|Charles P. Cooley, Chair|
Retired Senior Vice President & CFO, The Lubrizol Corporation
Charlie served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of The Lubrizol Corporation from 1998 until he retired in 2011 following the purchase of the company by Berkshire Hathaway. He previously served in various corporate finance positions at Atlantic Richfield Company in Los Angeles, and spent several years in the national banking division of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in New York. Charlie currently serves on the Board of Directors of Modine Manufacturing Company and KeyCorp. He and his wife Grosvie reside in Cleveland Heights. They have two Hawken graduates, Claire ’06 and Frances ’09, and one current student, Henry ’14.
|Daniel Hurwitz, Vice Chair|
President & CEO, DDR Corp.
Dan is chief executive officer of DDR, a retail management firm with properties in the continental United States, Puerto Rico and Brazil. Prior to joining DDR, Dan served as senior vice president and director of real estate and corporate development for Boscov’s Department Store, Inc. He is a frequent speaker at real estate industry functions, including the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).
Professionally, Dan is a member of the Sonae Sierra Brasil board of directors, a member of ICSC, a member of the ICSC Board of Trustees Executive Committee and a member of the ICSC Political Action and Government Relations Committees. He is also a member of the NAREIT Board of Governors, as well as the NAREIT Audit and Investment Committee. Dan has been named to Institutional Investor magazine’s 2013 All-America Executive Team, voted on by the sell-side analyst community as the Best CEO in the REIT sector. Within the civic community Dan is a member of the Colgate University Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Leadership Council for the Neurological Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, a member of the Board of Directors of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a member of the Visiting Committee of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
He and his wife Ellie have two students at Hawken – Caroline ’13 and Benjamin ’16. They reside in Aurora.
|G. Russell Lincoln ’64, Vice Chair|
President, Nast Corporation
Russ is president of N.A.S.T. Inc. Prior to this position, he served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Algan, Inc. Russ is a director of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. and serves as a director of The Lincoln Electric Company.
Russ is an active member at Hawken School. He has assumed many roles and his service includes participation on the following committees: Development, Buildings & Grounds, Planned Giving, Capital Campaign, Steering, Investment, and Executive. In the Cleveland community, he serves as a trustee of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Russ and his wife Connie reside in Gates Mills. Their children include alumni Deej Lincoln ’91, Brinton Lincoln ’94, Chase Horsburgh ’99, and Sam Lincoln ’09. Russ and Connie are also the grandparents of Hawken students Finn Lincoln ’21 and Madeleine Lincoln ’23.
|P. Jeffrey Lucier, Vice Chair|
Chairman and Senior Editor, STACK LLC
Jeff is chairman and senior editor of STACK Media, Inc., a multimedia company that provides information, tools and services to help active sports participants get better at the games they play and the lives they lead. On all of its platforms, STACK delivers authoritative, actionable information on fitness and health; safe, effective drug-free training; nutrition; sports skills; motivation and sports psychology; equipment and gear; and lifestyle and entertainment - all "for the athlete by the athlete." At Hawken, Jeff has chaired the external affairs committee and served on the executive, finance and capital campaign committees and on the committee on trustees. He has been a guest speaker in the Professional Writing class at the Upper School and has run breakout sessions in the Lucier Family Writing Center. In addition to his leadership role at Hawken, Jeff has been active in several non-profit organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Banks-Baldwin Foundation, MOCA Cleveland, The Cleveland Music School Settlement, E City, E Prep, JumpStart, Horizon Montessori School and the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Jeff is the father of three Hawken graduates: Kathryn Green ’85, Madalyn Lucier ’05, and Caitlin Lucier ’06. Jeff and his wife Susan reside in Cleveland Heights and Nantucket.
|Alan D. Rosskamm, Vice Chair|
Chief Executive Officer, Breakthrough Charter Schools
Alan is chief executive officer of Breakthrough Charter Schools, a non-profit charter management organization created to support the operation of nine high performing public charter schools in Cleveland. Prior to this position, he served as president and chief executive officer of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. for 21 years, board chair and interim chief executive officer of Charming Shoppes, Inc. and as an attorney with Thompson Hine.
