Meet our new Trustees

Three alumni volunteers join the ranks of Exeter leadership.

July 14, 2021

Three alumni have recently joined our Board of Trustees, adding a wealth of professional experience and shared dedication to the Academy and its mission.

Paulina Jerez ’91; P’21; Giles “Gil” K. Kemp ’68; and Eric Antoine Logan ’92 began 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 a short bio of each of our three newest volunteers:

Paulina Jerez '91; P'21

St. Davids, Pennsylvania

Paulina lived in Merrill Hall and participated in ESSO, Economics Club, cross country, swimming and diving and lacrosse. She holds a B.A., international relations and Latin American studies, from The Johns Hopkins University; and a JD and an MBA from American University. At Johns Hopkins, she was a grant recipient to research the future impacts of a free trade agreement between Chile and the U.S. at the Corporation for Economic Research in Latin America (CIEPLAN), Santiago, Chile. In law school, she was the executive editor of the American University International Law Review and published a comment on Brazil's proposed money laundering legislation. Paulina is senior counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where she has worked for 22 years. She serves on Exeter’s Parents Committee and volunteers as a class agent. She was an appointed GAA Director and served as the President of the Philadelphia Regional Alumni Association.


Giles “Gil” K. Kemp '68

Orlando, Florida and Assé-le-Boisne, France

Gil entered PEA as a lower from St. Luke’s School and lived in Dunbar Hall. He participated in cross country, winter and spring track, The Exonian, Pendulum, and PEA Senate. Gil holds a B.A. in sociology with honors from Swarthmore College; and an MBA from Harvard Business School. During his professional career, Gil founded Home Decorators Collection, one of the leading direct sellers of home furnishings and accessories, in 1991, serving as president. Previously, he co-founded Kemp & George, a catalog of products for the home, developed direct-marketing programs for books and newsletters for New American Library, Bantam Books, and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. He co-authored Dale Carnegie: The Man Who Influenced Millions (1989). Gil is an emeritus board member of Swarthmore College, having served for 17 years, including a term as Board Chair. He holds the outdoor mile record at Swarthmore since 1970. Additional board service included Occidental College, The American University of Paris, and Thrive Networks (East Meets West Foundation). For 18 years, he has co-sponsored an educational philanthropy program in Vietnam focused on very poor high school and college students.


Eric Antoine Logan '92

Cleveland, Ohio

Eric entered Exeter as a prep from Ohio and lived in Main Street North dormitory. In addition to his service as both a dormitory proctor and an Assembly monitor, he was active in football, ESSO, Afro-Exonian Society and tutoring. He holds a B.S. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Eric is Principal, KPMG Strategy and Industrial Markets in Cleveland, Ohio, where he leads the National Operations Center of Excellence and the Inclusion and Diversity Council. Previously, he was VP and General Manager of Special Metals Wire Group, NC; VP PCC Revert Group, NC; VP and General Manager, McWilliams Forge Company, NJ; and VP Precision Castparts Corporation. He is a Corporate Visiting Committee member, Case Western Reserve University, an Equity and Inclusion Engagement Committee member of the Greater Cleveland Partnership and board member of Team NEO, Cleveland, a business development organization; Journey Center for Safety and Healing, Cleveland; Esperanza, Inc., Cleveland.