Davidson College is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of between 30 and 45 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 25 percent of the board members will be a member or an affiliate of a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation.
John W. Chidsey III '83, Chair
Coral Gables, Florida
Alison Hall Mauzé '84, Vice Chair
Community Volunteer and Advisor to Nonprofit Organizations
Mill Valley, California
Yvette Pita Frampton '95, Secretary
Carlos is chairman and CEO of The Gambrinus Company, a privately held craft beer company in San Antonio, Texas. He founded Gambrinus when he moved with his family from his native Mexico to San Antonio in 1986, and was responsible for importing and marketing Corona and other beers from Grupo Modelo until 2006. Today, Gambrinus is a leading craft-brewer and owns and operates three breweries: Spoetzl in Shiner, Texas; BridgePort in Portland, Oregon; and Trumer in Berkeley, California. Carlos is a graduate of the Monterrey Institute of Technology with a degree in biochemical engineering. He and his wife, Malú, live in San Antonio. Their daughter, Malú '02 and nieces, Daniela Villarreal-Alvarez '07 and Matilde Villarreal-Alvarez '10, are Davidson graduates. Enthusiastic supporters of education, the Alvarezes have given generously to several universities and educational organizations. At Davidson, they served on the Parents Council while Malú was a student. Carlos served from 2003-10 as an At-Large Trustee and a member of the Admission and Financial Aid committee. The Davidson Trust was established during his tenure on the Board of Trustees. He also served on the Cunningham renovation steering committee. Carlos and Malú provided the naming gift for the Alvarez College Union renovation project and established the Alvarez Scholars Program which provides financial support for international students at Davidson. Carlos is currently serving on the Game Changers Campaign committee. He is also a member of the Student Recruiting, Enrollment and Scholarships Committee.
|David Barnard '79
David retired in June 2013 as partner, senior vice president and portfolio manager with Wellington Management Company in Boston, where he ran the Japanese Equity Team. An economics major at Davidson, David earned a Watson fellowship which he used to study land policies in Taiwan and Pakistan, and then earned an MPPM at Yale University. At Davidson, David was a member of the football team and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served as class president as well as Union Board vice president. David and his wife, Sonoko, live in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts. He is a Fund for Davidson class co-chair and member of the Board of Visitors. He has served alma mater as a chair and member of the Dean Rusk Advisory Board and member of his 25th and 35th reunion committees. As a student, he received the King Football Award. He was presented the James P. Hendrix Award in 2005 and the Alumni Service Award in 1999. David is a member of the Investment Committee, the Campus and Community Relations Committee and the Student Recruiting, Enrollment, and Scholarship Committee.
|Lowell Bryan '68
Lowell retired in February 2012 as senior partner of McKinsey & Company and continues to serve as director emeritus. He is the founder of LL Bryan Advisory, a consulting firm, and serves as a director of DST Systems. Lowell led the effort to create the Touch Foundation and has served as president since its inception in 2004. The foundation brings healthcare services to patients with unmet medical needs in sub-Saharan Africa. At Davidson, Lowell majored in history and was a C. T. Stowe Scholar. A member of the football and wrestling teams, he received the Tommy Peters Award for best exemplifying the Davidson spirit in intercollegiate athletics and campus leadership. Lowell was also a member of ROTC and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He continued his education at Harvard University (MBA) and graduated with distinction. Lowell has served Davidson as a Fund for Davidson class agent, chair of the Connecticut regional campaign committee during The Campaign for Davidson, and member of the football stadium expansion fund raising committee, the Presidential Search Committee that led to the hiring of Tom Ross '72 and the Davidson Trust Steering Committee. Lowell is a former chair of the Board of Visitors. He received the Hendrix Award in 1991 and was inducted into the Davidson Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995. Lowell lives in Key Largo, Florida with his wife, Luisa Medrano Bryan. His daughter, Amanda Bryan Briggs '95, is a Davidson graduate. He is serving as chair of the Athletics Committee and is an At-Large member of the Executive Committee.
|John Chidsey '83 (Chair)
After joining Burger King as Chief Financial Officer, John became president and then chairman and CEO in April 2006. He served in these roles until the sale of Burger King in late 2010, and is now a private investor. He double-majored in economics and history at Davidson and earned his JD and MBA from Emory University. He also is a CPA. While at Davidson John was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the Young Republicans. He spent his junior year studying in Germany. John and his wife, Lisa Robinson Chidsey '83, served as co-chairs of the Ne Ultra Society in 2004 and co-presidents of the Northern New Jersey alumni chapter from 1997-99. John served on the planning committees for his 10th and 20th reunions. He and Lisa have generously supported the Chambers renovation, the William Holt Terry Scholarship, the Chidsey Scholarship, the Wall Academic Center and the Chidsey Center for Leadership Development. They live in Miami, Florida.