Alan has served on the Human Resources, Investment, Strategic Planning, Audit, Building and Grounds, Education and Student Life, Executive, Finance, and Head of School Search Committees, as well as the Committee on Trustees. He also served as President of the Board. Alan and his wife Barbara have four Hawken graduates, Daniel ’95, Michael ’97, Andrew’00, and Zachary ’07. They reside in Gates Mills.
|Richard T. Marabito, Treasurer|
Chief Financial Officer, Olympic Steel, Inc.
Rick serves as chief financial officer at Olympic Steel, Inc. Prior to joining the Olympic Steel Inc. in 1994, Rick served as corporate controller for a publicly traded wholesale distribution company and was employed by a national accounting firm in its audit department.
|Janice W. Hawwa, Secretary|
Janice has been an involved Hawken parent since 1986 and has volunteered or chaired 13 biennial auctions. She has also served as Chair of the Parents’ Association and the Class Parents Council. Janice has volunteered her time and talents on the Committee on Trustees, Capital Campaign, Development, Personnel, Playground and Education and Student Life Committees. Janice and her husband George are the parents of Natalie ’00, R.G. ’02, and Sami ’12. They reside in Gates Mills.
|Jeffrey M. Biggar ’68, Chair|
Managing Director, Trend Dynamics
Jeff spent the majority of the past 38 years in executive management positions, providing leadership in all aspects of the wealth management industry. He currently is Managing Director of Trend Dynamics, Inc. His prior positions have included serving as Managing Director of Little Mountain Group, LLC; CEO for Sterling; the senior executive and architect of National City Bank’s Private Client Group; and the senior executive of National City Bank’s trust group. He serves as President of the Board of The Cleveland Botanical Garden and is on the boards of University Circle Inc. and the Cleveland Zoological Society. Jeff lives with his wife Margie in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and has two sons, Nick ’03 and Chris ’06.
|Donald R. Allman ’70|
President and CEO, Titan
Don is CEO of Titan. He has been a leader in the out of home advertising industry for the past 34 years. Titan is the largest Transit Advertising Sales company in the United States. Don’s mother, the late Helen Allman, taught fourth and fifth grade English and History in the Lower School for 15 years. Don resides in Darien, Connecticut, with his wife Cathy and they have two children, JD and Amanda.
|Mary Amor ’83 |
Mergers & Acquisitions, Siemens Corporation
Mary is responsible for merger and acquisition activities in the Americas with Siemens Corporation. Prior to joining Siemens, Mary was a Managing Director in Mergers & Acquisitions with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. Her mergers and acquisitions career began in Salomon Brothers Mergers and Acquisitions department post-graduation from business school. Prior to business school, Mary worked in strategy consulting. Mary is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York City Mission Society, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Nichols Center for Applied Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Mary resides in New York City.
|Laura Rosenfeld Barnes ’84|
Director, James Joyce Centre
Currently the director of the James Joyce Centre, Laura worked with the National Library in Dublin securing rare pieces and became a James Joyce authority, scholar, and collector. Laura also founded Araby Books, a rare book firm. Laura, her husband Niall O’Donnchu, and three children reside in Dublin, Ireland.
|Todd A. Barrett ’83|
Director of HR for Merger & Acquisitions, Apple Computer
Todd is the director of HR for Mergers and Acquisitions for Apple Inc. He's the son of Nanette Barrett who developed the Early Childhood curriculum at Hawken and hired the first four preschool teachers. Todd, his wife Jennifer, and twin children, Kate and Nicholas, reside in San Mateo, California.
|Scott M. Beatty ’77|
Co-Founder and Publisher, Trajectory, Inc.
