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Board of Trustees

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
Private Investor
Coral Gables, Florida

Andrew A. 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.

2018 Board of Trustees

Carlos Alvarez Carlos Alvarez
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 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.
Richard N. Boyce Richard Boyce '77
Richard is the Academic Dean and an Associate Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Leadership at the Charlotte campus of Union Theological Seminary-Presbyterian School of Christian Education and is the author of the Leviticus-Numbers volume of the Westminster Bible Companion. Prior to his position at Union-PSCE, he was the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Belmont, North Carolina. He also is the former mayor of Belmont. An English major at Davidson, he was a hall counselor, editorial page editor of the Davidsonian and a member of Reach Out/Y Student Service Corps. He graduated magna cum laude, and was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma and Who's Who Among American College Students. Upon graduation from Davidson, he earned a doctor of ministry and doctor of philosophy at Union Theological Seminary Virginia. He chaired his 20th reunion and was a member of his 30th reunion committee. He and his wife, Kathleen Golding Boyce '78, live in Belmont. Other family members who also belong to the Davidson family include their daughter, Sarah '07, Richard's father, William Boyce '49, uncle, James Boyce '58, sister, Barbara Boyce Whitesides '82, brother-in-law, Ed Whitesides '83, sister-in-law, Jeanne Golding Cambo '87, nephews, Boyce Whitesides '07 and Tucker Whitesides '13, and a number of cousins. Richard is a member of the Campus Life and the Student Experience Committee, the College and Community Relations Committee and the Teaching, Learning, and Research Committee.
Lowell Bryan 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 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 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 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.
Laurie Dunn 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.
Jay Everette Jay Everette
Jay is senior vice president of government and community affairs with Wells Fargo. He is immediate past chair of the Mint Museum Board of Trustees. Jay is a graduate of North Carolina State University and was student government president as a senior. A loyal friend to Davidson, he is the current chair of the Board of Visitors. Previously, he served as a WDAV volunteer, chair of the Davidson College Friends of the Arts and the Art Collection Advisory Committee, and member of the Royal Shakespeare Company Executive Council. Jay lives in Charlotte. He is a member of the Public Affairs Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee.
Mark Filipski Mark Filipski
Mark is an investment banker and managing director of Credit Suisse First Boston in New York City. He earned his BA at Hamilton College and MBA at the University of Chicago. Mark and his wife, Lynn, live in Short Hills, New Jersey, and are the parents of Russell '06 and Sarah '09. They established the Filipski Family Scholarship, a need-based scholarship that is part of the Davidson Trust. Mark is a past member of the Board of Visitors and he and Lynn co-chaired the Parents Council in 2008-09. Mark serves on the Audit and Finance Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee, chairs the Investment Committee, and is a member of the Executive Committee.
Anthony Foxx 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 Frampton 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 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 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 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.
Beverly Hance Bev Hance
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.
J. Chrisman Hawk J. Chrisman Hawk, III '67
Chris is a general surgeon with Roper St. Francis Physician Partners in Charleston, South Carolina. He has been an active community volunteer, serving as a leader for Hospice of Charleston, the South Carolina Medical Association, the American Red Cross, the South Carolina Rotary Fund, and many other local and state organizations. A pre-medicine student at Davidson, Chris was business manager of the Davidsonian, a hall counselor, president of Phi Eta Sigma and secretary of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He graduated with honors and received recognition for his achievements through membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, and Who's Who Among American College Students. He received his MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed his residency in general and thoracic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Chris has served Davidson as a member of the Alumni Association Board and Board of Visitors, member of his 40th reunion planning committee, Fund for Davidson class agent, chair of the Charleston Regional Campaign committee during The Campaign for Davidson and a member of the steering committee for the renovation of the Cunningham Fine Arts Building. In 2007, he was honored for his service to Davidson with the Alumni Service Award. Chris established the Hawk Family Scholarship for students with financial need from South Carolina. He and his wife, Fran, live in Charleston. Three of their children, James '98, John '98 and Robert '00, attended Davidson. Chris is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee, the Campus Life and the Student Experience Committee and the Teaching, Learning, and Research Committee.
