Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is Northeastern’s governing body. The board appoints the president, who leads and manages the university, and works with senior leaders to shape the university’s strategic vision. The board also approves Northeastern’s mission, budget, policies, and significant changes to academic programs, and oversees the university’s finances and assets.

  • Richard A. D'Amore, DMSB'76
    Chair, Board of Trustees

    Partner at North Bridge Venture Partners
    Waltham, MA

  • Joseph E. Aoun
    President at Northeastern University
    Boston, MA

  • Jeffrey S. Bornstein, DMSB'89
    Vice Chair and CFO (Retired) at GE
    Boston, MA

  • Jeffrey J. Clarke, MBA’85
    Executive Chairman at FTD, LLC
    Former CEO at Eastman Kodak
    San Francisco, CA

  • William J. Conley Jr., DMSB'90
    Partner (Retired) at Goldman Sachs & Co.
    New York, NY

  • William J. Cotter, LA'73
    SVP of Investments (Retired) at UBS Financial Services Inc.
    Boston, MA

  • Susan S. Deitch
    Coconut Grove, FL

  • Deborah Dunsire
    President and CEO at Lundbeck
    København, Denmark

  • Spencer T. Fung, PA’96
    Group CEO and Executive Director at Li & Fung Limited
    Kowloon, Hong Kong

  • Edward G. Galante, E'73
    Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

    Former Senior Vice President at Exxon Mobil
    Dallas, TX

  • Sir Lucian Grainge
    Chair and CEO at Universal Music Group
    Santa Monica, CA

  • David L. House, ME'69
    Retired Silicon Valley Executive
    Saratoga, CA

  • William S. Howard, E'69
    Strategic Advisor at CDM Smith
    Providence, RI

  • Frances N. Janis, MBA’82
    Senior Partner at Pomona Capital
    New York, NY

  • Chaitanya 'Chet' Kanojia, ME’93
    Co-Founder at Starry
    Boston, MA

  • Amin J. Khoury, MBA’89
    CEO and Chair of the Board at KLX Inc.
    Wellington, FL

  • Venetia G. Kontogouris, LA'74
    Managing Director at Venkon Group LLC
    Weston, CT

  • William A. Lowell
    Partner at Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
    Boston, MA

  • Todd M. Manganaro, DMSB’95
    President and CEO at ezStorage Corporation
    Columbia, MD

  • Alan S. McKim, DMSB'88
    Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

    CEO and Chair at Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc.
    Norwell, MA

  • Henry J. Nasella, UC'77, H'08
    Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees

    Co-Founder and Partner at LNK Partners
    White Plains, NY

  • Anita Nassar
    Founder at Teach for Lebanon UK
    London, UK

  • James J. Pallotta, MBA’81
    Chairman and Managing Director at Raptor Capital Management LP
    Boston, MA

  • John V. Pulichino, ME'72
    CEO at Group III International Inc.
    Pompano Beach, FL

  • Marcy L. Reed, PA’86
    President, MA and EVP of U.S. Policy and Social Impact at National Grid
    Waltham, MA

  • Winslow L. Sargeant, E’86
    Managing Director at S&T LLC
    Great Falls, VA

  • Jeannine P. Sargent, E'87
    Senior Advisor at Generation Investment Management
    San Francisco, CA

  • Ronald L. Sargent
    Chairman (Retired) at Staples Inc.
    Boston, MA

  • Maha Shair
    Philanthropist at Dar Group
    Beirut, Lebanon

  • Sy Sternberg, ME'68, H'12
    Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees

    Chair and CEO (Retired) at New York Life Insurance Company
    New York, NY

  • Melina Travlos, DMSB’89
    Chair and CEO at Neptune Shipping & Managing Enterprises SA
    Piraeus, Greece

  • Jean-Pascal Tricoire
    Chairman & CEO at Schneider Electric
    Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

  • Joseph M. Tucci, H'04
    Chair and CEO (Retired) at EMC Corporation
    Hopkinton, MA

  • Christopher A. Viehbacher
    Managing Partner at Gurnet Point Capital
    Cambridge, MA

  • Christophe P. Weber
    President and CEO at Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America
    Tokyo, Japan

  • Arthur W. Zafiropoulo, E'61
    Founder (Retired) at Ultratech Inc.
    San Jose, CA

  • Michael J. Zamkow, DMSB'79
    Managing Director and General Partner (Retired) at Goldman Sachs & Co.
    Austin, TX