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Board of Trustees Profiles

QUOC TRAN, board chair

Quoc Tran is the Chief Investment Officer, Domestic Equity and Managing Partner with Lateef, a role he's held since 2005. He led a management buyout of the firm in 2017. Quoc has over 20 years of investment management experience. Prior to Lateef, 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) and Fiona (Branson ‘23).

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).

BEN BODIPO-MEMBA '87
Ben Bodipo-Memba is the COO of 2 Tall Guys Marketing, a digital marketing and advertising agency he co-founded.  A member of the Class of 1987, Ben returned to the Bay Area in February of 2012 as an Assistant Volleyball Coach at UC Berkeley from 2012-2015.

Ben attended San Diego State University and was a member of the USA Men’s National Volleyball Team for three seasons. He followed that up with a professional career in Finland. He is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and USA Volleyball.

Ben serves on the board for BAARC (Bay Area Advertisers Relief Committee), and is involved with the Marin Juniors Volleyball Club. He lives in San Rafael.

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).

JULIE CARLUCCI 

Julie Carlucci has held executive marketing positions for Fortune 100 consumer-packaged goods companies after graduating from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She specializes in new product development in both domestic and international markets and has worked in venture-funded, as well as, non-profit startups.  Since moving from Chicago in 2008, Julie has served on the board of the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, Kiddo! focused on raising funds to supplement limited California state education budgets. Most recently, she has supported various leadership positions in the Branson Parents' Association..

A SoCal native, she graduated with a B.A. in Business Economics from U.C. Santa Barbara and received her M.B.A. from Northwestern University. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband Doug and their two daughters, Bella (Branson ’19) and Serafina (Branson ’21).

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.  

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).

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 (Branson ’24) and Elena, who is a rising 8th grader.

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).

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.

COREEN HESTER 

Coreen Ruiz Hester is currently a member of Resource Group 175, a national and international recruitment group that specializes in head of school searches as well as governance and leadership training.

A life-long educator, Coreen began her career at University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Michigan as a teacher of High School English. She served at Branson, 1977-1988, where she taught English and was subsequently appointed as Dean of Girls, Director of Studies, Associate Head, and finally Interim Head for the 1987-88 school year. Post-Branson, Coreen established the west-coast office of a national recruitment firm, Independent Educational Services, from 1991-1995. She then served as the High School Principal at The American School in London from 1995-97. Coreen was the Head of School at the Hamlin School in San Francisco from 1997-2007, and she just completed ten years as Head of School at The American School in London, 2007-2017.

In addition to the Branson School board, she's served on other local boards and currently sits on the boards at French American International School and the Academy of International School Heads.

A native Californian, Coreen earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University with additional graduate work at Bread Loaf Graduate School of English and UC Berkeley. She has two children, both graduates of Branson, Tyler (Branson ‘02) and Molly (Branson ‘04).

NANCY KAMI 

Nancy Kami is the executive director of the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, a private philanthropic foundation. Prior to joining the Fund in 1997, she served as assistant head and development director for The Hamlin School, an independent girls school in San Francisco. Nancy began her fundraising career at Brown University and later served as capital campaign director for KQED Public Broadcasting. She has also worked as a development consultant to Gateway High School in San Francisco and the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles.

Nancy currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Foundation Center, San Francisco and recently completed her tenure as Vice President of the Board of The Bentley School. She is a former trustee of the Foundation Center (national); Community Initiatives; Saint Luke's School; Gateway High School; Drew College Preparatory School; and the Bay Area Discovery Museum. She also served as Development Committee Chair for the National Association of Independent Schools.  

Nancy holds an A.B. degree from Brown University and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. She and her husband William live in San Francisco and are the parents of Emma (Branson ’18).

KRISTIN KEEFE 

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).

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).

CLAUDIA LEWIS

Claudia Lewis has been a member of the board since 2015 and co-chaired the GGBTS Task Force, which explored the move to Strawberry.  She has great depth of experience in board leadership. After a distinguished career as a litigator and a pro bono lawyer for social justice causes--principally as a partner at the San Francisco firm of Farella Braun and Martell--Claudia became actively involved in nonprofit work.

She founded and led Richmond Presidio Neighbors, which successfully resolved a dispute over the redevelopment of the Public Health Services Hospital in the Presidio. She also founded and is President of the Board for San Francisco Village, a nonprofit membership organization supporting older San Franciscans as they age.  She has served as President of the Board of the Community Learning Center at St. James, and of the San Francisco Women Lawyers' Alliance, and is currently a Trustee of Ring Mountain Day School. She previously served as Trustee of Groton School, where she was the first alumna of the school elected to that board.  She was on the Executive Committee of Yale Law School, and served as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Claudia earned her BA from Yale University and her JD from Yale Law School. Claudia and her husband Woody Scal live in San Francisco and are the parents of Isabel (Branson ’18) and Dmitri.

