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Board of Trustees Profiles

QUOC TRAN, board chair

Quoc Tran is the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of TCM - Tran Capital Management. He led a management buyout of the firm in 2017. Quoc has over 20 years of investment management experience. Previously, he worked at Wallace R. Weitz & Co. and held various positions in portfolio management and research. Quoc spent five years at Goldman Sachs and Co. and left the company as Vice President and Director in the Equities Division.  

Quoc received his B.A. degree with high honors in Rhetoric from Bates College and his MBA in Finance and Competitive  Strategy at the University of Chicago, where he was also a Business Fellow. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bates College and serves on various committees, including the Bates College Investment Committee. In addition, Quoc serves on the Investment Committee Board of the Marin Community Foundation.

Quoc lives in Kentfield with his wife Denise, and daughters Ciara (Branson ‘21), Fiona (Branson ‘23), and Maeve.

steve ashley 

Steve Ashley is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. He works with entrepreneurs and private companies to manage issues surrounding initial public offerings and merger transactions. He has worked with over 75 IPO companies during his tenure. Steve helps formulate pre-liquidity strategies that may encompass tax and estate planning, as well as diversification strategies through 10b5-1 plans and hedging transactions.  Prior to Morgan Stanley, he worked for First Winthrop, a Boston-based real estate investment bank.

Steve is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. He works with entrepreneurs and private companies to manage issues surrounding initial public offerings and merger transactions. He has worked with over 75 IPO companies during his tenure. Steve helps formulate pre-liquidity strategies that may encompass tax and estate planning, as well as diversification strategies through 10b5-1 plans and hedging transactions.  Prior to Morgan Stanley, he worked for First Winthrop, a Boston-based real estate investment bank.

Steve grew up on a wheat and cattle ranch in eastern Oregon. Steve and his wife Julie continue to own and operate the ranch having added organic lavender and are currently developing alternative energy. He is a graduate of Oregon State University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1986. Steve is a former Trustee of the Bay Area Discovery Museum and the Olympic Club Foundation. He served as a co-chair for Town School for Boys Annual Giving and Building for Boys Capital Campaigns, as well as a member of the Katherine Delmar Burke’s investment committee.

Steve and his wife, Julie, live in San Francisco with their four children, Henry (Branson ‘18), Andrew (Branson ‘20), Isabelle (Branson ‘23) and William (Branson '23).RICH BOLLINI  '86

Rich Bollini is a Partner and Global Head of Tax at Farallon Capital Management. Prior to joining Farallon he was a certified public accountant with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche specializing in tax issues related to investment management and hedge fund industries. His experience includes exposure to a broad range of securities transactions and structural issues having both domestic and international tax consequences. He is a licensed California Certified Public Accountant.

Rich graduated from Branson in 1986, received his M.B.A. and his B.S. in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis. Rich and his wife, Cindy, live in San Anselmo and have two children - Rich (Branson '18) and Will (Branson '22).NANCY CONNERY 

The founding principal of Connery Consulting, Nancy Connery expresses her strategy succinctly, "I'm passionate about people." she says, and it's her passion for people that has fueled Connery Consulting's enormous success in helping to build many of the fastest growing technology companies in the history of the industry. Collaborating with entrepreneurs and senior executives to define their vision and build a strategic brand around talent acquisition, Nancy has helped companies including Airbnb, Dropbox, Instacart, Facebook, Medium, Twitter and Zendesk address the challenges of scaling and grow into vibrant and profitable companies. With personal attention to every project, Connery Consulting has become the premier human capital consulting practice, servicing the best of the best in technology. 

Nancy has held management and operations positions in the human resources field for more than 25 years. Beginning her career in search, Nancy partnered with Marc Benioff to build two key divisions at Oracle Corporation, including Oracle's Promise, the company's first philanthropic venture. As the fifth employee of salesforce.com, Nancy recruited and hired more than 650 employees, and developed and built the human resources infrastructure to support the company's remarkable growth. In 2007, after a stellar run as salesforce.com's founding Vice President of Human Resources, Nancy founded Connery Consulting. With the idea of helping entrepreneurs with all things related to people, Nancy designed Connery Consulting to deliver a holistic approach that includes talent acquisition, strategic total rewards planning, and executive coaching for employees ranging from first-time managers to C-level executives. 