Scott is a co-founder and publisher with Trajectory, Inc. During the past 23 years Scott has held positions in electronic publishing companies focusing on product development, channel development, marketing, software engineering and sales. Prior to Trajectory, Inc., he was the Founder of Treedia Labs (Podcast.com & Videocast.com) and an Angel Investor in three wireless start-ups. He was a founding partner and Vice-President in Information Please LLC. In 1992 Scott co-founded ProCD. Scott and his wife Deborah reside in Swampscott, Massachusetts, with their children, Grace and Tucker.
|Kathleen Bole ’77|
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, The Urban School
Kathy, a third generation Hawken graduate, lives in San Francisco with her husband Paul Klingenstein and children Henry, Lucy, and Oliver. She currently serves as vice chair of the board of trustees at The Urban School of San Francisco.
|Dr. William E. Bruner II ’67|
Ophthalmologist, University Ophthalmology Assoc., Inc.
A Hawken “Lifer,” the father of two Hawken graduates, Amanda ’98 and Andrew ’00, Bill served on the Board of Trustees for 16 years. He is a partner with University Ophthalmology Associates at the University Suburban Health Center in South Euclid, Ohio. Bill and his wife Susan live in Cleveland.
|Dennis P. Fisco, Esq. ’73|
Principal, Seagate Properties, Inc.
Dennis is a founding partner in Seagate Properties, Inc. and has been associated with the firm since the expansion of the San Francisco office in 1984. He has primary responsibility for all legal consultation and the oversight of Seagate’s administration, asset management, receivership and accounting functions. Prior to joining Seagate, Dennis was President of Flexible Pipe Company of Houston, Texas, an underground utility contractor specializing in industrial and municipal utility systems. Dennis, his wife Pamela, and three children reside in Mill Valley, California.
|Timothy M. George ’70|
Managing Director, Financial Advisory, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC
A Hawken “Lifer” and former member of the Hawken Board of Trustees, Tim is the Managing Director in Lazard’s Financial Advisory business. He has more than 30 years of experience in the investment banking industry. Tim was previously a Founding Partner of Greenhill & Co. and a member of its Management Committee. Tim, his wife Cosby, and four children reside in Greenwich, Connecticut.
|Matthew R. Glass ’77|
Partner, Colbeck Capital Management, LLC
Matthew is the CFA - Director of Research at Lutetium Capital. Prior to founding Lutetium, he was a Partner at Colbeck Capital, where he specialized in strategic lending. He also held portfolio management positions at various credit-focused firms, including Camulos Capital, Soros Fund Management, Baker Nye LP, and Reliance Group Holdings. Matt resides in Weston, Connecticut, with his wife Heather and four children.
|Dr. Todd R. W. Horn ’73|
Headmaster, Kent Denver School
Todd is a Hawken “Lifer.” He is headmaster of Kent Denver School. He also serves as president of the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS). He has helped to train over 160 new Heads of Schools as a faculty member of the Institute for New Heads run by The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Todd resides in Englewood, Colorado, with his wife Jane and son David.
|Peter A. Horvitz ’72|
President & CEO, Horvitz Newspapers, LLC
Peter has served on the Hawken School Board of Trustees for 18 years. He is chairman, president, and CEO of Horvitz Newspapers, Inc. in Bellevue, Washington. Peter lives in Kirkland, Washington with his wife Peggy O’Meara.
|Henri Pell Junod, Jr. ’59|
A former member of the Hawken faculty and an active member on numerous boards in Cleveland, Hank established the Junod Library Fund at the school to support the purchase of resources at the Lyndhurst and Gates Mills libraries. Hank maintains residences in Michigan, Florida, and Ohio.
|Dr. Alexander W. Kennedy ’67|
Alex served on the Hawken School Board of Trustees for seven years and as a member and president of the Hawken School Alumni Board. He is the former head of gynecologic oncology at Cleveland Clinic and was an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Alex and his wife Maggie reside in New Castle, New Hampshire.
