President of the College

Laurie L. Patton
A.B., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Chicago
Middlebury, VT
See Office of the President

Laurie L. Patton, the 17th president of Middlebury, is an authority on South Asian history, culture, and religion. She is the author or editor of nine books and more than 50 articles in the field and has translated the classical Sanskrit text, the Bhagavad Gita. In addition, she has published two books of poetry. Patton has lectured widely on interfaith issues and religion and public life, and she has consulted with White House offices on faith-based initiatives, as well as on civic engagement. Patton earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 1983 and a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1991. Patton joined Middlebury in 2015 after serving for four years as dean of Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and as the Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion. From 1996 to 2011, Patton served on the faculty and administration at Emory University, where she was the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Religions and the inaugural director of Emory’s Center for Faculty Development and Excellence in the Office of the Provost. While at Emory, Patton served as chair of the Religion Department from 2000 to 2007, founded and coconvened the Religions and the Human Spirit Strategic Plan, and received the Emory Williams Award, Emory’s most prestigious honor for teaching, in 2005. From 2008 to 2011, she served as president of the American Society for the Study of Religion. Patton began her career at Bard College, where she was assistant professor of Asian religions from 1991 to 1996 and taught courses in ancient and contemporary India, comparative mythology, and theory of religions.

Charter Trustees

Dates indicate year first elected and year current term expires.

Kirtley Horton Cameron ’95
(2014–2029)
A.B., M.A.
Bedford, NY   

Kirtley Horton Cameron ‘95 is an architect who lives in Bedford, New York. She 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 has an MA in architecture from the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and is the principal in her own firm, Kirtley Cameron Design. She chairs the board of trustees of the Rippowam Cisqua School and serves on the board of the Bedford Historical Society and Bedford 2020. She worked closely with family members to create the Cameron Family Arts Enrichment Fund, which brings visiting architects or studio artists to Middlebury each year.


Allan R. Dragone Jr. ’78
(2008–2023)
A.B., M.B.A.
Vero Beach, FL

Allan R. Dragone Jr. ‘78 is the chief executive officer of FleetPride, the Texas-based nationwide distributor of truck and trailer parts. He joined FleetPride in 2016 after serving as president and chief operating officer of GCA Services Group. Dragone, who holds an MBA degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, started his career with Champion International Corp., and in his two decades there rose to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. In 1998 he left Champion to join the executive team at Graphic Communications; in 2004 Dragone was named CEO of the parent company, Unisource Worldwide.


Catherine Lee ’92
(2011–2026)
A.B., M.I.A.
Bethesda, MD

Catherine G. Lee ‘92 is chief operating officer of Wolf Group Capital Advisors, a global wealth management firm based in Washington, D.C. Previously, Catherine led strategy and business development in shipping and logistics at Stena, a privately held Swedish conglomerate, and served as change director of Stena Line, one of Europe’s largest ferry companies. Lee also has served as chief strategy officer at Höegh Autoliners, the Norwegian global shipping company, and advisor to the CEO and member of the management team of the South Korean global shipping firm EUKOR. Lee originally worked in investment banking at Citigroup (formerly Salomon Smith Barney) in London and JP Morgan in New York. Lee holds a Master of International Affairs degree in international finance and business from Columbia University. She also served on the executive board and chaired the investment committee of the World Maritime University based in Malmo, Sweden.


George C. Lee II ’88
(2014–2029) Appointed to a three-year term as Board Chair July 1, 2022–June 30, 2025
A.B., M.B.A.
San Francisco, CA

George Cabot Lee II ‘88, P’20 is chairman of the Global Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Group (TMT) at Goldman Sachs and is also the chief information officer for the firm’s investment banking division. In 2008, when he was cohead of the TMT, Forbes included Lee on its “Midas List” of top technology dealmakers and investors. He divides his time between New York and Tiburon, California, with extensive travel abroad, particularly to Asia. An avid sportsman who enjoys skiing, hiking, tennis, running, and lacrosse, Lee joined the board of governors at the Monterey (now Middlebury) Institute of International Studies in 2009 and was elected to the Middlebury board in 2014. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Caroline Sneath McBride ’75
(2012–2027)
A.B., M.B.A.
Greenwich, CT

Caroline S. McBride ‘75, P’04, ‘09, now retired, was cofounder, managing director, and chief investment officer of Forum Partners Investment Management LLC, a global real estate investment management firm that provides restructuring capital and market expertise to small and mid-size firms.  Prior to founding Forum Partners Investment Management in 2002, McBride was a managing director at Security Capital Group, where she provided investment and operational oversight for the companies in which the firm held an ownership position. She launched her career in management and finance with IBM, where she served as director of finance, investments, and asset management for IBM’s corporate real estate division, and later was director of private market investments for the IBM Retirement Fund. She is also a trustee of several-for-profit organizations. A resident of Stamford, Connecticut, McBride holds a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University.