Nancy is on the Board at Marin Primary & Middle School where she also chairs the development committee. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for Compass Family Services, a philanthropic organization devoted to breaking the cycle of homelessness in San Francisco. Nancy is devoted to her family – children Morgan (Branson ‘24) and Hailey – and enjoys global traveling, outdoor activities and olives in her beer. Her mentors include Marc Benioff and her father, Dr. John R Benfield, both of whom inspired her to give 110% to everything she does.  

scott crabill 

Scott Crabill is a Managing Partner at Thoma Bravo, a software focused private equity firm. He joined the firm in 2002 to help develop its investment strategy in the software industry. Scott is responsible for identifying and executing new deals, working closely with portfolio companies as an active board member, and helping to manage the firm. He was previously part of the investment team at Summit Partners, where he was involved in private equity investments in software and other technology businesses.  

Additionally, he is a board member of the CPMC Foundation, which is the capital raising arm of Sutter Health hospital in San Francisco.  Previously, he was a board member of SLS Preschool, Katherine Delmar Burke School and the SMART Program, which champions education equity by supporting students to overcome systemic barriers on their journey to a college degree. 

Scott earned a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  

Scott grew up in Ohio and lives in San Francisco with his wife Angela, daughter Karis (Branson ’25) and son Wade (7th grade at Cathedral School for Boys).

ROGER CRAWFORD 

Roger Crawford is the Equal Employment Director for the County of Marin.  In that role, he conducts and oversees investigations into alleged violations of the County’s equal employment policy.  Roger is also actively involved in helping the County develop and manage its EEO Plan and internal equity program to help ensure diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging exist within the County’s workplace.  Prior to joining the County, he worked as an employment attorney in San Francisco for the law firms Jackson Lewis and Liebert Cassidy Whitmore. 

Roger also serves on the Board of Directors for Community Action Marin (CAM), which is a local non-profit with a mandate to work to eliminate the causes and consequences of poverty in Marin County.  CAM programs include early childhood education, mental health, and financial empowerment.  His work on that Board includes chairing the Personnel and Equity subcommittee.

Roger is originally from Brooklyn, NY and he moved to the Bay Area in 2000 after graduating from Villanova University School of Law in Pennsylvania.  Roger received his B.A. in English from Connecticut College.  He and his wife, Veronica, live in Marin with their three children Katya (Branson ’23), Alex, and Clay.

JACK DALY

Jack Daly is a Partner at TPG Capital based in San Francisco, where he leads the platform’s investments in Industrials and Services.  Prior to joining TPG in 2016, Jack served as a Partner at Goldman Sachs & Co. as the Head of Industrials Private Equity in the Americas.  Prior to his seventeen years at Goldman Sachs, he spent six years on the faculty of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).  

Jack has served on a number of private and public company Boards of Directors and currently serves on the Boards of Transplace, CLEAResult and Newlight Technologies.  He also serves on the Board of the Navy SEAL Foundation. Jack received BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from CWRU and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jack and his wife Metka live in San Francisco with their three boys, Joseph (Branson ’20), James (Branson ‘22) and Luke (Branson ‘24).

JIM DIGNAN

Jim Dignan is a shareholder at Dodge & Cox and has worked there since 1999. Jim graduated with an A.B. from Columbia University in 1991, an M.A. in Economics from NYU in 1994, and an M.B.A from Northwestern in 1996. Prior to joining Dodge & Cox in 1999, he worked in portfolio management for Fannie Mae. Jim is a member of the Columbia University Board of Visitors and was on the board of Larkin Street Youth Services for approximately five years. He resides with his wife Grace and our four children in Tiburon including Emma (Branson ’22) and Lauren (Branson ’25).

JESSICA DURAN

Jessica Duran is a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of TSG Consumer. Prior to joining TSG, Jessica was a tax partner at Deloitte, serving clients in the investment management industry. She also spent five years at AMB, a publicly traded company with private capital funds. 

She currently serves as a board member and chair of the Finance Committee for Oasis For Girls, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco that delivers after-school programming to young women of color from under-resourced communities and is on the board of the College Preparatory School (CPS). She attended CPS for her freshman and sophomore year,  prior to relocating to Europe. She returned to the US in 1993 and attended Sonoma State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in California.

