Alumni Association

The goal of The Hill School Alumni Association is to strengthen the ties between alumni and the School by sharing ideas and the experiences of its diverse membership. Through events, networking opportunities, and other programs, the School strives to be a valuable and enriching resource for all generations of Hill alumni.
On June 25, 2020 The Hill School Alumni Association held its annual meeting in which association leaders reviewed the previous year, outlined the strategic priorities for the upcoming year, voted to accept revised By-Laws, and celebrated a change of leadership.  Wallace Gundy ’04 was welcomed as the incoming Alumni Association President.  The first alumna to serve as Alumni Association President, Wallace replaces Rob Walley ’88, who has served in the capacity for the past five years. Read more.

Alumni Association By-Laws

The Alumni Association By-Laws were updated in June 2020.

Alumni Association By-Laws

Executive Committee:

Wallace Gundy ’04

Alumni Association President

Wallace became the first alumna to serve as Alumni Association President in 2020. She earned a degree in English from the University of Virginia in 2008 and then spent the next ten years working in the admissions office at Portsmouth Abbey School. She earned her M.B.A. from the University of Rochester, Simon School of Business, and was named one of the best and brightest 2020 M.B.A. graduates by Poets and Quants. She is now a Senior Product Manager for Amazon in Seattle. Wallace is the 2004 class secretary, previously served as president of the Boston regional chapter of the Alumni Association, and served for three years as the association’s vice president.  

Liza Perry ’07

Regional Chapter Subcommittee

Liza Perry graduated from The Hill School in 2007 and University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 2011 with a degree in journalism. She's worked on public relations and social media campaigns for major consumer goods brands in Chicago and lead social media for a health care technology firm in Kansas City. After deciding to make a career change, Liza recently graduated from the University of Miami Business School with an MBA focused on real estate. Currently, she's a project manager for CBRE working a variety of projects in Miami-Dade County. She is on the Women United Executive Committee for the United Way of Miami-Dade and serves as a committee chair for CREW Miami. She also is active in the Urban Land Institute and supports Miami Homes for All. Liza started the Miami Chapter of The Hill School Alumni Association in 2019.

Michael O'Brien ’99

Career Networking Subcommittee

Michael is Regional Director at Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC. He works with banks throughout the New England region. He is class secretary for the Class of 1999 and volunteers for the Washington, D.C. Regional Chapter. Earlier in his career, he worked at The Hill School in the Alumni Office, serving as the assistant director of annual giving and constituency relations from 2003-2005. Michael earned a B.A. in economics from Boston College. He and his wife live in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Paul Lee ’91 P'24

Career Networking Subcommittee

Paul is Chief of Ophthalmology at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y., Associate Program Director for Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai's Ophthalmology Residency and an Independent Consultant for Eye Center of N.Y. in New York, N.Y. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Chicago and his M.D. from the University of Chicago - Pritzker School of Medicine. Outside of work, Paul enjoys competing in triathlons, having completed several Olympic distance triathlons and is currently training for Half-Ironman. He lives in Larchmont, N.Y. with his wife and three children.

Rob Walley ’88

Career Networking Subcommittee

Rob is the former president of The Hill School Alumni Association, a role he held for five years. He is a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He received a B.S. in accounting from Villanova University and his MBA from Georgetown University - The McDonough School of Business. Rob lives in the Charlotte, N.C. area with his wife and three children. He also serves as the 1988 class secretary. Rob has been an active volunteer at The Hill since graduating in 1988.

Kent Davis ’79 P'14'16

Volunteer Giving Subcommittee

Kent graduated from Washington & Jefferson College with a finance major and economics minor. He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation, administered by Investment Management Consultants Association, and he taught in conjunction with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Reading, Pa. with his wife and two children, Will '14 and Clark '16.

Manish Bhatt ’99

Volunteer Giving Subcommittee

Christi Wieand Ding ’06

Communications Subcommittee

Christi earned her B.A. in communications and religion from Elon University. She has spent the last 10 years working in development, communications, and admission in independent schools and currently serves as the associate dean of admission at a boarding high school. Christi also serves as a housemaster for tenth and eleventh grade boys and coaches field hockey and girls’ lacrosse. She previously served as the president of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Alumni Association, and currently serves as the 2006 class secretary. Christi and her husband have a daughter, Francie; son, Theo; and a bulldog, Elvis.

Douglas Beaver ’73

Affiliate Groups Subcommittee

Doug resides in Harleysville, Pa. and is president and principal scientist of Rare Earth Envirosciences, Inc., an environmental consulting and remediation firm to the private industrial/commercial sector. He earned a B.S. in geology from Temple University and his M.A. in geophysics/structural geology from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. Doug holds a professional geologist’s license and is a licensed site remediation professional.

Michael Tennant ’00

Affiliate Groups

Michael is the founder and managing partner of Curiosity Lab, a marketing agency that helps organizations build community around their values through partnerships, content and experiences. Prior, Michael served as the Head of Branded Content at various advertising agencies leading content strategy and execution for brands like P&G, Coca-Cola, Google, Delta Airlines, and the Volkswagen portfolio. Michael began his career in marketing and brand partnerships for MTV and VICE, after graduating with a degree in economics from Hamilton College. Michael lives and works in N.Y.C., and enjoys finding partnerships at the intersection of business and philanthropy.

Shelley Baumgarten

Ex Officio

Shelley serves as the Secretary-Treasurer, Ex Officio for The Hill School Alumni Association. She also is the director of alumni and parent engagement at the School. She came to The Hill in 2013, after teaching for 10 years at a private school. Shelley earned her B.A. in English from Conerstone University. She lives in Pottstown with her husband and two children.