Committee Updates

October 2021

Peter Cornelius

The Investment and Finance Committee (IFC)

The Investment and Finance Committee (IFC) (Peter Cornelius, Chair; Rob Cañizares, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Melinda Oakes, and David Stern) met on June 14 with BTI’s new endowment manager to review their asset allocation.

 The IFC met on July 8 to continue the discussion on asset allocation and answer committee questions regarding the approach.

The IFC met on July 16 to discuss the next steps in the fund transition plan and an introduction to developing BTI’s environment, social, and corporate governance (ESG) investment policy.

The IFC met on September 15 to review the completed fund transition process, new fund managers, and next steps for the ESG investment policy.

The Executive Committee (EXE)

The Executive Committee (Greg Galvin, Chair;, Paul Chomet, Peter Cornelius, Roy Park Jr, Nancy Rawson, Oliver Schulze, Jane Silverthorne, David Stern, and Charlie Trautmann) met on July 14 to approve the Fall 2021 Board of Directors meeting adapt and expand to include a board retreat, and to review staffing changes at BTI.

 

 

The Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee (Greg Galvin, Chair; Peter Cornelius, Mary Lou Guerinot, Roy Park Jr, and Nancy Rawson) met on July 20 to conduct the President’s annual performance review and conduct a 6-month check-in for the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and the Vice President of Finance & Operations.

 

Jacqueline HeardThe Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (NCGC)

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (NCGC) (Jacqueline Heard, Chair; Lourdes Casanova, Paul Chomet, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Oliver Schulze, and David Stern) met on September 7 and September 13 to gain information about board recommendations submitted by board members.

June 2021

Jacqueline HeardThe Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (NCGC)

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (NCGC) (Jacqueline Heard, Chair; Lourdes Casanova, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Oliver Schulze, and David Stern), along with Board Vice Chair, Paul Chomet, met on April 1. NCGC approved board of director and officer renewals, reviewed nominations and discussed the board assessment.

 

 

The Executive Committee (EXE)

The Executive Committee (Greg Galvin, Chair; Paul Chomet, Vice Chair; Peter Cornelius, Jacqueline Heard, Roy H. Park, Jr. (observer), Oliver Schulze, Kira Sheinerman, Jane Silverthorne, David Stern, Charlie Trautmann) met on April 8. The committee heard updates from BTI President, David Stern related to the COVID-19 pandemic and HR search, as well as updates from the Investment & Finance Committee and approval for the May 2021 Board Meeting agenda.

Kira-S.-Sheinerman

The External Relations Committee (ERC)

The External Relations Committee (ERC) (Kira Sheinerman; Chair, April Burke, Paul Chomet, Greg Galvin (ex officio), David Stern, Charlie Trautmann) met on April 14. Mr. Paul Debbie presented updates on Ascribe Bioscience and the BTI technology being used in agricultural practices. Dr. Julien Fey presented updates in Technology Transfer with a discussion focused on how to maximize marketing output. Ms. Delanie Sickler introduced two pilot programs to aid the post-graduate cohort at BTI transition through their programs. Ms. Stephanie Meyer previewed the plan leading up to the Centennial Celebrations in 2024.

Oliver W. Schulze

The Development Task Force Committee (DTFC)

The Development Task Force Committee (DTFC) (Oliver Schulze; Chair, April Burke, Paul Chomet, Greg Galvin (ex officio), David Stern, Charlie Trautmann) met on April 22. The primary discussion regarded the 2024 Centennial Campaign and receiving committee feedback on how to move forward with the planning. 

 

Charles-Trautmann

The Audit Committee (AUD)

The Audit Committee (Charlie Trautmann, Chair, Rob Cañizares, Greg Galvin (ex officio), and Kira Sheinerman) met on May 4 with BTI’s audit firm, Insero & Co to review the 2020 audit report. Insero & Co reported a clean audit.

