Executive Committee

The purpose of the Society of Alumni is to advance the interests of Williams College. The Executive Committee of the Society serves as its governing board, furthering meaningful and ongoing relationships between alumni and the College, representing the interests of its members, and building closer bonds between alumni. The role of the Executive Committee is to provide leadership to alumni by:

  • Offering guidance and expertise in helping the Society fulfill its mission;
  • Communicating the opinions and interests of alumni to the College and sharing the College’s priorities and directions with alumni;
  • Serving as the advisory body to the Alumni Relations Office, assisting with the development of programs and providing guidance on major issues;
  • Supporting and assisting the Alumni Fund through the Vice Chairs and staff;
  • Supporting the Regional Association program by providing counsel and assistance;
  • Generating ideas for improvements to existing programs and services and developing new activities in major areas, including:
    • On Campus Programs
    • Off Campus Programs
    • Intercultural Programs
    • Affinity Programs
    • Young Alumni Programs
    • Undergraduate Outreach
    • Continuing Education
    • Career Networking
    • Communications with Alumni
  • Administering the Bicentennial Medals nomination process; and
  • Representing the Society of Alumni to the alumni body, the College community and other educational institutions.

Executive Committee members are selected by the Nominating Committee of the Society of Alumni. Candidates typically surface through high level volunteer service to the college. EC volunteers serve a three year term in role. Nominations, self or otherwise, are welcome and can be submitted online here.

The Society of Alumni of Williams College Executive Committee 2017-18

Officers Role Home
Jordan Grace Hampton ’87 President Belmont, MA
Thomas Gardner ’79 Vice President Bedford, NY
Brooks Foehl ’88 Secretary Williamstown, MA
Juan G. Baena ’06 Assistant Secretary North Adams, MA
Antonio Blanco ’15 Assistant Secretary Williamstown, MA
Ashley Weeks Cart ’05 Assistant Secretary Williamston, MA
Wendy Webster Coakley ’85 Assistant Secretary Lenox, MA
Robert P. Swann ’90 Assistant Secretary Williamstown, MA
Sharifa T. Wright ’03 Assistant Secretary Williamstown, MA
Executive Committee Members Term Ends Home
Nadine Block ’93 July 2018 Falls Church, VA
Thomas N. FitzGibbon ’87 July 2018 Newbury Park, CA
Lisa A. Tenerowicz ’88 July 2018 Cambridge, MA
Catalina J. Vielma ’10 July 2018 Denver, CO
Anthony D. Volpe ’59 July 2018 Chicago, IL
Mijon Zulu ’09 July 2018 New York, NY
*Richard R. Pickard ’75 July 2018 Los Gatos, CA
Ifiok C. Inyang ’11 July 2019 Washington, DC
Vikas Lunia ’94 July 2019 Dallas, TX
Vidisha A. Patel ’85 July 2019 Sarasota, FL
Geraldine Shen ’01 July 2019 Williamstown, MA
M. John Storey ’65 July 2019 Williamstown, MA
Anna Butters Tanner ’91 July 2019 Duluth, GA
*Sarah Mollman Underhill ’80 July 2019 Bronxville, NY
Vladimir Lubomirov Andonov ’05 July 2020 Sunnyvale, CA
Kathanne W. Fowler ’80 July 2020 West Hartford, CT
Leigh Winter Martin ’99 July 2020 Los Altos, CA
Stewart J. Menking ’79 July 2020 Stamford, CT
Teresa A. Rodriguez ’95 July 2020 Jamaica Plain, MA
Charles F. Sanders ’78 July 2020 White Plains, NY
*Jeffrey S. Harleston ’82 July 2020 Los Angeles, CA

*ex officio as Alumni Trustee

**Tracy J. Heilman ’88, and Sumant Bhat ’03, Alumni Fund Co-Chairs, ex officio