The gig: Robert W. Stone is president and chief executive of City of Hope, a federally recognized comprehensive cancer treatment center at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Duarte. It specializes in cancer treatment and research.
Southern California native: Raised in Whittier, Stone attended the University of Redlands and played basketball there for four seasons, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science. He was named to the Academic All-America team by the College Sports Information Directors of America and ranks 15th at Redlands in career points scored with 1,077. “I never envisioned being a CEO,” he said. “I went to Redlands to play basketball.”
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