Board of Trustees

Officers of the Board

 

Vincent A. Forlenza Jr. ’75

Vincent A. Forlenza Jr. ’75

Chair of the Board
Corporate Trustee, Trustee Since 2020
Current Term: July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025
Previously served as Appointed Trustee from 2011-2017

Vincent Forlenza, of Franklin Lakes, NJ, is the retired executive chairman of the Board of directors of Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a global medical technology company, a position he held since January 2020 after stepping down as its chief executive officer. Mr. Forlenza serves as lead director on Moody’s Corporation Board of Directors, is chairman of The Valley Health Systems Board of Trustees, and previously served as chairman of The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He was also the Chairman of the board of AdvaMed, the medical device industry association. He is a past member of the Dean’s advisory council for the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Forlenza has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jordan Hitch ’88 ’20P ’21P

Jordan Hitch '88 '20P '21P

Vice Chair of the Board
Corporate Trustee, Trustee since 2014
Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024

Jordan Hitch of Wellesley, Massachusetts, was formerly a Managing Director of Bain Capital, one of the world’s leading private, alternative asset management firms. He joined Bain Capital in 1997. Jordan graduated from Lehigh in 1988 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, and he earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1995. As an undergraduate, Jordan was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. He is currently an active private investor and serves on the board of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Burlington Stores, and Helix Sleep.

Ann Lewnes ’83 ’22P

Ann Lewnes '83 '22P

Vice Chair of the Board
Corporate Trustee, Trustee since 2021
Current Term: July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2026

Appointed trustee Ann Lewnes ’83 ’22P, of Palo Alto, CA, is Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development of Adobe, one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. Ann has held the position of Adobe CMO for more than a decade. Under her leadership, the Adobe brand has become synonymous with creativity, digital marketing and the design and development of transformative digital experiences. In addition to its consistent focus on creativity, Adobe’s marketing organization pioneered the company’s shift to digital—deploying advanced digital marketing technology, establishing an insight-driven culture, and setting a template for marketing’s impact on business. As EVP of Corporate Strategy & Development, Ann also leads Adobe’s corporate strategy and strategic M&A efforts globally. Prior to Adobe, Ann spent 20 years building the iconic Intel Inside brand as VP of Marketing. Ann has been named one of the world’s most influential CMOs by Forbes and one of the most innovative CMOs by Business Insider. The American Advertising Foundation elected her into its Hall of Achievement. In 2019, Ann was inducted into the American Marketing Association’s Hall of Fame. In 2020, she received the New York Women in Communications Matrix Award. Ann received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and journalism from Lehigh University. She currently serves on the boards of Mattel and Sundance Institute. Believing everyone has a story to tell, Ann is a strong advocate for empowering diverse creators, including women, youth and other under-represented groups.
 

Frank A. Roth, Corporate Secretary

David L. Hammer, Treasurer

 

Members of the Board

Jeffrey Bosland ’88 ’23P


Corporate Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2026

Jeffrey Bosland
Jeffrey Bosland, of Basking Ridge, NJ, was most recently a senior managing director of Cerberus Capital’s Operations and Advisory Company, where he was responsible for advising and driving improvement in portfolio companies as head of the financial institutions advisory group. Prior to Cerberus, Jeff worked for JPMorgan Chase for 12 years, where he was a managing director and member of the Corporate & Investment Bank management committee. He served as global head of client treasury services, head of U.S. public finance, U.S. agencies debt, and Americas sales and marketing. Earlier in his 30-year business career in banking and fixed income sales and trading, Bosland managed U.S. interest rate swaps derivatives trading at Bankers Trust Co. and Deutsche Bank, where he also led the U.S. agencies debt trading business. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Lehigh University in 1988.
 

Paul A. Camuti ’83


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2026

Paul A. Camuti ’83

Paul Camuti is executive vice president and chief technology and sustainability officer of Trane Technologies. Paul oversees the company’s innovation practices and sustainability-led strategy that powers the company’s strong financial and environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. He also provides leadership to the shared technology and advanced manufacturing networks, sustainability practice, strategy and corporate development functions.

Since joining the company in 2011, Paul has helped establish its award-winning, sustainability-led innovation culture. He developed the full spectrum of innovation, technology and sustainability practices within the company. Paul also led the company’s enterprise focus on sustainability, advocacy for smarter energy usage, and partnership with industry experts, academia and NGOs. Under his leadership, the company has formed external advisory councils on both sustainability and healthy and efficient spaces. He also led the introduction of Operation Possible, a global crowdsourcing innovation program focused on solving major environmental and social challenges.