|Jarred Cochran '03
Jarred is a managing director with Wells Fargo Securities in Charlotte and has been a member of the Board of Visitors since 2009. An economics major at Davidson, he was a Missy and John Kuykendall Scholar, a member of the Alumni Leadership Program for Students (ALPS), the Student Alumni Council, the Black Student Coalition, and played football and basketball for two years. As a student, he also worked as a Senior Admission Fellow, helping to promote the value of the Davidson experience to prospective students. Post-Davidson, Jarred has been an excellent ambassador and advocate for the college as a member of the Alumni Association Board, the Davidson Black Alumni Network, Ne Ultra Chair, an Economic Comparative Advantage mentor, a member of his 5th reunion committee, chair of his 10th reunion, and a member of the Charlotte campaign advance team. Jarred is on the board of the Catawba Lands Conservancy, serving on the Executive Committee and as chair of the Development Committee. At Wells Fargo Securities, he serves on the Development & Engagement Council, a group that helps provide strategy and direction to the management team around recruitment, development, communication and engagement. He and his wife, Emily, live in Charlotte. Jarred is also a member of the Audit and Finance Committee.
|Ken Crews '70
Ken is a senior advisor at Greenhill, an independent investment banking firm. Ken specializes in energy and power. Prior to joining Greenhill, he served as vice chairman of UBS Investment Bank and a member of its American Executive Committee. A political science major at Davidson, Ken was chairman of the Honor Court, a Richardson Fellow, Freshman Adviser, and member of the YMCA Cabinet and Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He was recognized as a Distinguished Military Student and Graduate and member of Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. After serving in the army for two years, he earned an MBA in finance at the University of Chicago. Ken and his wife, Kathiann, live in Dallas, Texas. Family members who also are a part of the Davidson family include his daughter, Kelly Crews Dayton '91, and son, Ike '13. Ken established the Kenneth S. Crews Scholarship. He has volunteered as a Fund for Davidson class agent, Ne Ultra fundraiser, chair of his 20th and member of his 30th reunion committees, member of the Let Learning be Cherished Campaign Cabinet, The Davidson Trust steering committee, the Major Gifts Committee during The Campaign for Davidson, the Board of Visitors (1992-97), and the search committee that hired President Tom Ross '72, and as a Presbyterian At-Large trustee (2000-07). He is a member of the Athletics Committee and the College and Community Relations Committee.
|Allison Drutchas '11
Allison is Policy and Product Counsel for Waymo, a self-driving vehicle technology company, formerly known as the Google Self-Driving Car Project. She joined Waymo in May 2018. Previously, she served as Autonomous Vehicles Counsel at General Motors and as an adjunct professor teaching a course on Law and Emerging Technologies at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She was profiled on the 2018 Forbes: 30 Under 30 - Law & Policy list. At Davidson, she majored in philosophy, graduating with Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. She was a Bryan Scholar, Chidsey Fellow, captain of the women's soccer team, and founder of Students Empowering Little Philosophers (SELPH) (a program for teaching local elementary school students philosophy through children's literature). An accomplished scholar-athlete, she was awarded a Davidson Research Initiative grant, the Susan K. Roberts Award, the Southern Conference Coleman Lew Leadership Award, and was named to the SoCon All-Conference Team. She received her JD from Yale Law School in 2015. Allison is a Michigan native and currently lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband, Marcus Eagan. She has served Davidson as a member of the Alumni Association Board and as president of the Detroit alumni chapter. She was recently profiled as a "Game Changer" on the Davidson Game Changers campaign website.
|Laurie Dunn '77
Laurie is a medical monitor with Paidion, a company focused on pediatric clinical trials. Previously, she was director of neonatology at Rex Hospital and a neonatologist with the UNC Hospital and WakeMed Hospital. A pioneering alumna of the Class of 1977, she majored in biology and was social chair of Emanon eating house, a hall counselor, and member of Davidson's first women's basketball and field hockey teams. Her academic excellence was recognized with induction in Alpha Epsilon Delta and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies and inclusion in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Laurie earned her medical degree at Duke University and completed her residency and fellowship at Case Western Reserve. She and her husband, Crawford Crenshaw '76, live in Raleigh. Family members who also are members of the Davidson family include their daughter, Molly '13, Laurie's grandfather, Ralph Dunn *1915, great-uncle, Clarence Dunn *1922, father, Ralph Dunn *43, uncle, Shepard Dunn *48, brother, John Dunn '76, nephew, Hal Lee 14, niece, Rachel Lee '17, and cousins, Ann Lightsey Fitzgerald '77 and Will Dunn '75. Laurie has served Davidson as Fund for Davidson class agent, president of the Alumni Association and by virtue of that role as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees. As trustee, she served on the Athletics Policy Committee and was a member of the steering committee for the successful Watson Life Sciences fundraising effort and the Presidential Search Committee that selected President Bobby Vagt ‘69. In 2002, Laurie's contributions to Davidson were recognized with the Alumni Service Award. She serves on the College and Community Relations Committee, and the Teaching, Learning, and Research Committee.