Dennis D. Parker ’77
(2013–2028)
A.B., J.D.
Ossining, NY

Dennis D. Parker serves as the director of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice (“NCLEJ”), a national organization founded in 1965 to fight on behalf of low income and economically disadvantaged people. Through litigation and advocacy, NCLEJ seeks to assure access to government programs providing a safety net in the areas of housing, health care, nutrition and employment and to challenge discrimination on the basis of race, disability, gender, and immigrant status particularly when the discrimination creates economic barriers or inhibits the ability of individuals and communities to participate in civil society. Prior to joining NCLEJ, Dennis served as the director of the Racial Justice Program of the ACLU, leading its efforts in combatting discrimination and addressing a range of issues which have a disproportionate negative impact upon communities of color, including the “School-to-Prison” Pipeline, racial bias in the criminal justice system, housing discrimination and related economic justice issues and digital discrimination. Prior to joining the ACLU, he served as the Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau in the office of the New York Attorney General and, for fourteen years, worked on and directed the educational work of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Dennis began his legal career as a staff attorney in the Criminal Defense Division of the New York Legal Aid Society. He has co-authored or contributed chapters to books and articles dealing with civil rights and has lectured extensively on the subject across the country. He serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School/Teachers College and New York University School of Law where he teaches courses on education law and law and social change. Dennis is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and Middlebury College.


Helen Riess
(2013–2028)
A.B., M.D.
Boston, MA

Helen Riess P’13, ‘15 is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the empathy and relational science program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She teaches about therapeutic relationships and conducts translational research on the neuroscience of empathy and emotions. Riess received her bachelor’s degree at Wesleyan University and her MD from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her psychiatry residency, her chief residency, and a research fellowship at MGH. Her work has been published in leading medical journals and she is a contributor to the Huffington Post. The Wayland, Massachusetts, resident is cofounder and chief scientific officer of Empathetics Inc., a company that provides Web-based and blended empathy-training solutions and related relational-skills solutions for health care and other industries.


Richard T. Scanlon ’93
(2013–2028)
A.B.
Locust Valley, NY

Rick Scanlon ‘93, P’22 is a venture capitalist, a data scientist, and a founding partner of Innovation Endeavors, Marker LLC, and Crescent Point. He has led investments in, helped to build, and been a board member of celebrated and disruptive companies in the United States, Israel, and Asia. He spent 16 years of his professional life in Singapore as an investment banker and venture capitalist. He and his wife are passionate about modern residential design projects and divde their time between Locust Valley, New York and Montauk, New York with their three daughters.


Karen A. Stolley ’77
(2002–2007, 2014–2024) Vice Chair
A.B., Ph.D.
Atlanta, GA

Karen A. Stolley ‘77 is a professor of Spanish at Emory University, where she has been on the faculty since 1992 and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Latin American literature and culture with a focus on colonial and 18th-century Spanish-American and transatlantic literary and cultural studies. After graduating from Middlebury College, she earned a PhD in Spanish from Yale University and was the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship. Prior to Emory, she taught at Vassar College, the Middlebury Spanish School, the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and as a visiting faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent book is Domesticating Empire: Enlightenment in Spanish America (Vanderbilt University Press, 2013). Stolley makes her home in Atlanta, Georgia.


William F. Truscott ’83
(2014–2029) Vice Chair
A.B., M.B.A.
Marblehead, MA

William F. “Ted” Truscott ’83 is CEO of Columbia Threadneedle Investments, a leading global asset manager that provides a broad range of actively managed investment strategies and solutions for individual, institutional, and corporate clients around the world. Truscott previously was chief investment officer with Zurich Scudder Investments, Americas, and managing director of Zurich Scudder Investments. He also serves on the Investment Company Institute’s Board of Governors and is a member of the board of directors of The Greater Boston Food Bank. An East Asian studies major at Middlebury College, he attended the Middlebury Chinese School and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He resides in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Term Trustees

Dates indicate year first elected and year current term expires.

