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Hamilton’s 23,100 alumni are collectively among the most loyal, passionate, and accomplished graduates of any college in the country.

Alumni by Profession

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Government Officials

  • Matthew Cartwright ’83

    (History) U.S. Representative (PA)

  • Michael N. Castle ’61

    (Economics) former U.S. Representative; former Governor of Delaware

  • W. Robert Connor ’56

    (Greek and Latin) former President and CEO, The Teagle Foundation; former President and Director, National Humanities Center; appointed by President Clinton to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities

  • Drew S. Days III ’63

    (English Literature) Professor of Law, Yale University; former U.S. Solicitor General

  • Stephen R. Foley ’84

    (Creative Writing) former Commander, U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels)

  • Carl Hayden ’63

    (Asian Studies) former Chairman, State University of New York Board of Trustees; former Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents

  • Matt McKenna ’72

    (Philosophy and Speech) Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham University; former Special Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack '72; former President, Keep America Beautiful; former Senior Vice President of Finance, PepsiCo

  • Mike Meyer ’74

    (English Literature and Government) founding dean of the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications, Nairobi; former Director of Communications and Speechwriting, The United Nations

  • Ralph Oman ’62

    (History) Pravel, Hewitt, Kimball and Kreiger Professorial Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Patent Law, George Washington University; former Register of Copyrights of the United States

  • Christina H. Pearson ’95

    (English Literature) Senior Director of Public Relations, Microsoft Corporation; former Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services

  • Elihu Root 1864*

    U.S. Senator, Secretary of War, Secretary of State and Winner of the 1912 Nobel Peace Prize

  • James S. Sherman 1878*

    Vice President of the United States

  • David K. Smith ’79

    (Geology) Nuclear Security Coordinator (Forensics), International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Gerrit Smith 1818*

    Philanthropist and Leading Abolitionist

  • Tom Vilsack ’72

    (History) President and CEO, U.S. Dairy Export Council; former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; former Governor of Iowa; Democratic Candidate for President in 2008

Higher Education

  • Martha Denney ’82

    (French) Dean of the College, Haverford College

  • Charles L. Flynn, Jr. ’74

    (History) President Emeritus, College of Mount St. Vincent

  • David A. Greene ’85

    (History) President, Colby College

  • Michael A. Keller ’67

    (Music) Vice Provost & University Librarian and Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University

  • Brian Levin-Stankevich ’72

    (History) Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Xavier University; former President, Westminster College

  • Joe Morone ’74

    (Government) former President, Bentley College; CEO Albany International Corp

  • Alicia Ouellette ’88

    (Psychology) President and Dean, Albany Law School

  • Jonathan Overpeck ’79

    (Geology) Samuel A. Graham Dean; William B. Stapp Collegiate Professor of Environmental Education; Professor, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan; former director of the Institute of the Environment, Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Professor of Science and a Regents’ Professor of Geosciences, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona; co-recipient of the Nobel Prize as one of the lead authors of the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  • Thomas J. Schwarz ’66

    (Economics) President, SUNY Purchase

  • Scott Wood ’80

    (Chemistry and Geology) Dean, University of Idaho College of Science

Diplomats & Foreign Ambassadors

  • John B. Emerson ’75

    (Government and Philosophy) former U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Michael Klosson ’71

    (History and Public Policy) Vice President of Policy and Humanitarian Response, Save the Children Foundation; former U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus

  • Edward “Alex” Lee ’72

    (History), Deputy Assistant Secretary for South America and Cuba

  • Sol M. Linowitz ’35*

    (German and Philosophy) Ambassador to the Organization of American States; Chairman of the Board of Xerox; Co-Negotiator of the Panama Canal Treaties; Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • William H. Luers ’51

    (Chemistry and Mathematics) Professor, Columbia University; Chairman and President, United Nations Association of the USA; former President, Metropolitan Museum of Art; former U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia and Venezuela

  • Edward S. Walker, Jr. ’62

    (Philosophy) former President and CEO, Middle East Institute; former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates

Corporate Executives

  • Robert Bernstock ’72

    (History) President and Chief Executive Officer, Realtime Media; former President, Mailing and Shipping Services, U.S. Postal Service; former President, Campbell Soup Co.; former President, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

  • David W. Blood ’81

    (Economics and Psychology) Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management; former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

  • William M. Bristol 1882*

    Co-Founder, Bristol-Myers Co.

  • Zeena Freeman ’89

    (History) former COO, Shyp; former President, Black Diamond

  • Amy Owens Goodfriend ’82

    (French) Founder, Goodfriend Partners; former Partner, Goldman Sachs

  • Elbert O. Hand ’61

    (Art) Co-CEO, Alister MacKenzie Apparel; retired Chairman and CEO, Hartmarx Corp

  • Scott M. Hand ’64

    (History) Lead Director, Boyd Technologies; Executive Chairman of the Board, Royal Nickel Corp.; former President, Inco Ltd.

  • David P. Hess ’77

    (Physics) Board of Directors, Arconic Inc., former CEO of Pratt & Whitney

  • Joel Johnson ’65

    (Economics, English Literature), Retired Chairman, President, and CEO, Hormel Foods Corp.