 

 

Peter Cornelius

The Investment and Finance Committee (IFC)

The Investment and Finance Committee (IFC) (Peter Cornelius, Chair; Rob Cañizares, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Kira Sheinerman, and David Stern) met on May 6 to clarify information in the BTI budget and audit processes.

March 2021

Peter-Cornelius

The Investment & Finance Committee (IFC)

The Investment & Finance Committee (IFC) (Peter Cornelius; Chair, Rob Cañizares, Greg Galvin, (ex officio), David Stern, and Kira Sheinerman) has been in the process of interviewing firms for a new endowment manager. A final decision is planned for the end of March, 2021. These meetings replaced the originally scheduled March IFC meeting, initially planned for March 4th. The remaining agenda items were addressed via email.

 

Charles-Trautmann

The Audit Committee (AUD)

The Audit Committee (AUD) (Charlie Trautmann; Chair, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Kira Sheinerman) met on November 18, 2020 for their first meeting with the new audit firm, Insero & Co and discussed the process of auditing BTI financials and compliance requirements.

 

 

Oliver W. Schulze

The Development Task Force Committee (DTFC)

The Development Task Force Committee (DTFC) (Oliver Schulze; Chair, April Burke, Paul Chomet, Greg Galvin (ex officio), David Stern, Charlie Trautmann) met on October 29, 2020. DTFC discussed how the pandemic has shifted engagement to virtual platforms including the Breaking Ground series. 

October 2020

Peter-CorneliusInvestment & Finance Committee (IFC): 

The Investment and Finance Committee (IFC) (Peter Cornelius; Chair, Rob Cañizares, Greg Galvin (ex officio), David Stern and Kira Sheinerman) met on July 14, 2020. Dr. Stern and Ms. Darling presented a COVID Phase II plan and LVW Advisors provided an update on the capital market environment and a review of the liquid portfolio results.

The IFC (Peter Cornelius; Chair, Rob Cañizares, Greg Galvin (ex officio), David Stern and Kira Sheinerman) met on September 3, 2020. LVW Advisors provided a detailed review of BTI’s endowment portfolio performance.

The IFC (Peter Cornelius; Chair, Rob Cañizares, Greg Galvin (ex officio), David Stern and Kira Sheinerman) met on September 24, 2020. The IFC reviewed BTI’s performance compared to other endowments of similar institutions.

The IFC (Peter Cornelius; Chair, Rob Cañizares, Greg Galvin (ex officio), David Stern and Kira Sheinerman) met on September 30, 2020. Dr. Stern and Ms. Darling presented the preliminary budget reviewing possible budget scenarios.

The IFC met on October 28, 2020 to review and approve the 2021 budget. LVW Advisors reviewed portfolio changes, updates, and recommendations.

Jacqueline HeardNominating and Corporate Governance Committee: 

The Nominating and Corporate Governance committee (NCGC) (Jacqueline Heard; Chair, Lourdes Casanova, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Oliver Schulze and David Stern) met on October 6, 2020. The committee along with Board Vice President Paul Chomet, reviewed the Board Assessment/Director evaluations and identified action items which will be discussed during the November board meeting. The committee reviewed and approved board member term renewals and the revised by-laws.

Kira S. SheinermanExternal Relations (ERC): 

The External Relations Committee (Kira Sheinerman; Chair, Lourdes Casanova, Nancy Rawson, Jane Silverthorne and David Stern) met on October 14, 2020. Mr. Debbie provided updates on Ascribe Inc.  and the committee discussed what BTI’s expectations should be for a successful project. Dr. Fey presented updates in Technology Transfer. Dr. Fey highlighted recent negotiations and the committee discussed how BTI should handle the discussions and next steps. Ms. Sickler presented on Education and Outreach highlighting the 2020 virtual Summer Internship program, program take-aways, and scenarios for 2021 programming. Ms. Meyer provided communications and alumni engagement updates. Ms. Meyer presented budget implications and activities in a pandemic world. The committee discussed experiences with printed annual reports, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion implications, and potential Plant Science Research Network opportunities.  

