Present & Recent Directorships

  • The Frick Collection Trustee (since 2015); Chair (since 2017)
  • The Metropolitan Opera Managing Director (since 2015)
  • Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly Director (since 2016)
  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation Trustee (since 2011)
  • Master Drawings Association Director (since 2010)

  • Smith College Trustee (2003-2016); Chair (2012-2016)
  • Glimmerglass Opera Trustee (2003-2011); Chair (2007-2011); Life Trustee (since 2012)

  • Committee of 200 (a business women’s organization) (since 1987)

Business Experience

1972-1988

LEHMAN BROTHERS, New York, NY
Managing Director and Co-Head, Merchandising Group (1985-88); Prior Positions: Senior Vice President and Vice President
in Mergers and Acquisitions Department (1979-85); Vice President in International Department located in Paris and London (1975-79);
Associate in Corporate Finance Department

1988-2000

PAINEWEBBER INCORPORATED, New York, NY
Managing Director, Head of Retailing Industry Group

2000-2003

BEAR, STEARNS & CO., INC., New York, NY
Consultant, Retailing and Apparel Group (2002-2003)
Prior position: Senior Managing Director, Retailing and Apparel Group (2000-02)

Education

1965-1969

SMITH COLLEGE, Northampton, MA
Received Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude; Majored in Economics. Spent junior year at the Institut d'Hautes Etudes
Internationales, University of Geneva, Switzerland

1970-1972

HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, Boston, MA
Received degree of Master in Business Administration

Past Appointments

  • Harvard Business School Board of Dean's Advisors (1998-2003)
  • Harvard Business School Overseers' Visiting Committee (1991-1997)
  • Harvard Business School Executive Council (1974-1978)
  • Board of Overseers: Fletcher School at Tufts University (1990-1997)
  • Director of Birks Group Inc. (2002-2014)
  • Director of Retail Ventures, Inc. (2001-2011)
  • Director of Tween Brands, Inc. (2003-2009)
  • Director of Beall's, Inc. (1994-2008)
  • Director of Lillian Vernon Corporation (1997-2003)
  • Director of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (1994-2003)
  • Director of Gantos, Inc. (1992-2000)
  • Director of Pamida, Inc. (1990-1994)
  • Center for Women's Business Research Advisory Council (2002-2005)
  • Association of Governing Boards: Director (2012-14)

Languages

Speak, read and write French fluently

Personal

Born in 1947, married, two children