Yale SOM Appoints New Board of Advisors
New Haven, Conn.—January 30, 2004—The Yale School of Management has appointed a roster of prominent executives to serve as its new Board of Advisors. Linda A. Mason (SOM '80), Chairman and Founder of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, and Fellow of the Yale Corporation, is Chair of the 40-member Board, which includes 21 Yale SOM and 14 Yale College alumni.
New Haven, Conn.-January 30, 2004-
The Yale School of Management has appointed a roster of prominent executives to
serve as its new Board of Advisors. Linda A. Mason (SOM '80), Chairman and Founder of
Bright Horizons Family Solutions, and Fellow of the Yale Corporation, is Chair of the
40-member Board, which includes 21 Yale SOM and 14 Yale College alumni.
In an announcement to Yale SOM faculty, staff, and students, Dean Jeffrey E. Garten said, "One of the most rewarding and positive experiences in my eight years as Dean of the Yale School of Management has been the creation of the new Board of Advisors. This distinguished group of leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors all share at least one thing in common-their desire to see the School realize its full potential in its mission 'to educate leaders for business and society'. Additionally, I am pleased that the majority of the membership consists of alumni of the School, who are committed to securing an exceptional learning environment for future generations of students."
The new Board is charged with two primary responsibilities. First, it will help faculty and staff to develop and refine the vision and strategic plans of Yale SOM in its efforts to become recognized among the highest tier of business schools in the world, while remaining true to its founding principles. Second, it will provide-and help raise from others-the resources necessary to achieve the School's goals.
SOM faculty and students will be active participants in the day of events planned around the inaugural meeting of the new Board on February 3. According to Dean Garten, the agenda of the first meeting will devote much time to reconfirming the mission of the School, and identifying and discussing the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Discussion topics will include the future scope and scale of the School, its current facilities, and opportunities to develop areas of excellence in teaching, research, and outreach.
The members of the new Yale SOM Board of Advisors are:
Linda A. Mason (SOM '80), Chairman & Founder, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
G. Leonard Baker, Jr. (Yale '64), Managing Director, Sutter Hill Ventures
Joshua Bekenstein (Yale '80), Managing Director, Bain Capital, Inc.
Roland W. Betts (Yale '68), Chairman, Chelsea Piers Management, Inc.
Martin J. Blaquier (SOM '87), Vice Chairman & CEO, Camuzzi Argentina
Pamela G. Carlton (SOM '80), President & Co-Founder, Springboard-Partners in Cross Cultural Leadership
Timothy C. Collins (SOM '82), CEO & Senior Managing Director, Ripplewood Holdings LLC
David S. Daniel (SOM '82), CEO, Spencer Stuart
Richard Deitz (Yale '87), Managing Director, VR Capital Group Ltd.
Frederick Frank (Yale '54), Vice Chairman, Lehman Brothers
Ellen V. Futter, President, American Museum of Natural History
Jeffrey E. Garten, Dean, Yale School of Management
John D. Howard (SOM '80), Senior Managing Director, Bear Stearns & Co., Inc.
Reed E. Hundt (Yale '69, LAW '74), Senior Advisor, Telecommunications & Technology, McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Ellis B. Jones (SOM '79), CEO, Wasserstein & Co.
Michael H. Jordan (Yale '57), Chairman and CEO, EDS
James P. Kelley (SOM '83), President, Vestar Capital Partners
Neal L. Keny-Guyer (SOM '82), CEO, Mercy Corps
John A. Levin (Yale, '60, LAW '63) President, John A. Levin & Company, Inc.
Richard C. Levin (Yale '74), President, Yale University
Henry F. McCance (Yale, '64) Chairman, Greylock Management Corp.
William J. McDonough, Chairman & CEO, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Edward J. McKinley (SOM '79), Former President & Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus
Joseph C. McNay (Yale '56), Principal & Chairman, Essex Investment Management
Indra K. Nooyi (SOM '80), President & CFO, PepsiCo Inc.
Daniel S. O'Connell (SOM '80), CEO & Founder, Vestar Capital Partners
William B. Pace (SOM '80), CEO, Kurt Salmon Associates
Nancy B. Peretsman (SOM '79), Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Allen & Company, LLC
Nancy E. Pfund (SOM '82), Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase
Frank Savage, CEO, Savage Holdings, LLC
Scott A. Schoen (Yale '80), Senior Managing Director, Thomas H. Lee Partners
Douglas Shorenstein, Chairman & CEO, Shorenstein Company, L.P.
Frederick O. Terrell (SOM '82), Managing Partner & CEO, Provender Capital Group, LLC
John L. Thornton (SOM '80), Director & Professor, Global Leadership Program, Tsinghua University
Tito Vidaurri (SOM '91), Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
George J. Vojta (Yale '61), Founder & Chairman, eStandardsForum, Inc.
Laura Walker (SOM '87), President & CEO, WNYC Radio
Peter R. Watkins (SOM '80), Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Bessemer Venture Partners
W. Montgomery Cerf (SOM '83), Senior Managing Director, Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. and President, Yale SOM Alumni Association
Honorary Member: William S. Beinecke (Yale, '36), Retired, Antaeus Enterprises, Inc.