September 2019

Greg GalvinCompensation Committee:

The Compensation Committee (Greg Galvin; Chair, Paul Chomet, Mary Lou Guerinot, Roy H. Park, Jr., Nancy Rawson, and John Townsend) met on August 7, 2019 to conduct the President’s annual performance review.

 

 

John TownsendInvestment & Finance Committee (IFC): 

The IFC (John Townsend; Chair, Peter Cornelius, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Kira Sheinerman) met on July 16, 2019 to receive financial overview updates, and a report from external investment advisors, LVW.

June 2019

Kira S. SheinermanExternal Relations (ERC): 

The External Relations Committee (Kira Sheinerman; Chair, April Burke, Lourdes Casanova, Greg Galvin, John Townsend) met on April 17 to receive updates from Education and Outreach, New Business Development, and Communication and Alumni Relations.

 

 

 

Development Task Force (DTF): 

The Development Task Force Committee (Laura Philips; Chair, April Burke, Paula Mueller, Oliver Schulze) met on April 25 to review the Development report, review the committee charter for approval, and discuss a possible new model for Board giving in 2019. Dr. Philips resigned her seat as Chair of the DTFC and we thank her for her time and service.

 

 

John TownsendInvestment & Finance Committee (IFC): 

The IFC (John Townsend; Chair, Peter Cornelius, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Oliver Schulze, Kira Sheinerman) met on April 23 to receive updates on the budget, faculty cluster hire, and a report from LVW.

 

 

Peter CorneliusAudit Committee

The Audit Committee (Peter Cornelius, Chair; Paula Mueller, Kira Sheinerman) met on May 1 to review the 2018 Audit Report, Cyber Security and Safety reports, as well as to receive the 2019 Conflict of Interest statements.

 

 

 

Jacqueline HeardNominating and Corporate Governance Committee (NCGC): 

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (Jacqueline Heard; Chair, Lourdes Casanova, Greg Galvin (ex officio), John Townsend) met on April 30 to review and discuss Board recruitment, , review committee membership assignments and the Board handbook.

April 2019

John TownsendInvestment & Finance Committee (IFC): 

The IFC (John Townsend, Chair; Peter Cornelius, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Oliver Schulze, Kira Sheinerman, and David Stern) met on November 1, 2018 to review and approve the 2019 Budget proposal and receive an overview of the investment portfolio from external investment advisors, LVW.

The IFC (John Townsend, Chair; Peter Cornelius, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Kira Sheinerman, David Stern) met on March 4, 2019 to receive quarterly updates of the financial statements and receive a financial overview and performance review of the investment portfolio from external investment advisors, LVW.

 

Peter CorneliusAudit Committee

The Audit Committee (Peter Cornelius, Chair; Paula Mueller, Kira Sheinerman) met on December 5 to plan for the upcoming audit conducted by external auditors, The Bonadio Group.

 

 

 

Nancy RawsonCompensation Committee:

The Compensation Committee (Nancy Rawson; Chair, Paul Chomet, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Mary Lou Guerinot, Roy H. Park Jr.) met on December 13 to discuss and approve annual performances of the Executive team.

 

 

 

October 2018

John TownsendInvestment & Finance Committee (IFC): 

The IFC (John Townsend, Chair; Peter Cornelius, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Oliver Schulze, Kira Sheinerman, and David Stern) met on September 20  to receive financial overview updates and a review of the investment portfolio from external investment advisors, LVW.

 

 

Jacqueline HeardNominating and Corporate Governance Committee (NCGC): 

The NCGC (Jacqueline Heard, Chair; Lourdes Casanova, Greg Galvin (ex officio), David Stern, and John Townsend) met on October 9 to discuss board development and metrics and review the preliminary draft of the Board of Directors Handbook.

 

 

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (Greg Galvin, Chair; Paul Chomet, Peter Cornelius, Mary Lou Guerinot, Jacqueline Heard, Roy H. Park Jr., Nancy Rawson, Kira Sheinerman, David Stern, and John Townsend) met on October 10 to receive various updates from President, and approve the November Board agenda.

