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Board of Trustees

Davidson College is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of between thirty and forty-five members. Four members are elected by the alumni and five members serve ex officio (the President-elect and President of the National Alumni Association, the Chair and Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Visitors, and the President of the college). The balance of members are elected by the trustees themselves. At least twenty-five percent of the board members will be a member or an affiliate of a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation.  

John W. Chidsey III '83, Chair
Private Investor
Coral Gables, Florida

Andrew J. McElwee, Jr. '77, Vice Chair
President and Chief Operating Officer, Homesite Insurance
South Sutton, New Hampshire

Thomas W. Okel '84, Secretary
Executive Director, Catawba Lands Conservancy
Charlotte, N.C.

2017 Board of Trustees

Carlos Alvarez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Gambrinus Company - San Antonio, Texas
David Barnard '79, Retired - Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts
Brett M. Berry '89
, Founder and Managing Director, Bacca Capital, LLC - Boulder, Colorado
Richard N. Boyce '77, Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Leadership, Union Theological Seminary - PSCE - Belmont, North Carolina
F. Cooper Brantley '70, Attorney, Nexsen, Pruet, Adams and Kleemeir - Greensboro, North Carolina
Lowell Bryan '68, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Co., Inc. - Key Largo, Florida
Jarred Cochran '03, Director, Wells Fargo Securities - Charlotte, North Carolina
Robert B. Cordle '63, Retired - Charlotte, North Carolina
Kenneth S. Crews '70, Senior Advisor, Greenhill & Co., Inc. - Dallas, Texas
E. Rhyne Davis '86, Founding Partner, Rhyno Partners, LLC - Charlotte, North Carolina
Laurie L. Dunn '77, Neonatologist, WakeMed Hospital - Raleigh, North Carolina
Jay Everette, Senior Vice President of Government and Community Affairs, Wells Fargo - Charlotte, North Carolina
Mark W. Filipski
, Investment Banker and Managing Director, Credit Suisse - Short Hills, New Jersey
Yvette Pita Frampton '95, Documentary Filmmaker - Denver, Colorado
Lewis F. Galloway '73, Senior Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church - Indianapolis, Indiana
Beverly Smith Hance, Community Volunteer - Charlotte, North Carolina
J. Chrisman Hawk III '67
, General Surgeon, Roper St. Francis Physician Partners - Charleston, South Carolina
Adrian Darnell Johnson '00, Director of Credit Execution, Wells Fargo - Charlotte, North Carolina
Ken Krieg '83, Founder, Samford Global Strategies - Steamboat Springs, Colorado
John C. Laughlin '85, Head of Mergers/Acquisition, Wells Fargo Securities - Charlotte, North Carolina
Mary Tabb Mack '84, Head of Community Banking, Wells Fargo - Fort Mill, South Carolina
Steve MacMillan '85,Chief Executive Officer, Hologic - San Diego, California
Robert J. Miller '84, Managing Director and Investor, BlackRock - New York, New York
Gregory F. Murphy '85, President, Eastern Urological Associates - Greenville, North Carolina
Marian McGowan Nisbet '63
, President, Interiors Unlimited - Charlotte, North Carolina
Sara Tatum Pottenger '79, Community Volunteer - Durham, North Carolina
Carol Everhart Quillen, President, Davidson College - Davidson, North Carolina
Eleanor Knobloch Ratchford '84, Community Volunteer - Atlanta, Georgia
William P. Reed, Jr. '76, Retired - Davidson, North Carolina
Ernest W. Reigel '80, Chair and Attorney, Moore & Van Allen - Charlotte, North Carolina
Virginia McGee Richards '85, Retired - Charlotte, North Carolina
Pat Rodgers
, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rodgers Builders - Charlotte, North Carolina
Andrew J. Schwab '93
, Founder and Managing Partner, 5AM Ventures - San Francisco, California
Susan Casper Shaffner '80, Pediatrician, Charlotte Pediatric Clinic - Charlotte, North Carolina
Mitzi Short '83, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, New Season Coaching and Consulting Group - Oak Park, Illinois
Benjamin R. Wall II '98, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WJ Partners, LLC - Spartanburg, South Carolina
Carole M. Weinstein
, Vice Chair, Weinstein Properties - Richmond, Virginia
Joel Williamson '67, Partner and Head of the Tax Controversy Department, Mayer Brown LLP - Chicago, Illinois
William Winkenwerder, Jr. '76, Physician and Prominent Leader in Health Care - Mill Neck, New York