For more than 30 years, Paul has been at the intersection of industrial digital transformation and sustainability. Before joining the company, he was founder and president of Smart Grid Applications for Siemens Energy, Inc. and CEO of Siemens Corporate Research. In these roles, he had global business responsibility for technology and innovation. He also held several leadership roles with Siemens Energy and Automation, where he founded the company's Industrial Software business. In addition, he has worked with Eaton Corporation and Westinghouse Electric.

Paul serves on various boards and advisory councils and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Lehigh University.

Maria L. Chrin ’87 ’10P


Corporate Trustee, Trustee Since 2004
Current Term: July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2023

Maria Chrin

Maria is the founder and managing partner of Circle Wealth Management, LLC, a women-owned, independent investment management and wealth advisory firm based in NYC. Prior to launching CWM, she spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs, where she built a premier practice within the Private Wealth Management Division. She is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School. She received a B.S. in Economics from Lehigh University in 1987 and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1989.

Jay Clayton


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

Jay Clayton

Appointed trustee Jay Clayton, of New York, NY, is a Senior Policy Advisor and Of Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, advising on corporate governance, capital markets and financial regulatory matters. He also is the Non-Executive Chair and Lead Independent Director of Apollo Global Management, an adjunct professor at the Wharton School and Carey Law School at the University of Pennsylvania, and has advisory roles with several privately held companies and nonprofit organizations.

Jay Clayton served as the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from May 2017 to December 2020. As Chairman of the SEC, Mr. Clayton focused on modernizing the regulation and oversight of our equity and fixed income markets, concentrating on the interests of long-term investors. He was an active member of the Financial Stability Board, the International Organization of Securities Commissions, the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets.

Prior to Mr. Clayton’s time at the SEC, he was a member of Sullivan & Cromwell’s management committee, co-managing partner of its General Practice Group and co-head of its Cybersecurity Group. He was a lead lawyer in an array of complex M&A and capital markets transactions, as well as regulatory and governance matters, in the financial, telecoms, energy, transportation and e-commerce sectors. Mr. Clayton also advised a number of individuals and families in connection with their public and private investments and succession planning matters.

Mr. Clayton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in economics from The University of Cambridge (Kings College; Thouron Scholar) and a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

Eric Clement ’99


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

Eric Clement

Appointed trustee Eric Clement ’99, of Long Island City, NY, is SVP & Fund Manager, overseeing the social impact and sustainability portfolios at RXR Realty, LLC. In this capacity, he is responsible for setting the strategic vision and investment strategy for the organization’s investments in this area, with the goal of generating attractive returns while delivering on tangible social outcomes.

Prior to RXR, Eric was Senior Managing Director and head of the Strategic Investments Group at the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), where he oversaw the negotiation of tax incentives, taxable/tax-exempt debt issuance, New Markets Tax Credit investments, in addition to a portfolio of debt & equity funds. The group helped drive inclusive economic development by unlocking access to finance, mobilizing private capital, and supporting the growth of strategic sectors on behalf of the City of New York.

Eric spent time working in London, sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States - as a partner at Blue Frontier Group, an emerging markets private equity firm, SGI Global Holdings, Ltd., and various executive and management-level positions at Accenture plc, Citigroup and JPMorgan.

Eric received his MBA from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford with specializations in Finance & Strategy and is currently an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School. He also received his undergraduate degree in History with a minor in Writing from Lehigh University and is currently serving his second term on the Dean’s Advisory Council to the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh.

Frederick “Freddy” Coleman ’17 ’19G


Alumni Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

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Frederick “Freddy” Coleman ’17 ’19G, of Wood Bridge, NJ, is a technology strategy consultant for Accenture and the founder and Managing-Director of GhanaMade, a cultural digital media company with a footprint in New York, London, and Accra. His work contributions in professional services have made impacts of +$20 million in sales with national financial institutions.

Coleman also serves on the professional executive board of the National Society of Black Engineers. He is a member of the CPA societies of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, NABA, and the NBMBAA. His sustainability work includes promoting and supporting black higher education, with a focus on the African community in the US and students from his ancestral country of Ghana. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business information systems and a Master of Engineering in technical entrepreneurship with honors from Lehigh University. He later obtained a Master of Business Administration from the Quantic School of Business and Technology.

