New trustees to affix Cornell board


At its Might 27 assembly, the Cornell Board of Trustees elected eight new members to four-year phrases: Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D. ’94; Richard S. Emmet II ’94; Kevin J. Jacobs ’94; Robert Jain ’92; Kevin P.B. Johnson ’88; Eric Kutcher ’96, M.Eng, ’97; Gilda Perez-Alvarado ’02; and Hernan J.F. Saenz, MBA ’98, M.I.L.R. ’98.

They be part of latest alumni-elected trustees Deborah J. Arrindell ’79 and Kimberly Nicole Dowdell ’06, who additionally will serve four-year phrases. All newly elected trustees’ phrases start July 1.

Additionally on the Might 27 assembly, 5 present trustees had been reelected to four-year phrases: Kraig H. Kayser, MBA ’84; William Ooi Lee Lim ’80, MAR ’82; Bruce S. Raynor ’72; Aryan Shayegani ’88, M.D. ’92; Bradley H. Stone ’77. Kayser will succeed Robert S. Harrison ’76 as board chair, efficient July 1.

They be part of just lately elected trustees David R. Lee (faculty-elected, four-year time period) and Hei Hei Depew (employee-elected, two-year time period).

Ellison is a director at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, an mental property (IP) specialty legislation agency devoted to the safety, switch and enforcement of IP rights. Ellison lectures regularly on subjects similar to post-grant proceedings; mental property technique and administration; and variety, fairness and inclusion. Ellison is a member of Sterne Kessler’s government and compensation committees. She beforehand served on the board of administrators for Turning Level Academy Public Constitution College in Maryland.

Emmet is a managing director at Jane Road Capital, a New York Metropolis buying and selling agency. He’s a member of the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S) Advisory Council and faculty marketing campaign co-chair. He was beforehand a member of the A&S Advert Hoc Marketing campaign Planning Committee and the Class of 1994 reunion committees. At Cornell, Emmet was captain of the soccer group, president of the Delta Upsilon fraternity and a member of the Sphinx Head Society.

Jacobs is chief monetary officer and president of world improvement for Hilton Worldwide, main the corporate’s finance, actual property, improvement, and structure and development capabilities globally. Jacobs joined the corporate in 2008. He’s a member of the board of administrators of Omega Healthcare Traders, and serves on the board of administrators of Goodwill of Higher Washington. Jacobs is a member of the Cornell College Council and the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan College of Resort Administration Dean’s Advisory Board.

Jain is co-chief funding officer at Millennium Administration LLC, and is founder and chairman of the Jain Household Institute (JFI), a nonprofit analysis group devoted to addressing urgent social points within the areas of upper schooling finance, assured earnings, and digital ethics and governance. JFI was a key accomplice in growing the Scholar Freedom Initiative, which offers various increased schooling financing at traditionally Black schools and universities. Jain has served on the A&S Advisory Council since 2015.

Johnson is a accomplice and IP trial lawyer at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, the place he represents a variety of purchasers. He’s a member of the Division of Electrical and Laptop Engineering Advisory Council; the School of Engineering Advisory Council; and the Engineering Marketing campaign Govt Committee. Johnson and his spouse, Melinda, have been key supporters of the School of Engineering’s Bridges Students Program, which goals to extend the variety of underrepresented college students in STEM.

Kutcher is a senior accomplice and chief monetary officer at McKinsey & Firm, the place he additionally serves on the agency’s shareholders’ council. He has additionally served as world chief of the agency’s expertise, media and telecommunications apply. In 2021, Kutcher joined the invitation-only CNBC CFO Council; he’s additionally a member of the Silicon Valley Management Group board. Kutcher served on the tenth Reunion Marketing campaign Main Items Committee, and as Class of 1996 membership chair from 2006-11.

Perez-Alvarado is the worldwide chief government officer of JLL Accommodations & Hospitality, the place she additionally leads the group’s International Resort Desk, a specialised group of cross-border funding gross sales professionals based mostly within the Center East, Asia Pacific, the Americas and Europe. Perez-Alvarado is a member of the Nolan Resort College Dean’s Advisory Board. In 2021, she was featured within the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Sequence and Ye Hosts Honor Society.

Saenz is a accomplice at Bain & Firm, the place he leads the agency’s world efficiency enchancment apply. He additionally serves on its Range, Fairness and Inclusion Council, and is the founding father of Latinos at Bain, an affinity community centered on recruitment, improvement and retention of prime Latino enterprise expertise. Saenz serves on the management council of the Cornell SC Johnson School of Enterprise, and is a visiting senior lecturer within the Division of Administration and Organizations.

Lee is a professor within the Charles H. Dyson College of Utilized Economics and Administration (SC Johnson) and the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He served as provost’s fellow within the Workplace of the Vice Provost for Worldwide Affairs from 2014-18. His analysis focuses on the interface between financial improvement, agriculture and the surroundings. Lee has served as a visiting economist within the Meals and Agricultural Group of the United Nations (Rome); within the chief economist’s workplace of the U.S. Company for Worldwide Growth; and within the Financial Analysis Service of the U.S. Division of Agriculture.

Depew is a monetary compliance analyst in Cornell’s Division of Monetary Affairs with greater than 14 years of expertise working in varied finance roles. Beforehand she labored in New York Metropolis in world e-commerce and world experiential advertising. She has spent the previous 5 years volunteering on the Worker Meeting, and has served as each vice chair and chair. After Cornell shifted to distant work in March of 2020 as a result of pandemic, Depew performed a job in moderating employees boards in partnership with senior management.



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