Adrian Darnell Johnson 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Andy McElwee Andy McElwee '77
Andrew is president of COO of Homesite Insurance. Previously, he served as executive vice president of Chubb & Son, and chief operating officer of Chubb Personal Insurance. An English major at Davidson, he was a hall counselor and a member of the Student Government Association and Honor Council. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was the recipient of the W.M. and W.T. Thompson Scholarship and the Charles A. Dana Scholarship. He continued his education at the University of Virginia where he was a member of the law council and earned his JD. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Folk Art Museum and the Board of Directors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum. An active alumnus, he has served Davidson as a member of the Board of Visitors, Fund for Davidson class agent and national chair of the Fund for Davidson, president of the Alumni Association Board, chair and member of the New Jersey regional campaign leadership committee during the Campaign for Davidson, and ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees in 1999 and 2000 as a result of his position as president of the Alumni Association. While a trustee he served on the Finance and Budget committee. Andy and his wife, Connie, live in South Sutton, New Hampshire. Andy's niece, Kaitlyn McElwee '13, is a Davidson graduate. Andy and Connie established the Andrew A. McElwee, Sr. merit scholarship. Andy serves on the Student Recruiting, Enrollment, and Scholarships Committee, chairs the Teaching, Learning, and Research Committee and is vice chair of the Executive Committee.
Tom Okel Thomas Okel '84
Tom has served as Executive Director for the Catawba Lands Conservancy since October of 2011. He joined the conservancy after a 20-year career with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, where he most recently served as the Global Head of the Syndicated Capital Markets division. Tom has served in many leadership positions in the community, having chaired the board of Kindermourn and served as an Elder of Myers Park Presbyterian Church. He is currently a Director for the Barings Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, A Director for the Horizon Funds, a member of the Board of Visitors for Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, a Director for the Cross Roads Corporation for Affordable Housing and Community Development and a member of the Duke Energy North Carolina Advisory Committee. He is the past Chair of the North Carolina Land Trust Council. An economics major at Davidson, Tom was president of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon. He holds a master's degree in management from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He has volunteered for Davidson as president of the Charlotte alumni chapter, Fund for Davidson class agent, member of his 20th reunion planning committee, member of the Board of Visitors, and a mentor to a current student through the Economics Comparative Advantage program. He established the James L. Okel Memorial need-based scholarship. Tom lives in Charlotte with his wife, Amy. Other family members who also are members of the Davidson family include his daughter, Caroline Okel '19, sister, Amy Okel Rose '89, and cousin, Ray Fisher '66. Tom is a member of the Campus Life and the Student Experience Committee and the College and Community Relations Committee, and is secretary of the Executive Committee.
Cintra Pollack 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.
Sara Tatum Pottenger Sara Tatum Pottenger '79
Sara, a former banker, is a community volunteer in Durham, N.C. She is an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church and has served on the Board of Trustees of Durham Academy; as President of the Junior League; on many community boards and committees; and has co-chaired capital campaigns for Westminster and Durham Academy. She has volunteered for Davidson as vice-president and member of the Alumni Association and Davidson Athletic Foundation boards; Fund for Davidson class agent and class chair; chair and member of the Davidson Alumni Admissions Program; member of her 5th and 20th class reunions; co-chair of her 10th reunion; and chair of her 30th reunion. As a trustee, she has served as Chair of Campus Life and the Student Experience Committee, and on the Executive Committee, the Campus Strategy, Planning and Use, and the Teaching, Learning and Research Committees, as well as on several Strategic Planning study groups and on the 2006 and 2010 Presidential Search Committees that named Tom Ross '72 and Carol Quillen President. A history major at Davidson, Sara was co-captain of the Women's Tennis Team, President of Fannie and Mable Eating House, a Hall Counselor, and a member of the Quips and Cranks staff. Sara and her husband, Dave '79, have two daughters, Tatum '14 and Megan '19.
Carol Everhart Quillen 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.
Eleanor Knobloch Ratchford Eleanor Knobloch Ratchford '84
Eleanor, an active community volunteer, lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Tom Ratchford '84. An economics major at Davidson, Eleanor was a member of the tennis team and Warner Hall eating house. She later earned an MBA at Emory University. Eleanor has been a member of the board of the Atlanta International School and co-chaired its capital campaign. She is a former member of the Board of Visitors. Her sister, Emily Knobloch '82, also attended Davidson. Their father, Carl Knobloch, provided the naming gifts for the Knobloch Tennis Center and the Knobloch Campus Center. Eleanor is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and the Athletics Committee, and is an at-large member of the Executive Committee.
William Reed 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.