  • Kraig Kayser ’82

    (Economics) President and CEO, Seneca Food Corp.

  • Silas Keehn ’52

    (Economics and Government) retired President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

  • Kevin Kennedy ’70

    (Art) former President and CEO, Metropolitan Opera; Chairman, Wallace Foundation; Retired General Partner/Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

  • William A. Kerr ’79

    (Government and History) former CAO - Global Operations and Technology, Bank of New York Mellon; former Co-Chair Europe, Bank of New York

  • A.G. Lafley ’69

    (French and History) former President and CEO, Procter & Gamble

  • Jack Levy ’75

    (History and Government) Partner, Centerview Partners LLC; former Global Head, Mergers & Acquisitions Dept., Goldman Sachs

  • Adam Miller ’92

    (Philosophy) Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal Media LLC; former President and COO, Abernathy MacGregor Group

  • Dan Nye ’88

    (Government) Board of Directors, Rocket Lawyer; former CEO, LinkedIn

  • Ronald Pressman ’80

    (Biology) retired Chief Operating Officer, TIAA-CREF; former President and CEO, GE Real Estate

  • John Rice ’78

    (Economics) Chairman, GE Gas Power

  • Philip R. Ruppel ’80

    Chief Operating Officer, Phaidon Press

  • Stephen Sadove ’73

    (Government) Retired Chairman and CEO, Saks Fifth Avenue

  • Stuart L. Scott ’61

    (English Literature) retired Chairman and CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Jack Selby ’96

    (Economics), Managing Director, Thiel Capital; Founder, Grandmaster Capital Management LLC; former CEO, Clarium; Co-founder, PayPal

  • Leslie L. Shoemaker ’79

    (Mathematics) Executive Vice President, Operations and President, Commercial/International Services Group, Tetra Tech

  • Susan Skerritt K’77

    (Economics and Spanish) Senior Adviser, Promontory Financial Group; former Chairwoman, CEO and President, Deutsche Bank Trust Corporation

  • David Solomon ’84

    (Government) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs

  • Ian Stewart ’83

    (Economics) former CEO, BNY Mellon Treasury Services, and former Chairman, BNY Mellon Pennsylvania

  • Michael Stone ’72

    (Government) Chairman and Co-Founder, The Beanstalk Group

  • Clyde Tuggle ’84

    (German) Co-Founder, Pine Island Capital Partners; former Senior Vice President, Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer, Coca-Cola Co.

  • Jaime Yordan ’71

    (Foreign Languages) Vice Chair, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.; former Partner, Goldman Sachs

Entrepreneurs

  • William M. Bristol 1882*

    Co-Founder, Bristol-Myers Co.

  • Harlow Bundy 1877*

    Founder, The Bundy Time Recording Company (consolidated into one of IBM's forerunners)

  • Blake Darcy ’78

    (Government) Founder, DLJ Direct; former CEO, Formula Investing LLC

  • Alon Hillel-Tuch ’07

    (Chinese and Economics) Managing Partner, Stacked Capital; former Partner, Dreamit Capital; Founder and former CFO, RocketHub

  • Leigh Keno ’79

    (Art) Appraiser, Antiques Roadshow; President, Keno Auctions; recipient of the 2005 National Humanities Medal

  • William H. Masters ’38*

    (English Literature) Co-Founder, Masters & Johnson Institute

  • Michael Mathres ’96

    (Art and Economics) Vice President and Head of Strategic Projects, MOOTRAL at Zaluvida; Founder and Director, Climate Capital Network; recipient of the 2004 Millenium Prize for Social Entrepreneurship

  • Robert S. Morris ’76

    (Economics) Founder and Managing Partner, Olympus Partners

  • Marc Randolph ’80

    (Geology) Co-Founder, Netflix

  • Ryan Serhant '06

    Ryan Serhant '06 (English Literature and Theatre) Real Estate Broker, Television Personality, and CEO and Founder, SERHANT

Legal Careers

  • Mason Ashe ’85

    (Psychology) CEO, Ashe Sports and Entertainment Consulting; named one of “101 Most Important Minorities in Sports” by Sports Illustrated

  • Mary Bonauto ’83

    (Comparative Literature and History) leading Civil Rights Attorney (gay marriage amendment)

  • John J. Donohue III ’74

    (Economics and Mathematics) Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; former Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School; elected in 2009 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • Seth DuCharme ’92

    (English Literature) Acting U.S. Attorney General for the Eastern District of New York

  • Percy R. Luney Jr. ’70

    (Geology) Founding Dean, Florida A&M University Law School; Vice President, Space Florida

  • Audrey Moore ’84

    (Psychology) Executive Assistant District Attorney, Chief Diversity Officer, and Chief of the Special Victims Bureau, Manhattan District Attorney's Office

  • Roger G. Strand ’55

    (History) Senior Judge, U.S. District Court

Medicine/ Health Care/ Science

  • Felix Fernandez-Alonso ’94

    (Chemistry) Head of the Molecular Spectroscopy Group and coordinator of the Centre for Molecular Structure and Dynamics at the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

