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Preston G. Athey ’67, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Preston G. Athey '67Preston G. Athey '67 was appointed chairman of the Board of Trustees in July 2014 after serving as the Board’s vice chairman for two years. Mr. Athey joined The Hill School Board in 2002, and has recently served as chairman of the Governance Committee, vice-chairman of the Executive and Finance-Investment Committees, and member of the Finance-Budget Committee. Mr. Athey recently retired from T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. where he served as vice president and portfolio manager in the U. S. Equity Division. He had been with the leading global investment firm since 1978, and was the president and portfolio manager of the highly successful T. Rowe Price Small Cap Value Fund from 1991-2014. Mr. Athey holds a B.A. from Yale University and a M.B.A. from Stanford University. He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Owings Mills, Md. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.

Andrew D. Soussloff ’71, Vice Chairman of the Board

Andrew D. Soussloff '71Andrew D. Soussloff ’71 was appointed vice chairman of the Board of Trustees in July 2014. A Trustee since October 2011, Mr. Soussloff serves as chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee and Governance Committee as well as vice chairman of the Executive Committee. He is a member of the Advancement, Finance-Budget, and Legal Committees. Mr. Soussloff is a director and senior adviser of Enfoca Asset Management Ltd., an alternative asset manager based in Lima, Peru and investing in Peru and other Andean region markets. He is a retired partner of the international law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he practiced corporate and financial law for more than 30 years and served as co-managing partner of the firm’s global corporate practice. Mr. Soussloff also is a member of the board of trustees of the Museum of American Finance, a Smithsonian Institution affiliate located in New York City. He received a B.A. and M.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

James L. Alexandre ’75

James L. Alexandre '75James L. Alexandre '75 rejoined The Hill School Board of Trustees in June 2013 after a prior appointment from July 1976 through June 1979. He currently serves as chairman of the Campus Planning Committee, and he is a member of the Education, Governance, Advancement, and Executive Committees. Mr. Alexandre is a private investor managing a diversified portfolio of public and private investments, and serves on numerous corporate and not-for-profit Boards. He earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School. Mr. Alexandre and his wife, Julie, are the parents of four children and reside in Haverford, Pa.

James A. Baker IV '72 P '04 '08

James A. Baker IV ’72 P '04 '08 was elected as a member of the Board of Trustees in 2017. Mr. Baker is a partner in the Washington office of the law firm of Baker Botts, LLP where his practice concentrates on domestic and international commercial transactions and international trade related matters. Mr. Baker is co-chair of the firm’s Global Projects Department and also serves as its international Partner, with responsibility for the development and coordination of the firm’s international practice across its foreign offices. Additionally, he sits on the firm’s 10-member executive committee. From 1982 to 1985, prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Baker served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Majority Leader. He is a graduate of Cornell University, where he earned his B.S. in economics, and the University of Texas School of Law, from which he received his J.D. In addition to his service on The Hill’s Board of Trustees, Mr. Baker serves on the executive committee of the board of directors of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, a Washington D.C. based conservation organization, and on the advisory board of the Baker Institute at Rice University. He and his wife, Meredith, live in McLean, Va. They are the parents of four daughters.

Duncan S. Banfield '91

Duncan Banfield '91Duncan Banfield joined the Board of Trustees in June 2015 after 14 years of serving as president of The Hill's Alumni Association. He is chairman of the Audit Committee and serves on the Advancement, Executive, and Student, Life, Health, and Wellness Committees. He is a principal of Greenwich Associates and held previous appointments with General Electric Capital, CIT Group, and Bank of Boston. Duncan earned his B.A. in history and humanities at Trinity College and later earned his M.B.A. cum laude from Babson College. His volunteer efforts at The Hill include serving as class secretary, Hill Fund leadership supporter, and Career Day participant in addition to his notable leadership of the Alumni Association. Mr. Banfield and his wife, Kelsey, reside in Greenwich, Conn. with their two children.

Peter Benedict II '88 P '21

Peter Benedict II '88Peter Benedict '88 joined the Board of Trustees in 2015. He is the chairman of the Education Committee and serves on the Admission & College Counseling, Executive, and Student, Life, Health, and Wellness Committees. Mr. Benedict came to The Hill from Vero Beach, Florida, where his father was the Headmaster at St. Edward’s School. After graduating from The Hill, he earned a B.A. in English from Colorado State University and a M. Ed. from the Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University. His experience at The Hill laid the foundation for Peter’s career as an educator. Mr. Benedict has served as the head of two independent schools in Florida and Ohio, and he has taught at private schools in Virginia and Kentucky. He  also has served in leadership roles with foundations that support education and early childhood development.