Dr. Fleming is a graduate of Harvard University (AB in Fine Arts, magna cum laude), the Royal College of Art (MA in History of Design), and Yale University (PhD in History of Art). She served as president of Converse College, a master's university in Spartanburg, South Carolina, from October 2005 until June 2016. Prior to joining Converse, she served as executive director of the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. Dr. Fleming was presented the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian honor, in May 2016, for her leadership in education, the arts, and civic and business development. She currently has an independent consulting practice focused on change management, strategy development and values-based leadership. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, as an advisor to CTE (Carolina Tractor & Equipment Company), as a Trustee of The Lachaise Foundation (established in 1963 to perpetuate the artistic legacy of 20th century sculptor Gaston Lachaise), and on the Board of Directors for both Spoleto Festival USA and the General Alumni Association of Phillips Exeter Academy. She has served on the boards of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council of Presidents for the Association of Governing Boards, the South Carolina ETV Endowment, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond - Charlotte Branch. Dr. Fleming and her husband, Edward Weisiger, Jr., live in Charlotte.
|Anthony Foxx '93
Anthony Foxx served as United States Secretary of Transportation from 2013 until the end of the Obama presidency in January 2017. He was mayor of Charlotte from 2009-13 after serving as a member of Charlotte's City Council from 2005 until his election as mayor. At Davidson, Anthony majored in history and was a Davidson Scholar, hall counselor and Davidson's first African-American student body president. He was also a member of the Honor Council, Student Conduct Council, Project Life and the Union Board. Anthony earned his JD at New York University. He served as an at-large member of the Board of Trustees from 2009 until his July 2013 resignation as a result of his new role as U.S. Secretary of Transportation. While a trustee he was a member of the Campus & Facilities Planning committee. He has also served Davidson as a member or chair of his 5th, 10th and 20th reunion committees, a member of the Board of Visitors, president of the Washington, D.C. Young Alumni Association, vice president and member of the Alumni Association Board, and member of the Vann Center for Ethics Advisory Board. Anthony and his wife Samara currently live in Bethesda, Maryland.
|Yvette Pita Frampton '95
Yvette is a documentary filmmaker living in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, Chris Frampton '94. An English major at Davidson, she was a member of Warner Hall eating house, the Spanish Club, founding President of the Waterski Club, and an editorial and writing staff member of the Davidsonian. She studied abroad in Australia. Yvette received her MFA in film directing from New York University. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital Anschutz Campus. Previously, she served as vice chair of the Denver Health Foundation and as a member of the board of the Denver Health Foundation Level One Society. She has served Davidson as a member of her 5th, 10th and 20th reunion planning committees, alumni class notes secretary, Fund for Davidson class chair, and vice-president of the Alumni Association Board. She is a member of the Campus Life and Student Experience Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee.
|Lewis Galloway '73
Lewis has served as senior pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis since 2004. Previously he was senior pastor of Shandon Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. An active member of the community, he has served as president of the Interfaith Hunger Initiative of Indianapolis and as a member of the advisory boards of the Central Indiana Red Cross, St. Vincent's Hospital, and the Board of Trustees of Union Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. At Davidson, he majored in English, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors, studied in France, and was an A. H. Stone Scholar. He was a member of Fannie and Mable eating house, the Rotary Club and the Philanthropic Literary Society. Lewis continued his education at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia (ThM and DMin). As an alumnus, he chaired the Davidson Alumni Admission Program from 1992-98. Lewis and his wife, the Rev. Dr. Eleanor H. Alexander (Bunny), live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Other family members who also are part of the Davidson family include their son, Robert '09, Lewis's grandfather, Rev. Marion Huske *1911, father-in-law, Jim Alexander *46, and brother-in-law, Jim Alexander '74. Lewis is a member of the Campus Life and Student Experience Committee, the Campus Strategy, Planning, and Use Committee and the Public Affairs Committee.
