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 Engagement 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 2023-24

Officers Role Home
Brent E. Shay ’78 President Boston, MA
Funmi Olosunde ’06 Vice President Brooklyn, NY
Megan Morey Vice President Williamstown, MA
Brooks Foehl ’88 Secretary Williamstown, MA
Wendy Webster Coakley ’85 Assistant Secretary Lenox, MA
Raquel Cuéllar-Parajón Assistant Secretary Williamstown, MA
Zorelly Cepeda Derieux ’14 Assistant Secretary Lenox, MA
Leila T. Derstine Assistant Secretary Berlin, NY
Robert P. Swann ’90 Assistant Secretary Williamstown, MA
Executive Committee Members Term Ends Home
William Boyd ’63 July 2024 Burlington, VT
Kenneth Wyatt ’84 July 2024 Boise, ID
Christopher Stearns ’86 July 2024 Auburn, WA
Shawei Wang ’96 July 2024 New York, NY
Nishant Nayyar ’02 July 2024 London, UK
Valerie Oyakhilome ’18 July 2024 New York, NY
Jacqueline Laughlin ’75 July 2025 Detroit, MI
Adrena Ifill Blagburn ’91 July 2025 Washington, DC
Jason A. Poling ’94 July 2025 Reisterstown, MD
Monserrat Munoz-Lopez ’09 July 2025 Dallas, TX
Hayley M. Brooks ’12 July 2025 Morganton, NC
Landon Marchant, ’20 July 2025 Williamstown, MA
Robert Guyett ’58 July 2026 Naples, FL
Selena Tan ’89 July 2026 Cambridge, MA
Grant Eskelsen ’05 July 2026 Arlington, VA
Katherine Conaway ’09 July 2026 Fort Worth, TX
Pinsi Lei ’12 July 2026 New York, NY
Alejandra Moran Olivas ’17 July 2026 Albuquerque, NM
*Michele Rogers ’79 July 2024 Chicago, IL
*Vidisha A. Patel ’85 July 2025 Sarasota, FL
*Jeffrey E. Delaney ’05 July 2026 Montclair, NJ
*George D. Creppy ’97 July 2027 Jersey City, NJ
*Danielle Deane-Ryan ’97 July 2028 Takoma Park, MD
**David Willmott ’92 July 2024 Memphis, TN
**Nordia Savage ’10 July 2025 Hartford, CT
**James Reichheld ’87  July 2026 Concord, MA

*ex officio as Alumni Trustee

**ex officio as Alumni Fund Co-Chair