Corporation names new members

David A. Berry


The MIT Corporation, the Institute's board of trustees, elected 10 term members at its quarterly meeting on Friday, June 9. Dana G. Mead, chair of the Corporation, announced the election results.

All memberships are effective July 1. At that point, the Corporation will consist of 74 distinguished leaders in education, science, engineering and industry; of those, 22 are life members and eight are ex officio. An additional 29 individuals are life members emeritus, participating in meetings but without a vote.

It was also announced at the meeting that Martin Y. Tang has been named the 2006-2007 president of the Association of Alumni and Alumnae of MIT. As such, he becomes an ex officio member of the Corporation. Tang serves on the Corporation's visiting committees for undergraduate education, humanities and the MIT Sloan School of Management. He earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University before attending MIT's Sloan School, where he earned an M.S. in management in 1972. He will be the first internationally based Alumni Association president.

David A. Berry

Principal, Flagship Ventures
Term: Five years (Recent Classes nominee)
Education: S.B. 2000 (MIT), Ph.D. 2005 (MIT), M.D. 2006 (Harvard)
Current MIT activities: BioMatrix Mentorship Program
MIT honors: Lemelson-MIT Student Prize (2005), William L. Stewart Jr. Award (2004)

Thomas P. Gerrity

Professor of management, Wharton School
Term: Five years (Corporation member since 2001)
Education: S.B. 1963 (MIT), S.M. 1964 (MIT), Ph.D. 1970 (MIT Sloan School)
Current MIT activities: Visiting committees for athletics, physical education and recreation (chair since 2002) and student life; Sloan Alumni Activity Building
MIT honors: Life Sustaining Fellow (1979)

Mark P. Gorenberg

Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Term: Five years (Corporation member since 2001)
Education: S.B. 1976 (MIT), M.S. 1979 (University of Minnesota), M.S. 1984 (Stanford)
Current MIT activities: Visiting committees for linguistics and philosophy (chair since 2002) and aeronautics and astronautics
MIT honors: Marshall B. Dalton '15 Award (2005), Henry B. Kane '24 Award (2001)

James A. Lash

First selectman, Greenwich, Conn.
Term: Five years (Alumni Association nominee)
Education: S.B. 1966 (MIT), M.B.A. 1969 (Tulane)
Current MIT activities: Visiting committee for mathematics
MIT honors: Bronze Beaver Award (2003), Harold E. Lobdell '17 Distinguished Service Award (1999), Henry B. Kane '24 Award (1996), Life Sustaining Fellow (1979)

Paul F. Levy

President, CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Term: Five years (Alumni Association nominee)
Education: S.B. 1974 Economics, S.B. 1974 City Planning, M.C.P. 1974 City Planning (MIT)
Current MIT activities: Visiting committee for urban studies and planning; co-chair, 35th reunion

Scott P. Marks Jr.

Private investor
Term: Five years (Corporation member since 2001, Alumni Association nominee)
Education: S.B., M.S. 1969 (MIT)
Current MIT activities: Corporation Development Committee; Audit Committee; visiting committees for chemical engineering and mechanical engineering
MIT honors: Henry B. Kane '24 Award (2003), Harold E. Lobdell '17 Distinguished Service Award (2000), president of the Alumni Association, 2005-2006

Megan J. Smith

Director for new business development, Google
Term: Five years
Education: S.B. 1986 (MIT), S.M. 1988 (MIT)
Current MIT activities: Visiting committees for athletics, physical education and recreation, and Media Lab/media arts and sciences
MIT honors: Admiral DeFlores Design and Innovation Award, Carroll L. Wilson Award (1988), MIT Athletic Association Gold Award (1987)

Henri A. Termeer

Chair, president, CEO, Genzyme
Term: Five years
Education: Erasmus University, the Netherlands, M.B.A. 1973 (University of Virginia)
Current MIT activities: Board member, Whitehead Institute

Chiquita V. White

Section head of product development, Procter & Gamble
Term: Four years
Education: S.B. 1985 (MIT), M.S. 1987 (University of Pennsylvania)
Current MIT activities: Visiting committee for student life; vice president, Alumni Association board of directors; class agent, Class of 1985; member, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority

Marjorie M.T. Yang

Chair, Esquel Group of Companies
Term: Five years (Corporation member since 2001)
Education: S.B. 1974 (MIT), M.B.A. 1976 (Harvard)
Current MIT activities: Visiting committees for architecture, mathematics, MIT Sloan School; member, dean's advisory council, MIT Sloan School; member, advisory board, MIT/China International Management Education Project

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 14, 2006 (download PDF).


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