Douglas J. Bouquard ’00

Douglas J. Bouquard '00Douglas J. Bouquard '00 joined The Hill School Board of Trustees in 2006. He is chairman of the Finance-Investment Committee and is a member of the Audit, Admission & College Counseling Committee, Campus Planning, Governance, and Executive Committees. He is a managing director for Goldman, Sachs & Co. He joined the firm in 2004 after earning his B.A. from Colgate University where he majored in history and economics. He also is a member of The Hill's New York Regional Committee. Mr. Bouquard and his wife, Jill, reside in New York, N.Y. with their young son and twin daughters.

Douglas R. Brody '02

Douglas R. Brody '02Douglas R. Brody '02 joined the Board in January 2015. After graduating from The Hill, Mr. Brody attended the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar, a program reserved for the College of Arts and Sciences’ most promising students. Mr. Brody was a goalie on UVA’s 2003 and 2006 NCAA lacrosse national championship teams. He won the 2006 Ern Award as the University’s most outstanding student-athlete and was a Lawn Resident. Mr. Brody graduated with a B.A. with Distinction in Studio Art. Since 2008, he has been employed by Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts in New York and is currently a director at the firm.

Elizabeth T. Burton '00

Elizabeth T. Burton '00 joined the Board of Trustees in June 2016. She was one of the first female students to enroll at The Hill in the fall of 1998, the School’s first year of coeducation. She graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University, with a double major in French and politics. She also holds an M.B.A. in finance and econometrics and statistics from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and she is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. Elizabeth is principal of William Street Advisory, a management and management consulting firm which she founded in March 2013. Prior to finding William Street, Ms. Burton held positions in fixed income trading, hedge funds, and management and economic consulting. She is also currently a board member of a private real estate investment group, L&L LLC, and was an inaugural member of The Hill’s Board of Visitors. She and her husband, Michael Cottet, reside in Baltimore, Md. with their two children.

Lynne E. Evans '04

Lynne E. Evans ’04 joined the Board of Trustees in June 2017. Ms. Evans is an attorney in the Philadelphia office of Duane Morris LLP, where she practices complex litigation, representing financial institutions, corporate and government entities and individual clients in matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States. She also serves on the Firm’s Hiring and Inclusion Committees. Ms. Evans holds an A.B. magna cum laude from Duke University, and J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She and her husband, Seth Kaas ’04, reside in Philadelphia.

John M. Gvodas, Jr. ’88 P ’16 '20 '21

John M. Gvodas, Jr. ’88 P ’16 John M. Gvodas, Jr. '88 P'16 was elected to the Board of Trustees in June 2013. He serves on the Admission & College Counseling, Campus Planning, Executive, and Student, Life, Health, and Wellness Committees. Mr. Gvodas is the CEO of Montgomery Medical Equipment Company, a privately held medical equipment and supply company located in Norristown, Pa. Mr. Gvodas earned his undergraduate degree from Ursinus College. He resides in Schwenksville with his wife, Nicole, and their five daughters.

Michelle A. (Schaaf) Gyves ’02

Michelle A. (Schaaf) Gyves ’02Michelle A. (Schaaf) Gyves '02 became a member of the Board of Trustees in 2010. She is the vice-chairman of the Legal Committee and the Student, Life, Health & Wellness Committee and a member of the Admission & College Counseling, Education, and Governance Committees. She is an attorney at Proskauer Rose, LLP in New York City where she practices international labor and employment law. Mrs. Gyves earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead Scholar; she earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She lives in Chatham, N.J. with her husband, Dan ’01 and their three children.

Michael W. Harris ’84

Michael W. Harris ’84Michael W. Harris '84 joined the Board of Trustees in 2012. He is a member of the Finance-Budget, Legal, and Student, Life, Health, and Wellness Committees. Additionally, Mr. Harris chairs the Pottstown Initiative. Mr. Harris is a managing director for The PFM Group, where he oversees the firm’s strategic market development efforts. He founded PFM’s Structured Products Group, where he led the development and implementation of innovative investment and asset/liability management strategies. He is a nationally-recognized expert in the structuring and procurement of financial products. Throughout his career, Mr. Harris has served in leadership positions on community and industry boards and interest groups working on educational and career opportunities for underprivileged students and access to healthcare for underserved populations. Mr. Harris earned his B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He resides in Harrisburg, Pa. with his wife, Tanya, and their two daughters.

