Governance

The information below outlines the key aspects of Washington International School's governance.

What is the WIS Board of Trustees?

The Board is the School’s governing body. WIS was founded in 1966 as a not-for-profit corporation, with no shareholders or owners. The founders established an initial Board and specified that the Board would elect new trustees, and thus be self-perpetuating. This is the governance model for most US independent schools. More information on the structure, role, and composition of the Board can be found HERE. The Board bylaws are available HERE.

Who are the trustees and how are they selected?

Trustees are unpaid volunteers from varying professional, cultural, and geographic backgrounds. They believe in and support the WIS mission. They represent no constituency. In some cases, individual trustees devote hundreds of hours a year to the School. The majority are current WIS parents, but trustees also include WIS alumni, parents of alumni, and friends of the School. The selection process is outlined HERE, and bios of current trustees are found on this page.

What does the Board do?

The Board’s responsibility is to ensure the long-term success of WIS as an institution. Its primary activities include monitoring the School’s financial management, fundraising, strategic planning, setting high-level policies, ensuring the School has adequate physical resources, and the hiring, support, and evaluation of the head of school. The Board relies on the head and the administration — as education professionals — for guidance on many of these issues. Committees and task forces carry out much of the Board's work, and several of those committees and task forces benefit from the participation of School administrators and non-trustee parents. More information about the functions of the committees is available HERE.

What does the head of school do?

The head of school is the chief executive officer of WIS as well as the voice of the School and the liaison between the School and community. The head oversees the academic program and manages the School, with responsibility for operational matters including faculty and staff hiring/termination, vendor selection, student admissions, student discipline, space utilization/allocation, scheduling, and snow days. The Board entrusts operational matters to the head, and the Board does not hear appeals by members of the community. The head is a non-voting, ex officio member of the Board of Trustees.

Meet the Board

LEANNA BEABER: 2019-2022

Leanna Beaber (2019-2022) started her legal career working at O'Melveny & Myers, where she specialized in securities, finance, and governance law, including serving as the in-house specialist on "blue sky" laws for the firm. She advised the heads of public and private international companies, as well as collaborating with multinational nonprofit organizations. 

After leaving O'Melveny & Myers, Leanna joined The Hunger Project and oversaw the design and development of an international participatory democracy community of practice.  She has continued her commitment to work that will make a positive social impact through volunteering.

Leanna grew up in California, studied in France in high school with School Year Abroad, and graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Intercultural Relations and an MA in Anthropological Sciences. She studied Mandarin at East China Normal University before earning her JD from New York University School of Law. 

An active WIS volunteer, Leanna has served as the Fund-A-Student chair for the WIS Auction, as a WISPA Primary School representative, and on the Annual Giving team. She is married to Jamie Beaber, a partner at Mayer Brown. Their two children are members of WIS Classes of 2030 and 2032.

KIM BOYLAN: 2019-2022

Kim Marie Boylan (2019-2022) is a partner at White & Case, where she serves as the Global Head of Tax and Head of the Tax Controversy practice. Kim holds a BA in business administration from Georgetown University, a JD from Syracuse University College of Law, cum laude, and an LLM in Tax from Georgetown University Law Center, with distinction. She is also a CPA. 

Kim’s pro bono work has focused on working with non-profits and she has served on several non-profit boards, including Friends of Dresden. Kim also was a member of the Syracuse University College of Law Board of Advisors for many years, including during the College of Law’s successful capital campaign to build a new law school facility. Prior to joining the WIS Board, Kim served as a non-trustee member on the Advancement Committee.

Kim has traveled extensively both for work and pleasure. She has lived in London and Tunisia and spent a considerable amount of time in Moscow when her husband, Scott, was working abroad and, later, running Department of Justice programs in the former Soviet Union. Scott is now a member of StoneTurn Group, where he runs the firm’s international investment security practice. Their daughter is a member of WIS Class of 2022.

JEFFERSON BURNETT: 2017-2020 (Vice Chair)

Jefferson Burnett (2017-2020) is Senior Vice President at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). His portfolio includes global education and international students at independent schools, NAIS’s partnership outreach and foundation relationships, and providing thought leadership on governance as well as national and global trends and challenges relevant to the independent school community, including the Fourth Industrial Revolution, school business model transformation, and demographics.