  • Johannes Burlin ’87

    (Economics) Managing Partner, Linden Life Science; former President, Silliker North America; former President and CEO, Advanced BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (working on AIDS vaccine)

  • David P. Faxon ’67

    (Biology) Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; former Chief of Cardiology, University of Chicago; former President, American Heart Association

  • Paul Greengard ’48

    (Mathematics and Physics) Professor, Rockefeller University; 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

  • Martin S. Hirsch ’60

    (Biology) Physician and Professor of Medicine, Harvard University Medical School; former Director of AIDS Research, Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Christine Laine ’83

    (Biology and Creative Writing) Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine (youngest in the journal's history)

  • Hugh A. Sampson Jr. ’71

    (Biology) Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute and the Director and PI of the NIH-sponsored CTSA program, Conduits; former President, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

  • B.F. Skinner ’26*

    (English Literature) Behavioral Psychologist

  • Edward C. Taylor ’46

    (Chemistry) The A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Princeton University; research in organic compounds has resulted in the successful tumor-fighting drug Alimta

Entertainment Industry

  • Kevin Burns ’77

    (English Literature and History) President, Prometheus Entertainment; Emmy Award-Winning Television Producer and Filmmaker

  • Nat Faxon ’97

    (Theatre) Actor, Screenwriter, Director and 2012 Academy Award recipient for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Descendants

  • Deirdre Fenton ’04

    (Government) Producer, ESPN Films; 2016 Academy Award recipient for Best Documentary Feature for O.J. Made in America

  • Brad Fleischer '00

    (Theatre and Mathematics) Actor and producer known for Nurse Jackie, Prison Break, and Jericho

  • Yance Ford ’94

    (Art) Director and Producer, Strong Island

  • Deborah Forte K’75

    (English Literature and Sociology) President, Silvertongue Films; former President, Scholastic Media

  • David Grubin ’65

    (English Literature) Independent Film Producer, Director and Writer (FDR, LBJ, Napoleon); recipient of three George Foster Peabody awards, two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards and nine Emmys

  • John Hadity ’83

    (Sociology) Independent Producer and Financier; President and CEO of Hadity & Associates, Inc.; former Senior Vice President, Miramax

  • John Hester ’69

    (Government) Senior Advisor, MGM; former Senior Executive Vice President, Orion Pictures

  • Eric Kuhn ’09

    (Government) Marketing & Business Development, Layer3 TV

  • Paul Lieberstein ’89

    (Economics) Writer, Producer and Actor, The Office (2006 Emmy for Best Comedy Series)

  • Jane Mason ’89

    (Creative Writing) Writer/Editor of Children’s Books; former Senior Editor, LucasFilm

  • Sarah Rafferty ’93

    (English Literature and Theatre) Actress, Suits (USA Network)

  • Thomas Tull ’92

    (Government) Founder, Legendary Entertainment

Non-Profits

  • Daniel Becker ’77

    (Public Policy) Director, Safe Climate Campaign; former Director, Global Warming, Sierra Club; appointed to the Presidential Advisory Committee on Personal Motor Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Reductions (Clinton)

  • Richard W. Couper ’44*

    (History) former President, The New York Public Library; former President, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

  • Steve Culbertson ’79

    (English Literature and French) President and CEO, Youth Service America

  • Curtis Decker ’66

    (History) Executive Director, National Disability Rights Network

  • Katherine Ertsgaard ’83

    (Economics) Executive Director, Rochester City Ballet/Draper Center for Dance

  • Cynthia Sherwood Evans ’82

    (Government) Chief Financial Officer, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

  • Brian Gallagher ’98

    (French) CEO, Reach Out and Read

  • John Hewko ’79

    (Government and Russian Studies) CEO and General Secretary, Rotary International; Vice President, Millennium Challenge Corp.

  • Linda Johnson ’80

    (American Studies) President and CEO, Brooklyn Public Library

  • David Kunselman ’66

    CEO, World Development Teams; former CEO, Development of World Orphan Care, World Orphan Network

  • Joel MacCollam ’68

    (German) President, World Emergency Relief; former CEO, A Child's Hope Fund

  • David Morse ’74

    (History) Chief Communications Officer, The Atlantic Philanthropies; former Vice President of Communications, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Robert Moses ’56*

    (Philosophy) Leader of the Civil Rights Movement; Founder and President, The Algebra Project

  • Nancy Roob ’87

    (Comparative Literature) President, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

  • Vincent Strully ’69

    (Government) Chief Executive Officer and Founder, The New England Center for Children

  • David Weiss ’75

    (Government) President and CEO, Global Communities (international development and humanitarian assistance organization)

  • John Kellogg Werner ’92

    (Government) Vice President, Meta (augmented reality software); Founding Campus Director and former Managing Director, Citizen Schools

Authors

  • Samuel Hopkins Adams 1891*

    Author

  • Terry Brooks ’66

    (English Literature) Fantasy Author, Shannara series, also author of the novelization of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