Coleman has served Lehigh as a board director for the Alumni Association, a member of the Young Alumni Council, a leadership member of the BALANCE alumni affinity group, and a volunteer for the Alumni Admissions Outreach program. As an undergraduate, he was the President of the Class of 2017, Assistant Treasurer of the Student Senate, Chapter Senator for the National Society of Black Engineers, Council Elder for the African Student Association, and a Carl Greer Scholar. He is a Lehigh Legacy as his father, John Coleman ‘97G graduated with a graduate degree in chemistry.

Sandra L. Denton '83


Alumni Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2026

Sandra Denton '83

Sandra Denton received her B.S. in Computer & Information Science from Lehigh in 1983, her M.S. in Management Information Systems from Pace University, and an MBA from Columbia University. She is a four-time recipient of CRN’s (Computer Reseller News), “Top Women of the Channel” and Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS of 2021 by The Software Report. She has been cited in a Harvard Business School entrepreneurial case study, presented at numerous technology conferences in Europe, Asia, and the United States; and authored telecom publications in German and English. As VP of Channels and Partnerships for Pipefy, Sandra partners with leading technology firms across the globe to grow top-line revenue and increase total addressable markets. For 30+ years, Sandra has successfully navigated high-tech’s culturally diverse industry while working with proven companies – Bell Laboratories, Siemens, Accenture, Cisco, IBM, and 4 acquired software start-ups. She is a member of Lehigh’s Tower Society, Columbia Business School’s Hermes Society, and Chief, a private network that connects, supports, and advances female leaders. Sandra lives in NYC and Bedminster, PA.

Drew Freed ’83 ’17P


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

Andrew Freed

Appointed trustee Drew Freed ’83 ’17P, of Bluffton, SC, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Micro-Coax, a Carlisle Interconnect Technologies Company. Micro-Coax, based in Pottstown, PA, is a manufacturer of RF microwave transmission cables and connectors used in satellite and aerospace applications. Freed was appointed CEO in 2015 after serving on the Board of Directors since 2003. He also served as Chairman and CEO of UTI Corporation, which operated 13 manufacturing facilities throughout North America and Europe. Drew is an Emeritus Trustee of Ursinus College, a past member of the Board of Trustees at the International House of Philadelphia, and a past member of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Engineering Advisory Council at Lehigh University and is the sponsor of the David and Lorraine Freed Research Symposium. He is also a past Chapter Chair of the Philadelphia chapter of the Young President’s Organization. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Benjamin Obdyke, a manufacturer of building products, located in Jenkintown, PA. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgy and materials engineering from Lehigh University in 1983 and holds a master’s degree in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

Julie Frehafer ’11


Alumni Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

Julie Smiga

Alumni trustee Julie Frehafer ’11, of Eastampton, NJ, is a Project Planning Officer at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, NJ, focused on improving short and long term workload demand signals and command staffing across the command’s entire portfolio of customers.  She was previously a Program Manager, leading an integrated team across various functional areas and managing cost, schedule, and performance for several aircraft carrier Visual Landing Aid (VLA) programs.  These programs encompass cradle-to-grave lifecycle management of the primary and backup optical and visual systems that guide fixed wing pilots to land safely on carrier flight decks, as well as their landbased training systems located at air stations throughout the world. Prior to being a Program Manager, she was a Systems Engineer supporting air/ship integration efforts for both an unmanned air system and L-Class ship design. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science in integrated business and engineering and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with an aerospace engineering minor from Lehigh, as well as a Master of Engineering in systems engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology with a graduate certificate in space systems engineering. Julie is a former president of Lehigh’s Young Alumni Council and volunteers with hospice patients in her free time.

James H. Garrett, Jr.


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2026

James H. Garrett, Jr

Jim Garrett became provost and chief academic officer of Carnegie Mellon University in January 2019. He is responsible for CMU's schools, colleges, institutes and campuses and is instrumental in institutional and academic planning and implementation. Garrett is committed to exploring and implementing innovations in education (especially related to modular education for residential and remote instruction), increasing access and affordability, ensuring student success, and building a diverse, equitable and inclusive community. Garrett is also a champion of sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness, overseeing a first-of-its-kind voluntary review of CMU’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2020.

Under his leadership as CMU dean of the College of Engineering from 2013 to 2019, the College issued a strategic plan in 2014 that outlined the five-year mission, vision and objectives for the trajectory of the College. The College also launched a comprehensive strategic plan for equity, diversity and inclusion that focused on the recruitment, inclusion and retention of underrepresented faculty and graduate students. This plan was executed over the next five years. On his watch, the College of Engineering climbed from a U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) Graduate School Rank of 7 to 4 and a USNWR Undergraduate Rank of 8 to 6.

