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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 is a vice president and a portfolio manager in the U. S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. He has 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 five 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.

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

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.

John M. Gvodas, Jr. ’88 P ’16 '20

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.

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.

Robert W. Oberrender '78

Robert W. Oberrender '78 joined the Board of Trustees in June 2016. Mr. Oberrender is a member of a three-generation Hill legacy, including his father, brother, and nephew. He received his A.B. in economics from Hamilton College and graduated from the University of Chicago’s Booth Graduate School of Business’ Executive M.B.A. Program. Mr. Oberrender is the chief investment officer and treasurer of UnitedHealth Group (UNH) responsible for UNH’s investment management, treasury, capital markets, enterprise risk management, and insurance. He also is also a member of the board of directors of Optum Bank and H&W Indemnity LTD. A lifelong tennis enthusiast, he also serves as chairman of the board of InnerCityTennis based in Minneapolis, where he resides with his wife, Jane; they have three grown sons.

Geoffrey A. Richards ’88

Geoffrey A. Richards '88Geoffrey A. Richards '88 began his second term on the Board of Trustees in 2009, following a first term from 1998 to 2004. He is chairman of the Legal Committee and a member of the Audit, Campus Planning, and Executive Committees. Mr. Richards is head of U.S. Special Situations & Restructuring at Canaccord Genuity, Inc., a 2,000-person, publicly traded global investment banking firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada. He was previously head of William Blair’s Special Situations & Restructuring Group, a managing director at Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC, and partner in the Kirkland & Ellis LLP Restructuring Practice. Since 2001, Mr. Richards has taught corporate restructuring as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Richards received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School after completing his third year of law school at Northwestern University School of Law.

Lauren S. Saltzburg, D.O. '04

Lauren S. Saltzburg, D.O. joined the Board of Trustees in October 2015. Ms. Saltzburg is currently a family medicine resident physician at Suburban Community Hospital in Norristown, Pa., and will be pursuing a career in hair transplant surgery. Upon graduating from The Hill in 2004, she matriculated to Villanova University where she studied nursing and became heavily involved in ministry and international service. She continued her nursing career as a pediatric neurology nurse at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, at which time she also founded "Gloves for Love Pediatric Cancer Foundation." In 2010, Ms. Saltzburg enrolled in medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, earning her M.B.A. in healthcare administration, M.A. in medical ethics, and Doctor of Osteopathic medical degree. She is a member of The Union League of Philadelphia and currently resides full-time in Center City Philadelphia.
 
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