Four alums assume Trustee roles

Brad Briner '95, Christine M. Robson Weaver ’99, Leroy Sims ’97 and Belinda A. Tate ’90 assume leadership positions.

July 5, 2023

Four Exeter alumni with a history of giving back to the Academy have joined the ranks of the institution's Trustees, beginning a five-year term July 1.

Bradford “Brad” Briner ’95; P’25

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and New York, New York

Brad Briner entered Exeter as a prep from Dallas, Texas, and lived in Wentworth Hall. He participated in football, winter and spring track, and Student Council, and served as a dorm proctor and volunteer guide. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Morehead Scholar) and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Brad is a co-chief investment officer of Willett Advisors L.L.C., which manages the philanthropic assets of Michael Bloomberg. He previously was a co-founder of Morgan Creek Capital Management and worked for the University of North Carolina’s endowment. Brad is an associate member of Exeter’s Investment Committee. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors for Boston Omaha Corporation and is a member of the Debt Affordability Advisory Committee for the State of North Carolina.


Christine M. Robson Weaver ’99

San Jose, California

Christine Robson Weaver entered Exeter as a prep in Bancroft Hall, where she helped get the first Exeter students onto the internet and email. During her tenure, she was coxswain for the crew team, head photographer for PEAN, and was involved in the math, science and computer clubs. She also participated in the Japan Abroad Program and was a dorm proctor. Christine received degrees in mathematics, electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, while working at IBM Research on artificial intelligence and related fields. In 2012, she joined Google Research to lead product management for machine learning. She is currently head of product for Google Search Quality. Christine has served as class secretary for 20 years and is a member of the Women’s Leadership Circle.


Leroy Sims ’97

San Mateo, California

Leroy Sims entered Exeter as an upper from the Providence St. Mel School in Chicago. He lived in Ewald South, was a dorm proctor and participated in the Afro-Latinx Exonian Society, student listeners, WPEA, basketball, and spring track and field. He holds a B.S. and an M.Sc. in biological sciences from Stanford University and an M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and primary care sports medicine. He is senior vice president and head of medical operations for the National Basketball Association. In 2020, Leroy was heavily involved in the creation and execution of the stringent COVID-19 medical protocols the NBA implemented in 2020 during the restart of its season at Walt Disney World Resort, also known as the NBA Bubble. Leroy was a team physician for USA Basketball at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, team physician for the U.S. track and field team at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and medical director and team physician for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. He has served on the board of trustees for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Belinda A. Tate ’90

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Belinda Tate lived in Merrill Hall and was president of the Afro-Exonian Society, a dorm proctor and founder of the Diversity Council. She also participated in Exeter’s Community Support Group, gospel choir and spring track. She earned a B.A. in art history from Yale University and an M.A. in liberal studies from Wake Forest University. Belinda currently serves as the executive director of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, home to the Kirk Newman Art School and one of the leading museums in the Midwest. For more than 15 years, she was the director of Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University, one of North Carolina’s largest exhibition spaces dedicated to the art of Africa and the African diaspora. Additionally, she was appointed an at-large commissioner of African American heritage for the state of North Carolina. Belinda is a member of the board of trustees of the American Federation of Arts and a former board member of the Reynold a House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem and the Association of Art Museum Directors