Four alumni named to Trustees

Exeter leadership welcomes new members; terms commence in July.

June 25, 2024
Sunny day overlooking campus

Four alumni have recently joined Exeter's Trustees, adding a wealth of professional experience and shared dedication to the Academy and its mission.

Sam Brown '92, Gene Lynch '79,  Genisha Saverimuthu ’02 and Rhoda Tamakloe ’01 officially begin their terms July 1.

Exeter is blessed 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. You can see all of our Trustees here.

Below please find below a short bio of each of our newest volunteers:

Samuel J. “Sam” Brown ’92
Beverly Hills, California

Sam entered Exeter as a lower from Newton, Massachusetts. He lived in Webster North and his activities included winter track, lacrosse, spring track, Glee Club, ESSO and a term in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He earned his A.B. from Harvard University. Sam is president of film and television production at STX Entertainment, and previously, he was a development executive with New Line Cinema, lastly serving as senior vice president of production. During his career, Sam has overseen the production of over 50 films. In 2009, he was selected by The Hollywood Reporter for their “Next Gen” list of distinguished entertainment executives 35 and under. He recently ended a term as chairman of the board of Young Storytellers, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit. He is the president of Exeter’s General Alumni Association.


Eugene “Gene” Lynch ’79
Rye, New York

Gene entered PEA as a prep from his hometown of Chicago. He lived in Cilley Hall, where he served as a dorm proctor. He participated in the Exonian, student council, and crew, serving as captain of the team his senior year. Gene earned his A.B., economics, with honors from Harvard University and his M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Gene is director, partner investments at General Atlantic, LLC. Prior to joining GA, Gene was an executive director at Quadrangle Group responsible for developing the firm's asset management business on behalf of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, its founding client, and his philanthropic foundation. He is co-vice president of the General Alumni Association, has served on numerous class volunteer positions including class agent, major gift chair, and reunion planning. Gene and two of his children participated in the 2005 tsunami relief non sibi service trip to Thailand. Gene and his wife Leslie and family reside in Rye, New York, where he serves as a trustee of the Rye YMCA.


Genisha Saverimuthu ’02
San Francisco

Genisha came to Exeter from California and was a four-year resident of Merrill Hall. While at the Academy, she participated in the Student Council, Concert Choir, a cappella, and the study abroad program in Mexico. She earned her B.S. in International Economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her M.B.A. from Columbia University. Genisha currently leads product strategy and operations at Google, with a focus on growing 1B+ user products (search, maps, gemini, payments) in emerging markets. Previously, she worked in McKinsey’s Media and Technology practice in New York City and held executive and leadership roles at BuzzFeed and The Washington Post. A second-generation Sri Lankan, she spent her undergraduate years teaching and working at the U.S. embassy in Sri Lanka and is the co-founder of a nonprofit organization providing technology access to children affected by war. Genisha is the former vice president of Exeter’s General Alumni Association (GAA trustee 2020-2022), helped form Exeter’s female and affinity alumni groups, and has served as an admissions representative, NY Regional Association VP, class agent, and PEA mentor.


Rhoda K. Tamakloe ’01
Sandy Hook, Connecticut

Rhoda entered Exeter as a lower living in Hoyt Hall. She was a dorm proctor and student listener, participated in ALES and The Legacy newsletter, In Essence (a cappella), choir, Precision Step team (founding member), MLK Day Planning committee, soccer, softball and managed the boys wrestling team. Rhoda earned her B.A. chemistry, molecular biology and biochemistry from Wesleyan University and her M.S. Ed. from Purdue University Global. Rhoda is senior manager at the PwC Charitable Foundation and in a previous role worked as the director of operations for the Kaplan Educational Foundation. She is a board member of StartingBloc and an admissions interviewer for Wesleyan University. Rhoda is co-vice president of Exeter’s General Alumni Association, alumni affinity engagement committee (chair), awards committee, PEA admissions representative, PEA mentor program along with many other volunteer roles. She currently resides with her family in Connecticut.