Belinda L. Badcock
(2016–2026)
A.B.
Greenwich, CT

Belinda Louise Diacui Badcock P’18, ‘20.5 is a long-time advocate for marketing and education in the US as well as her native Brazil. Belinda’s interests were acquired while developing a career in Marketing in finance and investment banking arenas. After graduation from University California, Berkeley in 1987, she returned to Brazil, where she worked at Banco Garantia (now Credit Suisse), trading third-world debt, then to Citibank Brazil where she was Director of Marketing and Strategic Planning for the CSG – Consumer Services Group – and Card Services with Diners Club and MasterCard International. Belinda has done extensive research in education techniques and programs worldwide with special interest in brain science, cognitive development for the treatment of learning differences as well as having a passion for expanding access to education in countries in Africa.


Joseph W. Brown ’90
(2015–2025)
A.B.
Cornwall, VT

Joseph W. Brown ‘90, P’18 P’23 is Chairman of Hartzell Propeller Inc. and a principal of its parent company, Tailwind Technologies Inc., a holding company that acquires aviation technology businesses. Tailwind companies serve the global aerospace market, including general aviation, commercial aviation, rotorcraft, and military segments. Brown, a pilot, is active in the industry and is a director of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association. He is a resident of Cornwall, VT.


Leilani McClellan Brown ’93
(2015–2025)
A.B., M.P.A.
Charleston, SC

Leilani McClellan Brown ’93 is an advisor to executives and boards on strategy, communications, crisis management, inclusion, and equity. Prior to founding her eponymous consulting firm, she was an award-winning executive at Starr Companies, the Economist Group, MetLife, and American International Group. Brown has served on the board of Buckley Country Day School in Roslyn, New York; as secretary for the Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent member organization for global Black executives; and on other nonprofit and education boards. She is the author of From Campus to Career: 25 Tips for Your First Professional Year, which is now in its second edition, and opinion articles that have appeared in Newsweek, Fortune, and other leading publications. Brown holds a master’s degree in public administration from New York University.


Barbara Griffin Cole 
(2021–2026)
A.B., M.Arch.
Hopewell, NJ

Barbara “Barbie” Griffin Cole P’21 is the founder of Barbara Griffin Architects which focuses on residential architecture and landscape design. She is currently the chair of the board of the Watershed Institute, which protects water and the natural environment in central New Jersey; a member of the board of directors at Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation, a land conservation organization on Martha’s Vineyard; and Trustee Emerita of Princeton Day School, which she chaired from 2012 to 2017. Cole earned her BA and MArch from Princeton University. She and her husband, Christopher Cole, split their time between their farm in Hopewell, New Jersey, and their home on Chappaquiddick Island.


Janine Feng ’92
(2015–2025)
A.B., M.B.A.
Hong Kong

Janine Feng ‘92 is a managing director-partner of the Carlyle Group, the global alternative asset management firm with approximately $180 billion of assets under management and operating in 33 offices around the world. She advises on Asian buyout/growth capital investment opportunities in the healthcare, financial services, consumer/retail, and industrial sectors. Prior to joining Carlyle in 1998, Feng was in Credit Suisse First Boston’s investment banking division in New York. The term trustee holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard and lives in Hong Kong.


Graham Goldsmith ’89
(2018–2023)
A.B., M.B.A.
Darien, CT

Graham Goldsmith ‘89, P’19, P’24 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. Cross Ocean manages approximately $6.6 billion of committed capital focused on special situations credit and hard asset investing. Prior to 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 until June 2014. After earning his BA in economics from Middlebury, Goldsmith completed an MBA at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 1994; he currently serves on the board of visitors for the Fuqua School. He also serves on the board of the Nantucket Historical Association. 


Parker Harris III ’89
(2016–2026)
A.B.
San Francisco, CA

Parker Harris ‘89, P’20 is the cofounder and chief technology officer at Salesforce, the San Francisco-based provider of enterprise cloud computing solutions. In 1996. Harris earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Middlebury College in 1989 and currently lives in San Francisco with his wife Holly Johnson ‘87.


