Meet Our Trustees

Exeter is fortunate to have a dedicated body of alumni volunteers, with diverse and expert backgrounds, to oversee the administration of the school and the management of its financial and physical resources.

There are 21 Trustees, and the group consists of the principal, who is appointed by the Trustees and serves as a member for the duration of his tenure; 16 term trustees, who serve one or two five-year appointments; and the president and two vice presidents of the General Alumni Association (GAA), who are elected by that association’s board of directors. These GAA-elected trustees serve one to two terms of two years.

Our current Trustees share a passion for Exeter’s mission, a belief in the potential for transformation and discovery within all of our students, and a vision for Exeter’s ongoing excellence and leadership in secondary school education.

 

 

Exeter Trustee Wole C. Coaxum

Una Jain Basak ’90; P’19

Lexington, MA
Trustee since 2022
GAA Vice President
Committees: 

Education: A.B., Harvard University
Occupation: Autism Advocate

 

Exeter Trustee Wole C. Coaxum

Wole C. Coaxum ’88; P’24

Larchmont, NY
Trustee since 2012
Committees: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Chair), Executive, Governance Review Task Force

Education: B.A., Williams College; MBA, New York University
Occupation: Founder and CEO, Mobility Capital Finance, Inc.

 

Exeter Trustee Suzi Kwon Cohen

Suzi Kwon Cohen ’88

New York, NY
Trustee since 2017
Committees: Investment (Chair), Budget and Finance, Committee on Trustees

Education: B.A., Brown University; MBA, Stanford Business School
Occupation: Chief Investment Officer, Mousse Partners Limited

 

Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Fleming ’86

Charlotte, NC
Trustee since 2020
President, GAA
Committees: Employee Engagement, Compensation and Development (Chair), Buildings and Grounds, Institutional Advancement, Governance Review Task Force

Education: A.B., Harvard; M.A., Royal College of Art; Ph.D., Yale University

  

Exeter Trustee Claudine Gay

Claudine Gay ’88

Cambridge, MA
Trustee since 2017
Committees: Committee on Trustees, Employee Engagement, Compensation and Development, Governance Review Task Force

Education: B.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Harvard University
Occupation: Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

  

 

Scott S.W. Hahn ’90; P’22, P’25

Seoul, South Korea
Trustee since 2020
Committees: Institutional Advancement (Chair), Employee Engagement, Compensation and Development, Investment

Education: B.A., Yale; MBA, Harvard Business School
Occupation: Founder, President and CEO, Hahn & Company
 

  

Ira D. Helfand, M.D. ’67

Leeds, MA
Trustee since 2020
Committees: Buildings and Grounds, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Education and Student Life, Student Safety

Education: A.B., Harvard; M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Occupation: Physician/Co-owner and Manager, Family Care Medical Center

 

Exeter Trustee Paulina Jerez

Paulina L. Jerez ’91; P’21

St. Davids, PA
Trustee since 2021
Committees: Audit and Risk, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Education and Student Life, Student Safety

Education: B.A., Johns Hopkins University; MBA and J.D., American University
Occupation: Senior Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

  

Exeter Trustee Gil Kemp

Giles K. "Gil" Kemp ’68

Orlando, FL & Assé-le-Boisne, France
Trustee since 2021
Committees: Budget and Finance, Employee Engagement, Compensation and Development, Institutional Advancement, Governance Review Task Force

Education: B.A., Swarthmore College; MBA, Harvard Business School
 

Exeter Trustee Eric Logan

Eric A. Logan ’92

Cleveland, OH
Trustee since 2021
Committees: Buildings and Grounds, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Institutional Advancement

Education: B.A., Stanford; MBA, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
Occupation: Principal, KPMG Strategy

 

Cia Buckley Marakovits

Cia Buckley Marakovits ’83

New York, NY
Trustee since 2019
Committees: Audit and Risk (Chair), Buildings and Grounds, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Investment

Education: B.A., Lafayette College; MBA, Columbia University
Occupation: CIO, Partner and Managing Director, Dune Real Estate Partners

 

Cia Buckley Marakovits

Samuel M. “Sam” Maruca ’73; P’04, P’07, P’10

Washington, DC & Vineyard Haven, MA
Trustee since 2022
GAA Vice President
Committees:

Education: B.A., Yale; J.D. Georgetown University Law Center
Occupation: Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP

 

Exeter Trustee Sally Jutabha Michaels

Sally Jutabha Michaels ’82; P’12, P’14, P’17, P’19

Bangkok, Thailand
Trustee since 2015
Committees: Committee on Trustees (Chair), Buildings and Grounds, Education and Student Life, Executive, Governance Review Task Force

Education: A.B., Stanford; MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Occupation: Executive Officer, GMS Power Public Co., Ltd. 
 

 Exeter Trustee Deidre G. O'Byrne

Deidre G. O'Byrne ’84; P’18, P’20, P’23

Kensington, NH
Trustee since 2014
Vice President of the Trustees
Committees: Governance Review Task Force (Chair), Audit and Risk, Committee on Trustees, Employee Engagement, Compensation and Development, Executive, Student Safety

Education: A.B., Princeton; M.A., Yale; J.D., Columbia University School of Law
Occupation: General Counsel
 

 Exeter Trustee William K. Rawson

William K. "Bill" Rawson ’71; P’08

Exeter, NH
Trustee since 2018
Principal
Committees: Committee on Trustees, Executive

Education: B.A., Amherst; J.D., Stanford Law School
Occupation: Principal, Phillips Exeter Academy

  

Exeter Trustee Peter M. Scocimara

Michael J. “Mike” Schmidtberger ’78

New York, NY
Trustee since 2022
Committees: 

Education: B.A, Columbia College.; J.D., Columbia University School of Law

Occupation: Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

  

 

Peter M. "Scotch" Scocimara ’82; P’16, P’18

Menlo Park, CA
Trustee since 2016
Committees: Education and Student Life (Chair), Audit and Risk, Budget and Finance, Institutional Advancement

Education: B.A., Brown; MBA, Harvard Business School

 

Sanjay K. Shetty, M.D. ’92; P’23

Dallas, TX
Trustee since 2020
Committees: Audit and Risk, Budget and Finance, Committee on Trustees

Education: A.B., A.M., Harvard; M.D., Harvard Medical School; MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Occupation: Physician/President of the Southern Region, Steward Health Care

 

Exeter Trustee Morgan C.W. Sze

Morgan C.W. Sze ’83; P’19, P’22, P’25

Hong Kong
Trustee since 2012
President of the Trustees
Committees: Executive Committee (Chair), Committee on Trustees, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Investment, Governance Review Task Force
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Education: B.A., Cornell; MBA, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
Occupation: Chief Investment Officer, Azentus Capital

 

Exeter Trustee Kristyn Van Ostern

Kristyn A. (McLeod) Van Ostern ’96

Concord, NH
Trustee since 2017
Committees:  Budget and Finance (Chair), Student Safety (Chair), Audit and Risk (ex officio), Employee Engagement, Compensation and Development, Executive Committee

Education: B.A., Connecticut College; MBA, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Occupation: Strategy and finance consultant; Co-founder of Wash Street 
 

 Exeter Trustee Janney Wilson

Janney Wilson ’83

Wellesley Hills, MA
Trustee since 2018
Committees: Buildings and Grounds (Chair), Budget and Finance, Institutional Advancement

Education: B.A., Yale University; MBA, Harvard Business School
Occupation: Executive Dean, Harvard Kennedy School