JOSH FISHER 

Josh Fisher is a Portfolio Manager for Asher Capital, a Citadel company, managing a $3 billion investment fund focused in healthcare and pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Citadel in 2018, Josh was a Managing Director at Redmile Capital, a healthcare-focused fund. Before that, he was a Portfolio Manager at PresPoint Capital, a fund he started in 2008, and built out the fund’s Healthcare and Technology sectors. He also served as a Healthcare Analyst at Pequot Capital Management from 2002-2006.

Josh has served on the Stiles Hall Board, a Berkeley not-for-profit organization, for more than 20 years and founded "Touchdown for Kids" in 1995, a program that supports under-represented, low income children. In addition, he has been on the Ross School Board for the past 7 years and is currently on UC Berkeley's CNR Advisory Board.

Josh holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and lives in Ross with his wife Kara and three kids, Gia (Branson ’22), BJ, and Elena (Branson '25)

STEVE FLETCHER '85 

Steve Fletcher is the CEO of Explorer, a firm which sponsors technology focused Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs).  Before Explorer, Steve was a Managing Director and a member of the Management Committee at GCA Advisors, a boutique investment bank that he helped start. Prior to GCA, Steve worked in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs for nine years, mostly in New York. He is on the Board of Directors of Lee Enterprises, one of the largest local news publishers in the U.S., and venture-backed AtVenu. Before joining Branson’s Board, Steve served as President of Branson’s Alumni Council for two years, including acting as the alumni representative on the Board.

He graduated from Branson in 1985, earned a BA in Economics from UCLA in 1989 and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994.  Steve lives in Kent Woodlands with his wife Debra, daughter Charlotte (Branson ’20), and son Will (Branson ’22).

ALEXANDER FRASER

Alexander Fraser has worked in finance and private equity for 25 years and currently runs a private equity firm based in San Francisco.  He received his BA from Colgate University (where he was a member of the men's swimming team) and his MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.  He is a board member at Mark Day School (completing 6yr term in June) and the Bay Area Discovery Museum (complete 6 year term) as well as over 20 private and public company boards.  Alexander and his wife, Wendy, live in Mill Valley with their three sons and puppy.

LUPE GALLEGOS-DIAZ 

Lupe Gallegos-Diaz teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of California, Berkeley and at San Francisco State University in Chicano/Latino Studies and the School of Social Work. Her areas of teaching include Chicano and Latino identities, mental health, Latinas and globalization, leadership empowerment, and fundraising. Throughout her academic pursuits, she has been committed to advising and advocating for issues that address educational and economic social justice, needs for Chicano Latino students, and communities of color.

Lupe has served in various leadership advisory roles for a number of national and local organizations, including: National Advisor of the Mexican Government Education, Consejera Consultiva del Institute de los Mexicanos en Exterior (CCIME), Chair of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, and the Administrative Coordinator for the National Mujeres Activas en Letra Y Cambio Social (MALCS).

In the Bay Area, Lupe has been a Commissioner of the Status of Women in San Mateo County, Treasurer of the Chicana Latina Foundation, Executive Director for the Chicano Latino Alumni Association, and the strategic director for the Center for Latino Policy Research. She was a commissioner for the Commission of Children, Youth and Recreation in the City of Berkeley and is currently the board chair to the Bay Area Hispanic Institute for Advancement, a child development center.

Lupe has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Santa Clara University, a Master’s in Social Work from UC Berkeley, a certificate in Philosophy from the Ethnic Studies Ph.D Department at Berkeley, and a certificate of fundraising from the University of San Francisco. She and her husband Jose live in Berkeley and are the parents of Nashielli (Branson ’18).

CELIA GOLDEN

Celia Golden is a physician who has worked as a Deputy Public Health Officer at the Marin County Department of Health and on emergency planning preparedness at the California Department of Public Health Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

Celia has served on the board of the Kentfield Schools Parent Teacher Association and the Kentfield Schools Foundation. She enjoys tutoring local elementary and middle school children with ESL needs.

After spending her childhood in the Dominican Republic, Celia moved to Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree from Rice University, her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University. She lives in Greenbrae with her husband Jeff and has two children, Adriana (Branson ’20) and Alexander (Branson ’24).