Lucienne M. Ide ’97
(2016–2026)
A.B., Ph.D.
Atlanta, GA

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 College, 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. Dr. Ide, who lives in Atlanta, cofounded the Diabetes Prevention and Design Team, which is dedicated to reducing the prevalence of diabetes in the greater Atlanta community.


Carol L. Jones
(2021–2026)
A.B., M.B.A.
Louisville, KY

Carol L. Jones is a director at Main Street Realty, a Louisville real estate development company founded by her late father. She previously worked at Levitch Associates LLC, a college admissions counseling service that she cofounded. She also served as a sports recruiting liaison and assistant director of athletics at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. Jones earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and her MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Middlebury’s German School and has audited classes at the College’s School of Hebrew. A highly active volunteer in her community, Jones has served on numerous boards, currently including the Virginia Chance School and the Bingham Fund for Excellence in Teaching at Transylvania University. She previously served on the Middlebury College Board of Trustees from 2011 to 2016.


Alice J. (A.J.) Murphy ’98
(2019–2024)
A.B.
Bronxville, NY

Alice J. (A.J.) Murphy is head of markets at 40 North and head of capital markets at Standard Industries. Previously she was a managing director at Silver Lake, a global private equity firm focused on technology investing. Prior to that, Ms. Murphy was head of global capital markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). She served as Global Head of Leveraged Finance at BAML and was a partner at Goldman Sachs. Earlier in her career, Murphy was managing director and cohead of U.S. high-yield and leveraged loan capital markets at BAML; served as a managing director at JP Morgan; and worked in high-yield capital markets at Deutsche Bank. Murphy is a member of the Posse Foundation’s National advisory board.


Suzanne Reider ’87
(2016–2026)
A.B.
San Francisco, CA

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 part of 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 resides in San Francisco and is ever hopeful for a direct flight between San Francisco and Burlington.


Henry J. Simonds ’97
(2015–2025)
A.B.
Pittsburgh, PA

Henry J. Simonds ‘97 is the president of Headwater Films/Media, a company he founded in 2001 to develop and finance independent documentary and narrative films. Simonds has served as a writer, editor, and/or producer on over a dozen films, including Romance & Cigarettes and Andy Warhol: A Documentary. A resident of New York City, he is also an artist, curator, and collector of photography, sculpture, and mixed media. Simonds, a grandson of noted philanthropist Henry Hillman, is active with the Hillman Family Foundations and serves on the board of Chatham University in Pittsburgh.


Elizabeth Cromwell Speers ’86 
(2017–2027)
A.B., M.A.
Wilmington, DE

Elizabeth “Bessie” Cromwell Speers ’86 is the head of Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware. Appointed in 2015 with a quarter century of independent-school experience, she is the first woman to hold the senior leadership position at Tower Hill. Previously, Speers was head of the Ethel Walker School in Connecticut where she oversaw programmatic advancements, investments in technology, and a successful $50-million centennial campaign. Her prior appointments include: assistant head of school at Episcopal Academy outside Philadelphia; director of placement and strategic planning at Calvert School in Baltimore; director of admission and financial aid at the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore; and associate director of admission at Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut. An English major at Middlebury, Speers holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University, and in 2014 she was a Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University’s Teachers College. In July 2023 Speers will assume the role of Head of School at Middlesex in Concord, MA.


Mark D. Spence ’98
(2016–2026)
A.B., M.A.
Dedham, MA

Mark D. Spence ‘98 is the Dean of Student Engagement at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts, where he has been a teacher, counselor, director of counseling, and coach of the soccer and ice hockey teams. Upon graduating from Middlebury College, where he played on four NCAA Division III national championship hockey teams and was National Division III Player of the Year in 1998, Spence played professional hockey for three years. Afterward he returned to Middlebury for two years as an admissions officer and assistant men’s hockey coach. Spence holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling and behavioral medicine at Boston University and worked professionally as a clinician for Child and Family Services in New Bedford, Massachusetts, prior to joining Noble and Greenough in 2007.


