Board of Trustees

  • Stathis Andris

    Stathis Andris is the Founder and Chairman of Venture Investment Associates and serves on the boards of several private equity funds. Prior to founding Venture in 1993, he spent 21 years at American Express, where he managed portfolios of short-term investments and government securities. He holds a B.S. from Northeastern, an M.S. from Columbia, and an M.B.A. from Wharton. He has been a Trustee since 2013.

  • Joan Bingham

    Joan Bingham is Executive Editor and Vice President of Grove/Atlantic Press. She has a Master’s degree in Modern European History from Georgetown. She has been a Trustee since 2008.

  • Andrew P. Bridges

    Andrew P. Bridges is a Partner at Fenwick & West LLP, specializing in Internet law and litigation. He holds a B.A. from Stanford, B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford, and a J.D. from Harvard. An alumnus of the School (Summer Session 1974, Regular Member 1977–78), he has been a Trustee since 2006.

  • Jane E. Buikstra

    Jane E. Buikstra is a Regents’ Professor of Anthropology and Founding Director of the Center for Bioarchaeological Research at Arizona State University. She is President of the Center for American Archaeology, and Past President of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, the American Anthropological Association and the Paleopathology Association. She is Inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Paleopathology and has published more than 20 books and 150 articles and has mentored more than 50 doctoral students. She holds a B.A. from DePauw University and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She has been a Trustee since 2007.

  • R. Nicholas (Nick) Burns

    R. Nicholas (Nick) Burns is the Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Formerly, he was U.S. Ambassador to Greece (1997–2001) and to NATO (2001–2005), and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2005–2008). He holds a B.A. from Boston College, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Relations, and twelve honorary degrees. A Gennadeion Overseer since 2010, he became a Trustee of the School in 2016.

  • Jonathan Z. Cohen

    Jonathan Z. Cohen is President and CEO of Resource America, Inc. and Resource Capital Corp. He is also Executive Chairman of the Board of Atlas Energy, L.P., Chairman of the Executive Committee of Atlas Pipeline Holdings, L.P., and a trustee of Lincoln Center Theater. He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from American University. He has been a Trustee since 2009.

  • Henry P. Davis

    Henry P. Davis (Treasurer) is a Partner at Select Equity Group, L.P. Until 2016, he was President of Arden Asset Management, which created and managed portfolios of hedge funds for institutional and individual clients. He holds a B.A. from Cornell and a J.D. from Yale. He has been a Trustee since 2002, and Treasurer since 2003.

  • Jack L. Davis

    Jack L. Davis is the Carl W. Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati, and co-director of the Cincinnati excavations at the Palace of Nestor in Pylos. He holds a B.A. from the University of Akron and a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. An alumnus of the School (Regular Member 1974–75, Associate Member 1975–76), he was Director of the School from 2007–2012, and since 2012 has been a Trustee of the School and Overseer of the Gennadius Library.

  • Constantine M. (Dean) Dakolias

    Constantine M. (Dean) Dakolias is Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Credit Funds at Fortress Investment Group. He is a trustee of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and a member of the Executive Committee of The Hellenic Initiative, a non-profit group focused on crisis relief and job creation in Greece. He holds a B.S. from Columbia. He has been a Trustee since 2016.

  • Robert J. (Bob) Desnick

    Robert J. (Bob) Desnick is Dean for Genetics and Genomic Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, and Professor and Chairman Emeritus of its Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences. He has published nearly 500 peer-reviewed articles and over 235 invited chapters and reviews. He holds B.A., Ph.D., and M.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota. He has been a Trustee since 2016.

  • Paul D. Friedland

    Paul D. Friedland is a Partner at White & Case LLP, where he has been global head of the International Arbitration practice group since 2002. He holds a B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from Columbia. An alumnus of the School (Regular Member 1976–77), he has been a Trustee since 2007.

  • Elizabeth R. (Betsy) Gebhard

    Elizabeth R. (Betsy) Gebhard is Professor Emerita of Classics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Director of the University of Chicago Isthmia Excavations and Editor of the Isthmia monographs. Her special interest lies in the architecture of the ancient theater. She has been an Honorary Fellow at Edinburgh University since 2002. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She has been a Trustee since 1978.

  • Jonathan H. (Jon) Kagan

    Jonathan H. (Jon) Kagan has been the Managing Principal at Corporate Partners, LLC since 2006. Before that, he was a General Partner at Lazard Freres & Co. He holds an A.B. from Harvard and M.A. and D. Litt. degrees from Oxford. An alumnus of the School (Summer Session 1976), he has been a Trustee since 2013.

  • Mary R. Lefkowitz

    Mary R. Lefkowitz is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities Emerita at Wellesley College. Best known to non-Classicists for her book, Not Out of Africa (1996), she is the author of books and articles about ancient Greek literature and culture, including most recently, Euripides and the Gods, and co-editor of The Greek Plays and Women’s Life in Greece and Rome, Ed. 4. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley and a Ph.D. from Radcliffe College, plus honorary degrees from Trinity College, Grinnell College, and the University of Patras, and is a recipient of a National Humanities Medal. An alumna of the School (Summer Session 1955), she has been a Trustee since 2004.