|Dylan Glenn '91
Dylan is a senior managing director of Guggenheim Partners, LLC. Prior to joining Guggenheim, he was a candidate for the U.S. Congress in Georgia's 8th Congressional District, served on the National Economic Council at the White House, where he was Special Assistant to former President George W. Bush. At Davidson, he majored in political science and was a member of the Student Government Association, Kappa Alpha fraternity, and a captain on the men's wrestling team. Dylan serves alma mater as a member of the Board of Visitors and has served as a Fund for Davidson class chair, member of DBAN and member of his 20th and 25th reunion committees. He established the need-based Glenn Family Scholarship. Dylan and his wife, MeMe, live in Washington, D.C.
|David Hall '84
David E. Hall is president of Hallmark and with his brother leads all aspects of Hallmark's business. He joined the company in 1981, holding positions in sales, finance, legal, order distribution and retailer relations. He led U.S. marketing and sales at subsidiary Crayola, and served as senior vice president of human resources for Hallmark and as president of Hallmark North America. Dave earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Davidson and a law degree in 1989 from the University of Kansas. While at Davidson, Dave was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and the Chorus. He has served Davidson as a Fund for Davidson class agent, a Davidson Alumni Admission Program representative, and a member of the Board of Visitors. Dave and his wife, Laura, live in Mission Hills, Kansas. They recently established the Educational Access Scholarship of the Davidson Trust.
Bev, a community volunteer, is a graduate of the University of Maine (BA) and Washington University (MA). She is a past chair and current member of the board of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, a past chair and current member of the Charlotte Country Day School Board of Visitors, and a member of the founding Board of Women in Vision in Charlotte. In addition, she served two terms on the board of the Charlotte Symphony and has been a deacon and elder at her church. Bev is a former member of Davidson's Board of Visitors and served as a member of the Davidson Trust Steering Committee. From 2002-09, she served on Davidson's Board of Trustees representing the Charlotte Presbytery. During her tenure she chaired the Admission and Financial Aid Committee and the Davidson Trust was established while she was a member. She also served as secretary of the Executive Committee. Bev and her husband, Jim, who retired as Chief Financial Officer of Bank of America in 2005, live in Charlotte. They established the Hance Family Scholarship. Two of their children, Meredith Hance McBride '01 and Blair Hance Kenary '05, attended Davidson, and they served on the Parents Council while Meredith attended. Bev is a member of the Campus Strategy, Planning, and Use Committee, the Teaching, Learning, and Research Committee and the Protocol Committee, and is chair of the Student Recruiting, Enrollment, and Scholarships Committee.
|Dr. Robert W. Henderson
Dr. Robert W. Henderson ("Bob") is senior minister and head of staff of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Furman University (BA, economics and religion, 1984), Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div, 1989), and Columbia Theological Seminary (D.Min., 1996). Bob served as associate pastor of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, GA, from 1988-1993 and senior pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC, from 1993-2008. He joined Covenant Presbyterian in 2008. At Covenant, Bob endeavors to create and lead dynamic worship that is faithful to Reformed Theology. In 2017, Charlotte Magazine selected Bob as "Charlottean of the Year" for his leadership constructing affordable housing in Charlotte. Bob is married to Dr. Suzanne W. Henderson, Associate Professor of Religion at Queens University of Charlotte (Ph.D. Duke University; M. Div. Princeton Theological Seminary). Suzanne has published widely in the field of New Testament studies. Her books include New Testament Conversations: A Pluralistic Introduction (Cobris); and Christology and Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark (Cambridge University Press). Bob and Suzanne live in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have two daughters, Hannah and Abbie, and a son, Will.
|Adrian "Donnie" Johnson '00
Donnie is the director of fixed income sales and trading at Wells Fargo Bank and is the co-owner of the Charlotte Athletic Club. Prior to joining Wells Fargo he was the owner of Fit Lifestyles, a fitness and nutrition company. He serves on the board of directors of KIPP Charlotte, a tuition-free, open-enrollment, college preparatory middle school serving students who are traditionally underserved and marginalized in education. Donnie and Vincent Benjamin '04 co-founded the Emerging Professionals Group, a professional development program for Davidson students of color. Donnie has served Davidson as a member of the Board of Visitors, the Davidson Black Alumni Network and the DAF Board, which he chaired in FY13. Donnie also is an active participant in the Gridiron Connection, a career mentoring program for current football players. At Davidson, he majored in mathematics and was a member of the men's football team and the Black Student Coalition. He established the Dr. Lydia Greene Ross Scholarship, a need-based scholarship in honor of his mother-in-law, and he established a scholarship in honor of Davidson College's alumni of color and the college's commitment to diversity. Donnie and his wife, Carin, live in Charlotte. Donnie is a member of the Athletics Committee, the Public Affairs Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee.