|David McCreery ’81|
Managing Director, UBS
David started at Hawken in kindergarten and graduated from the Upper School in 1981. His brother Doug '70 also attended Hawken through the 10th grade. His wife, Liz Peay McCreery '82 attended Hawken for 10-12 grades. His father-in-law, Nick '48, is a former Hawken trustee (1988-1997), and his brothers-in-law are Andy '88 and Nick '84 Peay. David is the Managing Director, Global Industrial Group at UBS Financial Services, Inc. Early in his career, he lived in Tokyo, Japan, and worked for First Boston Asia Limited (First Boston Corp.) David and his wife Liz reside in New York City with their three children.
|William J. Miltz ’66|
Brand Manager, Invisible Fence Company
Bill is the father of Sarah ’95 and was employed as Hawken’s director of development in the mid-1980s before starting his company, Invisible Fence of NE Ohio, which was recently acquired by Radio Systems Corporation. Bill resides in Traverse City, Michigan, with his wife Ann Groves.
|Rodger S. Rickard|
Co-Founder, University of Phoenix
Rodger, a former Hawken teacher, soccer and basketball coach, athletic director, and director of the summer camp during the 1960s, is founder of Slam Dunk, an internet company that presents athlete role models as guest speakers. He is also the co-founder of the University of Phoenix. Rodger resides in Woodside, California.
|Paul C. Shiverick ’71|
Co-Founder & Partner, Seminole Capital Partners
Co-founder and partner of Seminole Capital Partners, a global, long/short equity hedge fund, Paul has been co-CEO of the company since 1995. Paul, his wife Elizabeth, and their four children live in New York City.
|Jonathan M. Silver ’75|
Visiting Distinguished Senior Fellow, Third Way
Jonathan Silver is a Visiting Distinguished Senior Fellow at Third Way, a Washington, DC-based think tank. He has headed the federal government's investments in clean and renewable energy, managing a $50 billion fund which underwrote some of the largest energy projects in the world and served as senior policy advisor to three different Cabinet Secretaries. Jonathan also co-founded a highly successful venture capital firm and served as a Managing Director and COO of Tiger Management, one of the country's largest hedge funds. He began his career at McKinsey and Company. Jonathan lives in Washington, DC with his wife and twin 9 year olds.
|Carl E. Smith ’74|
CEO, Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp.
Carl is CEO of the non-profit Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) which operates the Call2Recycle program, the largest consumer battery collection and recycling program in the world. His duties include developing the organization's strategic plan and devising public outreach campaigns throughout North America. Carl and his wife Cindy have five children, four grandchildren and live in Alpharetta, Georgia.
|Bradley A. Stirn ’68|
Having served firms including Coherent Inc., Arthur D. Little, Spencer Stuart and TMP Worldwide, Brad is an entrepreneur, executive and consultant. Brad left the professional world for several years to pursue personal interests, including traveling to remote parts of the globe as part of his lepidoptera hobby. Brad lives in Woodside, California with his wife Becky.
|S. Tucker Taft ’70|
Chairman & CTO, Sofcheck, Inc.
Tucker is chairman and CTO of Sofcheck, Inc., a software and analysis verification company. A descendent of President William Howard Taft, Tucker resides in Lexington, Massachusetts with his wife Phyllis Yale.
|F. Jerome Tone ’73|
Managing Agent, Hellman Properties LLC
Jerry Tone is the managing Agent for Hellman Properties LLC, an independent oil production and real estate company in Seal Beach, CA. He is on the Board of the Seattle Parks Foundation (President), and the National Board of Directors of the Trust for Public Land (Chairman of the Transactions Committee). Previously, he was a Director of the Alamitos Land Company in Signal Hill, California, was a principal with Montgomery Capital Corporation, a real estate investment partnership in San Francisco, and was involved in the production of affordable housing as CFO for BRIDGE Housing Corporation. Jerry and his wife Martha Wyckoff reside in Seattle, Washington.
|Himanshu S. Amin|
Patent Attorney, Himanshu Amin, LLC
Himanshu, a patent attorney with Himanshu Amin LLC, practices in the area of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and trade secrets. He has assisted over twenty Fortune 500 high-tech clients with respective patent portfolio development and management efforts. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Intellectual Property Management at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Himanshu is on the Board of Trustees for Playhouse Square, the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Weatherhead School of Management, and the Editorial Board of CBC Magazine. He and his wife Leslie have three children who attend Hawken – Alexander ’15, Hannah ’17, and Julia ’20.