  • William T. (Rob) Loomis

    William T. (Rob) Loomis (Secretary and Acting President) has been a Partner in Loomis Associates, a family business, since 1999. Before that, he was a trusts and estates lawyer at Ropes & Gray, and later he taught Greek, Latin and Ancient History at Union College and the University of Michigan. He has published two books and a number of articles on topics in Greek and Roman History, Law, Economics, Epigraphy, Numismatics, and Textual Criticism. He holds A.B., J.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard. An alumnus of the School (Summer Session 1965, Regular Member 1967–68, Associate Member 1988–90), he has been a Trustee since 1975, Secretary since 1979, and Acting President since 2015, when he also became an ex officio Overseer of the Gennadius Library.

  • J. Robert (Bob) Maguire

    J. Robert (Bob) Maguire is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group LP and Carlyle International Energy Partners LP, where he specializes in oil and gas investments in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Previously, he was a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners LP and at Basin Capital Partners, and before that he was an investment banker in the Energy Group of Morgan Stanley. He holds an A.B. from Princeton, an M.A. from Oxford, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. An alumnus of the School (Summer Session 1975), he has been a Trustee since 2004.

  • Arianna Packard Martell

    Arianna Packard Martell is an independent scholar and art historian specializing in Renaissance and Baroque Italian art. She is currently working on a book about Ludovico Ludovisi’s patronage of Bernini. A trustee of the Packard Humanities Institute and a former trustee of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, she holds an A.B. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from Columbia. She has been a Trustee since 2016.

  • Jacqueline C. (Jackie) McCabe

    Jacqueline C. (Jackie) McCabe has been Deputy Director of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation (a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization) since 2011. Before that she was Vice President and Associate General Counsel in the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. An Overseer of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, she holds an A.B. from Princeton and a J.D. from Harvard. She has been a Trustee since 2016.

  • Robert A. (Bob) McCabe

    Robert A. (Bob) McCabe (President, on leave) began a career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers, where he became a Partner, and later he formed his own company, Pilot Capital Corporation. His photographs of Greece, taken as early as the 1950s, have been exhibited in galleries around the world, and published in a number of distinguished books, including Greece: Images of an Enchanted Land 1954–1965 and Mycenae 1954: High Noon. He holds an A.B. from Princeton and an M.B.A. from Harvard. He became a Trustee in 1969, and has been President of the Board and an ex officio Overseer of the Gennadius Library since 2010.

  • James R. (Jim) McCredie

    James R. (Jim) McCredie (President Emeritus) is Director Emeritus and Sherman Fairchild Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and Director Emeritus of the Samothrace Excavations. An alumnus of the School (Regular Member, 1958–59, Associate Member 1961–62, 1965–66), he later served as Director of the School (1969–77) and Chairman of the Managing Committee (1980–90). He holds A.B. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard. He has been a Trustee since 1990 and served as President of the Board from 2001 to 2010.

  • Theo Melas-Kyriazi

    Theo Melas-Kyriazi is Chief Financial Officer of Levitronix Technologies LLC. Previously, he held various positions at Thermo Electron Corporation (now Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.) including Treasurer, VP of Corporate Strategy, and Chief Financial Officer. He holds A.B. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard. He has been a Trustee since 2014.

  • Nassos Michas

    Nassos Michas is Chairman of Juniper Public Fund Advisory Board, L.P. and Newton Capital Partners, L.P., and President of Masons Island LLC. Previously, he was President and CEO of Robeco USA Inc. and held a number of senior management positions at Merrill Lynch, including Chairman of Merrill Lynch Banks. He holds a B.S. from the University of Utah, an M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Harvard. A Gennadeion Overseer since 1997 (Vice Chairman since 2007), he has been a Trustee of the School since 2010.

  • Sebastien Missoffe

    Sebastien Missoffe is YouTube’s Vice President, overseeing Global Operations since January 2015. He joined Google in March 2006 and served in different functions. Most recently, he led the Small & Medium Business advertising sales team for the Americas (2013–14) and the Video & Mobile strategy globally for Small & Medium Business (2011–12). Prior to Google, Sebastien Missoffe spent 9 years with L’Oreal in sales and marketing positions for the Lancome brand. Sebastien Missoffe grew up in Paris and has dual French/Swiss citizenships. He has worked in 7 countries and speaks 5 languages. A graduate of the European Business School with an M.B.A. from INSEAD, he has been a Trustee since 2014.

  • Jenifer Neils

    Jenifer Neils (Ex Officio) is the Elise B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts at Case Western Reserve University. She has published a dozen books and more than 70 articles on Ancient Greek Art, Archaeology, and Society. In July 2017, she will become Director of the School. She holds a B.A. from Bryn Mawr, an M.A. from Sydney University, and M.F.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton. An alumna of the School (Summer Session 1970), since 2012 she has been Chair of the Managing Committee, and an ex officio Trustee of the School and Overseer of the Gennadius Library.