Peter G. Humphrey ’72 P ’02

Peter G. Humphrey ’72 P ’02Peter G. Humphrey '72 P ’02 joined the Board of Trustees in 2002. He is the chairman of the Budget-Finance Committee; member of the Advancement, Campus Planning, and Executive Committees; and is an ex-officio member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Humphrey is chairman of the Genesee Regional State Parks Commission and vice chairman of the New York State Council of Parks. He is the past president and CEO of Warsaw, N.Y.-based Financial Institutions Inc. and Five Star Bank. He holds a B.S. from Trinity College and M.B.A. from Rutgers University. He resides in Scottsville, N.Y. with his wife, Sally. They have one son.

Jason W. Ingle ’93

Jason W. Ingle ’93Jason W. Ingle '93 joined the Board of Trustees in 2013. He is a member of the Advancement, Campus Planning, and Student, Life, Health, and Wellness Committees. Jason co-founded and is managing partner for Closed Loop Capital, an early-stage venture capital platform investing in exceptional entrepreneurs leading ventures in agriculture technology and food system innovation within the United States and Canada. Closed Loop Capital leverages a wide-angle lens perspective, from field to consumer, to identify, invest, assist, and advance leading edge companies along critical points of the food system. Mr. Ingle is also a co-founder of The ImPact, a membership network of family enterprises (family offices, foundations, and businesses) that are committed to making investments with measurable social impact. Mr. Ingle is also the founder of Greener Partners, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission of connecting communities to healthy food, vibrant farms, and hands-on education experiences. He is a recognized industry leader and frequent presenter on topics including impact investing, food system innovation, strategic philanthropy, and effective board governance. He has been invited to the White House twice to highlight his work to improve the food system, including by Michelle Obama for his work as co-founder of Greener Partners, and by the President to recognize Closed Loop Capital’s leadership as an investor in women and minority-led entrepreneurial businesses. Mr. Ingle has also presented two TEDx talks: Why not fix our food system, and Uprooting school gardens in the age of mobility, both presenting unique approaches to address the challenges of our food system. Mr. Ingle, his wife Sarah, and their five children reside outside Philadelphia, Pa.

John L. Keffer '76

John L. Keffer ’76 was elected as a member of the Board of Trustees in 2017. Mr. Keffer is executive counsel of General Electric Company, where he leads the mergers and acquisitions legal function for GE Oil & Gas. Prior to joining GE in 2014, Mr. Keffer was a senior partner of the law firm of King & Spalding. During his 16 years with the firm, he led the firm’s Latin American practice, founded its London office and was its managing partner, and served on the firm’s Policy Committee. He began his legal career and was a partner at Bracewell, a Houston, Texas-based law firm. Mr. Keffer’s legal practice is concentrated in multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions and strategic joint ventures. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he earned a B.S. in international politics from the Foreign Service School, and Southern Methodist School of Law, where he received a J.D. Mr. Keffer and his wife, Debbie, live in London, England, and have two sons.

Hans S. Maentz ’89

Hans S. Maentz ’89 Hans S. Maentz '89 was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2011. Mr. Maentz is chairman of the Advancement Committee, and member of the Executive, Finance-Investment, and Governance Committees. He is currently a senior vice president with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in Los Angeles, Calif., after beginning his career at Lehman Brothers in 2001. Prior to attending graduate school, he was the director of major gifts for The Hill. Mr. Maentz received his B.A. in English from Cornell University and his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. He was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society for his work at USC, and was president of the Sphinx Head Honor Society at Cornell University. Mr. Maentz is also a former president of The Hill School Alumni Association. He and his wife, Amy, reside in Cornell, Calif. with their two children.

John P. Millar, Jr. '84

John P. Millar, Jr. '84John Millar '84 joined the Board in 2015. After receiving an A.B. in Economics from Duke University, John began his career in advertising working at several New York agencies including DMB&B, FCB and Lowe. He then joined Hall & Partners, a brand and communications consultancy, where, as Partner, he worked with clients such as American Express, jetBlue and The Macallan. John is currently the owner of Avalon Flooring, a retail flooring company with stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. He lives in New York with his husband, Rault.

Russell B. Newton III ’73

Russell B. Newton III ’73Russell (Rusty) B. Newton III '73 joined the Board of Trustees in January 2014. He is a member of the Advancement, Finance-Budget, and Governance Committees. Mr. Newton is president of Timucuan Asset Management, Inc., a privately owned investment management firm in Jacksonville, Fla. He also serves as general partner of The Timucuan Fund, Ltd. and the Timucuan Opportunity Fund, L.P. Mr. Newton attended Bowdoin College, where he earned a B.A. in government, as well as New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Newton and his wife, Kathy, reside in Jacksonville; they have three children.
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