Chief Education Advisor, Chicago School System
Barbara Byrd-Bennett is the chief executive officer for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). She is an experienced educator, supervisor, administrator, and researcher of public urban education. She is the recipient of numerous local, state and national honors including the Council of Greater City Schools 2001 Urban Superintendent of the Year. Barbara is a member of numerous boards, commissions and advisory councils, including: Common Core, the United States Department of Education National Assessment Governing Board, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the Education Commission of the States, the National Center for Education Accountability and the Albert Shanker Institute. She also was appointed chair of the American Federation of Teachers Innovation Fund, on which she currently serves. Barbara and her husband Bruce Bennett reside in Solon. They have two grandchildren attending Hawken: Jalen ’22 and Khalil ’22 Suggs.
|Richard H. Fearon|
Vice Chairman and Chief Financial and Planning Officer, Eaton Corporation
Rick is vice chairman and chief financial and planning officer for Eaton Corporation. He is responsible for the accounting, control, corporate development, information systems, internal audit, investor relations, strategic planning, and tax and treasury functions. Rick serves on the boards of PolyOne Corporation, The Playhouse Square Foundation and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He also chairs the CFO Council of the Manufacturers Alliance, a trade organization of leading U.S. manufacturing companies, and serves as the Northeast Ohio Commissioner on the Third Frontier Commission of the State of Ohio. Rick and his wife Robyn reside in Bentleyville with their children Robert ’12 and Erica ’14.
|Lauren Generette Floyd|
Lauren is a former Cleveland Orchestra administrator and music educator. At Hawken she has served as chair of Field Day, vice president of the Parents' Association, and on search committees for all three Division Directors. Currently, she is chair of the Education and Student Life Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board. Lauren also serves on the boards of the Cleveland Arts Prize and the Friends of the Cleveland School of the Arts. Lauren and her husband Mark are parents of Alexis ’12 and Aric ’14. They reside in Cleveland.
Chief Executive Officer, Quality Electrodynamics
Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita is founder, president and CEO of Quality Electrodynamics (QED). Coming to America from Japan in 1988 and after receiving his Ph.D. in physics from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in 1998, Dr. Fujita chose to continue his professional training in America. After working at GE Medical Systems, he started his own company, QED, in 2006. QED develops and manufacturers highly proprietary state-of-the-art MRI radiofrequency antennas, and is now one of the world’s largest suppliers of these products. In recognition of growing a successful high-tech manufacturing company, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama invited Dr. Fujita to be an honored guest, and to sit in the First Lady’s Box at the 2012 State of the Union Address. In March 2013 he was also appointed to the Manufacturing Council, directed by the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.
Dr. Fujita is an Adjunct Full Professor of Physics and Radiology at Case Western Reserve University, and of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland. Dr. Fujita serves on various boards, including The Musical Arts Association and The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Foundation, Global Cleveland, CWRU’s Inamori International Center of Ethics and Excellence, as well as CWRU’s Corporate and International Affairs Visiting Committees. Hiroyuki, his wife Mikiko and two children, Ryuji ’14 and Ryuta ’16, reside in Pepper Pike.
|Samuel P. Gerace|
Chief Executive Officer, Veritix
Sam is the chief executive officer of Veritix, a venture-backed state-of-the-art digital ticketing, event marketing, and relationship management solutions provider for the sports and live entertainment industries. He is also the founder of Be Free, a comprehensive Internet marketing information services company for leading retail and consumer businesses. Sam chairs the board of Minds Matter of Cleveland, a non-profit organization serving low-income high school students and he serves as a mentor in the Jumpstart Mentoring Program. He served on the board of ValueClick, Inc. and as Entrepreneur in Residence with Jumpstart, Inc. Sam, his wife Lynne, and children, Michael ’16, Andrew ’18, and Christopher ’22, live in Novelty.