JOHNATHAN LOGAN, JR. '98 

Johnathan Logan, Jr. is Vice President for Community Engagement at the Marin Community Foundation (MCF). He joined MCF in early 2016 as Special Assistant to the President and moved into his current role soon thereafter. As Vice President for Community Engagement, Johnathan leads and manages a dynamic team responsible for Buck Family Fund grant distribution and the Foundation's social impact investing portfolio.

Before joining MCF, Johnathan worked in local government for 12 years both in Marin and Seattle, Washington. From 2005 to 2016, he was the General Manager of the Marin City Community Services District, Marin City's local government. As General Manager, Johnathan managed a variety of community services, was the district's representative in interagency affairs, and provided community leadership on a variety of public policy issues.

In Marin City, he successfully redeveloped the George "Rocky" Graham Park and played an integral role in founding the Marin City Health and Wellness Clinic. Before leaving, he oversaw the development of the proposed Marin City Community Center master plan for a multi-purpose community hub of learning, enrichment, and recreation and organized the Center's $24 million capital fundraising campaign to support that plan.

A Branson graduate, Johnathan has a Master of Public Administration from City University of New York, Baruch College, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. He is also a proud National Urban Fellow, a national network of public administrators working in urban communities across the country.
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). 

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 and Ellis.

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).

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.

Ally Seivers 

A marketing and communications specialist, Ally Seivers has served the educational and arts communities for many years.  Her early career in advertising included positions at multinational agencies in New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. Ally studied graphic design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has offered independent strategic and creative marketing services to a wide range of clients. 

A former Parents’ Association President and Board of Trustees member at Marin Country Day School, Ally has served in various leadership roles in the Branson Parents’ Association. She is a founding member of the Bridge the Gap College Prep Advisory Council and has been an active supporter of Worldwide Orphans Foundation.  She is currently a member of the San Francisco Ballet Women’s Auxiliary and serves as a School Guide for SFMoMA.

Ally graduated from The Spence School in New York City, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Brandeis University, Magna cum laude. Ally and her husband Drew are proud parents of Evan (Branson ’17) and Alec (Branson ’19). 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).

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).

2021-22 Representatives to the Board 

SVEN BEER '11, ALUMNI COUNCIL PRESIDENT 

Sven Beer is a finance and investment professional currently leading finance operations at Modern Fertility, a reproductive health company providing direct to consumer fertility hormone testing. Previously, Sven worked on the FP&A team at Brandless, a consumer packaged goods startup. Prior to returning to the Bay Area, Sven worked on Wall Street across banking and investing roles. He started his career in the healthcare investment banking group at Stifel (formerly Thomas Weisel Partners), focusing on mergers and equity offerings from biotechnology companies. He then worked as an investment analyst at a long-short fund, managing the firm's positions in the transportation, machinery, and automotive spaces.

Sven grew up in Fairfax and now resides in San Francisco. After graduating from Branson in 2011, he attended Georgetown University, graduating magna cum laude with a BSBA in Finance and Operations & Information Management in 2015. Outside of work, Sven can be found riding his bike in Marin on the weekends, reliving his days on the Branson Mountain Bike team. He is also passionate about the wine industry and started an online wine retailing business with a fellow Branson grad, where they source offerings for collectors and events.

Dave Reiter, Faculty Representative 

Dave Reiter has taught math at Branson since 2008, and has been chair of the math department since 2017.  He has a variety of roles on campus, but most students know him as the coordinator of the CHAMP! (“Challenge: Here’s a Math Puzzle!”) contest.  He has a deep appreciation for his wonderful students and colleagues, and for the beautiful Branson campus.

Prior to his work at Branson, Dave taught math and physics at Iolani and Punahou Schools in Honolulu and at CTY in Pennsylvania. Dave also was the founding Executive Director of the Decision Education Foundation, and he has worked as a consultant with Bain and Company and as an independent life coach.

Dave grew up in Maryland, where he attended a large public high school.  He has a BA in Physics from Harvard and an MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford. Dave lives in Albany with his wife Alissa and children Sam and Eve (Branson ‘24).

Rachel Shay, Parents’ Association President 

Rachel Shay spent over 20 years in financial services and was most recently Vice President of Digital Product Management at Wells Fargo.  She served as a digital leader specializing in app strategy development, website redesign and optimization.  Prior to Wells Fargo, Rachel held various product management and marketing positions at Charles Schwab and The Clorox Company.  

An active member of the local community, Rachel has served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee at The Hamlin School, and is the President of Branson Parents' Association for the 2021-2022 school year.  She is currently on the Board of Directors at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, serving on the capital campaign cabinet. Rachel is also an active member of the philanthropy committee for National Charity League.  

A Bay Area native, Rachel graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Economics. Rachel lives in San Francisco with her husband Ty and daughter Mia (Branson '23).