 

 

Kira S. SheinermanExternal Relations (ERC): 

The ERC (Kira Sheinerman, Chair; April Bruke, Lourdes Casanova, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Nancy Rawson, David Stern, and John Townsend) met on October 17 to receive updates from Tech Transfer, Communications, and Education and Outreach.

 

 

 

Laura PhillpsDevelopment Task Force (DTF): 

The DTF (Laura Philips, Oliver Schulze, April Burke, David Stern, Paula Mueller, and Ron Cooper) met on October 22 to receive updates and have a planning discussion about Development.

August 2018

John TownsendInvestment & Finance Committee (IFC): 

The IFC (John Townsend, Chair; Peter Cornelius, Greg Galvin (ex officio), Oliver Schulze, Kira Sheinerman and David Stern) met on July 17, 2018 at the Altman Foundation in New York City to receive endowment performance updates and review second quarter financial statements.

 

 

Nancy RawsonCompensation Committee:

The Compensation Committee (Nancy Rawson, Chair; Paul Chomet, Mary Lou Guerinot, Roy H. Park, Jr., and Greg Galvin (ex officio) met on July 26, 2018 to conduct the President’s annual performance review.

May 2018

April BurkeNominating and Corporate Governance Committee (NCGC):

The NCGC (April Burke, Chair; Lourdes Casanova, Jacqueline Heard, Paula Mueller, Laura Philips (ex officio), and David Stern) met on May 1, 2018 to review and discuss Board recruitment, approve Cornell Directors nominated by the Cornell Provost, review proposed committee membership and nominate new Board members.

 

Peter CorneliusAudit Committee

The Audit Committee (Peter Cornelius, Chair; Paula Mueller, Laura Philips (ex officio) and Kira Sheinerman) met on May 2, 2018 to review the 2017 Audit Report and related tax returns, as well as to receive the 2018 Conflict of Interest statements.

 

 

 

John TownsendInvestment & Finance Committee (IFC)

The IFC (John Townsend, Chair; Peter Cornelius, Greg Galvin, Laura Philips (ex officio), Kira Sheinerman and David Stern) met on May 3, 2018 to receive endowment performance updates and review first quarter financial statements

April 2018

Development Task Force Working Group (DTF):

The Development Task Force Working Group (Greg Galvin, Laura Philips, Oliver Schulze, Stephanie Meyer and David Stern) met on April 23, 2018 for a planning session to discuss proposed membership, roles and duties of members, a meeting schedule and 2018 activities.

 

 

Kira S. SheinermanExternal Relations Committee:

The External Relations Committee (Kira Sheinerman, Chair; April Burke, Lourdes Casanova, Greg Galvin, Laura Philips (ex officio), Nancy Rawson, David Stern and John Townsend) met on April 18, 2018 to receive updates from Technology Transfer, Education and Outreach and Communications and Alumni Affairs.

 

 

 

Laura PhillpsExecutive Committee:

The Executive Committee (Laura Philips, Chair; Greg Galvin, April Burke, Peer Cornelius, Mary Lou Guerinot, Roy H. Park, Jr. Kira Sheinerman, David Stern and John Townsend) met on April 11, 2018 to receive various updates from the President and to approve the May Board of Directors agenda.

March 2018

John TownsendInvestment & Finance Committee (IFC):

The IFC (John Townsend, Chair; Peter Cornelius, Greg Galvin, Laura Philips (ex officio), Kira Sheinerman and David Stern) met on March 1, 2018 to receive endowment performance updates and review 2017 Budget versus Actual statements.

December 2017

Peter CorneliusAudit Committee:

The Audit Committee (Peter Cornelius, Chair; Paula Muller, Laura Philips (ex officio), and Kira Sheinerman) met on December 7, 2017 to plan for the 2017 Audit. Preliminary fieldwork was completed in November and end of year fieldwork and single Audit are slated to begin in the early part of March 2018.  Results will be conveyed to the Audit Committee, then the Board of Directors in May.

