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2020 Slate

Meet your new Alumni Trustee and MAA Board Directors, with terms beginning July 1, 2020.

Alumni Trustee

Alumni trustees are Middlebury alumni elected to the Board of Trustees and serve five-year terms.

Koby Altman '04

Koby Altman '04 Koby Altman was named the 11th general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 24, 2017. As the GM, he manages and oversees all aspects of scouting, personnel, player acquisitions and transactions, and team operations. In Koby’s first year as general manager in 2017–18, the Cavaliers captured the Central Division crown with a 50-32 (.610) record and went on to win their fourth straight Eastern Conference Championship. In the 2019 off-season, Koby tabbed longtime University of Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein, one of the all-time winningest coaches in NCAA history, as the new head coach of the Cavaliers.

Prior to being named GM, Koby had been a part of the Cavaliers’ basketball staff for five years and was promoted to assistant general manager in September 2016. He originally joined the Cavaliers as pro personnel manager in August 2012 and was promoted to director of pro player personnel in September 2013. Koby has extensive experience with the USA Basketball program, serving as the team manager for USA Basketball’s under-17 team at the inaugural FIBA Under-17 World Championship in 2017. He also he assisted Team USA’s 19-and-under team in the FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand, with both teams winning gold.

Prior to joining the Cavaliers, Koby was an assistant coach at Columbia University for two seasons, a graduate assistant at Southern Illinois, and a coach at Amherst College for two seasons while earning his master’s degree at the University of Massachusetts.

Koby, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native, majored in sociology/anthropology at Middlebury and was a three-year starter at point guard on the basketball team. He is on the national board of directors of the Posse Foundation, which identifies, recruits, and trains individuals with extraordinary leadership potential, providing full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner colleges and universities, including Middlebury.

MAA Directors

The MAA Board of Directors meets twice a year to discuss ways to engage with and advocate for alumni, serving as an advisory group for the Alumni Office. In addition, the board votes on the annual Alumni Achievement Award, Alumni Plaque Award, and Alumni Trustee candidates. Directors serve a two-year term.

Heidi Howard Allen '99

Heidi Howard Allen '99 Heidi Howard Allen ’99 is the co-owner of Maineiax Lacrosse Club, a premier girls and boys lacrosse club in Maine that offers year-round programs for second–12th graders. She is also the co-owner of the Maine Athletic Complex, Portland’s premier 34,000-square-foot indoor multisport facility and program events provider.

After graduating from Middlebury as an art history major with a sociology minor, Heidi spent four years at Sports Illustrated, where she managed SI’s 50th Anniversary Tour and the SI client and Olympic athlete hospitality center at the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece. After SI, Heidi returned to her high school alma mater, Choate Rosemary Hall, to serve as an assistant director of athletics, associate director of admissions, and coach. In May 2020, Heidi will be inducted into the Choate Athletics Hall of Fame.

From 2007 to 2009, Heidi served as assistant coach of Middlebury’s field hockey and lacrosse programs before becoming the associate head coach of the women’s lacrosse team at Bates College for eight seasons. During that time, she spent two years in the Advancement Office at Bates, planning and executing events, including presidential and trustee events, for leadership-level donors.

Heidi was a decorated Middlebury athlete, earning six national All-American honors on the field hockey and lacrosse fields. She was a member of the school’s first D-III NCAA Championship team in field hockey and a member of two D-III NCAA Championship lacrosse teams. She was named D-III National Lacrosse Player of the Year and NESCAC Player of the Year in both sports. Upon graduation, Heidi held the field hockey record for most goals and points in a career. In January 2015, Heidi was inducted into the Middlebury College Inaugural Hall of Fame class.

Heidi volunteers for Middlebury as a class agent and lead volunteer for the Maine alumni chapter. She resides in Cumberland, Maine, with her husband, Brett, and three boys, Brooks, Ryder, and Tobin.

Sebastian Sanchez '18

Sebastian Sanchez '18 Sebastian Sanchez ’18 is an investment sales associate for Jones Lang LaSalle, a top commercial real estate firm in New York City. His work encompasses underwriting commercial properties, prospecting for new business, creating marketing materials, and building his team’s social media presence. He has his finger on the pulse of the market—analyzing trends, researching comparable sales, and sharing this information with property owners, investors, and future clients.

Sebastian majored in political science and minored in Spanish at Middlebury. He was a member of the varsity baseball team all four years, serving as captain his senior year. He received the John P. Stabile ’40 Memorial Trophy, awarded to the athlete who best exemplifies the Middlebury spirit. Sebastian frequently cites his baseball career as teaching him the value of teamwork, dedication, discipline, and resilience—skills necessary to be successful in his career.

During his time as a sports writer for the Middlebury Campus, Sebastian published an investigative report on diversity and athletics. As a result of his findings, Sebastian cofounded the first Student Athletes of Color group on campus, hoping to unite Middlebury’s alumni and current members. He was selected to deliver the student address during Commencement in 2018.

Sebastian lives in Brooklyn. He loves to travel and is an avid reader, a sports fanatic (especially for the New York Yankees), and a novice chef. He loves bringing his friends and family together over a delicious meal, including the crowd pleaser: his own twist on homemade apple pie.

Tobi Watson '68

Tobi Watson '68 Tobi Watson graduated with a BA in political science from Middlebury and, some years later, an MS in taxation from Colorado State University. She is retired and living in Denver, Colorado. Before retiring, Tobi worked as a consultant with Wall Street firms regarding their expatriate employee taxation and compensation packages, and as a CPA at Price Waterhouse in its expatriate taxation area in New York City and London.

Tobi stayed in London until her return to Denver, her birthplace, in 2005. She is an active volunteer with various neighborhood and other nonprofits, as projects and opportunities arise. She has served on several boards, including her neighborhood organization, an HOA, a local theater, and the local chapter of what is now Learning Ally.

Tobi has stayed connected to Middlebury through longstanding friendships and attendance at Alumni Leadership Conference (ALC) and Alumni College. She has acted as a class agent and was active in Class of ’68 Reunions, particularly as co-chair of the 50th Reunion. She is currently one of the class correspondents for the Class of 1968.

Tobi enjoys watercolors and drawing, as well as quilting—and all Colorado has to offer.

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