JT HERMAN 

JT Herman is a Managing Director and the Head of Mergers & Acquisitions within BTIG’s Investment Banking Group. Prior to BTIG, he was a Managing Director and Head of Industrials and Industrial Technology at GCA Advisors. Previously, JT was a Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he led the firm’s West Region Industrials division in San Francisco. Prior to his investment banking career, he was a Captain in the United States Air Force, where he worked on the B-2 Spirit, F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning development programs. 

JT earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, an MS in Engineering Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

JT enjoys spending free time with his wife Angela and their three children Sydney (Branson ’23), AJ (Branson ’25) and Jack. JT also serves as a governing trustee of the United States Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation.

LIZ HUME

Liz Hume has served as an attending physician at the San Francisco Free Clinic since 2005. From 2007-2008, Hume was a Health Sciences Clinical Instructor and Associate Professor Diplomate at the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Medicine.

KATIE HYDE '01 

Katie Hyde advised family offices, entrepreneurs and institutions as a private wealth advisor in San Francisco. Earlier in her career, Katie spent four years in New York advising clients on wealth management strategies and solutions. She joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in Los Angeles in 2005 and was named managing director in 2019. Katie serves on the Board of Trustees of the Bay Area Discovery Museum.KRISTIN KEEFfE 

Kristin Keeffe grew up primarily outside of Washington, DC and attended Princeton University, where she studied public policy with a focus on education. Between college and graduate school, Kristin spent a year in San Francisco and fell in love with the Bay Area. After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1997 and completing a federal clerkship, Kristin returned to the Bay Area and has called the West Coast home ever since.

Kristin practiced corporate and securities law at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for several years in both their Palo Alto and Seattle offices before landing in Marin where she transitioned to working directly with founders and start-ups.  

She served on the Mark Day School Board of Trustees for eight years and during that time she chaired the Diversity and Inclusivity Committee as well as the Strategic Planning Committee. She also served as the Branson Parents’ Association Chair for the 2019-2020 Branson school year.

Kristin and her husband Brian live in Novato with their three children, Miles (Branson ‘21), Ellis (Branson ‘22) and Finley (Branson ‘24).

SLOAN KLEIN 

Sloan Klein is a career and executive coach working with senior level professionals in investment management.  In addition to her private coaching business she also works with the Stanford Graduate School of Business coaching alumni in financial services.  Prior to coaching, Sloan was an executive recruiter in investment management for ten years and co-founded a search firm. She began her career in financial services in institutional sales at Lehman Brothers. When she graduated college, Sloan taught middle school in an inner-city school in Washington, D.C.

Sloan is an Honorary Director and former Board Chair of Compass Family Services, a nonprofit devoted to breaking the cycle of family homelessness in San Francisco.  In this role she helped Compass partner with Twitter to build the NeighborhoodNest, a computer learning lab in the Tenderloin. Sloan also served as a Trustee for Marin Primary & Middle School for nine years.

Sloan holds a BA in English, Cum Laude, from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia University. Sloan and her husband Rob live in Mill Valley and are the parents of Sophie (Branson ’19) and Jamie (Branson ’22).

courtney buie lipkin '07 

Courtney Buie Lipkin is a partner at Susa Ventures, a seed venture fund in San Francisco. At Susa she leads investments in early stage technology companies with a focus on enterprise software, insurance, logistics and supply chain, and climate technologies. As a partner at Susa she acts in an advisory capacity for several of their investments, meeting with CEOs monthly to support them as they hit milestones in preparation for a Series A fundraise. They typically set up official boards for portfolio companies at the time of a Series A financing at which point she becomes a board observer representing Susa. Courtney currently works with eleven companies in Susa’s portfolio in this capacity. Previously, she was a venture investor at First Round Capital. Courtney graduated from Branson in 2007. 

From Branson she went on to the University of Pennsylvania where she received a dual degree in International Relations and Chinese. Courtney then received a Masters in East Asian Studies at Stanford where her research focused on sustainability and urban planning policies in China. 

Courtney and her husband live in San Francisco, although they recently purchased a house in Ross and plan to live there in the future.