John S. Weinberg
(2013–2023)
A.B., M.A.
New York, NY

John S. Weinberg is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Evercore. Prior to joining Evercore in November 2016, Mr. Weinberg was Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs from 2006 to 2015 and Co-Head of Global Investment Banking from 2002 until 2015. Mr. Weinberg joined Goldman Sachs in 1983 as an Associate and was promoted to Partner in 1992. Mr. Weinberg is a board member of Ford Motor Company, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Mr. Weinberg received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1979 and in 1983 earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


Larry Yarbrough
(2020–2025)
M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Montgomery, AL

Oliver Larry Yarbrough is Tillinghast Professor Emeritus of Religion. During his thirty-five years at Middlebury his teaching and research focused on the sacred texts of Christianity and Judaism in the early Mediterranean world. He chaired the Religion Department, the Middle East Studies Program, the Arabic and Modern Hebrew programs, and served as the Director of the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life. Larry served on most major College and faculty committees and was also a member of the trustee and faculty governance committees. Under the auspices of the Charles P. Scott endowment, Larry coordinated College symposia on religion in America, religion and art, and religion and international conflict. Fourteen Middlebury faculty and alumni/ae contributed to two collections of essays on the Passion of Jesus that grew out of the last of these Scott Symposia. Larry also coordinated two Clifford Symposia, the most recent one focusing on Toni Morrison’s The Origin of Others. Larry is married to Amy Hastings, who served as Campaign Coordinator and Director of Development at the College in the 1980s. They have two grown sons. He retired from the faculty in 2019.


Kashif Zafar ’92
(2016–2026)
A.B., M.B.A.
New York, NY

Kashif Zafar ’92, P’21 and P’23 is the Head of Global Markets Division for the Americas at Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, based in New York. Prior to joining Credit Agricole in 2018, he spent 13 years at Barclays in New York and London serving as Co-Head of Global Distribution and Co-Head of the Global Macro Products business. He was also a member of the Barclays Global Diversity Council and Co-Chair of the EMBRACE Network. Prior to joining Barclays in 2005, Mr. Zafar worked at JP Morgan and Credit Suisse in the US. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1992 with Phi Beta Kappa honors and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Zafar was elected to the Middlebury board in 2016 and also serves on the boards of SIFMA, the American Pakistan Foundation and the International House of New York.

Alumni Trustees

Dates indicate year first elected and year current term expires.

Koby Altman ’04
(2020-2025)
B.A., M.A.
Bratenahl, OH

Koby Altman ’04 was elevated to President of Basketball Operations of the Cleveland Cavaliers in January 2022. He manages and oversees all aspects of scouting, personnel, player acquisitions and transactions, and team operations. Altman also oversees the Cavaliers’ exclusive NBA G League affiliate, the Cleveland Charge. With community involvement being integral to Altman’s focus with his team, he also guides the team’s player appearance committee in partnership with the busines side of the Cavs organization. Prior to joining the Cavaliers staff in 2012, he was an assistant coach at Columbia University, a graduate assistant at Southern Illinois University, and a coach at Amherst College. A sociology major and three-year starting point guard at Middlebury, he went on to earn his master’s degree at the University of Massachusetts. 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.


Zachary Bourque ’01
(2018–2023)
A.B.
Needham, MA

Zachary Bourque ‘01 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. During his undergraduate years at Middlebury, he 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. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute, and he is active with the CFA Boston Society and the Boston Estate Planning Council.


Denver Edwards ’88
(2019–2024)
A.B., J.D.
New York, NY

Denver Edwards is cofounder and managing partner at Bradford Edwards and Varlack, LLP, a law firm whose explicit mission is to eliminate barriers that inhibit the advancement of diverse attorneys, while solving its clients’ most significant business problems. Edwards has held leadership positions in elite organizations throughout his career, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Department of Treasury, Goldman Sachs, and Toyota. He received a law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1994. At Middlebury, Edwards was a leader on the varsity football team, earning All-NESCAC honors his senior year, and a member of the Black Student Union. Edwards has remained connected to Middlebury since graduation. He interviews prospective students, served on the Alumni Association Board, and has been a resource for students regarding events on campus or in their job searches. Edwards is on the governance committee of the board of directors of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence. 