  • Peter Cameron ’82

    (English Literature) Author, Andorra, The Weekend, The City of Your Final Destination, Coral Glynn

  • William C. Henderson ’67

    (English Literature) Author and Founder/Publisher, Pushcart Press

  • Chris Holm ’99

    (Biology) Author, The Killing Kind, Red Right Hand

  • Sarah J. Maas ’08

    (Creative Writing) Author, Throne of Glass series

  • Jane Mason ’89

    (Creative Writing) Writer/Editor of Children’s Books; former Senior Editor, LucasFilm

  • Peter Meinke ’55

    (English Literature) Poet Laureate of Florida; past Director of the Eckerd College Writing Workshop; recipient of the 1986 Flannery O’Connor Award and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award

  • John Nichols ’62

    (English Literature) Author, The Sterile Cuckoo

  • Ezra Pound 1905*

    Poet

  • Preeta Samarasan ’98

    (History and Music) Author, Evening is the Whole Day

  • Kamila Shamsie ’94

    (Creative Writing) Author, Salt and Saffron, Kartography, Broken Verses, Burnt Shadows

  • Mark Sullivan ’80

    (English Literature) Author, The Purification Ceremony, the PRIVATE series (with James Patterson)

  • Christopher Whitcomb ’81

    (History and English Literature) Author, Cold Zero and Black; former Special Agent, FBI

Digital Media and Journalism

  • Stephanie Abarbanel ’73

    (Literature) Independent Writing and Editing Professional; former Senior Articles Editor, Woman's Day

  • Henry Allen ’63

    (English Literature) former Writer, The Washington Post; recipient of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize

  • Ellen Archer ’84

    (French) President, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing

  • Marjory Abrams Edelston ’85

    (English Literature and Psychology) EVP and Chief Content Officer, Boardroom Inc. and Bottom Line Publications

  • Fabio Freyre ’83

    (Psychology) Vice President of Advertising, Facebook; former Group Vice President, Corporate Sales and Marketing, Time Inc.; former Publisher, Sports Illustrated

  • Margot Gilman ’81

    (Literature), Money Editor, Consumer Reports, former Executive Editor, Prevention Magazine

  • Sir David Hayes ’81

    (French) Owner, The Argian Press; Chevalier of the National Order of Merit by decree of the President of France

  • Christine Laine ’83

    (Biology and Creative Writing) Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine (youngest in the journal’s history)

  • Stryker J. McGuire ’69

    (Spanish) Senior Editor, Bloomberg Markets; former Editor, International Quarterly and Contributing Editor for Newsweek; former London Bureau Chief, Newsweek

  • Andrew Metz ’91

    (History) Managing Editor, PBS FRONTLINE; former Producer, CBS 60 Minutes

  • Neal Pilson ’60

    (History) President, Pilson Communications, Inc.; former Senior Vice President, CBS Broadcast Group; former President, CBS Sports

  • Evan Smith ’87

    (Public Policy) CEO and Co-founder, Texas Tribune

  • James P. Willse ’67

    (English Literature) former Editor, Newark Star-Ledger (2005 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting of breaking news)

  • Alexander Woollcott 1909*

    Drama Critic, The New York Times

  • Steve Wulf ’72

    (English Literature) Founding Executive Editor, ESPN Magazine

The Arts

  • William Gaden ’84

    (Mathematics) Chief Operating Officer, Imagem Music Group; former Senior Vice President and General Manager, Rogers and Hammerstein Organization

  • Bill Harley ’77

    (Religion) Storyteller/Musician/Author for Children; 2007 Grammy for “Best Spoken Word for Children”

  • Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley ’93

    (Art History) Montgomery-Garvan Curator of American Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Thomas Meehan ’51

    (English Literature) Playwright, Ain’t Broadway Grand, Annie, Space Balls, Rocky the Musical; 2001 Tony Award for The Producers and 2003 Tony for Hairspray

  • Ben Moore ’82

    (Art) Educator and Composer, Guggenheim Museum

  • Richard Nelson ’72

    (Religion) Playwright, Some Americans Abroad

  • Cameron “Kip ” Paine ’94

    (History) Vocalist with Chanticleer; recipient of 2000 Best Small Ensemble Grammy for Colors of Love

  • Jay Reise ’72

    (English Literature) Robert Weiss-Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania; Composer

  • Michael Shapiro ’72

    (Art and History) Director Emeritus, High Museum of Art

  • Josh Simpson ’72

    world-renowned glass sculptor

  • Melinda Wagner ’79

    (Music) Composer; 1999 Pulitzer Prize in Music Composition

  • Rachel Tischler ’92

    (Theatre) General Manager, Arden Theatre Company; former Vice President of Entertainment Operations, USO

Athletics

  • Francis F. Baker ’36*

    (Science) Reserve Goalie, 1936 U.S. Olympic Bronze Medal Hockey Team

  • Guy Hebert ’89

    (Art) former Goalie, Anaheim Mighty Ducks; 1998 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