He is also a Board member of Independent Schools Association Network (ISAnet), and the International Council for Advancing Independent School Accreditation (ICAISA) as ex officio (voting); he is a past trustee of the Edmund Burke School. Jefferson also serves on the WIS Professional Development Collaborative  Advisory Council and the Advisory Board of the Klingenstein Center at Teacher’s College, Columbia University.

Jefferson has an A.B. in anthropology from Columbia University, Columbia College and an M.Phil. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, King’s College. Jefferson is a graduate of St. Michael’s Country Day School and St. George’s School, Rhode Island, as well as the Sherborne School in England.

MELISSA BURNETT: 2018-2021

Melissa Mileff Burnett (2018-2021) is a design professional specializing in residential interiors and historic decorative arts. She has worked for several museums in Washington, DC and California, including in curatorial positions at the Textile Museum and the Monterey History and Arts Association.

Melissa has served on boards of several national and local organizations, including the Monterey Museum of Art, the American Institute of Architects, and the National Architectural Accrediting Board, and has advised other arts, educational, and political organizations. Currently, she serves on the board of Transformer, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that supports emerging artists.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma, where she was recognized as the Alpha Rho Chi recipient, and received her MA in the History of American Decorative Arts from Parsons School of Design. In 2016, she and her husband Jason moved back to Washington from California. Their son Sebastian is a member of the Class of 2030.

PIERRE CHAO: 2018-2021

Pierre A. Chao (2018-2021) has three decades of strategy management consulting, investment banking, equity analysis, investing and policy analysis expertise in the aerospace/defense/government services industry. He is currently a Founding Partner of Renaissance Strategic Advisors, a 39-person boutique aerospace/defense strategy, market insight and M&A planning and due diligence firm; and a Co-Founder/Operating Partner of Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace/defense private debt firm with $477 million of assets under management. 

Prior to establishing RSAdvisors in 2008 and Enlightenment Capital in 2012, Mr. Chao was the Director of Defense-Industrial Initiatives at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, DC-based, non-partisan defense and foreign policy think tank, where he still remains as a Senior Associate.

Before joining CSIS in 2003, Mr. Chao was a Managing Director and senior aerospace/defense analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was responsible for following the U.S. and global aerospace/defense industry. He remained a CSFB independent senior adviser from 2003-2006. Prior to joining CSFB, Pierre was the senior aerospace/defense analyst at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter from 1995-1999. He served as the senior aerospace/defense industry analyst at Smith Barney during 1994 and as a director at JSA International, a Boston/Paris-based management consulting firm that focused on the aerospace/defense industry (1986-88, 1990-93). Mr. Chao was also a co-founder of JSA Research, an equity research boutique specializing in the aerospace/defense industry. Before signing on with JSA, he worked in the New York and London offices of Prudential-Bache Capital Funding as a mergers and acquisitions banker focusing on aerospace/defense (1988-90). Over the course of his Wall Street career, Mr. Chao’s team was ranked #1 by Institutional Investor every year eligible and he was on the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team every year eligible. He was also ranked the #1 A&D analyst by corporations in the 1998-2000 Reuters Polls, the #1 A&D analyst in the 1995-99 Greenwich Associates polls, and appeared on the Wall Street Journal All-Star list four of seven years. He participated in 31 landmark aerospace/defense equity offerings/IPOs raising $11.7 billion. 

He is a guest lecturer at the National Defense University and the Defense Acquisition University, has served on multiple Defense Science Board, National Academies, and Army Science Board task forces, and was a member of the Defense Business Board (2010-2013). He is a member of the board of directors of IIA and SolAero Technologies, and he was a member of the board of directors of KeyW Corporation (Nasdaq:KEYW) (2010-16), Vistronix Intelligence & Technology Solutions (2014-16) and the Truman National Security Project (2007-18). 

Pierre earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Management Science from M.I.T.