Elected in 2011
Amy is actively involved with the Hawken Community. She is co-chair of the Annual Fund, and her efforts have helped increase parent participation. Amy has also served as chair of the Class Parent Committee (CPC) of the Parents’ Association and was the 11th grade CPC representative. She participated in the strategic planning discussion of the External Affairs Committee, served on the Search Committee for the Upper School Director, and was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. Amy was involved for four years as a volunteer in the non-profit organization Flashes of Hope, as Founding Chapter Director of the Atlanta, GA Chapter, as well as Photographer and Image Coordinator. Prior to that, she was a Vice President of Commercial Lending with Wachovia Bank. Amy, her husband, Jeff, and children, Liam ’12 and Jack ’16, live in Pepper Pike.
President, Specialty Metals, Olympic Steel
Andrew is president of Specialty Metals at Olympic Steel. He has over 20 years of management, operations, sales, purchasing and marketing experience in the metals distribution business. He previously was President of International Metals Group, a metals distribution company located in Cleveland, Ohio. He serves on the Regional Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League. Andrew, his wife Kim, and children Jacob ’14 and Harrison ’16, reside in Aurora.
|Charles "Chas" Grossman ’87|
President, National Safety Apparel, Inc.
Chas, a 1987 graduate of Hawken, is the president/owner of National Safety Apparel, Inc. (NSA), the leading manufacturer of protective clothing and safety apparel for electric arc exposures, high-heat environments, and glass-cutting applications. Chas currently sits on the Board of the Cleveland West Park YMCA and Youth Challenge, an organization for children with physical disabilities. He is also the treasurer of The One Candle Foundation and a member of the Cleveland Chapter of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization). Chas and his wife Jennifer reside in Cleveland Heights with their children Nathan ’19 and Zachary.
|Debra Hershey Guren|
Elected in 2000
President, The Hershey Foundation
Debbie is president and chief executive officer of The Hershey Foundation. At Hawken, Debbie has been an active participant on many committees including, Buildings & Grounds, Education, Development, Capital Campaign, and Middle School Design. She serves as trustee of Cleveland Botanical Garden and Hershey Montessori School. Debbie is also President of Montessori Development Partnerships. Debbie and her husband Peter reside in Mentor. They are the parents of three Hawken alumni, Sara ’96, Adam ’99, and Zach ’03.
|Blair K. Haas ’72|
President, Bud Industries
Blair is president of Bud Industries, a provider of enclosures for the industrial electronics industry. Blair is the recipient of the Fair Play Award at Hawken School. His extensive involvement with the school includes membership on the Committee on Trustees, the Executive, Finance, and Education and Student Life Committees; former co-chair of both the Class Parent Council and the Annual Fund. Within the community, he has also served on the Board Cleveland Jewish Family Service Association and served as president of the Board at the Cleveland Music School Settlement. He is the president of the Electronic Distribution Industry Council and is the chair-Elect of the Electronic Component Industry Association and served as President of the Electronic Distribution Show and as a board member of the Electronic Industry Association. Blair and his wife Dori have four Hawken graduates, Jordan ’97, Josiah ’99, Hunter ’02 and Hayden ’06. Blair and Dori reside in Shaker Heights.