Garrett engaged ANSYS, Inc. to support the creation of ANSYS Hall, a building in which students have space to design, simulate, build and test larger systems (a $25 million gift). While dean, the development and implementation of the Engineering Research Accelerator increased the College’s federal and industrial funding, boosted the number of interdisciplinary center-level proposals submitted and won, and diversified funding both in terms of source and size. In fiscal year 2017, the College experienced a marked increase in the number of multidisciplinary and multi-college proposals submitted and won $34 million worth of research center funding. During Garrett’s tenure as Dean, the CMU Africa campus in Kigali, Rwanda, which the College of Engineering founded and manages, continued to excel and today is a healthy and thriving academic endeavor with more than 20 faculty and more than 300 MS students from over 15 African countries. It receives significant support from the Government of Rwanda and the Mastercard Foundation.

Corey L. Harrison ’03


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2026

Corey L. Harrison ’03

Corey Harrison, of National Harbor, Maryland, is Co-Founder and CEO of Flip Technology Corporation, an early-stage company on a mission to extend human potential through powerful artificial intelligence technology for businesses.

Before founding Flip, Corey served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff to the Commissioner of the National Football League. Before the NFL, he worked at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts as a founding member of the innovation team and served as a White House Fellow to Defense Secretary Ash Carter, under which he also co-founded a new technology and innovation unit in the Pentagon and received one of the highest civilian medals. Before his federal service, he spent over 10 years, primarily focused on technology, across the enterprise software, financial services, telecommunications, and healthcare sectors. He graduated from Lehigh University in 2003, majored in Business Information Systems, and has an MBA from Yale School of Management and a Master of Science in Technology from Duquesne University. He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Lehigh University College of Business Dean Advisory Council.

Mary T. Kush '88


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023

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Mary Kush, of Mantoloking, NJ, is a principal in Douglass Winthrop Advisors, LLC. Previously, she was the chief operating officer, chief financial officer and senior equity analyst at Eagle Capital Management LLC, where she oversaw day to day operations and was responsible for equity research and idea generation for the firm’s portfolio. Kush was an early partner at Eagle, helping grow the firm from $300 million in assets under management to almost $30 billion when she retired in 2018. Kush is on the Board of the Park Avenue Armory, where she serves on their Audit and Finance Committee. She is a member of the Lehigh University Investment Subcommittee and a member of the Cornelia Connelly Finance Committee. Kush has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Lehigh and a Master of Business Administration in finance and Master of Science degree in taxation from Fordham University.

James R. Maida ’85 ’17P ’19P


Corporate Trustee, Trustee Since 2015, Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024

James R. Maida ’85 ’17P ’19P

James R. Maida is the president and chief executive officer of Gaming Laboratories International, LLC, the preeminent testing laboratory worldwide for electronic gaming devices and systems in the gaming industry. In addition to serving on the Lehigh Board of Trustees, he is a member of the university’s Leadership Council and the Computer Science and Engineering Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Monmouth Medical Center Board of Trustees and a member of the Monmouth Medical Center South Campus Foundation. James earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering from Lehigh in 1985 and a juris doctorate degree with high honors in taxation from Rutgers School of Law in 1990.

Lauren M. Manduke ’05


Alumni Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023

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Lauren Manduke, of Far Hills, NJ, is a commercial litigator at Cole Schotz P.C., a mid-size law firm based out of Hackensack, New Jersey. She is also a member of the District IIB Bergen County Fee Arbitration Committee and active in a host of important industry organizations, including the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association and the Bergen County Bar Association. Manduke served Lehigh as President of the Young Alumni Council and remains active with the varsity crew team. She joined the Lehigh University Alumni Association as a Board member in 2015 and served as its senior vice president before becoming the president in 2019. Manduke has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Lehigh and a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law.

Kendall B. O’Brien ’84


Corporate Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2026

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Kendall O’Brien, of Cranford, NJ, is a retired financial executive and group chief financial officer for Johnson & Johnson. Over her +35-year tenure at Johnson & Johnson, O’Brien held several senior positions across the enterprise sector finance groups, Medical Devices & Diagnostics, Pharmaceuticals and Consumer, as well as roles in Health and Wellness and Corporate. Her most recent role was supporting the Vice Chairman/Chief Scientific Officer in strategic and financial decisions regarding the +$10B innovation spending and new early stage enterprise investments. She also designed and led Enterprise Acquisition & Divestiture Operations, supporting over 12 divestitures and 20 acquisitions. O'Brien was a key leader in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion including sponsorships of the Women’s Leadership Initiative, African Ancestry Councils and Open & Out. She served on the Task Force for Talent Innovation (now Coqual) and the Conference Board Leadership Council for Advancing Women. O’Brien is currently a member of the College of Business Dean’s advisory council. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in both accounting and finance from Lehigh.

