[Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Fairfield University.]
The Board of Trustees of Fairfield University announces the appointment of William L. Atwell, P'08, as Chairman, and Frank J. Carroll, III '89, as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Atwell is Managing Director of Atwell Partners LLC, and has served on the Board since 2006. Mr. Carroll is Managing Director of Oaktree Capital Management, LP, and has also served on the Board since 2006.The appointments were made at Fairfield University’s Board of Trustees meeting held October 4, 2012.
Six new members were elected to the Board of Trustees of Fairfield University at the meeting. They are: Nancy A. Altobello ’80, Americas Vice Chair, People, at Ernst & Young LLP, and a returning board member; William A. McIntosh P’92, P’86, GP’13, a returning board member who retired after a long and distinguished career with Salomon Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney; Gavin O’Connor ’88, COO, Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs; Kelly Simon ’01, with KJ Investment and a Director of the SF Foundation; Marianne Dolan Weber P’16, Manager, Knickerbocker Group LLC; and James D. Wehr ’79, President, CEO, and Director of The Phoenix Companies. Each new member will serve a six-year term.
Nancy A. Altobello ’80
Nancy Altobello is Americas Vice Chair of People at Ernst & Young LLP. Prior to this role, she held multiple positions in the company, most recently serving as Managing Partner of Assurance & Advisory Business Services. Ms. Altobello has served on the boards of several civic and cultural organizations and previously served on Fairfield’s Board of Trustees. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Fairfield University in 1980. She and her husband, Joel, live in Greenwich, CT.
William A. McIntosh P’92, P’86, GP’13
William McIntosh spent a long and distinguished career with Salomon Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney, serving 20 years as Managing Director and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. He has served on numerous corporate, civic, and educational boards, and previously served on Fairfield’s Board of Trustees. After his retirement from Salomon Smith Barney, he taught Finance as an adjunct professor at Howard University. Mr. McIntosh earned his bachelor’s degree from Xavier University, and subsequently completed a law degree after his professional career. He is a parent of graduates of the Classes of 1986 and 1992, and a grandparent of a graduate of the Class of 2012 and a current member of the Class of 2014. He resides in Kenilworth, Illinois.
Gavin O’Connor ‘88
Gavin O’Connor is chief operating officer of the Investment Management Division (IMD) at Goldman Sachs. Previously, Mr. O’Connor was corporate controller of the firm. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 and was named managing director in 2001 and partner in 2006. Mr. O’Connor has served on the Dolan School of Business Advisory Board, and in 2011, he co-chaired the annual Fairfield Awards Dinner, which is the University’s signature annual fundraising event. Mr. O’Connor earned a BS in Accounting and Finance from Fairfield University in 1988 and an MBA from New York University in 1992. He and his wife, Marybeth (also a graduate of the Class of 1988), live in Washington Township, NJ, with their four children.
Kelly Simon ‘01
Kelly Simon has been involved with her family’s business, KJ Investment, and a Director of her family’s foundation, SF Foundation, since 2007. Previously, she worked for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. As a young alumna, Ms. Simon has supported Fairfield in a number of ways, including serving on her Reunion Giving Committee, as an Admissions College Fair Volunteer, and supporting alumni and Campaign receptions, including the recent “Meet Up” event in Chicago. She is the daughter of Sandi and the late Daniel Simon, former member of the Board of Trustees. Ms. Simon received her bachelor’s degree in Communication, with a minor in Italian Studies, from Fairfield University in 2001, and she currently lives in Chicago, IL.
Marianne Dolan Weber P’16
Marianne Dolan Weber is Manager, Knickerbocker Group LLC. She is also a Director of the Dolan Family Foundations and serves on the Board of Directors for three publicly traded corporations (Cablevision Systems Corporation, The Madison Square Garden Company and AMC Networks Inc). Ms. Dolan Weber and her family have long and deep ties to Fairfield University. She is a resident of Long Island and a proud parent of a member of Fairfield's Class of 2016.
James D. Wehr ‘79
Jim Wehr has been with The Phoenix Companies, a boutique life insurance and annuity company, since 1981, and is currently President, CEO, and Director. Previously, he held multiple senior investment positions in the company. In addition to his professional career, Mr. Wehr has served on multiple civic boards. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Fairfield University in 1979, followed by his MBA from the University of Connecticut in 1981. Mr. Wehr and his wife, Tammy, have three children, and live in South Windsor, CT.
The Board of Trustees of Fairfield University is a group of individuals empowered to act as a body to make policy and fiduciary decisions and to govern the affairs of the institution. The Board of Trustees is composed of members who are nominated because of their stature and influence in their community and their respective expertise. While Board members are not involved in the day-to-day operation of the University, they are responsible for seeing that the mission of the University and its goals and objectives are carried out in the operations of the institution.
Fairfield University is a Jesuit University, rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states, 47 foreign countries, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are enrolled in the University’s five schools. In the spirit of rigorous and sympathetic inquiry into all dimensions of human experience, Fairfield welcomes students from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and engage in open conversations. The University is located in the heart of a region where the future takes shape, on a stunning campus on the Connecticut coast just an hour from New York City.