Peter Barker ’70 Elected To Chair Board Of Trustees
CMC Trustee Peter Barker ’70 has been elected Chair of the CMC Board of Trustees, effective July 1, 2002. Chair-elect Barker will succeed Robert J. Lowe ’62, whose term as Chair of the Board of Trustees ends on June 30, 2002. Mr. Lowe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lowe Enterprises, Inc., joined the College’s board in 1981 and will remain a Trustee with his election to an additional three-year term. In recognition of his extraordinary leadership over more than two decades, Chair Lowe will be conferred an honorary degree during the College’s 2002 commencement ceremonies.
Mr. Barker joined the Board of Trustees in 1992 and has held several key leadership positions, including Chair of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and Board Affairs Committee, and membership on the Executive and Investment Committees.
A leader in the corporate and philanthropic arenas, Mr. Barker is Advisory Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co., and serves on the boards of Ameron International, Department 56, and Stone Energy. His volunteer activities and interests include serving as Director and Treasurer, the W.M. Keck Foundation; Trustee, the Huntington Library; Vice Chair, the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles; Chair, the Los Angeles Area Boy Scouts Council of America; Governor, Music Center of Los Angeles County; Director, the Fletcher Jones Foundation; Overseer, the Keck School of Medicine at USC; and as a member of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Task Force on Finance and the California State Senate Commission on Corporate Finance Governance. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1971. He and his spouse, Robin, reside in Montecito and are the parents of Kelley, Ryan, and Todd ’01.
Two new Trustees, David Hetz ’80, and Thomas Neff ’76, were also elected to three-year terms effective July 1. Mr. Hetz, Managing Partner, Cutlass Capital, is a Past President of the San Francisco Chapter of CMCAA and is a founding member of the Gould Center Board of Governors. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1984.
Mr. Neff is Founder, President, and CEO of San Francisco-based FibroGen, Inc. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and recently visited CMC as a lecturer in the President’s Leadership Forum.
CMCAA President-Elect Lorraine Bains ’88 begins her one-year term as an ex-officio member of the board on July 1. A resident of Pasadena, she is Assistant Vice President/Marketing Officer for United California Bank, and has been a member of the CMCAA Board of Directors since 1990.