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; 17 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 three 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

Wole C. Coaxum ’88; P’24

Larchmont, NY
Trustee since 2012
Committees: Executive, Investment, Student Safety, Governance Review Task Force, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 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

 

Exeter Trustee Mark A. Edwards

Mark A. Edwards ’78; P’12, P’14

Boston, MA
Trustee since 2012
Committees: Institutional Advancement (Chair), Executive Committee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

Education: A.B., Harvard
Occupation: Co-founder, Upstream

 

Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Fleming ’86

Charlotte, NC
Trustee since 2020
Vice President, GAA
Committees: Buildings and Grounds, Institutional Advancement, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

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

  

Exeter Trustee Claudine Gay

Claudine Gay ’88

Cambridge, MA
Trustee since 2017
Committees: Committee on Trustees, Student and Employee Life, 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

 

Exeter Trustee Peter A. Georgescu

Peter A. Georgescu ’57

New York, NY
Trustee since 2017
Committees: Audit and Risk (Chair), Committee on Trustees, Institutional Advancement

Education: B.A., Princeton University; MBA, Stanford University
Occupation: Chairman Emeritus, Young & Rubicam; Author
 

 

Scott S.W. Hahn ’90; P’22

Seoul, South Korea
Trustee since 2020
Committees: Institutional Advancement, Investment, Student and Employee Life

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

 Exeter Trustee Jacqueline Hayes

Jacqueline J. Hayes ’85

Los Angeles, CA
Trustee since 2019
Committees: Student and Employee Life, Student Safety, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force (Chair)

Education: A.B., Harvard; J.D., Harvard Law School
Occupation: General Counsel, Warner Bros.

 

 

Ira D. Helfand, M.D. ’67

Leeds, MA
Trustee since 2020
Committees: Buildings and Grounds, Institutional Advancement, Student and Employee Life

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

 

Exeter Trustee Jennifer P. Holleran

Jennifer P. Holleran ’86; P’11

Lincoln, MA
Trustee since 2011
Committees: Budget and Finance, Buildings and Grounds, Executive Committee

Education: A.B. and M.Ed., Harvard; MBA, Yale
Occupation: Educational Consultant

 

Cia Buckley Marakovits

Cia Buckley Marakovits ’83

New York, NY
Trustee since 2019
Committees: Audit and Risk, Buildings and Grounds, Investment, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

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

 

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, Student and Employee Life, 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: Audit and Risk, Committee on Trustees, Executive Committee, Student and Employee Life, Governance Review Task Force (Chair)

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

 

 

Genisha Saverimuthu ’02 

San Francisco, CA
Trustee since 2020
Vice President, GAA
Committees: Budget and Finance, Institutional Advancement, Student and Employee Life

Education: B.S., Georgetown University; MBA, Columbia University
Occupation: Head of Strategy and Operations, Global Search Partnerships, Google

 

Exeter Trustee Peter M. Scocimara

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

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

Education: B.A., Brown; MBA, Harvard

 

Sanjay K. Shetty, M.D. ’92; P’23

Dallas, TX
Trustee since 2020
Committees: Audit and Risk, Budget and Finance, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force

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 Serena Wille Sides

Serena Wille Sides ’89

Nashville, TN
Trustee since 2016
Committees: Student Safety (Chair), Audit and Risk, Student and Employee Life

Education: B.A., UNC, Chapel Hill; J.D., Harvard; M.Div., Virginia Theological Seminary
Occupation: Episcopal Priest

 

Exeter Trustee Morgan C.W. Sze

Morgan C.W. Sze ’83; P’19, P’22

Hong Kong
Trustee since 2012
President of the Trustees
Committees: Executive Committee (Chair), Committee on Trustees, Investment, Governance Review Task Force, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 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), Audit and Risk (ex officio), 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
President, GAA
Committees: Buildings and Grounds (Chair), Budget and Finance, Institutional Advancement

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