  • Jim Rushton ’92

    (Economics) Chief Revenue Officer, Los Angeles Chargers

  • William E. Smith ’80

    (French) Assistant to the President & CEO, Minor League Baseball; former Senior Vice President/General Manager, Minnesota Twins

  • Gillian Zucker ’90

    (Creative Writing and Religion) President of Business Operations, Los Angeles Clippers; former President, Auto Club Speedway of Southern California

Alumni by Major

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American Studies

  • Linda Johnson ’80

    President and CEO, Brooklyn Public Library

Art

  • Yance Ford ’94

    Director and Producer, Strong Island

  • Guy Hebert ’89

    Former Goalie, Anaheim Mighty Ducks; 1998 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

  • Elbert O. Hand ’61

    Co-CEO, Alister MacKenzie Apparel; retired Chairman and CEO, Hartmarx Corp

  • Kevin Kennedy ’70

    Former President and CEO, Metropolitan Opera; Chairman, Wallace Foundation; Retired General Partner/Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

  • Leigh Keno ’79

    Appraiser, Antiques Roadshow; President, Keno Auctions; recipient of the 2005 National Humanities Medal

  • Michael Mathres ’96

    Vice President and Head of Strategic Projects, MOOTRAL at Zaluvida; Founder and Director, Climate Capital Network; recipient of the 2004 Millenium Prize for Social Entrepreneurship

  • Ben Moore ’82

    Educator and Composer, Guggenheim Museum

  • Michael Shapiro ’72

    Director Emeritus, High Museum of Art

Art History

  • Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley ’93

    Montgomery-Garvan Curator of American Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • Philip R. Ruppel ’80

    President, McGraw-Hill Professional

Asian Studies

  • Carl Hayden ’63

    Former Chairman, State University of New York Board of Trustees; former Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents

Biology

  • David P. Faxon ’67

    Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; former Chief of Cardiology, University of Chicago; former President, American Heart Association; Associate Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; former Chief of Cardiology, University of Chicago; former President, American Heart Association

  • Martin S. Hirsch ’60

    Physician and Professor of Medicine, Harvard University Medical School; former Director of AIDS Research, Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Chris Holm ’99

    Author, The Killing Kind, Red Right Hand

  • Christine Laine ’83

    Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine (youngest in the journal's history)

  • Ronald Pressman ’80

    retired Chief Operating Officer, TIAA-CREF; former President and CEO, GE Real Estate

  • Hugh A. Sampson Jr. ’71

    Professor of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute and the Director and PI of the NIH-sponsored CTSA program, Conduits; former President, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Chemistry

  • Felix Fernandez-Alonso ’94

    Head of the Molecular Spectroscopy Group and coordinator of the Centre for Molecular Structure and Dynamics at the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

  • William H. Luers ’51

    Professor, Columbia University; Chairman and President, United Nations Association of the USA; former President, Metropolitan Museum of Art; former U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia and Venezuela

  • Edward C. Taylor ’46

    The A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Princeton University; research in organic compounds has resulted in the successful tumor-fighting drug Alimta

  • Scott Wood ’80

    Dean, University of Idaho College of Science

Chinese

  • Alon Hillel-Tuch ’07

    Managing Partner, Stacked Capital; former Partner, Dreamit Capital; Founder and former CFO, RocketHub

Comparative Literature

  • Mary Bonauto ’83

    Leading Civil Rights Attorney (gay marriage amendment)

  • Nancy Roob ’87

    President, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Creative Writing

  • Stephen R. Foley ’84

    former Commander, U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels)

  • Christine Laine ’83

    Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine (youngest in the journal's history)

  • Sarah J. Maas ’08

    Author, Throne of Glass series

  • Jane Mason ’89

    Writer/Editor of Children’s Books; former Senior Editor, LucasFilm

  • Kamila Shamsie ’94

    Author, Salt and Saffron, Kartography, Broken Verses, Burnt Shadows

  • Gillian Zucker ’90

    President of Business Operations, Los Angeles Clippers; former President, Auto Club Speedway of Southern California

Economics

  • David W. Blood ’81

    Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management; former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

  • Johannes Burlin ’87

    Managing Partner, Linden Life Science; former President, Silliker North America; former President and CEO, Advanced BioScience Laboratories, Inc. (working on AIDS vaccine)

  • Michael N. Castle ’61

    Former U.S. Representative; former Governor of Delaware

  • John J. Donohue III ’74

    Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; former Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School; elected in 2009 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • Katherine Ertsgaard ’83

    Executive Director, Rochester City Ballet/Draper Center for Dance

  • Alon Hillel-Tuch ’07

    Managing Partner, Stacked Capital; former Partner, Dreamit Capital; Founder and former CFO, RocketHub

  • Joel Johnson ’65

    Retired Chairman, President,and CEO, Hormel Foods Corp.

  • Kraig Kayser ’82

    President and CEO, Seneca Food Corp.