|Paul N. Harris|
Secretary & General Counsel, KeyCorp
Paul is secretary and general counsel of KeyCorp (Key) and oversees the corporation’s legal, government relations and risk review functions. Prior to joining Key in 2003, Paul served as partner-in-charge of the Cleveland office of Thompson Hine LLP where he managed significant client relationships and oversaw the office’s community and charitable support programs and administrative operations. Paul is active in the Cleveland community, serving as a director and immediate past president of The City Club of Cleveland and as a trustee of The Cuyahoga Community College Foundation and Breakthrough Charter Schools. He also serves on the board of The Law and Leadership Institute, LLC. Paul’s wife Michelle is a clinical psychologist and the Director of Support Services at Hawken School. Paul and Michelle reside in Cleveland Heights and have four children– Hawken graduates Andrew ’08 and Christopher ’04, and Elizabeth and Kathryn.
|James "Deej" Lincoln ’91|
Principal/Founder, Boot Island Group
Deej is founder and partner (with Jeff Milbourn '94) of Boot Island Group (BIG). BIG manages a growing portfolio of businesses including The Interior Products Company and Argosy Wind. Deej is currently President of Interior Products and its spin-off, Reclaimed Cleveland, a market leader in standard and custom furniture, installations, and accessories produced from reclaimed wood. An active supporter of Hawken, Deej has served on his 20th Reunion Committee and participated in Development Office fundraising efforts. He was also named vice-president of the Alumni Board in 2010 having served as a member of that board since 2004. Deej currently serves as co-chair of the Annual Fund. Deej is the son of Russ ’64 and Connie Lincoln. Deej and Nicole reside in Gates Mills with their children, Finn ’21 and Madeleine ’23.
Attorney, Parent, Volunteer
Julie is the proud mother of Hawken Lower School students Jake ’22, Luke ’24, and Zack ’26. A Baltimore, Maryland native, Julie practiced family and elder law from 1994-1997. She joined Update Legal in 1997 as a staffing coordinator and after several promotions became the organization’s Chief Operating Officer in 2005. Julie, her husband Eric, and children, reside in Moreland Hills.
|Julie A. Raskind|
Julie is an active community leader after a 15 year career in commercial banking. She is the immediate past Board Chair of Voices for Ohio’s Children, a position she held for three years after serving on the Board for six years. Julie was also President of the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Foundation from 2006-2008 and continues to serve on the University Hospitals Case Medical Center Board. She also serves as a director of ideastream, the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland, the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and Evergreen Cooperative Corporation, an economic development initiative through the Cleveland Foundation. Julie and her husband Peter reside in Shaker Heights and have two Hawken graduates, Matthew ’07 and Rebecca ’10.
|Steven M. Ross ’84|
Managing Director, MCM Capital Partners, LP
Steve is a Managing Director and Partner of MCM Capital Partners, L.P., a Cleveland-based private equity firm. Steve joined MCM Capital during February 1998 and is responsible for sourcing and executing investment transactions and managing portfolio companies. Prior to joining MCM, Steve spent five years at The Bank of New York where he quickly rose to the position as a Vice President in the U.S. Commercial Banking Sector.
Steve serves on the boards of Primary Packaging, ESSCO, Cole Information Services and StyleCraft. He is involved in several civic activities including serving on the board of trustees for The Children’s Hospital at The Cleveland Clinic, the Musical Arts Association and The Human Fund. Additionally, Steve serves on the Midwest Regional Major Gifts Committee for The Campaign for Boston University. At Hawken, he was a member of the Alumni Board and acted as its president from 2002 until 2004 and has served his classmates as a class agent.
Steve and his wife, Ellen, are the parents of three Hawken students, Eliza '15, Charlie '18, and Edward '22. They reside in Pepper Pike.