Pierre and his wife Amy have been at WIS since 2006. Two of their three children — daughters Mia (Class of 2021) and Chloe (Class of 2023) — are in the WIS French program.

STYLIANOS CHRISTOFIDES: 2014-2020

Stylianos Christofides (2014-2020) is a member of the WIS Class of 1982. After leaving WIS, Stylianos went on to McGill University, where he received a BSc in Civil Engineering. He later attended George Washington University to study international business as well as structural engineering.

Since September 2012, Stylianos has served as the principal and founder of SC Squared, LLC, which offers general consulting services in the industry sectors of real estate, energy and infrastructure. He is also a co-founding member of Parking Development Solutions with the purpose of promoting automated parking for all parking needs. Prior to founding SC Squared, he was a principal at ICG properties for 14 years, where he directed business development and implemented infrastructure projects in Pakistan, India, Tunisia and Egypt.

From 1996 to 1998 he was Director of Development at ICG Dubai, where he worked on the development of the pipeline for the company's lead project—a gas-fired combined-cycle power station in Pakistan. He also led other infrastructure initiatives in India and Greece. From 1990 to 1995 he worked in the UK for WS Atkins, as a project manager and design engineer for the Drax Power Station, and on telecommunication design for the NYNEX initiative in the UK.

Stylianos and his wife Kate live in Maryland with their three children.

RICK CRUZ: 2019-2022

Rick Cruz (2019-2022) has served for 20+ years in numerous management, strategy, and external affairs roles at organizations across the professional services, education, and youth development sectors.

He currently leads strategic partnerships at the College Board and, in this capacity, he is responsible for building and cultivating alliances with public and private institutions to increase the impact of the organization and its partners.

Rick also currently serves as Chair of the DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB), a volunteer role in which he and the Board provide oversight to 126 campuses serving 46% of DC public school students. 

He has previously served in senior leadership roles at America’s Promise Alliance and Teach for America and as CEO of the DC Prep Public Charter School network. Rick began his career in the professional services sector, working at the Corporate Executive Board (CEB) in Washington, DC and London for more than a decade where he led teams in supporting global corporations' strategic planning, finance and risk management, and Board development.

Rick earned a BA in Philosophy from Yale University. Rick is a Fellow of the ninth class of the Pahara-Aspen Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He resides in Washington, DC with his wife, Leslie, and two children, Luca and Belén, members of the WIS Classes of 2025 and 2026.

GIOVANNI DELL'ARICCIA: 2016-2022

Giovanni Dell'Ariccia (2016-2022) is Deputy Director of the Research Department of the IMF, where he supervises the activities of the Macro-Financial Division. Previously he worked in the Asia and Pacific Department. His research interests include: Banking; the Macroeconomics of Credit; Monetary Policy; International Finance. In recent years, Giovanni has worked primarily on the Euro Area Crisis. He has published extensively in finance and economics journals and is a CEPR Research Fellow.

Giovanni grew up in Rome, where he earned a bachelors degree in economics and statistics from Rome University. He moved to the US in 1993 to attend MIT, where he earned a Ph.D. in economics. Giovanni is married to Rachel Howe (who is the Director of Trade Research at the US Trade Representative). Their daughter Julia is a member of the WIS Class of 2023.

AYANNA DUNN: 2014-2020

Ayanna Dunn (2014-2020) is an alumna of WIS. She is currently a Private Banker at Morgan Stanley where she advises high net worth clients, businesses, nonprofits and associations on credit and lending solutions.

Before joining Morgan Stanley, she served as a Financial Advisor at Bernstein Global Wealth Management. Prior to that, she worked for many years at JPMorgan in the Private Bank and in the Equity Capital Markets Division of the Investment Bank in New York and London. She also served as an Account Director at The Corporate Executive Board, and she started her career as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company.

Outside of the office, Ayanna dedicates her time to working with various art and education organizations in the Washington, DC region. Ayanna has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Spelman College.

RENATA HESSE: 2019-2022

Renata Hesse (2019-2022) is a member of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on antitrust counseling, cartels, and merger clearance. Ms. Hesse is frequently recognized as a leading and influential antitrust lawyer, with a particular emphasis on the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property matters in high-tech industries. She is currently co-chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Spring Meeting and is a frequent speaker at antitrust and legal forums.

