About

Board of Trustees

Meet Our Board

List of 27 items.

  • Alex MacCormick ’88

    Alex MacCormick ’88 is the founder of Center Lane, LLC, a consultancy focused on litigation in the generic pharmaceutical industry.  Based out of New York but often finding himself in Colorado, Alex serves as the President of the Holderness Alumni Association and sits on the Board Governance, Advancement, and Buildings & Grounds Committees.
  • Andrew Davis

    Andrew A. Davis is father of Weston ’18. He is the President of Davis Selected Advisers and investment manager for the Davis, Selected and Clipper mutual funds as well as numerous private and institutional accounts. He has served on the boards of his children’s schools for many years and on the boards and/or investment committees of Colby College (his alma mater) and Friends of Acadia, an environmental organization in Maine. He is the founder of the Davis New Mexico Scholarship, the largest private scholarship fund in the state of New Mexico, which provides four years of tuition, room and board, books, and travel funds to dedicated students who are the first in their families to attend college. He is a member of the Special Projects Committee of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as well as the Foundation Board of Trustees of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.  Andrew serves on the Buildings & Grounds, Intellectual Life, and Finance & Audit Committees.
  • Andrew Sawyer ’79

    Andrew Sawyer ’79 is the father of Morgan ’18 and Alden ’20.  Andrew received a B.A. in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Maine and an MBA from Pace University.  Andrew is currently the chief investment officer for the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS). Andrew chairs the Investment and Audit Committees in addition to serving on the School Life and Finance Committees.
  • Bob Cunha

    Bob Cunha is a managing director of Eaton Vance, as asset manager located in Boston. He is the father of Maggie ’16 and Charlie ’19. A graduate of Harvard College, Bob has previously served on the boards of Milton Academy, the Eliot School, the Points of Light Foundation, and numerous other organizations.  Bob serves as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance & Audit Committees and also serves on the Advancement and Board Governance & Nominating Committees.
  • Bob Hall

    Bob Hall is the father of Stepper ’13 and Henry ’16. As Board Chair, Bob brings with him 28 years of experience with Wall Street firms and has recently been assisting consumer companies through his fund, Andesite Holdings. Bob, a long–time education advocate, chairs the board of Teach for America in Philadelphia and is a member of the Philadelphia School Partnership.
  • Burgie Howard '82

    Burgie Howard ’82 is the Senior Associate Dean of Yale College, Associate Vice President of Student Life at Yale University. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Stanford University, Burgie has worked at Bowdoin College, Colgate University, Santa Clara University, Dartmouth College, and Northwestern University. Burgie serves on the Risk Management, School Life, and Intellectual Life Committees.
  • Carolyn Cullen '87

    Carolyn Cullen is both a graduate of the Class of 1987 and mother of Craig ’17. Ms. Cullen brings a wealth of non-profit and educational board experience to the Holderness School Board of Trustees.  Ms. Cullen currently chairs the Board Governance & Nominating Committee and serves on the Buildings & Grounds and Risk Management Committees.
  • Chris Davenport '89

    Chris Davenport ’89 is father to Stian ’19 and Topher ’21, and is widely regarded as one of the premier big mountain skiers in the world today. A two-time World Champion skier, Chris is a TV commentator for ESPN, ABC Sports, and Outside Television and is also an announcer for Olympic and World Cup events. Chris serves on the Board Governance & Nominating, School Life, and Advancement Committees.
  • Chris Keating '81

    Chris Keating ’81 is the Director of the New Hampshire Administrative Office of the Courts. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Maine Law School, Chris chairs the Risk Management Committee and serves on the Compensation and Finance & Audit Committees.
  • Gary Spiess

    Three of the four children of Gary Spiess - Jamie ’87, Ben ’89 and John ’94 – have graduated from Holderness. After retiring in 2004 as EVP and general counsel of FleetBoston Financial, Gary has been actively involved in non–profit and civic affairs, including board leadership positions in healthcare, children’s education about the justice system, and environmental and outdoor education. Gary chairs the Compensation Committee and serves on the Finance & Audit, Risk Management, and Intellectual Life Committees.
  • Harry Sheehy

    Harry Sheehy is currently the director of athletics at Dartmouth College and serves on the NCAA’s Championship Cabinet. Mr. Sheehy previously served as the director of athletics at Williams College from 2000–10 and prior to that he was the head men’s basketball coach at Williams from 1983–2000. Harry serves on the Board Governance and School Life Committees.
  • Katie Crumbo

    Katie Crumbo is mother to Charlie ’21.  A graduate of Phillips Academy Andover and University of Pennsylvania’s nursing program, Katie is a nurse practitioner at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. With a medical background and significant non-profit experience, Katie brings a wonderful skillset to the Holderness Board of Trustees. 
  • Kevin Mattingly