Michele Scaringella ’90


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2026

Michele Scaringella

Michele Scaringella was formerly the Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer of CBS Television Stations, based in New York City. In this role, Michele had financial and strategic oversight for the twenty-eight local television stations owned and operated by ViacomCBS. Prior to assuming this position in 2010, she was Senior Vice President Internal Audit, for CBS Corporation. Michele earned a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting from Lehigh in 1990. She also served as a member of the Lehigh Accounting Program Advisory Board for many years and is actively involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC Mentoring program.

Christopher Scott ’94


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

Christopher Scott

Appointed trustee Christopher Scott ’94, of Manhasset, NY, is a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley’s Fixed Income Division, where he is responsible for residential mortgage trading, warehouse lending & financing, and securitization & underwriting as Head of the US Residential Mortgage Business. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Chris worked for Ally Financial Inc. for 11 years, where he was an Investment Management Executive responsible for Ally Bank’s investment and mortgage portfolios. Prior to that, Chris spent 14 years at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., where he was a Senior Managing Director in the Mortgage Trading Department. Chris is past Chair of the College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and a current member of the Council. He also served as a member of the Lehigh Leadership Council from 2003 to 2008. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Lehigh.

Sarat Sethi ’92


Corporate Trustee, Trustee Since 2004, Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024

Sarat Sethi ’92

Sarat Sethi is a Managing Partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee at Douglas C. Lane & Associates, a registered investment advisory firm. He is a chartered financial analyst, a chartered investment counselor, and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. He is president of the Winged Foot Foundation, president of Lehigh’s Martindale Society and also serves on the Children’s Hope Advisory Board. Sarat is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lehigh in 1992 and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1997.

Erika J. Smith '99


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2026

Erika J. Smith '99

Dr. Erika J. Smith earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh, where she matriculated as a Posse Scholar (a merit leadership program that sends groups of students to top-tier colleges and universities), an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Policy from Brandeis’ Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She has been in the field of higher education for 22 years.

At Brandeis University, Dr. Smith served as a research assistant at the Heller Graduate School's Center for Youth and Communities, a mentor for the Posse program, a research analyst for the Office of Planning and Institutional Research, a lecturer at the Heller Graduate School for Social Policy and Management, a university ombudswoman, and as the Dean of Academic Services from 2016-2021.  Dr. Smith now serves as the Dean of the College at Connecticut College. There, she is contributing to the advancement of the College’s signature Connections curriculum, and leading seven units that focus on the academic co-curricular aspects of the student experience, as well as cohort-based leadership programs for first generation, low-income, and other groups of historically excluded students.

Dr. Smith also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, and has previously served on the Boards of Summer Search Boston and Posse Boston.

Sandra Stelling ’91


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

Sandy Stelling

Appointed trustee Sandra Stelling ’91, of Seattle, WA, is the Vice President of Strategy, Analytics and Transformation at Alaska Airlines. A Pacific Northwest aviation leader, she uses her experience in commercial and airline operations, technology and culture to develop guest experience and operations strategies.

Sandy joined Alaska in 1999 as a project manager and in her 22 years has held various leadership positions in Technology, Airport Operations & Customer Service, Maintenance & Engineering and Marketing. In addition to these positions, she has also led several transformation programs that span from real estate development to operations to guest experience to aircraft transitions and beyond. When Alaska acquired Virgin America in 2016, Sandy led the integration program, which delivered a single guest experience across Alaska’s flight schedules, website, mobile apps, kiosks, airports and call centers.

Currently, she works closely with the Executive team executing Alaska’s multi-year strategic plan. She also leads the Enterprise Project Management Office, Analytics & Strategy, Change Leadership, Process Design and Transformation Leader practices, which deliver multiple programs and initiatives throughout the organization.

She is a graduate of Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. In 2018, Sandy completed the McKinsey Executive Leadership Program. She is the Woodland Park Zoo’s Chair of its Board of Directors. She also serves on the Education Committee for the Boeing Academy of STEM learning at the Museum of Flight.