 

 

Compensation Committee:

The Compensation Committee (Greg Galvin, Chair; Paul Chomet, Mary Lou Guerinot, Roy H. Park, Jr., Laura Philips (ex officio) and Nancy Rawson) met on December 13, 2017 to conduct Annual Reviews and discuss aspirational goals of the Senior Leadership Team.

November 2017

John TownsendInvestment and Finance Committee (IFC):

The IFC (John Townsend, Chair; Peter Cornelius, Greg Galvin, Laura Philips (ex officio), Kira Sheinerman, David Stern) met on November 6, 2017 to receive updates regarding the endowment portfolio from external consultants, LVW Advisors and to discuss the FY 2018 proposed budget.

October 2017

April BurkeNominating and Corporate Governance Committee (NCGC):

The NCGC (April Burke, Chair; Lourdes Casanova, Jacqueline Heard, Paula Mueller, Laura Philips (ex officio), David Stern) met on October 3, 2017 to discuss recruitment of new Board members, onboarding protocol, development of a formalized Board handbook, and consideration of the ERD committee structure.

 

 

Laura PhillpsExecutive Committee

The Executive Committee (Laura Philips, Chair; Greg Galvin, April Burke, Peter Cornelius, Mary Lou Guerinot, Roy Park, Jr., Kira Sheinerman, David Stern, John Townsend) met on October 5, 2017 to approve the President’s 457(b) contribution and the November Board meeting agenda.  The committee also received various updates from the President which included initiatives of the FY2018 budget.

 

 

Kira S. SheinermanExternal Relations & Development Committee (ERD)

The ERD Committee (Kira Sheinerman, Chair; April Burke, Lourdes Casanova, Greg Galvin, Nancy Rawson, David Stern, John Townsend) met on October 18, 2017 to receive updates from Technology Transfer, Education and Outreach, Development and Communications.  The Committee discussed its portfolio as Development decouples from the ERD to report to the newly formed Development Task Force.

 

 

Mary Lou GuerinotScientific Advisory Board (SAB)

The Scientific Advisory Board (Mary Lou Guerinot, Chair; David Baulcombe [unable to attend]), Paul Chomet, Machi Dilworth, Arthur Grossman, Jacqueline Heard, Eric Lyons, Chris Smart) met on October 12 and 13, 2017.  The SAB received research highlights from BTI faculty members Lukas Mueller, Zhangjun Fei, Fay-Wei Li and Joyce Van Eck, as well as an update on the BTI Computation Biology Center.  Members of the Post Graduate Society (PGS) presented on the new mentorship program.

July 2017

John TownsendInvestment and Finance Committee (IFC)

The IFC (John Townsend, Chair; Peter Cornelius, Greg Galvin, Laura Philips (ex officio), Kira Sheinerman, David Stern) met on July 20, 2017 and received updates on mid-year financial statements, the pension plan termination and the endowment fund transfer.  All is moving along according to plans and projections.

 

 

Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee (Greg Galvin, Chair; Paul Chomet, Mary Lou Guerinot, Roy Park, Laura Philips (ex officio), Nancy Rawson) met on July 26 to conduct the President’s Annual Review and 457(b) recommendation as well as conduct a review the most recent member of SLT, Stephanie Meyer, VP for Institutional Advancement.

June 2017

John TownsendInvestment and Finance Committee (IFC)  

On June 22, 2017, a subcommittee of the IFC (John Townsend, Chair; Peter Cornelius, Kira Sheinerman) met with external advisors Jeff Wagner and Rick Van Kuren of LVW Associates to interview three proposed alternative asset managers and make recommendations to the full Committee.  The recommendations were approved by the remaining members of the Committee via email.

 

May 2017

April BurkeNominating and Corporate Governance Committee (NCGC)

The NCGC (April Burke, Chair, Jacqueline Heard, Laura Philips (ex officio), David Stern, John Townsend) met on May 2, 2017 to discuss Board Committee membership renewals and Board development to fill gaps in scientific and local representation.