|Ken Krieg '83
Ken Krieg is the founder of Samford Global Strategies, an advisory and consulting practice. Ken graduated with a degree in history and membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. A Dana Scholar and Richardson Scholar, he was presented the Agnes Sentelle Brown Award (given to an upperclassman of outstanding character, personality, intellectual ability, and scholarship) as a junior. He earned a Masters of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Ken has served Davidson as a member of the Davidson Alumni Admission Program, the Davidson Admission Recruiting Team, a member of his 5th, 15th and 20th reunion planning committees, a member of the Connecticut regional campaign committee during the Campaign for Davidson, a member of the Washington advance team during the Game Changers campaign, a member of the William Holt Terry Scholarship board of advisers, a Fund for Davidson class agent and class chair, and National Annual Fund co-chair. In 2003, Ken was presented the Alumni Service Award for his dedication to Davidson. Ken and his wife, former trustee Anne Hurt Krieg '83, live in McLean, Virginia. Ken serves on the Audit and Finance Committee, the Public Affairs Committee and the Student Recruitment, Enrollment, and Scholarships Committee.
|John Laughlin '85
John is head of mergers and acquisitions at Wells Fargo Securities in Charlotte. He has served his community as a volunteer with the Men's Shelter of Charlotte, the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte and the United Way. An economics major at Davidson, John was president of the Student Government Association, SGA class co-president, a member of the College Bowl team and the Student Conduct Council, a hall counselor, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon, and Who's Who Among American University and College Students. He continued his studies at the Harvard School of Business where he earned his MBA. John has served Davidson as a member of the Board of Visitors, the planning committees for his 10th, 15th, 20th and 25th reunions, and the Fund for Davidson Leadership Council. He has served as Class Secretary, a Fund for Davidson class agent, and an Economics Comparative Advantage Career Mentor. In 2010, John was presented the Alumni Service Award. John and his wife Gail live in Charlotte. John chairs the College and Community Relations Committee and is a member of the Public Affairs Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee.
|Mary Tabb Mack '84
Mary is head of community banking at Wells Fargo. At Davidson Mary was an economics and political science double major. She was a Stuart Scholar and member of the women's chorus and Warner eating house. Her academic achievements were recognized with membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa and Who's Who Among American College Students. As an alumna, she has served alma mater as a member of the William H. Terry Scholars board of advisers, Fund for Davidson class agent, chair of her 10th reunion committee and member of her 5th and 25th reunion committees, member and 2008 chair of the Alumni Association Board, and regional committee member during the Campaign for Davidson. Mary and her husband, Barron Mack '82, live in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Other family members who also are members of the Davidson family include her brother, Warner Tabb '71, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Mack Reigel '84, and nephew, Will Reigel '12. Mary chairs the Audit and Finance Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee and the Executive Committee.
|Steve MacMillan '85
Steve is CEO of Hologic, a global medical technology leader with an emphasis on the healthcare needs of women. Previously, Steve served as CEO of Stryker Corporation. As a student, he majored in economics and was a hall counselor, North Carolina Fellow and member of the golf team, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, the Interfraternity Council, PAX house and ETC. Steve and his wife, Jennifer, divide their time between Rancho Santa Fe, California, and Boston, Massachusetts. Steve is a member of the Game Changers Campaign committee, and previously served on the Board of Visitors and as gift chair of his 25th reunion committee. He is a member of the Public Affairs Committee.
|Alison Hall Mauzé '84
Alison, a former vice president for JP Morgan, currently serves as a community volunteer and adviser to nonprofit organizations. As a trustee of the San Francisco Ballet, she is the chair of Governance, past chair of the Development Committee and a member of the Finance, Executive, Campaign, and Nominating Committees. At Davidson, she majored in psychology and was a member of the Union Board, Rusk eating house, Women's Concern Group, Amnesty International and the field hockey team. Both she and her husband, Michael Mauzé '85, have served as Fund for Davidson class chairs and members of the Davidson Alumni Admission Program and the New York regional campaign committee during the Campaign for Davidson. Alison was the national Fund for Davidson vice chair in FY08 and chair in FY09. She has been a member of the Board of Visitors, a past vice president of the Alumni Association Board, and was an at-large Trustee from 2010-16. During her board service she was chair of the College Relations Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee, served on the Campus Life and the Student Experience Committee, and was a member of the Executive Committee. She is currently serving as national co-chair of the Game Changers Campaign. In 2009, Alison received the Alumni Service Award. The Mauzés provided the naming gift for the Michael and Alison Hall Mauzé Terrace in the E. Craig Wall Academic Center. They live in Mill Valley, California. Two of their sons, Christopher '14 and Jackson '16, attended Davidson.