Ann is a volunteer and is chair of the World Youth Alliance. She has also served as the Strategic Planning Co-Chair, Search Committee Chair, and Board President on the Board of Trustees for the Phillips-Osborne School, as well as Co-Chair of the Holden Arboretum Gourmet Delights Committee from 1979 until 1997, Ann served first as a technical writer and then as a member of the board for a family-owned pharmaceutical company, Ben Venue Laboratories. She was instrumental in expanding the family board to include unaffiliated directors and in making the transition from entrepreneurial to professional style of management. Ann is married to Tom and is the mother of ten children, including Hawken graduates John ’06, Peggy ’07, Lina ’10 and James ’12. They reside in Mentor.
|Sonni K. Senkfor|
President, Gates Pike Consulting, Parent and Volunteer
Sonni is President of Gates Pike Consulting and works as an independent consultant to provide solutions in leadership development, business strategy and organization effectiveness. She was previously a Principal with the consulting firm, McKinsey and Company. In the Hawken community, Sonni has served on the Playground Committee and as Fall Family Fair Chair. She also headed up the Education and Student Life's admission task force on "Whom Should Hawken Serve" and chaired the building subcommittee. Currently, Sonni serves as a board member of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Facing History, Menorah Park and Bellefaire. She is an alumni partner and investor director of Cleveland Social Venture Partners. Sonni also served on the board for Institute of Education Renewal, a literacy program that helps students in the Cleveland Public Schools.
Sonni’s husband, Steve, is a Hawken alumnus from the class of 1977. They have three children, Baui ’12, Henry ’14, and Sarah ’16, and reside in Pepper Pike.
Owner, Findaway Ventures
Lauren and her husband Steve are co-owners of Findaway World in Chagrin Falls, a company that has introduced small video playback books (Playaway) to the market. She developed her considerable event-planning skills as Matrix's director of corporate travel, where she oversaw 300-plus events a year for up to 5,000 people at a time and hired entertainers such as Liza Minelli, Jerry Seinfeld and Jay Leno. Her parents co-founded Matrix Essentials.
Lauren has been a Class Parent Council representative and is Chair of the Centennial Celebration Committee. Within the broader community, Lauren has been a member of the Cleveland Zoological Society’s board of trustees. Lauren and Steven’s son Max ’21 attends Hawken School. They reside in Moreland Hills.
|Anthoni Visconsi II ’71|
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Visconsi Companies, Ltd.
Tony is co-chief executive officer of Visconsi Companies, Ltd. with his brother, Dominic A. Visconsi, Jr. ’77. They have built an organization of real estate professionals which actively pursues acquisitions and development opportunities and oversees the management and leasing of over 2.4 million square feet of retail space. Tony’s duties include strategic planning of the company’s operations and growth, management of the company’s relationships with designated key retailers, oversight of specific developments and new market entry.
Tony and his wife Susan are parents of two Hawken graduates, Tony ’03 and Natalie ’07. They reside in Moreland Hills.
|Dominic A. Visconsi, Jr. ’77|
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Visconsi Companies, Ltd.
Dominic is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Visconsi Companies, Ltd. with his brother, Anthoni ’71. Founded in in 1984, the company carries on a four generation tradition of shopping center development and management with projects ranging from Alaska to South Carolina. As Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dominic is involved in the development and implementation of the strategic planning of the company’s operations together with the management of several of the company’s key retailer relationships.
Dominic is frequently involved in fund raising for Huntington’s Disease Society of America. He and his wife Julie reside in Cleveland Heights.
Jeffrey M. Biggar ’68
Managing Director, Trend Dynamics
Charles P. Bolton ’57
Former Chairman of the Board, Brittany Corporation
David A. Daberko
Retired Chairman & CEO, National City Corporation
Whitney Evans ’51
Leigh L. Fabens
Sally L. Gries
Chairperson, President & CEO, Gries Financial LLC
K.P. Horsburgh, Jr. ’65
Retired Chairman & CEO, The Horsburgh & Scott Company
Ralph T. King
Retired Chairman of the Board, Essef Corporation
William C. McCoy ’38
John Sherwin, Jr. ’53
President, Mid-Continent Ventures, Inc.
Howard F. Stirn
Co-Owner, R Lazy S Ranch, (Teton Village, Wyo.)
School Community Representatives
Alumni Association President
Matthew A. Salerno ’92
Parents’ Association President
Lynne Marcus Cohen ’82