, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Center for Inquiry, Inc.

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Leonard Tramiel
Former Vice President, Software at Atari
Education
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Class of 1976

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.

M.Phil. in Physics

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Career History
Vice President, Software
1984 - Prior

Atari SA engages in producing, publishing and distributing interactive entertainment software. Its products include brands like Asteroids, Centipede, Missile Command, Pong, Test Drive and RollerCoaster Tycoon. It also develops and distributes compelling games online smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices from Microsoft, and Sony. The company was founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney on June 27, 1972 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Columbia Astrophysics Lab
Prior

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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Member, Board of Directors
Current

TO SPONSOR PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES THAT ADVANCE HUMANISM AND SKEPTICISM AND TO SUPPORT THE ACTIVITIES AND PURPOSES OF THE CENTER FOR INQUIRY DEVELOPMENT FUND, COUNCIL FOR SECULAR HUMANISM, INC. AND COMMITTEE FOR SKEPTICAL INQUIRY, INC.

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$25K - $100K
2018

TO SPONSOR PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES THAT ADVANCE HUMANISM AND SKEPTICISM AND TO SUPPORT THE ACTIVITIES AND PURPOSES OF THE CENTER FOR INQUIRY DEVELOPMENT FUND, COUNCIL FOR SECULAR HUMANISM, INC. AND COMMITTEE FOR SKEPTICAL INQUIRY, INC.

$25K - $100K
2017

TO SPONSOR PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES THAT ADVANCE HUMANISM AND SKEPTICISM AND TO SUPPORT THE ACTIVITIES AND PURPOSES OF THE CENTER FOR INQUIRY DEVELOPMENT FUND, COUNCIL FOR SECULAR HUMANISM, INC. AND COMMITTEE FOR SKEPTICAL INQUIRY, INC.

$25K - $50K
2016

TO SPONSOR PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES THAT ADVANCE HUMANISM AND SKEPTICISM AND TO SUPPORT THE ACTIVITIES AND PURPOSES OF THE CENTER FOR INQUIRY DEVELOPMENT FUND, COUNCIL FOR SECULAR HUMANISM, INC. AND COMMITTEE FOR SKEPTICAL INQUIRY, INC.

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Leonard Tramiel is affiliated with Atari, Columbia University, Center for Inquiry, Inc.

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