|Chad Morgan '96
Chad is a Partner with Investure, LLC, where he helps oversee the firm's investment activities in private asset classes. Investure serves as the outsourced investment office for a select group of US-based endowments and foundations. Prior to Investure, Chad was a Director of Investments for the University System of Maryland Foundation and an Associate at Frontier Capital, a private equity firm in Charlotte, NC. He was also an investment banking Analyst and Associate at SG Cowen & Co. in San Francisco. Chad is a board member and past Chairman of the Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA. At Davidson, Chad was a Center for Interdisciplinary Studies major, a member of the Honor Council, a Bonner Scholar, and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, and he spent a semester studying church history at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He earned his MBA from Duke University. Chad served as a member of the Trustee Investment Committee Advisory Group from 2012-2015; he rejoined the Group in January 2017. Chad and his wife Rebecca live in Charlottesville with their two children. In 2016 they funded the expendable Chad and Rebecca Morgan Davidson Trust Scholarship.
|Gloria Nlewedim '17
Gloria is a Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Prior to beginning her position in July of 2017, she worked in the public affairs and communications area of Locust Street Group in Washington. She interned for Congresswoman Alma Adams from January through May 2017 and held a White House internship during the summer of 2016. A Bonner Scholar at Davidson, she majored in political science with a minor in Communication Studies, and was a Fund for Davidson and Alumni Relations student ambassador, co-service chair of Warner Hall eating house, member of the Senior Class Gift committee, director of public relations for the Student Government Association, member of STRIDE, and an Orientation Leader. She studied in Denmark. Gloria is from Raleigh but now lives in Washington, D.C.
|Cintra Pollack '99
Cintra is a manager at Race Street management, a family office/investment company. In addition to managing investments, she is the secretary/treasurer of the Singer Family Foundation and is responsible for both the grant making process and investing the corpus. She formerly served as Vice President at Aviva, Inc., a family-owned oil and gas exploration company. Before running Race Street Management and working at Aviva, Inc., she worked as an equity analyst at Granite Point Capital and at Amazon.com. She holds an MBA from the Foster School of Business, where she was a WRF/Gates Fellow and a Dempsey scholar. She currently volunteers on the executive board as the chair of planning and grant making for JewishColorado, a member of the Jewish Federations of North America. She is a Wexner Heritage alumna, a recipient of the JewishColorado Charlotte B. Tucker Young Leadership award in 2014, and the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society's Young Visions award recipient for 2017. She also is an advisory board member for 826 National, a national tutoring and writing non-profit. At Davidson, Cintra majored in English with an Asian Studies concentration, graduating cum laude and with high departmental honors. She was president of the Union Board, a writer for the Davidsonian, editor of Libertas magazine, and a member of the Council on Campus & Religious Life. She served on the Union design committee. She graduated with membership in Omicron Delta Kappa and Who's Who. She was the recipient of the Charles Lloyd writing award. She also was a Cornwell Scholar and a Watson Prize finalist. She studied in China and was a student participant in the Alumnae Coeducation Reunion in 1998. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
|Carol Everhart Quillen
Carol became the 18th president of Davidson College in 2011 and has led Davidson College in reimagining the liberal arts experience, creating a new model for higher education in an increasingly interconnected world. Her "Transition to Impact" initiatives and her support of student–and–faculty collaborative research allow students to produce new knowledge, whether working with scholars in the classroom or entrepreneurs in the community. She has affirmed Davidson's commitment to educational excellence by cultivating partnerships that help identify students from all backgrounds whose talents enrich the community and whose leadership as graduates will transform the world. She has been tapped to lend her passion and skills to national efforts on college access and affordability, including as an appointee to President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. On the Davidson campus, she emphasizes that equal educational opportunity must be real and meaningful. She also serves on the board of directors of the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, the Levine Museum of the New South, and the National Humanities Center.
|Bill Reed '76
Bill retired as vice president and senior credit officer with Moody's Investors Service. He majored in religion and earned an MBA from the University of Virginia. While at Davidson, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the STEP tutoring program, the YMCA, and the Honor Council. He also was the Wildcat mascot. He has worked with the Center for Career Development to help Davidson students secure internships at Moody's and has served as a member of the New York City Davidson Alumni Admission Program, Fund for Davidson class agent, co-chair of his 25th reunion, and member of his 30th and 35th reunions committees, the William Holt Terry Scholarship board of advisers and Alumni Association board. He was presented the Alumni Service Award in September 2011. He and his wife, Molly, recently moved to Davidson from Brooklyn. They established the Eleanor J. and Thomas V. Northcott Scholarship. Bill is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and the Investment Committee.
