David Williams '78 P’30, Former Trustee
Senior Vice President, Multinational Chief Underwriting Officer at Liberty Mutual Insurance
The last two years have taught us that we need to be prepared for a rapidly changing world. Innovation is essential to keeping pace with the changing nature of supply and demand in the new era the world is moving towards.
Darin Vest '86, Trustee
Head of Global Real Estate at Estée Lauder Companies
Having a novel idea, and growing that idea into a successful operating company is the purest expression of creativity in business and likely the most difficult achievement.
Katie Ellias '96
Managing Director at JDRF T1D Fund
As an early stage medical device and life science venture capital investor for more than a decade, I am passionate about supporting entrepreneurs on their journey to developing new businesses and technologies to serve the unmet needs of the community. I love coaching, working with start-ups, and innovators to help them flesh out their ideas and make them successful.
Laurel Valchuis '02
2022 Young Alumna Distinguished Award Recipient
Owner/Operator at al FreshCo
My business has helped me support and interact with my community in the ways that fully reflect my values. Innovation through business can be an important way to do this -- creating a society in which you’re proud to be a part.
Nick Taylor '08
Co-Founder and Head Blender at Found North Whisky
When starting and growing a business you must learn new things and constantly improve to survive. A pitch competition is fun and exciting because you can only get better at the things you are willing to receive feedback on.
Upper School Science Faculty
My love of science stems from its focus on questions that deepen our knowledge, generate new understandings, and solve problems. That is essentially what I try to impart to my students.