By Ann Marie Deer Owens
A college dean who was among the first Posse scholars, two business leaders, an attorney, a technology entrepreneur, a venture investor, a retired banker and a 2014 graduate of the College of Arts and Science will become the newest members of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust July 1.
The board has elected Adolpho A. Birch III, Shirley M. Collado, Daniel M. Crown, Jay C. Hoag, John R. Ingram and Jeffrey J. Rothschild to five-year terms. Sid Sapru, the 2014 Young Alumni Trustee, and Carroll Kimball, the new Alumni Trustee, will serve four-year terms. In addition, the board approved Michael L. Ainslie, Camilla D. Bergeron and Dennis C. Bottorff as emeriti trustees.
Birch, of New York City, is senior vice president of Law, Labor Policy and Government Affairs for the National Football League. His position includes oversight of the league’s drug and conduct policies and collective bargaining agreement. He also oversees the league’s player engagement efforts, which focus on continuing and financial education, career development, career transition and clinical assistance. Birch is the son of the late Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice A.A. Birch Jr. He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, where he was a student of Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.
Collado, of Middlebury, Vermont, is dean, chief student affairs officer and associate professor of psychology at Middlebury College. She also serves as Title IX coordinator and directs the college’s efforts to comply with all federal and state antidiscrimination laws. She is a former executive vice president of The Posse Foundation, which identifies and recruits outstanding youth leaders from urban public schools and sends them in diverse teams or “posses” to leading universities. Collado was a Posse Scholar at Vanderbilt, where she received her bachelor’s degree from Peabody College of education and human development. Collado, who earned her doctorate from Duke University, serves on the Vanderbilt Alumni Association board of directors.
Crown, of New York City, is the co-founder of Red Crown Productions, a film development and production company for independent and studio-partnered high-end films. He is also the chairman of Crown Theatres, a northeastern theatre chain. In addition, his family-owned company, Henry Crown and Company, invests in public and private companies, diversified manufacturing operations and real estate holdings. Crown earned his bachelor’s degree from Menlo College. He and his wife, Ellen Crown, have served on the Parents Leadership Committee at Vanderbilt.
Hoag, of Atherton, California, co-founded Technology Crossover Ventures, a private equity and venture capital firm that lists Netflix, eHarmony, Zillow, Facebook, Groupon, Expedia and Fandango among its venture investments. Previously, he was a portfolio manager with Chancellor Capital in New York and San Francisco. Hoag earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, where he is a trustee, and his MBA from the University of Michigan. Hoag, and his wife, Michaela Hoag, have served on the Parents Leadership Committee at Vanderbilt. They also hosted last year’s San Francisco Summer Send-Off Party for incoming Vanderbilt students.
Ingram, of Nashville, Tennessee, is the chairman and CEO of Ingram Content Group, a division of Ingram Industries focusing on physical and digital services in the book industry. Ingram is a son of former Vanderbilt Board of Trust chair Martha R. Ingram and the late E. Bronson Ingram, who also led the Board of Trust and conceived of the Ingram Scholarship Program. Ingram earned his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Ingram previously served two consecutive five-year terms on the Board of Trust and chaired the athletics committee for the Shape the Future campaign.
Rothschild, of Los Altos, California, is vice president of infrastructure engineering at Facebook. He is also a consulting partner with Accel Partners, an international venture capital firm that makes investments in technology companies, primarily in the areas of software and networking. Rothschild earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science and master’s degree in computer science from the School of Engineering, where he was a member of the first graduate-level computer science class. He is serving on Vanderbilt’s Technology Transfer Advisory Committee and has participated in Bay Area Vanderbilt alumni activities.
Kimball, of Nashville, Tennessee, is a former executive vice president at First American National Bank. She has held a variety of positions in strategic planning, investor relations, finance and marketing. Prior to joining the banking industry, she worked at Andersen Consulting. Kimball, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science, is the outgoing Vanderbilt Alumni Association president.
Sapru, of Naperville, Illinois, has helped coordinate multiple events promoting dialogue between different parts of campus as president of the Vanderbilt Interfaith Council. He also maintained a strong commitment to promoting informed political dialogue on campus as president of the Vanderbilt Political Review. Sapru served as a residential adviser on the Highland and Kissam quadrangles. He took part in some of Vanderbilt’s largest multicultural productions and helped allocate more than $1.7 million in funding to student organizations through the Student Government’s AcFee Committee. After graduation from the College of Arts and Science, Sapru will join Bain & Company, a management consulting firm.
Ainslie, Bergeron and Bottorff will assume emeriti status July 1. Ainslie, of Palm Beach, Florida, joined the board in 1991. Bergeron, of New York City, has served on the board for 25 years. Bottorff, of Nashville, Tennessee, was elected to the board in 1990.