Ms. Hesse counsels some of the world’s biggest companies on a range of high-stakes antitrust matters. Most recently, she advised client Praxair, Inc. in its $80 billion merger of equals with Linde AG; Amazon on its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market; Tanker Investments on Hart-Scott-Rodino matters for its $188 million merger with Teekay Tankers; and United Rentals Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental company, on antitrust matters in its $1.3 billion acquisition of Neff Corp.

Ms. Hesse joined Sullivan & Cromwell following a distinguished career in government, including leading the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice twice as Acting Assistant Attorney General and serving that division for more than 15 years. Ms. Hesse also served as Senior Counsel to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, where she advised Chairman Genachowski on transactions pending FCC approval.

Ms. Hesse earned a JD (’90) from Berkeley School of Law and a BA (‘86) from Wellesley College. Her children are members of WIS Classes of 2024 and 2025.

JAMES IKER: 2018-2021

James Iker (2018-2021) has more than 20 years of real estate, finance, investment, and management experience. He is currently the Chief Investment Officer at JBG Smith, an S&P 400 Real Estate Investment Trust that owns and/or operates a portfolio of nearly 20 million square feet in and around Washington, DC. Mr. Iker is a member of JBG Smith’s Executive Committee and Investment Committee. He also served two terms as the inaugural Chair of JBG’s Management Committee.

From 2008 to 2017, Mr. Iker served as a Managing Partner of the JBG Companies and as the co-head of Investments. He was responsible for JBG’s investment strategy including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, investor relations, and fundraising. During Mr. Iker’s tenure, JBG successfully raised seven Opportunity Funds totaling more than $3.6 Billion of discretionary equity.

Mr. Iker formed part of the senior leadership team that merged The JBG Companies with Vornado Realty Trust’s Washington, DC business and created JBG Smith as a publicly traded company in July 2017.

Prior to joining JBG in 2002, Mr. Iker co-founded and managed a real estate investment firm in Orange County, California. He has previously served on the advisory board for the Urban Land Institute and currently serves as a board trustee for the Federal City Council, as a member of the National Council for the World Wildlife Fund, and as a member of the Dean’s Council at the Yale School of Architecture.

Mr. Iker earned his BA at the University of Phoenix and his MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Iker and his husband Hayes Nuss have been at WIS since 2014. Their two children, Sophia and William, are members of the Class of 2028.

KATHERINE KINSELLA: 2017-2020

Katherine Kinsella (2017-2020) is a returning WIS trustee, having previously served from 1990-1996. Kathy’s husband, Ed James, was a WIS Board member from 2000-2006 and both of their daughters are WIS graduates: Erin ’03 and Mara ’06.

Now enjoying retirement, Kathy spent more than two decades managing Kinsella Media, LLC. The core of Kinsella Media’s work was in the design, preparation and dissemination of legal notices for class actions and bankruptcies.

Kathy began her career in strategic communications at The Kamber Group, an independently owned communications company. During her time at Kamber, Kathy’s clients included the National Education Association, Amnesty International, American University, PBS, American Federation of Government Employees, United Food and Commercial Workers, Coalition for America’s Children, and US Committee for UNICEF, among others. She concluded her 12 years at the firm as a senior vice president and director of marketing and advertising.

She earned both her undergraduate and Master’s degree from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts.

EDGAR NEHME: 2019-2022

Edgar Nehme currently is the Chief Investment Officer for a family office. He has worked in an investment capacity for the past two decades, initially in New York City and most recently in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the WIS Board as a trustee, Edgar served on the Investment Subcommittee.

Edgar relocated to DC to join the KAUST team managing a university endowment for the first co-ed and graduate university in Saudi Arabia. Edgar was the Managing Director and was responsible for absolute return strategies.

Before joining KAUST, Edgar was in New York in different investment roles. Previously he was a principal, underwriting emerging market debt for Latin American corporate and sovereign issuers.

Edgar earned a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (1993) and an MBA from Stanford University (1997). 