Anne Davis Peterson ’85
(2019–2024)
A.B.
Fairfax Station, VA

Anne Davis Peterson is the assistant head of school for finance and operations at Flint Hill School, a JK–12 independent day school in Oakton, Virginia. Peterson joined the school in 1995 after previously working in the real estate industry. In her role, Peterson serves on the school’s leadership, crisis, and institutional inclusion and equity teams. She is also a member of the board of trustees’ finance, investment, development, and building committees. A political science major at Middlebury, Peterson was a member of the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams and was a captain of both. She was also the recipient of the Deborah Parton ’76 Memorial Award. Peterson has stayed connected to Middlebury by serving as a class agent, an alumni admissions interviewer, and a committee co-chair for her 25th Reunion. Peterson currently serves on the President’s Leadership Council.


Shawn Ryan ’88
(2022-2027)
A.B.
Sherman Oaks, CA

Shawn Ryan ’88 is an award-winning screenwriter and television producer. For his work on the crime show The Shield, he earned a Golden Globe for Best Television Drama, two AFI Awards, a Peabody Award for Television Excellence, and an Emmy nomination for writing. Ryan’s other television credits include The Unit, Lie to Me, Terriers, The Chicago Code, Last Resort, Mad Dog, and Timeless, and the current shows S.W.A.T. on CBS and The Night Agent, which will premiere on Netflix in 2023. Ryan is a former board member of the Writer’s Guild of America, West, and recently served as co-chair of the WGA’s Negotiating Committee. He currently serves on the Middlebury Performing Arts Council and is an active partner with the Center for Careers and Internships.


Danielle “Dani” Virtue ’82
(2021–2026)
A.B.
North Palm Beach, FL

Danielle “Dani” Shaw Virtue ’82, P’10, ’15 is a trustee and vice president of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Foundation. She previously served as a trustee at Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut, and as a board member of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Harrison, NY, and the Family Academy, Harlem. Virtue earned her bachelor’s degree in history at Middlebury, where she was on the ski, tennis, and field hockey teams. Virtue has worked in interior design, and her interests include ski racing, tennis, and golf. She and her husband, Ted Virtue ’82, a trustee emeritus, live in Rye, New York.

Emeriti

Dates indicate year of first election to Board of Trustees and effective date of emeritus status.

Dort A. Cameron III ’67
A.B., M.B.A. (1983, 1998)
Greenwich, CT     

James S. Davis ’66
A.B., L.H.D. (1984, 2007)
Boston, MA

Churchill G. Franklin ’71
A.B., L.H.D. (1989, 2005)
Concord, MA

Frederick M. Fritz ’68
A.B., M.B.A, L.H.D. (1999, 2015)
Hobe Sound, FL

Nancy Coffrin Furlong ’75
A.B. (1994, 2010)
Vero Beach, FL     

Claire Waterhouse Gargalli ’64
A.B., L.H.D. (1987, 2003)
Charlottesville, VA

Robert C. Graham Jr. ’63
A.B. (1992, 2008)
Stamford, CT     

Willard T. Jackson ’51
A.B., M.B.A., LL.D. (1973, 1993)
Cornwall, VT     

William H. Kieffer III ’64
A.B., L.H.D. (1992, 2008)
Boston, MA

Roxanne McCormick Leighton ’67
A.B. (1996, 2012)
Vero Beach, FL

John M. McCardell Jr.
A.B., Ph.D., L.H.D. (1991, 2005)
Beaufort, SC

C. Irving Meeker ’50
A.B., M.D. (1979, 1995)
Scarborough, ME

Garrett Moran ’76
A.B., M.B.A. (1997, 2010, 2021)
Greenwich, CT

Patricia Judah Palmer ’57
A.B., L.H.D. (1982, 1997)
Needham, MA

Kimberly Collins Parizeau ’79
A.B., M.B.A. (2003, 2020)
Wellesley, MA

Elisabeth Robert ’78
A.B., M.B.A. (2004, 2020)
Charlotte, VT

Frank W. Sesno ’77
B.A. (1994, 2019)
Washington, D.C.

Deborah G. Thomas ’75
A.B., M.A., Ph.D., (2004, 2020)
Branford, CT

John R. Tormondsen ’82
A.B., M.B.A. (2002, 2017)
Stamford, CT

J. Edward (Ted) Virtue ’82
A.B. (2005, 2021)
North Palm Beach, FL

Marna C. Whittington
A.B., Ph.D., L.H.D (1999, 2017)
Yorklyn, DE

Linda Foster Whitton ‘80
A.B. (2004, 2020)
Weston, VT

Kendrick R. Wilson III
A.B., M.B.A. (1999, 2015)
Hobe Sound, FL