 

 

Peter CorneliusAudit Committee

The Audit Committee (Peter Cornelius, Chair, Greg Galvin, Paula Mueller, Laura Philips (ex officio), Kira Sheinerman) met May 4, 2017 to review the 2016 Audit Reports with external auditors, The Bonadio Group.  A clean audit was reported and internal management was commended on improvements from the previous year’s audit.

April 2017

Laura PhillpsExecutive Committee

The Executive Committee (Laura Philips, Chair, Greg Galvin, Vice Chair, April Burke, Paul Chomet, Mary Lou Guerinot, Peter Cornelius, Kira Sheinerman and David Stern) met April 7, 2017 to approve the Board agenda for May 10, 2017, ratify the Investment and Finance Committee’s decision to move the BTI endowment fund from Cornell LTIP to LVW Investment Advisors and receive various updates from the President including Cornell Directors nominated by the Cornell Provost

 

 

Kira S. SheinermanExternal Relations and Development Committee (ERD)

The ERD (Kira Sheinerman, Chair, April Burke, Lourdes Casanova, Greg Galvin, David Stern, John Townsend) met April 25, 2017. Technology Transfer provided a progress update on the BTI/Caltech start-up company, Holoclara.  Education/Outreach provided updates since the hire of Education Outreach Coordinator Delanie Sickler.  These include a maintained focus on REU, development of internal and external partnerships, and a new model to increase K-12 impact with a pilot program working with the Yonkers school district.  Development updates include a new focus on expanding corporate and foundational gifts, planned giving programs, in kind gifts, and the introduction of an incentive challenge for Board members to create matching opportunities.  Communications discussed challenges of communicating BTI science to a larger audience while being sensitive of political and emotional boundaries.

March 2016

John TownsendInvestment and Finance Committee (IFC)

The IFC (John Townsend, Chair, Peter Cornelius, Greg Galvin, Laura Philips (ex officio), Kira Sheinerman, David Stern) met on March 2, 2017 to discuss Quarterly updates and review the 2016 Budget versus Actual financial statements.  The Pension Annuitization remains on schedule to be completed in spring 2017

December 2016

Lourdes CasanovaCompensation Committee

The Compensation Committee (Lourdes Casanova, Co-Chair, Paul Chomet, Co-Chair, Mary Lou Guerinot, Roy Park, Jr., Laura Philips (ex officio), Nancy Rawson) met on December 13, 2016 to conduct annual evaluations for Senior Leadership. A subcommittee consisting of Lourdes Casanova, Paul Chomet, Laura Philips, and David Stern will meet to consider the incorporation of additional metrical information for reviews of the executive team.

November 2016

Kira S. SheinermanExternal Relations & Development Committee (ERD)

The ERD Committee (Kira Sheinerman, Chair; April Burke, Lourdes Casanova; Greg Galvin; Nancy Rawson; David Stern; John Townsend) will meet Wednesday, November 2 at 2:00 PM to receive updates from Tech Transfer, Communications, Development and Education.

October 2016

April BurkeNominating and Corporate Governance Committee (NCGC)

The NCGC (April Burke, Chair; Machi Dilworth; Jacqueline Heard; Laura Philips (ex officio); David Stern; John Townsend) met on Tuesday, October 4 to revisit recruitment metrics and discuss the Board’s approach to member recruitment.

 

 

 

Laura PhillpsExecutive Committee

The Executive Committee (Laura Philips, Chair; Greg Galvin, April Burke; Lourdes Casanova; Peter Cornelius; Mary Lou Guerinot; Roy Park; Kira Sheinerman; David Stern; John Townsend) met on October 6, 2016 to approve the President’s 457(b) distribution, approve the November Board of Directors Meeting agenda and discuss the present BTI budgeting environment.