KEN MCNEELY 

Ken McNeely is President of AT&T West located in San Francisco, California. Ken leads AT&T Corp activities in the states of California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska, New Mexico, Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota—and a workforce of more than 50,000 employees.

Prior to this position, Ken held the position of President – AT&T California from 2005-2018.  He held the position of Vice President of Law and Government Affairs AT&T from 2000-2005 and joined AT&T in 1991 as a Senior Attorney specializing in Corporate Litigation. In 2013, Ken received the Black Business Association’s Top 100 African Americans in Technology Award; in 2014, the Vanguard Award from Equality California; and in 2017, the Luminary Award from Our Family Coalition. 

Ken serves as a board member for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Sutter Health.  He is a past board member of the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Ballet, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, California Chamber of Commerce and the Bay Area Council where he was Chair of the Education Committee.  Ken also served as a trustee at The San Francisco Day School from 2011-2018 where he also was Advancement Committee Chair and Endowment Campaign Chair.

Ken earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Howard University School of Law. He is married to Dr. Inder Dhillon, and they have two children. Kabir (Branson ’23) and Meera who is in 7th grade. 

HADLEY MULLIN '92 

Hadley Mullin is a proud alumna of the Branson School, Class of ’92.  She began her career at Bain & Company, a global strategy consulting firm, where she worked in the Boston, San Francisco, and Sydney offices. Following Bain, Hadley joined the private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners, where she is Senior Managing Director and Partner. She originates new investment opportunities, structures transactions, oversees existing firm investments, and helps set the overall strategy of the firm. TSG Consumer has approximately $9 billion in equity capital under management. 

Hadley is active in the Stanford community as a regular guest lecturer and as Vice Chairman of the Stanford Business School Trust. She also serves on the CPMC Women’s Auxiliary Board and several for-profit boards. Hadley received a BA in Government from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was an Arjay Miller Scholar. 

Hadley and her husband Dan Kalafatas live in Ross and are the proud parents of Avery, Drew, and Ellie.

ERIC PROSNITZ

Eric Prosnitz has worked as the CEO of Sports Basement since 1996. Prior to Sports Basement he worked at Bain and Company as a consultant. Eric is a past board member of the Hamlin School, JCC and is a current board member of the Boys and Girls Club and YMCA.

Eric earned his B.A. in Economics from Stanford University in 1988 and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994. He is a runner, swimmer, snowboarder and soccer player. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Courtney and their three children, Paulina (Branson ’18), Eliana (Branson ’20) and Alexa (Branson ’24). Shalu Saluja

Shalu Saluja is General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at E2 Consulting Engineers, a firm specializing in engineering, design, and large-scale program management services.  She has served on E2’s board of directors since 2012, and has also served on the board of AvanTech, an industrial water solutions provider, which was acquired by a private equity group in 2020. Prior to E2, Shalu practiced commercial litigation for several years at the San Francisco law firm Thelen LLP. 

Shalu’s involvement in non-profit organizations include her roles as a trustee, Board President and co-chair of the We Create Capital Campaign at Mark Day School. She currently serves as Board Chair of Heart to Heart Global Cardiac Care, an organization of cardiac specialists dedicated to developing self-sustaining adult and pediatric programs in areas of need around the world.

Shalu earned her BA from UC Berkeley and her JD from UC Berkeley School of Law. She is fluent in several languages, including Hindi, Italian and Spanish. Shalu and her husband Hersh live in Tiburon with their son Aria (Branson ’24).

Maya Langer Segal ‘92 

Maya Langer Segal is a third generation San Franciscan, a Branson alum, Class of ‘92, and an active volunteer in education, family services, and public interest. She holds a Bachelor of Science from UCLA and a Law Degree from University of San Francisco, where she discovered her passion for public advocacy. After law school, Maya led the Public Interest Law Program, working with Bay Area law students from Stanford to UC Davis’ King Hall, partnering them with legal service organizations throughout California.

Maya has served in numerous governance, fundraising and program development capacities for local non-profit organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for SMART, a comprehensive eight-year program that provides low-income students access to excellent educational opportunities as well as academic, social-emotional, and financial support, and the Advisory Council for the Bay Area chapter of Common Sense Media. She is a previous director of Compass Family Services, has raised funding for the California chapter of NARAL, aided in the founding of Princess Project, and has held numerous volunteer and leadership roles at Town School for Boys.

