2014 Slate of Nominees

Voting is now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted, and congratulations to our new alumni trustees and MCAA directors.

Each year, the Nominating Committee of the Middlebury College Alumni Association (MCAA) Board puts forward a slate of candidates for the next fiscal year's open positions. This year’s slate is for the term beginning July 1, 2014.

Nomination for Alumni Trustees

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

Kirtley Horton Cameron ’95

Kirtley_CameronKirtley Cameron is the owner of Kirtley Cameron Design, a residential design firm with a focus on historic preservation.  Projects are predominantly in and around Bedford, New York and Newport, Rhode Island.  In addition to architecture, Kirtley designs furniture and fixtures, working with local artisans to produce unique pieces.

Kirtley is active in local Preservation efforts, serving on the Bedford Village Historic District Review Commission, and as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bedford Historical Society.  She is also dedicated to education, serving as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Rippowam Cisqua School in Bedford, NY and as a past Trustee of St. Michael's Country Day School in Newport, RI.  She was on the Middlebury College Alumni Board from 1996-2000, serving as the New York Chapter President.  She has served on the Middlebury College Arts Council since 2006, and was instrumental in establishing the Cameron Visiting Architect program which supports visiting professors in the Studio Art and Architecture Departments.  She has enjoyed every opportunity to return to campus, including Alumni Leadership weekends, Alumni Lacrosse Games, as well as Career Services events.

After graduating from Middlebury in 1995 with a double major in Art History and Political Science, Kirtley worked in the art auction business at Sotheby's New York and London for seven years prior to dedicating herself to architecture and design full time.  She earned her Masters in Architecture from Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation in 2005.  She lives in Bedford, NY, with her husband Seth, also class of `95, and their two daughters.


William 'Ted' F. Truscott ’83


Ted is currently the CEO of Global Asset Management at Ameriprise Financial, leading the Columbia Management and Threadneedle Investments organizations. Before joining Ameriprise in August 2001, Ted was chief investment officer with Zurich Scudder Investments, Americas, and managing director — Zurich Scudder Investments. Ted joined Scudder, Stevens & Clark in 1992 as a portfolio manager and equity research analyst, focusing on Latin American countries and securities.

Prior to Scudder, Ted was with Chemical Bank from 1983 to 1992, first as a credit analyst and banking officer covering Asian banks and corporations at Chemical Bank. Later, Truscott joined Chemical's LDC Structured Finance Group, concentrating on the creation and management of Chemical's debt/equity swap portfolio in Latin America.

Ted is on the Board of Governors of The Investment Company Institute (ICI) in addition to serving on several boards across the Columbia Management, Threadneedle and Ameriprise businesses.  He has been an active volunteer for Middlebury, helping with Annual Giving through the Phonathon program, Class Agent and Reunion Committee efforts.  Ted has attended many Alumni Leadership Conference weekends, Homecoming celebrations, class reunions as well as Chinese Department reunions. In addition, Ted and his wife Kathy O’Connor Truscott ’83 funded the John D. Berninghausen Chair in Chinese and the Jon C. Elder Chair in Environmental Studies.  

Truscott earned a bachelor's degree in East Asian studies from Middlebury College and a master's of business administration in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business.

Nomination for MCAA Directors

The MCAA 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 for a two-year term.

 Kristen Forsberg Garza '04


Kristen works in housing and community development, specifically grant management for local government. Kristen graduated from Middlebury in 2004 and attended summer language programs in both French and Arabic. She also attended the C.V. Starr-Middlebury School in Paris, France where she studied at partner institution Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po). In 2007 she earned her MPA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), a graduate school of Middlebury College, where she met her husband, Jacob Garza, MIIS '08. Kristen has stayed involved with Middlebury as a Class Agent and is currently serving on her Reunion Committee for her upcoming 10th Reunion in June. 

Kristen is an animal right advocate and is very active at her local shelter, the Worcester Animal Rescue League. She has two rescue dogs, Sasha and Tobe and enjoys figure skating, hiking and volunteering in her free time.  

Anne Hartman Philbrick ’80

philbrick_annieAnnie is a co-owner of Bank Square Books in Mystic, CT, an anchor store in downtown Mystic. She has served on the Advisory Council of the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA) since 2007, most recent two years as president. Annie is a member of ABA’s Booksellers Advisory Council and is a founding member of the Southeastern Alliance, a local business movement in the Mystic area. Prior to purchasing Bank Square Books, Annie worked for the Small Business Development Center at the University of Connecticut. Annie has served as a juror for the Connecticut Book Award and is a member of the southeastern Connecticut “One Book, One Region” initiative.

A Northern Studies major, Annie studied for two summers at Middlebury’s French Summer Language School and spent a semester at Middlebury’s School in Moscow. She served as the liaison between the Center for Northern Studies in Wolcott, VT and Middlebury College during the academic year 1982-83. Annie has been involved with the Alumni Admissions Program for the past ten years and is the Chairperson of the SE Connecticut Alumni Admissions Committee. She is also a member of the Cane Society, has helped periodically with the Development Office, and serves as a Class Correspondent for her class. Her daughter, Elma Burnham, graduated from Middlebury in 2013.

Annie lives with her husband Ben, in Stonington, CT and between them their four kids are off to successful lives as young adults. In her non book time she rides horses, rows, gardens and relaxes at their farmhouse in Weybridge, VT.


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