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Middlebury Elects Bourque, Goldsmith to Board of Trustees

October 9, 2018

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Two new members have taken their seats on the Middlebury Board of Trustees: alumni trustee Zachary Bourque ’01 and term trustee Graham Goldsmith ’89. Both new trustees were elected to serve five-year terms on the 34-member board.

Bourque is a director and shareholder at the trust management firm Rice, Heard & Bigelow in Boston. He joined the company in 2001 and became a partner in 2010. A member of the firm’s investment strategy committee, Bourque is the trustee of numerous trusts benefitting charities, families, and individuals.

Zachary Bourque ’01
Graham Goldsmith ’89

During his undergraduate years at Middlebury, Bourque played on the varsity basketball team, attended the Spanish School, and studied abroad in Madrid. After graduating with a BA in economics, Bourque stayed connected to Middlebury in a number of volunteer capacities. He held various roles in the Middlebury Alumni Association, including as a board member for 10 years and, ultimately, as president. Bourque also served as a partner on Middlebury’s Schools Board of Overseers.

Graham Goldsmith ’89 is the chief executive officer and the co–chief investment officer of Cross Ocean Partners. Founded in 2015 by Goldsmith and partners, Cross Ocean is an alternative investment management firm based in London, England, and Greenwich, Connecticut.

Prior to starting Cross Ocean, Goldsmith was a managing director and the global head of the Global Credit & Special Situations Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he worked for more than 20 years. At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldsmith was responsible for all secondary trading in credit products, including distressed debt, leveraged loans, high yield bonds, investment grade debt, and structured credit. After earning his BA in economics from Middlebury, Goldsmith completed an MBA at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Bourque was elected by the alumni of Middlebury College, while Goldsmith was elected by members of the Board of Trustees. Their appointments took effect on July 1, 2018.

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