Richard Verma ’90


Corporate Trustee, Trustee 1999-2002 and 2018-present, Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024

Richard Verma

Richard Verma, of Bethesda, MD, is the General Counsel and Head of Global Public Policy at Mastercard. He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to India from 2014 to 2017, where he is credited for the historic deepening of bilateral ties. A leading expert on trade, diplomacy and national security, Ambassador Verma was previously the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs, where he led the State Department’s efforts on Capitol Hill. He was also the Senior National Security Advisor to the Senate Majority Leader for many years and also worked in the House of Representatives. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, where he served on active duty as a Judge Advocate. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal and Air Force Commendation Medal, and he is a recipient of the State Department's Distinguished Service Award. He holds his doctorate (Ph.D.) from Georgetown University with a specialization in international relations and his law degree (J.D.) from American University.

Frank E. “Ted” Walsh III ’88


Appointed Trustee Since 2014, Current Term: July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023

Frank E. “Ted” Walsh III ’88

Ted Walsh of Morristown, New Jersey, is founding partner of WR Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity investment partnership and a Vice President of Jupiter Capital, a New Jersey based family office. Ted earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Lehigh in 1988. As an undergraduate, he was a member of the Newman Association and Beta Theta Pi fraternity. As an alumnus, Ted was a member of the College of Business and Economics Dean’s Advisory Council and the Career Advisory Network. Ted has served as a director for Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG), Veritone, Inc. (NASDAQ: VERI) and First Constitution Bank Corp. (NASDAQ: FCCY). He is currently a director for World Point Holdings and True Green Capital. World Point owns and operates approximately 15 million barrels of petroleum storage facilities throughout North America. True Green has developed over 600MW of commercial solar either in operation or under construction throughout the US. Ted also serves as a trustee for St. Benedict’s Prep School in Newark, New Jersey, and the Chick Evans Scholars Foundation, in addition to several other private foundations. Ted’s father, Frank E. Walsh Jr., graduated from Lehigh in 1963.

Amy Weaver ’23P


Appointed Trustee, Current Term: July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2026

Amy Weaver

Amy Weaver is President and Chief Financial Officer at Salesforce. Amy Weaver leads the legal, ethics & integrity, compliance, internal audit, security, and government affairs teams at Salesforce. She is a member of the company’s executive committee. Prior to joining Salesforce, Amy was executive vice president and general counsel of Univar Inc. Previously, Amy served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel at Expedia, Inc. She also practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore (Hong Kong), and Perkins Coie LLP (Seattle). Prior to entering private practice, she was a Luce Scholar, serving as a legislative aide to a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, and was a clerk on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Weaver holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

Mark R. Yeager ’81


Corporate Trustee, Trustee Since 2012, Current Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024

Mark R. Yeager ’81

Mark R. Yeager is the founder and owner of MRY Associates, LLC, a private equity real estate organization. He is a member of Lehigh’s Wall Street Council, Lehigh Leadership Council and the Athletic Partnership Advisory Board. He also served on the board of directors of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the Regional Business Partnership. He received a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Lehigh in 1981 and an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1983.

Trustees Emeriti

Nancy Berman ’97H

Peter E. Bennett  ’63  ’93P

Michael J. Caruso ’67

James J. Duane, III ’73 ’04P ’06P ’06PG

Murray H. Goodman ’48 ’88H

William F. Hecht ’64 ’70G

Francis J. Ingrassia ’75 ’16P

Jane P. Jamieson ’75

Douglas C. Lane ’67

Paul N. Leitner ’76

Eugene Mercy, Jr. ’59 ’98H

Philip R. Peller ’60

Joseph R. Perella ’64 ’06H

Edwin F. Scheetz, Jr. ’54

Brad E. Scheler ’74 ’05P ’08P ’09PG

Dennis E. Singleton ’66

Daniel E. Smith, Jr. ’71 ’14H

Karen L. Stuckey ’75 ’10P

James B. Swenson ’59

James R. Tanenbaum ’70 ’13H

Ralph Albert Thomas ’76  ’77G  ’16P

R. Charles Tschampion, III ’67 ’68G

Ronald J. Ulrich ’67 ’05H ’98P ’99P

Robert L. Brown III '78

Honorary Trustees

Lee A. Iacocca ’45 ’69H*

Warren V. Musser ’49*

Robert E. Zoellner '54*

Victoria Zoellner

*Deceased

Ex Officio

President Joseph J. Helble '82, President