|Virginia "Ginna" McGee Richards '85
Ginna practiced environmental law for 17 years working at the U.S. EPA, the U.S. Attorney's Office, Jones Day Reavis & Pogue and most recently at Moore Van Allen in Charleston. While at the U.S. EPA, the Department of Justice awarded her a DOJ Medallion of Excellence for litigation. Throughout her career, she has worked for and served on the boards of nonprofit organizations including The Brookings Institute, The Southern Environmental Law Center, Conservation Law Foundation, Farmworkers Legal Services, UNC Institute for the Environment and The N.C. Institute for Public Policy. Though no longer practicing law, she is currently documenting a canal system built by enslaved persons in South Carolina (see www.ginnarichards.com). Ginna, her husband, Roy Richards, and their four children live in Charleston, South Carolina and Charlotte. In honor of her father, who graduated from Davidson in 1955, she established the John Asbury McGee Scholarship. Ginna's family has a long history at Davidson, including an ancestor, Mr. J.H. Wearn, who worked on the construction of the Chambers building on campus. More recent legacies include Mr. Ben Vernon '50 and nephew, Evan Farese '17. At Davidson, Ginna majored in political science. She spent the year after graduation (1985-86) as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow studying religious pilgrimage. She was a member of the cross country team and Warner Hall eating house. She is a member of the Student Recruiting, Enrollment and Scholarship Committee, the Teaching, Learning, and Research Committee, chairs the Governance and Nominating Committee, and serves on the Executive Committee.
Pat Rodgers is president and CEO of Rodgers, a Charlotte-based construction management company founded by her late husband, B.D. Rodgers, that is ranked among the top 100 construction management firms in the United States. Pat is the past chair of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the Mint Museum of Art, the McColl Center for Art + Innovation, the Charlotte Merchants Foundation, Florence Crittenton, the Construction Industry Roundtable and the Foundation for the Mint Museums. She serves on the board of the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council. Pat has received honors including North Carolina's Order of the Longleaf Pine, Echo Foundation's Award Against Indifference, Urban League's Whitney M. Young Award and the Charlotte Business Journal's Business Person of the Year. B.D.'s granddaughter, Jennifer Neal Pressly '98, attended Davidson and his great-grandson, Marshall Brady, is class of 2020. B.D. and Pat were instrumental in the development of Davidson's sculpture garden. Pat is a member of the Game Changers Campaign committee. She is a former member of the Board of Visitors and she was a member of Davidson's Board of Trustees from 2004-10, primarily serving on the Campus & Facilities Planning committee. She is also a member of the Public Affairs Committee.
|Andy Schwab '93
Andy is a founder and managing partner of 5AM Ventures, a life sciences venture capital firm. A Center for Special Studies major focused on genetics and ethics, Andy was a member of Davidson's legendary 1992 Final Four Men's Soccer team and Kappa Alpha fraternity. He and his wife, Catarina, live in San Francisco. Andy's sister, Katherine Schwab Frink '96, also attended Davidson. Andy is a member of the Game Changers Campaign committee. He served on the San Francisco regional campaign committee during the Campaign for Davidson and is a past member of the Alumni Association Board and the Board of Visitors. He is a member of the Investment Committee and the Athletics Committee.
|Steve Shames '96
Steve is Executive Vice President of Strategy and Director of Commerce at Publicis. Headquartered in Paris, Publicis is one of the largest advertising, public relations, marketing, and communications companies in the world. He previously held leadership roles at Geometry Global, Naked Communications and Kraft Foods. At Davidson, Steve majored in history and was a Ken Kelley Scholar. He was a member of the Jazz Ensemble and Patterson Court Council. He received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2001. He has served his alma mater as a member of his 20th reunion committee, career mentor, Annual Fund class agent, Davidson Alumni Admissions Program volunteer and member of the Alumni Association Board. Steve, his wife Sara and their two children live in Manhattan.
|Anne Stanback '81
Anne has spent more than 30 years working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights, including her work as the founding executive director of Love Makes A Family, the lead organization that successfully fought for the freedom to marry in Connecticut. At Davidson, she majored in English and was a hall counselor, Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award recipient and member of PAX eating house, Reach Out/Y Service Corps and the women's basketball and tennis teams. She has a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School. Legacies include her brothers, John Stanback '83 and Davidson Professor of Biology Mark Stanback '84, and step-siblings, John Hart '89, Mary Elizabeth Hart '86 and Charlotte Hart Scudder '89. Anne has served alma mater as a member of the 20th Alumnae Coeducation reunion committee, the Alumnae Coeducation Scholarship committee, the GSAND Board, her 10th and 20th reunion committees, and the Board of Visitors. Anne lives in Avon, Connecticut, with her wife, Charlotte Kinlock. She will join the Board of Trustees through her position as chair-elect of the Board of Visitors.