Ernest Reigel Ernie Reigel '80
Ernie is chairman of the management committee at Moore & Van Allen, a Charlotte law firm. As a student, Ernie majored in English, was a member of the basketball team and was recognized in Who's Who Among American College Students. He earned his law degree at William and Mary. He has served the Charlotte community as chairman of the McColl School of Business Advisory Board, the Charlotte Latin School Board of Trustees, and Charlotte Heartwalk; and as a member of the boards of directors of Charlotte Center City Partners, Teach for America and the North Carolina Medical Care Commission. Ernie has served Davidson as Alumni Class Notes Secretary, chair of his 10th reunion and member of his 20th reunion committee, Fund for Davidson class agent, member of the Charlotte regional campaign committee during the Campaign for Davidson and member of the Davidson Athletic Foundation Board. He and his wife, Elizabeth "Beth" Goode Reigel '80, live in Charlotte. Other family members who also are members of the Davidson family include sons Rusty '18 and Will '12, Beth's father, Rusty Goode '54, brother, Ed Goode '82, brother-in-law Walt Gramley ‘86, sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Goode '88 and Elizabeth Mack Reigel '84, and nephew, also named Will Reigel '12. Ernie is a member of the Audit and Finance Committee and the Public Affairs Committee.
Virginia McGee Richards 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 Pat Rodgers
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.
Andrew Schwab 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.
Susan Casper Shaffner Susan Casper Shaffner '80
Susan is a pediatrician with the Charlotte Pediatric Clinic. A biology major, she was a member of the tennis team, Rusk eating house and the Biology Society. Her outstanding scholarship was acknowledged with membership in Alpha Epsilon Delta. She earned her medical degree at Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Susan has supported alma mater as a member of the Davidson Athletic Foundation Board, co-chair of the Alumnae Scholarship for Women fundraising committee, director and vice-president of the Alumni Association, Fund for Davidson class agent, and member of her 10th reunion committee. She has served her community on the board of directors for Youth Homes, Inc. and as a volunteer participant in the teaching program for pediatric residents and medical students at Carolina Medical Center. Susan and her husband, Jim Shaffner, live in Charlotte, and their daughter, Caroline '12, is a Davidson graduate. Susan is a member of the Student Recruiting, Enrollment, and Scholarships Committee and chair of the Campus Strategy, Planning, and Use Committee.
Mitzi Short Mitzi Short ‘83
Mitzi is a co-founder and managing partner of New Season Coaching and Consulting Group, a multi-faceted management consulting and coaching firm. Prior to New Season, Mitzi spent 25 years at PepsiCo in leadership roles. As a student, she majored in economics and was a hall counselor, residence adviser, and member of the Gospel Choir, field hockey and basketball teams, Black Student Coalition, and Emanon House. She earned an MBA at the University of Oregon. She has been a member of the Davidson Alumni Admission Program, member and vice-president of the Alumni Association Board, co-chair and member of the Davidson Black Alumni Network, Fund for Davidson class agent, national chair of the Fund for Davidson, co-chair of the Alumnae Scholarship for Women fundraising committee, and member of the Let Learning be Cherished campaign cabinet, the Davidson Trust Steering Committee, her 20th reunion planning committee and the Board of Visitors. Mitzi was on the presidential search committee that selected President Carol Quillen. She was given the Young Alumni Service Award in 1993 and the Alumni Service Award in 2000. Mitzi lives in Oak Park, Illinois. She established the Mitzi Short Scholarship and named the Dr. J.B. Stroud Office in Chambers. She is a member of the Student Recruiting, Enrollment, and Scholarships Committee, chairs the Public Affairs Committee, and is an at-large member of the Executive Committee.
Benjamin Wall 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.
Carole Weinstein Carole Weinstein
Carole is vice chairman of Weinstein Properties, a Richmond, Virginia-based real estate and land development company founded by her husband, Marcus Weinstein. She earned a BA and MA in English and received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Richmond, where she later served as an adjunct professor and member of the Board of Trustees. Passionate about international education, she has established the Carole M. Weinstein Chair of International Education and the Weinstein International Center at her alma mater. Carole's and her husband's philanthropy has also been extended to the Virginia Holocaust Museum, the Jewish Community Federation, and the Richmond Jewish Community Center (which was renamed for the Weinsteins). The Weinsteins became involved with Davidson through their friendship with former President Sam Spencer '40 and his wife, Ava Spencer; they have established the Spencer-Weinstein Scholarship and named the lobby of Chambers and an office suite in honor of the Spencers' service to Davidson. Marcus and Carole also generously supported the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Center which houses the Dean Rusk International Studies Program in Duke residence hall; they also support the Spencer-Weinstein Center for Community and Justice. Carole and Marcus live in Richmond. Carole is a member of the Campus Life and the Student Experience Committee and the Campus Strategy, Planning, and Use Committee.
Joel Williamson 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.
William Winkenwerder 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.