Howard P. (“Pete”) Colhoun, CFA
Mr. Colhoun spent 20 years at T. Rowe Price Group and over that time was Director of Investment Research, Director of Mutual Funds, and President and Portfolio Manager of the New Era Fund. He founded Emerging Growth Partners- a unique, institutional partnership investing in both public and private small companies. He was a principal participant on Wall Street Week, a national Public Television program for 32 years. Today, he serves on nine boards, for both profit and non-profit companies, including the Harbor Mutual Funds, with $50 billion in assets. He is a senior investment advisor to the Gates Family of Colorado. He is a graduate of Princeton University, Harvard Business School, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Norway. He is a founder of a family foundation, and writes and lectures on the topic of philanthropy.
Ralph E. Stuart, Jr.
One of the founding partners of Wellington Management Company of Boston, Mr. Stuart is a 1956 graduate of Princeton University. Until his retirement in 1997, Mr. Stuart was responsible for overseeing Wellington’s investment process, which included the functions of research, economics, and trading. He developed the firm’s investment counseling service for individuals, and was an original director of the Wellington Trust Company, a fully integrated investment affiliate.
Laurie Thomsen serves as a director of the Travelers Companies and MFS Mutual Funds. From 2007 to 2010 she served as an executive partner at New Profit, Inc. where she had served on the board for the prior six years. Prior to that she was a co-founding general partner of Prism Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in healthcare and technology companies. Ms. Thomsen’s 20-year career in venture capital began at Harbourvest Partners in Boston where she was a general partner. She currently serves on the board of KickStart Intl., uAspire, and Lever. She served many years on the Williams College Board, Horizons for Homeless Children, and the Visiting Committee of the Williams College Museum of Art, and as an overseer at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Ms. Thomsen and her husband, Peter, live in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Gene Tremblay, CFA
As a partner and executive at the Wellington Management Company of Boston, Mr. Tremblay served as the firm’s Director of Research and Trading until his retirement in 2003. A CFA chartholder, Mr. Tremblay oversaw and directed Wellington’s fundamental, economic and quantitative research and trading processes. He is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Siri S. Marshall
Siri Marshall served as General Counsel of General Mills and Avon. She is a Harvard and Yale Law School graduate. She is a director of Ameriprise Financial Inc. and Equifax, Inc., and a trustee of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She is on the board of the Yale Center for the Study of Corporate Law and a distinguished advisor to the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Siri was a director of the American Arbitration Assoc., the Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and she served on the NYSE Legal Advisory Committee.
Mr. Dawkins is the principal and founder of Shining Star Capital and a Senior Advisor to Virtu Financial. He began his career at Lehman Brothers, ran for U.S. Senate for the state of New Jersey, worked at Bain and Company, became chairman and CEO of Primerica, and served at Citigroup in insurance, private banking, and global wealth management. A 1959 graduate of West Point, he served for 24 years in the U.S. Army. He led the 82nd Airborne Division and the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne, was promoted to brigadier general, taught at West Point, was a White House Fellow, and served as assistant to the deputy secretary of defense. Mr. Dawkins won the Heisman Trophy, was a Rhodes Scholar, studied at Oxford, and received a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.
Susan Read Cronin
Susan Read Cronin serves as a Director at MCM where she participates in client development, client relationship management, and in Manchester Capital’s strategic planning. She frequently attends board of advisors’ meetings and helps interview prospective employees and board members. Her efforts are focused at the Vermont office, but she also attends meetings in the New York and California offices depending on client or company needs. Susan graduated with a B.A. from Williams College. In her professional life, Susie is a bronze sculptor with galleries located around the country. She is involved with supporting non-profits and serves on the board of the Vermont Studio Center. In her spare time, she likes to knit, walk, sing, play guitar, write poetry, and travel with her husband Ted. She is the mother of two young men, Read and Wright, and grandmother to Teddy.
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