  • Silas Keehn ’52

    Retired President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

  • Paul Lieberstein ’89

    Writer, Producer and Actor, The Office (2006 Emmy for Best Comedy Series)

  • Michael Mathres ’96

    Vice President and Head of Strategic Projects, MOOTRAL at Zaluvida; Founder and Director, Climate Capital Network; recipient of the 2004 Millenium Prize for Social Entrepreneurship

  • Robert S. Morris ’76

    Founder and Managing Partner, Olympus Partners

  • John Rice ’78

    Chairman, GE Gas Power

  • Jim Rushton ’92

    Chief Revenue Officer, Los Angeles Chargers

  • Thomas J. Schwarz ’66

    President, SUNY Purchase

  • Jack Selby ’96

    Managing Director, Thiel Capital; Founder, Grandmaster Capital Management LLC; former CEO, Clarium; Co-founder, PayPal

  • Susan Skerritt K’77

    Senior Adviser, Promontory Financial Group; former Chairwoman, CEO and President, Deutsche Bank Trust Corporation

  • Ian Stewart ’83

    former CEO, BNY Mellon Treasury Services, and former Chairman, BNY Mellon Pennsylvania

English Literature

  • Henry Allen ’63

    former Writer, The Washington Post; recipient of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize

  • Terry Brooks ’66

    Fantasy Author, Shannara series, also author of the novelization of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

  • Kevin Burns ’77

    President, Prometheus Entertainment; Emmy Award-Winning Television Producer and Filmmaker

  • Peter Cameron ’82

    Author, Andorra, The Weekend, The City of Your Final Destination, Coral Glynn

  • Steve Culbertson ’79

    President and CEO, Youth Service America

  • Drew S. Days III ’63

    Professor of Law, Yale University; former U.S. Solicitor General

  • Marjory Abrams Edelston ’85

    EVP and Chief Content Officer, Boardroom Inc. and Bottom Line Publications

  • Deborah Forte K’75

    President, Silvertongue Films; former President, Scholastic Media

  • David Grubin ’65

    Independent Film Producer, Director and Writer (FDR, LBJ, Napoleon); recipient of three George Foster Peabody awards, two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards and nine Emmys

  • William C. Henderson ’67

    Author and Founder/Publisher, Pushcart Press

  • Joel Johnson ’65

    Retired Chairman, President, and CEO, Hormel Foods Corp.

  • William H. Masters ’38*

    Co-Founder, Masters & Johnson Institute

  • Thomas Meehan ’51

    Playwright, Ain’t Broadway Grand, Annie, Space Balls, Rocky the Musical; 2001 Tony Award for The Producers and 2003 Tony for Hairspray

  • Peter Meinke ’55

    Poet Laureate of Florida; past Director of the Eckerd College Writing Workshop; recipient of the 1986 Flannery O’Connor Award and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award

  • Mike Meyer ’74

    (English Literature and Government) founding dean of the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications, Nairobi; former Director of Communications and Speechwriting, The United Nations

  • John Nichols ’62

    Author, The Sterile Cuckoo

  • Christina H. Pearson ’95

    Senior Director of Public Relations, Microsoft Corporation; former Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services

  • Sarah Rafferty ’93

    Actress, Suits (USA Network)

  • Jay Reise ’72

    Robert Weiss-Professor of Music, University of Pennsylvania; Composer

  • Stuart L. Scott ’61

    Retired Chairman and CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Ryan Serhant ’06

    Real Estate Broker, Million Dollar Listing New York (Bravo)

  • B.F. Skinner ’26*

    Behavioral Psychologist

  • Mark Sullivan ’80

    Author, The Purification Ceremony, the PRIVATE series (with James Patterson)

  • Christopher Whitcomb ’81

    Author, Cold Zero and Black; former Special Agent, FBI

  • James P. Willse ’67

    Former Editor, Newark Star-Ledger (2005 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting of breaking news)

  • Steve Wulf ’72

    Founding Executive Editor, ESPN Magazine

Foreign Languages

  • Jaime Yordan ’71

    Vice Chair, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.; former Partner, Goldman Sachs

French

  • Ellen Archer ’84

    President, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing

  • Steve Culbertson ’79

    President and CEO, Youth Service America

  • Martha Denney ’82

    Dean of the College, Haverford College

  • Brian Gallagher ’98

    CEO, Reach Out and Read

  • Amy Owens Goodfriend ’82

    Founder, Goodfriend Partners; former Partner, Goldman Sachs

  • Sir David Hayes ’81

    Owner, The Argian Press; Chevalier of the National Order of Merit by decree of the President of France

  • A.G. Lafley ’69

    Former President and CEO, Procter & Gamble

  • William E. Smith ’80

    Assistant to the President & CEO, Minor League Baseball; former Senior Vice President/General Manager, Minnesota Twins

Geology

  • Percy R. Luney Jr. ’70

    Founding Dean, Florida A&M University Law School; Vice President, Space Florida

  • Jonathan Overpeck ’79

    Samuel A. Graham Dean; William B. Stapp Collegiate Professor of Environmental Education; Professor, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan; former director of the Institute of the Environment, Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Professor of Science and a Regents’ Professor of Geosciences, Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona; co-recipient of the Nobel Prize as one of the lead authors of the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  • Marc Randolph ’80

    Co-Founder, Netflix

  • David K. Smith ’79

    Nuclear Security Coordinator (Forensics), International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Scott Wood ’80

    Dean, University of Idaho College of Science

German

  • Sol M. Linowitz ’35*

    Ambassador to the Organization of American States; Chairman of the Board of Xerox; Co-Negotiator of the Panama Canal Treaties; Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • Joel MacCollam ’68

    President, World Emergency Relief; former CEO, A Child's Hope Fund

  • Clyde Tuggle ’84

    Co-Founder, Pine Island Capital Partners; former Senior Vice President, Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer, Coca-Cola Co.

