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Alumni-Nominated Trustees

Trustees serving April 2018 – April 2023

Michelle R. Clayman, MBA ’79

Michelle Clayman, MBA ’79, of New York, New York, is managing partner and chief investment officer of New Amsterdam Partners, an institutional money management firm in New York, which she co-founded in 1986. New Amsterdam Partners specializes in quantitatively driven, growth focused equity strategies. Michelle earned bachelor’s and master’s

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James D. Halper, ’81

James "Jamie" Halper, ’81, of Pacific Palisades, California, is a Senior Advisor, formerly a Partner, at Leonard Green & Partners in Los Angeles, a private equity firm with over $15 billion in capital. Previously, he was President of TDA Capital Partners, and a principal of Odyssey Partners. Halper serves on the boards of Focus Brands, Lucky Brand and Tourneau

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Carol Lam, JD ’85

Carol Lam, JD ’85, of La Jolla, California, is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Qualcomm Incorporated, a world leader in mobile technologies headquartered in San Diego, and oversees Qualcomm’s worldwide legal operations. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Carol was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California from 2002 to 2007,

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Jeffrey E. Stone, ’78

Jeffrey "Jeff" Stone, ’78, of Chicago, Illinois, is the chairman-emeritus and a senior partner of McDermott Will & Emery, an international law firm with offices throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. A former federal prosecutor, Jeff represents corporations, boards of directors, and senior executives in a variety of complex civil litigation

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Trustees serving September 2015 – September 2020

Mary Barra, MBA '90

Mary Barra, MBA '90, of Detroit, Michigan, is the chief executive officer of General Motors Company, a post she has held since January 2014. Mary is the first female CEO to lead a major global automaker, and she is also a member of the GM Board of Directors. GM posted record sales of more than 9.9 million vehicles globally in 2014

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Dipanjan "DJ" Deb, MBA '96

Dipanjan "DJ" Deb, MBA '96, of San Francisco, California, is a co-founder and the CEO of Francisco Partners (FP), a leading global private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in the technology sector. Since its launch over 15 years ago, FP has raised approximately $10 billion in capital and invested in more than 150 technology companies,

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Bradley A. Geier, '79

Brad Geier, BA '79, of Rancho Santa Fe, California, is co-founder and co-managing partner at of Merlone Geier Partners, a private real estate investment company focused on the acquisition, development and redevelopment of retail and retail-driven mixed-use properties on the West Coast. Previously Brad held positions at Taubman Company

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Christy MacLear, '88

Christy MacLear, BA '88, of New Canaan, Connecticut, is the inaugural executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York City. This artist-endowed foundation manages the artwork and legacy of its namesake, provides grants within the areas of climate change, artistic activism and art in education,

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