|Benjamin Wall '98
Ben is a co-founder and managing partner of WJ Partners, LLC, a Spartanburg, South Carolina-based private investment firm. A history major at Davidson, Ben studied in England and Spain and was a member of the wrestling team and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He earned his MBA at Harvard. Ben and his wife, Jamie Moore Wall '98, live in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Walls served as Young Alumni Ne Ultra co-chairs and members of their 5th reunion committee. Ben also served as a Fund for Davidson class agent and member of his 15th reunion committee. Ben's long list of Wildcat family members includes his father, Craig Wall *59 XT (who was serving as chair of the Board of Trustees at the time of his death in 1997), siblings, Judith Wall Guest '87 and Craig Wall '92, brother-in-law Donald Lee Moore *01, uncle, D. G. Martin '62 TR, and six cousins. Ben is a member of the Investment Committee, the Athletics Committee and the Campus Strategy, Planning, and Use Committee.
|Joel Williamson '67
Joel is a partner and head of the Tax Controversy Department at the international law firm Mayer Brown LLP headquartered in Chicago, and is widely regarded as one of the nation's leading tax attorneys and litigators. Joel served as president of both the Sigma Chi fraternity and PRAM (Project of the Americas) and played basketball as a freshman. In 1966, Joel was the president of Davidson's Sigma Chi Chapter when Michael A. Maloy became the first African American pledge in the history of that national fraternity. Joel received his JD from the University of Kentucky, where he was on the staff of the Law Review, a member of the Moot Court board and the National Moot Court Team, and was inducted into The Order of the Coif. He served as an officer in the United States Army from 1970-72, including service as a trial lawyer in Vietnam. Joel and his wife, Cheryle, live in Chicago. Joel has served Davidson as a Life Member of the Board of Visitors, a member of his 40th Reunion Planning Committee, and co-chair of the Mike Maloy Basketball Scholarship effort. Joel and Cheryle were the contributors to the establishment of the Cheryle Williamson Center for Dance at Davidson, part of the Vance addition to the Baker Sports Complex. They were also among the major funders for the naming of McKillop Court. Joel is a member of the Investment Committee, the Athletics Committee and the College and Community Relations Committee.
|Bill Winkenwerder '76
Bill is a physician and prominent leader in the health care industry. From July 2012-May 2014, he served as CEO of Highmark Health, one of the country's largest diversified health insurance companies, where he successfully managed implementation for the Affordable Care Act. He was founder and chair of The Winkenwerder Company, a health care strategy consulting. Prior to that role, he served as assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs in the United States Department of Defense. Bill has served on boards of directors for corporations and charitable health care organizations including Logistics Health Inc. (now United Health Group,) Athenahealth, Inc., CapGemini Government Solutions, The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, C-Change (an alliance of organizations fighting cancer founded by George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush) and The Bob Woodruff Foundation (founded by ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and wife Lee Woodruff, dedicated to the needs of military families dealing with traumatic brain injury). A pre-medicine major at Davidson, Bill was a member of the men's football team, Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Davidsonian staff and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He continued his studies at the University of North Carolina (MD) and the University of Pennsylvania (MBA). Bill has served Davidson as a Davidson Alumni Admission Program volunteer and member of the Davidson Athletic Foundation and the planning committees for his 25th and 30th reunions. In 2013, Bill was presented the James Hendrix Award and, in 2011, he was presented the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Bill and his wife, Pride, live in Mill Neck, New York. Bill is a member of the Athletics Committee and the Teaching, Learning, and Research Committee.
|Lillian "Beadsie" Woo '86
Beadsie is senior associate with The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy based in Baltimore whose mission is to develop a brighter future for children, families and communities in the United States. She is also involved as a member and former board chair of the Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy organization. An economics major at Davidson, she has a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard's Kennedy School and a Ph.D. in economics from UNC-Chapel Hill. As a Davidson student, Beadsie served as the first woman president of the Student Government Association. A Luce Scholar and North Carolina Fellow, she was a member of Who's Who, Omicron Delta Kappa leadership and service fraternity, and Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society. She has served Davidson as a Davidson Alumni Admission Program representative, an Alumni Association Board decade representative, tri-chair of Alumni of Color Engagement, an Annual Fund class agent, member of her 20th reunion committee and the Alumnae Coeducation reunion committee, and member of the Board of Visitors. She and her husband, Dave Buchholz, live in Silver Spring, MD. Beadsie was elected to the Board of Trustees by the Alumni Association.