Government

  • Blake Darcy ’78

    Founder, DLJ Direct; former CEO, Formula Investing LLC

  • John B. Emerson ’75

    Former U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Cynthia Sherwood Evans ’82

    Chief Financial Officer, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

  • Deirdre Fenton ’04

    Producer, ESPN Films; 2016 Academy Award recipient for Best Documentary Feature for O.J. Made in America

  • John Hester ’69

    Senior Advisor, MGM; former Senior Executive Vice President, Orion Pictures

  • John Hewko ’79

    CEO and General Secretary, Rotary International; Vice President, Millennium Challenge Corp.

  • Silas Keehn ’52

    Retired President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

  • William A. Kerr ’79

    Former CAO - Global Operations and Technology, Bank of New York Mellon; former Co-Chair Europe, Bank of New York

  • Eric Kuhn ’09

    Marketing & Business Development, Layer3 TV

  • Jack Levy ’75

    Partner, Centerview Partners LLC; former Global Head, Mergers & Acquisitions Dept., Goldman Sachs

  • Mike Meyer ’74

    Founding dean of the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications, Nairobi; former Director of Communications and Speechwriting, The United Nations

  • Joe Morone ’74

    Former President, Bentley College; CEO Albany International Corp

  • Dan Nye ’88

    Board of Directors, Rocket Lawyer; former CEO, LinkedIn

  • Stephen Sadove ’73

    Retired Chairman and CEO, Saks Fifth Avenue

  • David Solomon ’84

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs

  • Michael Stone ’72

    Chairman and Co-Founder, The Beanstalk Group

  • Vincent Strully ’69

    Chief Executive Officer and Founder, The New England Center for Children

  • Thomas Tull ’92

    Founder, Legendary Entertainment

  • David Weiss ’75

    President and CEO, Global Communities (international development and humanitarian assistance organization)

  • John Kellogg Werner ’92

    Vice President, Meta (augmented reality software); Founding Campus Director and former Managing Director, Citizen Schools

History

  • Robert Bernstock ’72

    (History) President and Chief Executive Officer, Realtime Media; former President, Mailing and Shipping Services, U.S. Postal Service; former President, Campbell Soup Co.; former President, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.

  • Mary Bonauto ’83

    Leading Civil Rights Attorney (gay marriage amendment)

  • Kevin Burns ’77

    President, Prometheus Entertainment; Emmy Award-Winning Television Producer and Filmmaker

  • Matthew Cartwright ’83

    U.S. Representative (PA)

  • Richard W. Couper ’44*

    former President, The New York Public Library; former President, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

  • Curtis Decker ’66

    Executive Director, National Disability Rights Network

  • Charles L. Flynn, Jr. ’74

    President Emeritus, College of Mount St. Vincent

  • Zeena Freeman ’89

    former COO, Shyp; former President, Black Diamond

  • David A. Greene ’85

    President, Colby College

  • Scott M. Hand ’64

    Lead Director, Boyd Technologies; Executive Chairman of the Board, Royal Nickel Corp.; former President, Inco Ltd.

  • William A. Kerr ’79

    Former CAO - Global Operations and Technology, Bank of New York Mellon; former Co-Chair Europe, Bank of New York

  • Michael Klosson ’71

    Vice President of Policy and Humanitarian Response, Save the Children Foundation; former U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus

  • A.G. Lafley ’69

    Former President and CEO, Procter & Gamble

  • Edward “Alex” Lee ’72

    Deputy Assistant Secretary for South America and Cuba

  • Brian Levin-Stankevich ’72

    Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Xavier University; former President, Westminster College

  • Jack Levy ’75

    Partner, Centerview Partners LLC; former Global Head, Mergers & Acquisitions Dept., Goldman Sachs

  • Andrew Metz ’91

    Managing Editor, PBS FRONTLINE; former Producer, CBS 60 Minutes

  • David Morse ’74

    Chief Communications Officer, The Atlantic Philanthropies; former Vice President of Communications, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Ralph Oman ’62

    Pravel, Hewitt, Kimball and Kreiger Professorial Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Patent Law, George Washington University; former Register of Copyrights of the United States

  • Cameron “Kip ” Paine ’94

    Vocalist with Chanticleer; recipient of 2000 Best Small Ensemble Grammy for Colors of Love

  • Neal Pilson ’60

    President, Pilson Communications, Inc.; former Senior Vice President, CBS Broadcast Group; former President, CBS Sports

