In January, the Hobart and William Smith Board of Trustees will meet for a second time this year to start off the new semester. This academic year, the board welcomed five new board members – dedicated friends, alums and parents, who continue to nurture and contribute to the excellence and growth of the Colleges.
Joining the returning members of the board are newly elected appointees including William Green ’83, Megan Massey P’12, P’15, Daniel L. Rosensweig ’83, Craig Stine ’81 and Anita Penny Weeks ’81. Long-standing board members, Richard Miller and Jane Napier P’89, will now serve as honorary trustees.
William Green ’83 has 26 years of experience in real estate and real estate finance. Green co-founded Tannery Brook Partners, LLC, which he recently sold to Cortview Capital to form a new commercial real estate platform to enhance Cortview’s product and service offerings.
Prior to his work with Tannery Brook Partners, Green served as managing director of Starwood Capital, and as managing director, global head of real estate capital markets for Wachovia Securities. Before his time at Wachovia, Green worked at Banc of America Securities, LLC. Green has also spent time serving at a number of private and public firms in the greater New York area.
In 2005 and 2006, Commercial Property News named Green “Financier of the Year.” Green also serves on the board of directors of BGKG, LLC and is on the editorial advisory board of Real Estate Forum. Green earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Hobart College, and received his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He also holds NASD Series 7, Series 24 and NASAA Series 63 licenses.
Megan Massey P ’12, P’15 currently works in production at the Directors Guild of America. She has been involved in such shows as “One Life to Live” and “Loving.” Massey has served on the Delbarton School Board in various capacities and has organized a number of important fundraising campaigns. She is a Cancer Hope Network committee member. Massey is also an active member within her community of Bernardsville, N.J., where she is involved in a variety of community service projects and fundraisers.
Daniel L. Rosensweig ’83 is chief executive officer and president of Chegg, an online textbook rental service. Prior to joining Chegg, Rosensweig was president and chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard’s Guitar Hero franchise. His professional life has been focused in media communications and Internet industries, including roles as chief operating officer of Yahoo!, president of CNET, and chief executive officer of ZDNET. In addition to his significant career, Rosensweig participates on the Advisory Board of the non-profit DonorsChoose.org and is former co-chair of the ONE Campaign to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty.
In 2008, he dedicated the Rosensweig Learning Commons at HWS. Located on the first floor of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, The Rosensweig Learning Commons has revolutionized the ways in which students and faculty members interact with one another and with information. He addressed the campus during the President’s Forum Speaker series this past spring. Throughout his career, Rosensweig has created internship opportunities for HWS students to work directly with him and offered them job opportunities following graduation.
During his time as a Hobart student, Rosensweig was a political science major, a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, and studied abroad in London.
Craig Stine ’81 has nearly 20 years of experience as an investment banker. Currently, Stine is co-head of investment banking for Citadel Securities. Prior to joining Citadel in 2009, Stine spent nearly 18 years with Citi (legacy Salomon Brothers), most recently as co-head of the North American Financial Institutions Group and head of Diversified Financials & Banks. He began his career with PNC Financial Group in Philadelphia.
Stine has returned to campus numerous times for Professionals in Residence lectures and to participate in the Salisbury Center for Career Services’ Wall Street Experience, giving students an insider look at the financial industry. Stine also recently endowed a scholarship fund in economics, featuring an award granted to a Hobart or William Smith economics student in his or her third year with a GPA of 3.5 or higher that will help fund the cost of tuition, room and board.
Stine, a brother of the Sigma Chi fraternity, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hobart, and went on to earn an MBA from Temple University.
Anita Penny Weeks ’81, P’15 is senior vice president for Northern Trust Company, where she is an integral member of Northern’s wealth management team in Boston. Prior to her work with Northern Trust, she served as vice president and private client lending specialist in Boston at Smith Barney, a division of Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
Weeks is a member of the board of trustees and alumni board co-president at Miss Porter’s School, a member of the board of overseers at the St. Marguerite d’Youville Foundation, and a founding member of the Arlington Women’s Investment Club. In 1987, she completed the general banking program at New England School of Banking, and completed the Certified Financial Planners Curriculum at Boston University. Weeks also received a certificate of special studies in administration and management from Harvard.
At William Smith, Weeks earned a bachelor’s degree in English and art. She received the William Smith Congress Award in 1981, and was a member of Hai Timiai. She was also involved in softball, Women’s Coalition and the Alcohol Awareness Committee. Weeks has been an active member of the HWS Club of Boston, having served as social director and treasurer. She also served as a council officer from 1986-87.
Richard P. Miller Jr. is currently the 20th mayor of Oneonta, N.Y. Before becoming mayor, Miller served as the ninth president of Hartwick College. He has also acted as vice chancellor and chief operating officer of the State University of New York, and as vice president and senior counsel to the president of the University of Rochester, and later as the university’s senior vice president and chief operating officer.
Miller has served as a trustee at HWS since 2001. He was also president and chief executive officer of Case-Hoyt. He graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in sociology, after which, he served in the U.S. Army, returning to civilian life in 1967 as a decorated Vietnam veteran.
Jane Napier P’89 has been a member of the HWS Board of Trustees for more than a decade. An integral part of Campaign for the Colleges, Napier has provided strategic guidance throughout the length of the campaign. With her late husband William J. Napier ’57, she created the Napier Leadership Seminar, which provided mentorship and life skills development for countless Hobart athletes. Napier also created the William ’57 and Jane Napier Scholarship to provide deserving students with financial aid.
Napier has served on the board of trustees for many institutions including St. Bernard’s School of Theology and St. John Fisher College, as well as on the board of directors for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and the American Red Cross, Rochester Chapter. She has volunteered for many non-profit organizations within the Rochester community, including the United Way and the Norman Howard School.