Maya lives in San Francisco with her husband Ned and their three children, Lucas (Branson ’22), Laney (Branson '25) and Ellis.

jessica spaly

Jessica Spaly is a portfolio manager and partner at Capital Research Global Investors (one of the Capital Group companies), investing primarily in large cap US equities.  Earlier in her career at Capital, she was an analyst covering retail and consumer companies.  Prior to Capital she worked at Morgan Stanley and Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts.

Jessica was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA where she graduated from the Mirman School and Harvard-Westlake School.  She earned an AB in economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

Jessica has previously served on the Board of the Hamlin School, serving as both Co-Vice Chair of the Board and chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee. She has also served on the Council for the Jamestown Community Center and on the Harvard College Fund’s West Coast Council. 

Jessica lives in San Francisco with her husband, Eric, and their three daughters, Audrey (Branson ’25), Lila (6th grade) and Eva (4th grade). 

Connie Treadwell ‘79 

Connie Treadwell founded her practice C A Treadwell Architecture in 1994 focusing primarily on residential projects. Prior to starting her practice, she worked in critically acclaimed offices in New York and San Francisco with stints in Paris and Zurich. She taught at CCAC (now California College of the Arts) for six years becoming an adjunct professor, and was a lecturer at UC Berkeley teaching and critiquing undergraduate architectural design studios. Her work has been published in various national and regional publications.

An active member of the local community, Connie has served on boards and committees such as the Ross Valley Nursery School Board; Marin Country Day School Master Planning Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, and Arts Advisory Council; and Lagunitas Club Board.

She received a BA in Architecture from Yale University and a MA from Columbia University, where she was awarded a William Kinne Fellows Traveling Fellowship.

Connie grew up in Ross and is a second-generation graduate of Branson and also a second-generation Trustee. Connie and her husband Eliot Lippman live in San Rafael with their daughters Lillie Lippman (Branson ’20) and Julia Lippman (Branson ‘22).

Greg Tusher '89 

Gregory Tusher is the Founder and Managing Partner of Greenstone Partners, a private investment partnership that takes a business-owner mentality to public market investing.  Prior to Greenstone Partners, he worked as a Principal at JGE Capital and in the private equity and investment banking divisions at Morgan Stanley.  A Branson graduate, he holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.  He previously served on the Stanford University Athletic Board and the Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources Advisory Council.

Gregory and his wife Virginia live in Belvedere and are the parents of Luke (Branson ’22), Logan (Branson ‘24) and Lucy.Lisa Wendt 

Lisa Wendt was a Managing Director in Capital Markets at WR Hambrecht + Co, and was a founding member of that firm.  Prior to this, she was an equity research analyst at Fidelity Investments, covering technology and retail stocks.  

Lisa is a member of the Board of Directors of Elmer’s Restaurants (Eugene, OR), a member of the Board of Overseers of Boston University (Boston, MA), and a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation (Colorado Springs, CO).  She was also a member of the Board of Directors of Schools of the Sacred Heart (San Francisco, CA) from 2010-2018, and served a term as Vice-Chairman of the board.  

Lisa has a BSBA from Boston University’s School of Management and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.  She was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin, and loves skiing and running. Lisa lives in San Francisco with her husband Greg and two children, Natalie (Branson ’22) and Wilson (Branson ‘24).

2022-23 Representatives to the Board 

alumni representative to the board, tba

faculty representitive, TBA

ali witte , Parents’ Association President 

Ali Witte spent over 22 years working in management and business consulting and was most recently the Talent Strategist for a global consulting firm’s west region. Prior to her last role in the consulting firm, Ali spent 2.5 years at a San Francisco based start-up helping them scale and advising fellow portfolio companies on HR, Talent and Leadership Development Strategies.

An active member of the local community, Ali has served on local community organization boards, volunteered at Marin Humane as an adoption counselor, produced several plays at her daughter’s middle school, and has served in several roles on the Branson Parents’ Association.

Mostly a Marin native (with the exception of 2 years back east), Ali graduated from the University of California, Davis. Ali lives in Larkspur with her husband, Erik, and her daughter, Paige (Branson ’23).