  • Preeta Samarasan ’98

    Author, Evening is the Whole Day

  • Michael Shapiro ’72

    Director Emeritus, High Museum of Art

  • Roger G. Strand ’55

    Senior Judge, U.S. District Court

  • Tom Vilsack ’72

    President and CEO, U.S. Dairy Export Council; former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; former Governor of Iowa; Democratic Candidate for President in 2008

  • Christopher Whitcomb ’81

    Author, Cold Zero and Black; former Special Agent, FBI

Literature

  • Stephanie Abarbanel ’73

    Independent Writing and Editing Professional; former Senior Articles Editor, Woman's Day

  • Seth DuCharme ’92

    Acting U.S. Attorney General for the Eastern District of New York

  • Margot Gilman ’81

    Money Editor, Consumer Reports, former Executive Editor, Prevention Magazine

Mathematics

  • John J. Donohue III ’74

    Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; former Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale Law School; elected in 2009 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • William Gaden ’84

    Chief Operating Officer, Imagem Music Group; former Senior Vice President and General Manager, Rogers and Hammerstein Organization

  • Paul Greengard ’48

    Professor, Rockefeller University; 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

  • William H. Luers ’51

    Professor, Columbia University; Chairman and President, United Nations Association of the USA; former President, Metropolitan Museum of Art; former U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia and Venezuela

  • Leslie L. Shoemaker ’79

    Executive Vice President, Operations and President, Commercial/International Services Group, Tetra Tech

Music

  • Preeta Samarasan ’98

    Author, Evening is the Whole Day

  • Michael A. Keller ’67

    Vice Provost & University Librarian and Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University

  • Melinda Wagner ’79

    Composer; 1999 Pulitzer Prize in Music Composition

Psychology

  • Mason Ashe ’85

    CEO, Ashe Sports and Entertainment Consulting; named one of “101 Most Important Minorities in Sports” by Sports Illustrated

  • David W. Blood ’81

    Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Generation Investment Management; former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

  • Marjory Abrams Edelston ’85

    EVP and Chief Content Officer, Boardroom Inc. and Bottom Line Publications

  • Fabio Freyre ’83

    Vice President of Advertising, Facebook; former Group Vice President, Corporate Sales and Marketing, Time Inc.; former Publisher, Sports Illustrated

  • Alicia Ouellette ’88

    President and Dean, Albany Law School

  • Audrey Moore ’84

    Executive Assistant District Attorney, Chief Diversity Officer, and Chief of the Special Victims Bureau, Manhattan District Attorney's Office

Philosophy

  • John B. Emerson ’75

    Former U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Sol M. Linowitz ’35*

    Ambassador to the Organization of American States; Chairman of the Board of Xerox; Co-Negotiator of the Panama Canal Treaties; Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • Matt McKenna ’72

    Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham University; former Special Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack '72; former President, Keep America Beautiful; former Senior Vice President of Finance, PepsiCo

  • Adam Miller ’92

    Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal Media LLC; former President and COO, Abernathy MacGregor Group

  • Robert Moses ’56*

    Leader of the Civil Rights Movement; Founder and President, The Algebra Project

  • Edward S. Walker, Jr. ’62

    former President and CEO, Middle East Institute; former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates

Physics

Public Policy

  • Daniel Becker ’77

    Director, Safe Climate Campaign; former Director, Global Warming, Sierra Club; appointed to the Presidential Advisory Committee on Personal Motor Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Reductions (Clinton)

  • Michael Klosson ’71

    Vice President of Policy and Humanitarian Response, Save the Children Foundation; former U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus

  • Evan Smith ’87

    CEO and Co-founder, Texas Tribune

Religion

  • Bill Harley ’77

    Storyteller/Musician/Author for Children; 2007 Grammy for “Best Spoken Word for Children”

  • Richard Nelson ’72

    Playwright, Some Americans Abroad

  • Gillian Zucker ’90

    President of Business Operations, Los Angeles Clippers; former President, Auto Club Speedway of Southern California

Russian Studies

  • John Hewko ’79

    CEO and General Secretary, Rotary International; Vice President, Millennium Challenge Corp.

Sociology

  • Deborah Forte K’75

    President, Silvertongue Films; former President, Scholastic Media

  • John Hadity ’83

    Independent Producer and Financier; President and CEO of Hadity & Associates, Inc.; former Senior Vice President, Miramax

Spanish

  • Stryker J. McGuire ’69

    Senior Editor, Bloomberg Markets; former Editor, International Quarterly and Contributing Editor for Newsweek; former London Bureau Chief, Newsweek

  • Susan Skerritt K’78

    Senior Adviser, Promontory Financial Group; former Chairwoman, CEO and President, Deutsche Bank Trust Corporation

Theatre

  • Nat Faxon ’97

    Actor, Screenwriter, Director and 2012 Academy Award recipient for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Descendants

  • Sarah Rafferty ’93

    Actress, Suits (USA Network)

  • Ryan Serhant ’06

    Real Estate Broker, Million Dollar Listing New York (Bravo)

  • Rachel Tischler ’92

    General Manager, Arden Theatre Company; former Vice President of Entertainment Operations, USO


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