Changes to Bryn Mawr Board Announced at April Trustees Meeting

Posted May 5th, 2011 at 11:33 am.

At the April board of trustees meeting, the last chaired by Sally Zeckhauser ’64, Bryn Mawr’s board of trustees elected two new members, appointed several special representatives, and named Zeckhauser and two other long-standing members emeriti trustees.

Newly elected to the board are Amy Loftus ’90 and Irving Yoskowitz.

Loftus is a managing partner at Accenture, a global management-consulting, technology-services and outsourcing company, where she began her career more than 20 years ago. She is the managing partner of Accenture’s North America Life Sciences practice and also serves as the Global Client Director for AstraZeneca.

At Bryn Mawr, Loftus has served on the President’s Advisory Council from 2006 until 2009, has been a volunteer member of the Task Force on Alumnae/i Engagement, and is now chairperson of the Slade Society. Loftus received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Bryn Mawr in 1990. She also serves on the board for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Board for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Yoskowitz is senior counsel in the energy practice of the Dickstein Shapiro law firm. He also serves as a senior partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC (GTP), a consulting firm that he helped found in 1998 that focuses on the aerospace, defense, and technology sectors. Yoskowitz  currently serves on the boards of Wyle Holdings, Inc. and Darwin Professional Underwriters, Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree from City College of New York in 1966 and JD from Harvard Law School 1969. Yoskowitz was a Knox Fellow from Harvard at the London School of Economics from 1971- 1972. His wife, Carol, is a member of Bryn Mawr’s class of 1971.

Appointed as special representatives to the board were Catherine Allegra ’84, Drew Faust ’68, Cheryl Holland ’80 and Barbara Paul Robinson ’62.

Zeckhauser is stepping down after 11 years as chair and will be succeeded by Arlene Joy Gibson ’65. During her tenure the operating processes of the board were transformed; the College created a new plan of shared governance; the Challenging Women capital campaign raised more than $230 million; and the board appointed Jane McAuliffe to lead Bryn Mawr.

Joining Zeckhauser as emeriti trustees are Lucy Norman Friedman ’65 and Donald N. Gellert.

Trustees are elected to serve five-year terms. In order to be named an emeritus trustee, an individual must serve at least two terms as a trustee. Trustees are nominated by the Alumnae Association from among its members and by the Committee on Trustees of the Board.

Trustees are chosen from a wide geographical area and from varied educational, professional and business backgrounds to ensure that the management of the College reflects and benefits from a diversity of perspectives and expertise.

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