Edgar was born and raised in Mexico City in a family of Lebanese descent. He moved to the United States in 1995 to obtain an MBA at Stanford University and has remained since. He is married to Kristin Cassola, born in Milan, Italy, who currently works as a professional Italian instructor for State Department and DoD staff members. Edgar and Kristin have daughters in the WIS Classes of 2021 and 2023. They are native speakers of English, Italian, and Spanish. 

NANDINI OOMMAN: 2019-2022

Nandini Oomman (2019-2022) is a global health and development specialist, and the Founding Curator and CEO of The Women’s Storytelling Salon™. Previously, Nandini was the Director of The HIV/AIDS Monitor at The Center for Global Development (CGD), influencing the role of big donors in global development (using research) to improve their performance and increase the effectiveness of aid dollars. 

Nandini has more than 20 years of research, program and policy experience in global development. She has worked at The World Bank in Washington, DC and in Hanoi, Vietnam. Earlier jobs at the Rockefeller Foundation in NY, and at the Indian Health Organization, an HIV/AIDS prevention organization in India, as well as consulting assignments with the Packard Foundation, created a life-long passion to improve people’s lives with a focus on health and education. Nandini is also fascinated by the art and science of storytelling, which led to the creation of The Women's Storytelling Salon™, a storytelling platform that is dedicated to making women and girls visible in their leadership and participation in the workforce.

Nandini has a BSc in Biochemistry from McGill University, and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also has an IB Diploma from the United World College (UWC) in Canada.

She has published widely in academic journals, is a Huff Post and Medium blogger, and has served on Boards of several organizations. In education, she was a Board member and Vice Chair of the Board at The United Nations School (UNIS) in Hanoi (2012-2015) and is currently a Board member of Paper Airplanes (2017-present), a young start-up social enterprise that bridges gaps in language, higher education, and professional skills training for conflict-affected individuals using virtual learning technology and the benefits of peer-to-peer connections. Her children are members of WIS Classes of 2019 and 2021.

JOHN REPPAS: 2017-2020

John Reppas (2017-2020) is a technology expert who operates at the intersection of academic, government, and private-sector innovation. He is the Director of Public Policy for the Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO), where he is responsible for government engagement, advocacy, international initiatives, and public-private collaboration to advance commercial neuroscience. John is also an investor in, and adviser to, a number of early-stage companies that operate in regulated markets, and has extensive prior experience in healthcare and technology private equity. 

John graduated from Oxford University with a Bachelors of Medicine, received his MD from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and his PhD from the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. He received further fellowship and postgraduate training at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

John and his wife Solange Brown have three children: one in the WIS class of 2023, one in the class of 2022, and an older daughter who is a WIS alumna.

KLEBER SANTOS: 2017-2020

Kleber Santos (2017-2020) is the President of Capital One’s Retail and Direct Bank and has been with Capital One since 2006. Prior to joining Capital One he was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company in Washington DC from 2001 to 2006 and, prior to that, a civil engineer at Odebrecht Engenharia e Construção in Brazil.

Kleber holds an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree in management information technology from UVA's McIntire School of Commerce. He also holds a BS in civil engineering from Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil. Kleber is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Kleber is a member of the corporate advisory board of the UVA Darden School of Business, a board member at The Clearing House and a board member at Early Warning Systems. He has two children enrolled at WIS: Luana (Class of 2023) and Leandro (Class of 2026).

MIGUEL SAVASTANO: 2019-2022

Miguel Savastano (2019-2022) is a Deputy Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund, with oversight responsibilities for the IMF’s work on sovereign debt management and banking crisis prevention and resolution. He joined the IMF in 1990 as part of the young professional program, and has worked in six departments in different capacities. He has written extensively on monetary and exchange rate policy issues, financial crises, and IMF programs.

Miguel was a member of WIS Board of Trustees from 2011 to 2017. 

Miguel received a BA in Economics (summa cum laude) from the Universidad del Pacifico (Lima, Peru), and a MA and PhD in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. His children are members of WIS Classes of 2017 and 2021.

