Curtis “Hank” Barnette, JD

Title: Lawyer, Businessman, Philanthropist, Chairman Emeritus
Company: Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Location: Bethlehem, PA United States



  • Administrative Conference of the United States (Member, 1988-1989)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of Corporate Secretaries (now Society for Corporate Governance) (Chairman, 1986)
  • Anglers Club of New York City
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (President, 1988-1990)
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club
  • Business Roundtable (Policy Committee, 1992-2000)
  • Coal Commission (Advisory Committee, 1990)
  • Council of Chief Executives
  • Lehigh University (Trustee, 1993-2004)
  • Lehigh Valley Industrial Park
  • Lehigh Valley Partnership, Board of Directors
  • Lobolly
  • Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington
  • National Center for State Courts (Director, 2001-2007)
  • National Museum of Industrial History, Director
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania 21st Century Environmental Committee (Advisory Committee, 1997-1998)
  • Pennsylvania Business Roundtable (1986-2000) (Chairman, 1994-1995)
  • Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry (Business Council, 1995-2002) (Director, 1985-1993)
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation (Board Member, 1989-2001)
  • Saucon Valley Country Club
  • The American Law Institute
  • The International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi
  • The Pennsylvania Society (Trustee Emeritus, 2014-Present) (Trustee, 1993-2014)
  • The Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • The University Club of Washington DC
  • United States Army (Counterintelligence Corps, Army Innovation Strategy, 1957-1959)
  • United States Army Reserve (Major, Army Innovation Strategy, Strategic Intelligence Detachment, 1959-1967)
  • West Virginia University (Board of Governors, 1998-2004) (Chairman Emeritus, 2004-Present) (Former Chair, Board of Governors, 2002-2004) (Chair, 1987-1988) (Director Emeritus, 2010-Present) (Director, 1982-2010)
  • Yale Club of New York City
  • Yale Law School Fund Board (Chairman, Member, 2000-Present)
  • Yale University (Chair, Law School Fund Board, 2006-2008)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2018)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the East,” Marquis Who’s Who (2016-1995)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Law,” Marquis Who’s Who (1985-2015)
  • Recipient, Silver Beaver Award, Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America (2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Finance and Business,” Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2010)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2016-2010, 2008)
  • Honoree, Outstanding Philanthropist, Association of Fundraising Professional (2004)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry,” Marquis Who’s Who (1989-2003)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Community Leadership Award, Chamber of Commerce, Bethlehem, PA (1999)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Citizen Award, Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America (1996)
  • Honoree, Most Loyal Alumni Mountaineer, West Virginia University
  • Honoree, Outstanding Volunteer Philanthropist, West Virginia University
  • Inductee, Academy of Distinguished Alumni, West Virginia University
  • Inductee, Hall of Fame, 275th Anniversary, City of Bethlehem, PA
  • Inductee, Order of Vandalia, West Virginia University
  • Inductee, The Warren Burger Society, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA
  • Inductee, West Virginia Business Hall of Fame, West Virginia University
  • Recipient, Distinguished West Virginian Award, Governor of West Virginia
  • Recipient, Friend of the Lehigh River Award, Wildlands Conservancy
  • Recipient, Hall of Fame Award, City of St. Albans, WV
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award as General Counsel, Corporate Board Member Magazine
  • Recipient, The Gary Memorial Medal, American Iron and Steel Institute
  • Recipient, The IISI Medal, International Iron and Steel Institute, World Steel Organization
  • Recipient, The John H. Pickering Award, National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, VA
  • Recipient, The Statesman Award, American Iron and Steel Institute

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