    Dr. Kevin Mattingly is a career educator focused on cognitive science and its relationship to teaching and learning. Kevin has worked at Lawrenceville School, Riverdale Country School, and Columbia University’s Teachers College. Kevin is a member of the Buildings & Grounds, Compensation, and Intellectual Life Committees.
  • Matt Storey

    Matt Storey is the father of Carter ’20 and serves as the Executive Director of Camp Dudley, the oldest continuously running boys camp in the United States. A graduate of St. Lawrence University, Matt brings significant experience in both non-profit management and adolescent support. Matt serves on the Advancement, Compensation, and School Life Committees.
  • Neale Attenborough

    Neale Attenborough, father of Kelley ’17, serves as an Operating Partner for Golden Gate Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm. Neale has previously served on the boards of both Pingree School and Brookwood School, where he was the Chair. Neale sits on the Finance Committee and Board Governance & Nominating Committee.
  • Nell Reynolds

    Nell Reynolds is the mother of Peter’18, Andrea ’20, and Emma ’22. She serves on the Board of Trustees at the Fay School in Southborough, MA.  Prior to her involvement with Fay, Nell served on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Nursery School, a cooperative preschool in Lincoln, MA.  She also worked for many years as a high school English teacher and coach. Nell graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall, from Dartmouth College with an AB in English and from SUNY Cortland with a Masters in English Education. Nell chairs the School Life Committee and serves on the Advancement and Board Governance & Nominating Committees.
  • Paul John Ferri

    Paul John Ferri is father to Caroline ’18 and Alexandra ’19 and is co-founder of Galena Associates LLC, which owns and operates Valvoline Instant Oil Changes across the mid-Atlantic. A graduate of Colgate University and New York University’s Stern School of Business, Paul John brings expertise in human resources and financial management. Paul John serves on the Finance, Compensation, and Risk Management Committees.
  • Peter Kimball ’72

    Peter Kimball ’72 is the Executive Director of Gift Planning at Harvard University and brings a wealth of advancement experience to our Board of Trustees.  A graduate of Dickinson College and Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business, Peter serves on the Advancement, Compensation, and Buildings & Grounds Committees.
  • Richard Vieira

    Richard Vieira, father of Abigail ’20, is currently the Vice Chairman–Technology of Stifel Financial, and is based in the investment bank in Boston.  Richard has previously served on the board of The Pike School. Richard serves on the Investment, Intellectual Life, and Finance & Audit Committees.
  • Rob Kinsley ’88

    Rob Kinsley ’88 is the father of Aidan ’19. Rob holds a B.A. from Colorado College and a Master’s of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania. Rob is the president of LSC Design, an architecture and engineering firm in downtown York, PA, and jointly manages the Kinsley family of construction and real estate development companies. Rob serves on the Buildings & Grounds and Intellectual Life Committees.
  • Rt. Rev. A. Rob Hirschfeld, Bishop of New Hampshire

    The Rt. Rev. Rob Hirschfeld is the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire and serves as the ex-officio President of the Board of Trustees. Bishop Hirschfeld holds a BA from Dartmouth College and Master and Doctor of Divinity degrees from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. The Bishop serves on the Intellectual Life and School Life Committees.
  • Sandeep Alva

    Sandeep Alva is the managing partner of Falcon Investment Advisors, LLC. Mr. Alva is father of Harrison ’15.  He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bombay University and an MBA from Cornell University. Mr. Alva serves on the Advancement and Investment Committees. 
  • Sander Van Otterloo ’94

    Sander van Otterloo ‘94 is Director of Secondary School Counseling at Shore Country Day School, where he has taught for fifteen years. Most recently, Sander was named the school’s director of outplacement counseling. Sander is the chair of the Intellectual Life Committee and serves on the Building & Grounds Committee.
  • Sue MacGrath

    Sue MacGrath is mother of Lolo ’18. An active member in the Bozeman, Montana community, Sue is a graduate of Trinity College and holds a law degree from Lewis & Clark College. Sue serves on the Board Governance & Nominating, Intellectual Life, and School Life Committees.
  • Susie Hayes

    Susie Hayes is the mother of Annie ’15 and Jack ’18. Founder of Access Opportunity, a non-profit working to support talented low-income high school and college students, Susie is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Susie serves on the Advancement, Buildings & Grounds, and Compensation Committees.
  • Tom Phillips ’75

    Tom Phillips ’75 is the father of Cole ’11 and Garrett ’14. He is a managing director at Merrill Lynch, where his career has spanned 29 years. Tom chairs the Advancement and External Relations Committee and serves on the Investment and Buildings & Grounds Committees.
  • Tracy McCoy Gillette ’89

    Tracy McCoy Gillette ’89 is mother to Lily ’19 and Wells ‘22. She serves on the Early Childhood Partners Board, the Vail Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Board, and on the Advisory Council for the Vail Youth Foundation. She represented the board as the Alumni Association President and now serves on the Advancement and School Life Committees.

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