MELISSA SCHWARTZ: 2018-2021

Melissa Schwartz (2018-2021) is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. She has considerable experience representing international and domestic clients in a range of corporate matters including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, financings, and corporate governance. With more than 25 years of experience in emerging markets, Melissa is skilled at advising clients and negotiating cross-border transactions involving complex international trade and policy issues.

From 1997 through 2005, Melissa was a partner with Akin Gump in the firm’s New York, Moscow, and Washington, DC offices. She was the managing partner of Akin Gump’s Moscow office from 1998-2000 and, upon her return to Washington, DC in 2000, she served on the firm’s management committee.

Prior to re-joining Akin Gump in 2014, Melissa served as an independent consultant, advising companies, high net worth individuals, and foundations on corporate governance matters, acquisitions and dispositions, and financings.

Melissa’s current community involvement includes: Board member and Secretary of the Board, The Global Fund for Children (February 2016-present), Board member of the Washington Hebrew Congregation (June 2016-present), co-chair of the Good Neighbor Initiative to welcome refugee families to our community (June 2017-present), and member of the leadership team at the Washington Hunger Project (September 2012-present).

Melissa received her BA from Cornell University, with distinction and her JD from Harvard Law School, cum laude.

Melissa and her husband David Muenzer have been at WIS since 2006. Their two children, Benjamin ‘20 and Emily ’22, are in the French program. Melissa has been an active volunteer during her children’s time at WIS, including having led WIS Annual Giving as its Chair from 2001-2014.

CONSTANTINE STAVROPOULOS: 2017-2020

Constantine Stavropoulos 2017-2020 is the owner and operator of The Tryst Trading Company, a DC food group consisting of several restaurants (Tryst, The Diner, Open City, Tryst at the Phillips, The Coupe, Open City at the National Cathedral), and a catering operation (Who's Cookin?); Constantine led the design and construction of each.

Constantine is a founding member of Think Local First, with its mission to "transform DC's economy by developing and implementing solutions that strengthen the local independent business community".  He is also the President and founder of the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District (BID), a non-profit dedicated to promoting a clean and safe Adams Morgan for people to live, work, and play. 

He earned a BA in international business and finance from American University and attended American University in Paris. The family has been at WIS since 2000; wife Djinn is an active volunteer. Their son Romain graduated from WIS in 2014 and daughter Margot is a member of the Class of 2025.

ALEXIA VON LIPSEY: 2014-2020 (Secretary)

Alexia von Lipsey (2014-2020) grew up in the Middle East and Latin America. She holds a degree in political science from Bryn Mawr and an MA in Near Eastern studies from Princeton University. Travels have taken her throughout Europe, Central and South Asia and she also resided in the Persian Gulf. She speaks Arabic, English, Greek and Spanish fluently and speaks some Dari, Turkish and Russian.

With expertise in U.S. foreign policy, military presence and security in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Persian Gulf, she has been involved with U.S. national security interests in the Middle East for over 20 years, including work with U.S. Navy and Department of Defense decision-makers in Washington, DC and abroad. Alexia has also worked with corporate and non-profit organizations as a consultant and as a fundraiser. Her current interests focus on cultural and public diplomacy.

Alexia's oldest son Kai is a member of the Class of 2023. Her husband Rod von Lipsey is a Managing Director of UBS Financial Services.

MARC WILLIAMSON: 2015-2021 (Chair)

Marc Williamson (2015-2021) was born and raised in Annapolis, MD. He received his BA in Philosophy from Swarthmore College, his MA in Philosophy from Columbia University, and his JD from New York University School of Law. Marc has lived and worked in London, Brussels, and New York. He is a partner of Latham & Watkins, where he practices international antitrust law; his professional focus is on obtaining multi-jurisdictional antitrust approvals for large mergers and acquisitions.

A long-time supporter of independent education, Marc has previously served on the Board of Trustees of Severn School in Severna Park, Maryland.

Marc’s wife Tricia is an Executive Director in the legal department of UBS Financial Services Inc. Marc and Tricia live in the Forest Hills neighborhood of DC with their children William and Daphne. William is a member of WIS Class of 2023.

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS

Suzanna Jemsby, Head of School
Benjamin Getahun, WISPA Co-President

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