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Middlebury Board Welcomes Six New Trustees

September 13, 2016

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – This month the Middlebury Board of Trustees will welcome six new members chosen last spring who will attend their first meeting from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. Five of them are term trustees appointed by the board and one is an alumni trustee elected by alumni of the institution.  

All six will serve five-year terms on the 34-member governing board. The new trustees are:

Belinda L. Badcock P’18 had a successful career in finance and investment banking as director of marketing for Citibank Brazil, head of international marketing strategies for Diners Club and MasterCard of Brazil, and as a trader at Banco Garantía (now Credit Suisse). A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, she has done extensive research in education with special interest in brain science, cognitive development, and the treatment of learning disorders. She serves on the board of trustees for the Eagle Hill School in Greenwich, Conn., and is a member of the board of directors for the Global Lyme Alliance, which supports medical research in the fight against Lyme disease. Belinda Badcock and her husband, Carlos Brito, have four children.

Parker Harris ’89, P’20 is the co-founder and head of product and technology at Salesforce.com, the San Francisco-based provider of enterprise cloud computing solutions. Salesforce.com is a leading provider of customer relationship management tools. Harris earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Middlebury in 1989, and serves on the governing boards of Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco and the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation. Together with his wife, Holly Johnson ’87, Harris has three children.

Lucienne M. Ide ’97 is a physician, scientist, and entrepreneur who is CEO of Rimidi, an IT company she founded in 2012 to address the challenging health and cost implications of common chronic diseases like diabetes. After earning a BA in physics from Middlebury, Ide worked for the National Security Agency, Raytheon Systems, and Monarch Capital Partners. With a desire to shift her focus to health, Ide enrolled in the joint MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program at Emory University, which she completed in 2009. Ide cofounded the Diabetes Prevention and Design Team, which is dedicated to reducing the prevalence of diabetes in the greater Atlanta community. Dr. Ide and her husband, Humberto García-Sjögrim ’96, have four children.

Suzanne Reider ’87, P’19 is a managing director for Google's advertising business in the Americas. After earning her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, she worked at Ziff-Davis Publishing, served as senior vice president and general manager of the Games and Entertainment Division of CNET Networks (now CBS Interactive), and was chief marketing officer of YouTube. Reider has been one of MediaWeek's People to Watch, a "Working Mother of the Year,” and a board member of the San Francisco Film Society. She was married at the Bread Loaf campus to Brian Smith ’87 and they have two children. They maintain a home in Goshen, Vt., and are ever hopeful for a direct flight from SFO to BTV.

Mark D. Spence ’98 is the dean of students at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Mass., where over the past nine years he has been a teacher, counselor, director of counseling, and coach of the soccer and ice hockey teams. After graduating from Middlebury College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology (where he played on four NCAA Division 3 national championship hockey teams and was National Player of the Year in 1998), Spence played professional hockey for three years. He returned to Middlebury for two years as an admissions officer and assistant hockey coach in the early 2000s, and later earned a master’s degree in mental health counseling and behavioral medicine at Boston University.

Kashif Zafar ’92 is co-head of global distribution and macro products within the Investment Bank at Barclays. Based in London since 2009, he leads distribution for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and is a member of the Markets Executive Committee and the Global Diversity Council for the bank. Prior to joining Barclays in 2005 as head of U.S. rates distribution in New York, Zafar worked in several capacities at JP Morgan and Credit Suisse. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1992 with Phi Beta Kappa honors and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Married to Sujatha Menon Zafar ’94, with whom he has two children, he serves on the boards of British Pakistan Foundation, the American School in London, International House of New York, and the American Pakistan Foundation.

Trustees Badcock, Harris, Reider, Spence, and Zafar were elected by the board as term trustees; Trustee Ide was elected by the graduates of Middlebury College as an alumni trustee.

All of the new appointments took effect on July 1, 2016.

2 Comments

Thank you for paying attention to gender, race, age, and ethnic diversity. What a great set of people to help direct Midd!

by Jenna Sutton (not verified)

What an excellent looking cast of characters, indeed!

by Alexander Putna... (not verified)

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