  • Hunter R. Rawlings III

    Hunter R. Rawlings III is (for the second time) interim President of Cornell University, where he served as President from 1995 to 2003 and where he is also Professor Emeritus of Classics. From 2011 to 2016, he was President of the Association of American Universities. He holds a B.A. from Haverford College and a Ph.D. from Princeton. He has been a Trustee since 2003.

  • William A. (Bill) Slaughter

    William A. (Bill) Slaughter is a Partner at Ballard Spahr, LLP in Philadelphia. Formerly Chair of the Litigation Department at the firm, he now serves as its General Counsel. He has been a Managing Director of the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation since 1985. He holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Yale. He has been a Trustee since 1993.

  • Phaedon Tamvakakis

    Phaedon Tamvakakis is Vice Chairman of Alpha Trust Mutual Fund and Alternative Investment Fund Management, which he co-founded in 1987. He is the author of seven books of prose (his latest book was awarded the Academy of Athens Best Novelette 2015 prize), and has translated English literature into Greek extensively (including the opus of John Fowles). He studied at the American College of Greece and the University of Exeter, where he received an M.A. A Gennadeion Overseer since 2008 (Secretary-Treasurer since 2010), he has been a Trustee of the School since 2010.

  • Judith Ogden Thomson

    Judith Ogden Thomson has served the Governor of Massachusetts as Special Assistant; the Office of the President of Boston University; and at Columbia University Law School as Executive Director of the Program in Chinese Legal Studies. She has also been a trustee on the Boards of the Asia Society, the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian; Boston University, the South African Legal Services Center; as Chairman and President of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, the Chair of the American Friends of the British Museum and the Visiting Committee, Asian Department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She holds an A.B. from Radcliffe. She has been a Trustee since 1999.

  • Alexander E. (Alex ) Zagoreos

    Alexander E. (Alex ) Zagoreos (Chairman) is a retired partner of Lazards, where he worked for 40 years. He is currently chairman of a number of listed investment companies, and lives in upstate New York where he manages a beef farm. He holds B.A., M.B.A., and M.I.A. degrees from Columbia. A Gennadion Overseer since 2000 (Chairman since 2010) he became a Trustee of the School in 2010 and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2016.

Emeritus Trustees

Notable Past Trustees

(with dates of service in parentheses)
  • Joseph Alsop

    (1965–1985), Journalist and Newspaper Columnist

  • John D. Biggers

    (1959–1970), CEO of Libbey-Owens Ford Glass

  • John Nicholas Brown

    (1930–1979), Philanthropist, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Commodore of the New York Yacht Club

  • Ward M. Canaday

    (1937–1976), CEO of Willys-Overland Corporation (“Father of the Jeep”); President (1949–1964) and Chairman (1964–1971) of the Trustees

  • Edward Capps

    (1918–1950), Professor of Classics at Princeton, U.S. Minister to Greece (1920–1921), Chairman of the School’s Managing Committee (1918–1939)

  • Frederick C. Crawford

    (1957–1994), CEO of TRW Corporation; President (1964–1971) and Chairman (1971–1976) of the Trustees

  • Arthur Vining Davis

    (1939–1962), Founder and CEO, Aluminum Corporation of America (Alcoa); Donor of the Davis Wing of the School’s Library

  • Thomas S. Lamont

    (1959–1967), Vice Chairman, Morgan Guaranty Trust Company

  • Thomas W. Lamont

    (1931–1948), Senior Partner, J.P. Morgan & Co.

  • James Loeb

    (1909–1939), Partner, Kuhn, Loeb & Co.; Founder, Loeb Classical Library; Donor of the School’s Loeb Excavation Fund

  • William Caleb Loring

    (1911–1930), Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts; President of the Trustees (1911–1928)

  • Lincoln MacVeagh

    (1941–1972), U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Iceland, South Africa, Portugal, and Spain

  • John J. McCloy

    (1954–1983), Wall Street Lawyer; President of the World Bank; Chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank; U.S. High Commissioner to Germany; Treasurer (1955–1980) of the School

  • Charles Eliot Norton

    (1886–1908), Professor of Art History at Harvard; Founder of the Archaeological Institute of America; President of the Trustees (1891–1908)

  • Thomas A. Pappas

    (1969–1981), Businessman; Founder of Esso Pappas; U.S. Ambassador to Greece

  • Ralph T. Reed

    (1959–1968), CEO of American Express

  • Spyros Skouras

    (1947–1971), President and CEO, Twentieth Century Fox

  • Doreen Canaday Spitzer

    (1978–1996), Philanthropist, Donor of Canaday House; President of the Trustees (1983–1988)

  • Homer A. Thompson

    (1968–1987), Professor, Institute for Advanced Study; Director, Agora Excavations

  • Arthur K. Watson

    (1963–1971), President, IBM World Trade Corporation; U.S. Ambassador to France

  • Edwin S. Webster

    (1926–1950), Co-Founder, Stone & Webster; President of the Trustees (1941–1947)

  • Elizabeth A. Whitehead

    (1971–1983), Philanthropist; President of the Trustees (1976–1983)