Education: B.S. Biology and German, Hampden-Sydney College
Professional background: I am a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch. I've been in the finance industry for over 21 years. I help publicly traded companies manage the equity compensation they provide their employees, and help mitigate the fiduciary liability companies incur managing retirement plans.
On which board committee(s) do you serve? I chair the Audit, Compliance, and Policy committee and serve on the Executive committee.
What was a highlight for you as a student at North Cross? That's tough. I was pretty happy in lower school, but I also enjoyed my senior year. What stands out for me are the friendships I still enjoy 38 years later.
What is one thing people may not know about you? I was born in Germany and lived in Kuwait and London. I was supposed to grow up in Scotland, but my parents decided to move to Roanoke instead. I could have been a professional golfer.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Spending time with my family at the beach, but I love golfing, fishing, skiing, and reading.
When you think about North Cross, what makes you proud to be part of the school community? As an alumnus, parent to three students, and a board member, I've seen nearly all sides of North Cross. I am most proud of the difference teachers and coaches make in student lives. Teachers like Hugh Meagher and coaches like Ed Dickenson (just to name two of many wonderful people) encouraged, nurtured, and inspired me to be more than I thought I could be.