August 2016

John TownsendInvestment & Finance Committee

The Investment and Finance Committee (John Townsend, Chair; Peter Cornelius; Greg Galvin; Laura Philips; Kira Sheinerman; David Stern) met on August 3 to discuss budgetary projections, review progress of the pension termination, and monitor endowment performance. In an effort to ensure the Board was in receipt of timely information, the committee agreed to circulate minutes to the full Board after each quarterly meeting.

 

 

 

Lourdes CasanovaCompensation Committee

The Compensation Committee (Lourdes Casanova, Chair; Paul Chomet; Mary Lou Guerinot; Roy Park; Laura Philips (ex officio); Nancy Rawson) met on Monday, August 1, 2016, 2:00 PM to conduct the President’s Annual Review and recommend the 457(b) distribution.

July 2016

Benefits Plan Committee (BPC)

The BPC (Meredith Dessoye, Chair; Sophia Darling; Paul Debbie; Vanessa Greenlee; Jeff Brockway; Eric Bush; Gary Blissard; Bob Kohut; Erika Hughes) most recently met July 13 with the Institute’s actuaries, Harper Danesh, to receive an update regarding the Pension Plan termination.

2021-2022 Board and Committee Memberships

Effective May 14, 2021

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gregory J. Galvin, Chair
Paul Chomet, Vice Chair
Benjamin Houlton
April Burke
Roberto Cañizares
Lourdes Casanova
Peter Cornelius
Mary Lou Guerinot
Jacqueline Heard
Susan McCouch
Jan Nyrop
Melinda Oakes
Mary Opperman
Nancy Rawson
Oliver Schulze
Jane Silverthorne
Chris Smart
David B. Stern
Charles Trautmann

OFFICERS OF THE BOARD

Gregory J. Galvin, Chair
Paul Chomet, Vice Chair
David B. Stern, President
Stephanie Meyer,  VP Advancement
Sophia Darling, VP Finance & Operations, Treasurer
Meredith Williams, Secretary
Olivia Ohlsten, Assistant Secretary

Emeriti

Ezra Cornell
Paul H. Hatfield
Paul F. Hoffman
Christian C. Hohenlohe
Robert M. Pennoyer
Laura Philips

COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD

Executive

Gregory J. Galvin, Chair
aul Chomet, Vice Chair
Peter Cornelius
Jacqueline Heard
Roy H. Park, Jr. (observer)
Nancy Rawson
Oliver Schulze
Jane Silverthorne
David B. Stern
Charles Trautmann

Audit

Charles Trautmann, Chair
Roberto Cañizares
Gregory J. Galvin (ex officio)
Jacqueline Heard

Compensation

Gregory J. Galvin, Chair
Paul Chomet
Peter Cornelius
Mary Lou Guerinot
Roy H. Park, Jr. (observer)
Nancy Rawson
Investment & Finance
Peter Cornelius, Chair
Roberto Cañizares
Gregory J. Galvin (ex officio)
Melinda Oakes
David B. Stern
Nominating and Corporate Governance
Jacqueline Heard, Chair
Lourdes Casanova
Paul Chomet
Gregory J. Galvin (ex officio)
Oliver Schulze
David B. Stern

COMMITTEES OF THE INSTITUTE

Benefits Plan

Sophia Darling, Chair
Gary Blissard
Robert Kohut
Samantha Nash
Anna Nelson-Dittrich
Peter Radez
Delanie Sickler

Cornell Relations

To be appointed as needed

External Relations

Nancy Rawson, Chair
April Burke
Lourdes Casanova
Gregory J. Galvin (ex officio)
Melinda Oakes
jane Silverthorne
David B. Stern

Development Task Force

Oliver Schulze, Chair
April Burke
Paul Chomet
Gregory J. Galvin
David Stern
Charles Trautmann

Scientific Advisory Board

Jane Silverthorne, Chair
Lisa Ainsworth
Paul Chomet
Arthur Grossman
Mary Lou Guerinot
Jacqueline Heard
Eric Lyons
Elizabeth Sattely
Chris Smart

 

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