Fall 2014 Alumni Trustee Candidates
Gordon D. Kaye ’74, P’05
A member of Pentagon and Phi Beta Kappa, Gordon majored in government before earning a joint degree in public policy and law from Princeton University and Columbia University Law School. In 1990, after holding legal positions at a Wall Street law firm and NBC Television Network, Gordon joined his father at the family business, Graphic Design USA magazine, where he currently serves as editor and publisher. He is a frequent speaker at graphic arts industry events and served as a trustee or advisor for several industry groups. A member of the Alumni Council since 2008, most recently serving as chair of the Nominations Committee, he hosted and participated in an advisory group supporting the Hamilton Alumni Review and has assisted the Admission Office as a member of HART (Hamilton Alumni Recruitment Team). Gordon is married to Susan Lewis Kaye K’75; the couple have two daughters, including Sasha ’05.
Alumni Trustee Candidates
(three to be elected)
The Alumni Council has nominated three candidates to serve as members of Hamilton’s Board of Trustees. Each alumni trustee elected will serve a four-year term beginning on July 1, 2015.
Roger H. Berman ’76 P’06,’12
A government major, Roger has served as class agent and a member of his Reunion Gift Committee. He received his M.B.A. from New York University and is president of RH Berman Consulting, working with U.S. and international clients on strategic growth and marketing initiatives. He is also president of Faro Textiles, a joint venture with the Apparel Export Association of Turkey, the Bulgarian government and several U.S.-based apparel companies. He is part of a team developing the first American-style outlet malls in China and has been helpful in enhancing Hamilton’s presence there. Roger serves on the board of Sportslink, a sports production company, and is founder and director of Miraclefeet, a nonprofit organization that provides treatment for children with clubfoot in developing countries. Roger and his wife, Bridget, live in Harding, N.J., with their son. His older sons are Andrew ’06 and Coby ’12.
Christopher “Woody” P. Marshall ’90
Woody majored in economics at Hamilton, where he was a member of Psi Upsilon and the lacrosse team. After earning an M.B.A. at Northwestern University in 1996, he joined the West Coast office of Trident Capital, where for 12 years he was a principal and managing director. In 2008, he became general partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, a growth equity investor. Woody lives in San Francisco with his wife, Cynthia Carroll ’90, and their two sons. A member of the Alumni Council, he has served as Annual Fund gift chair for the Class of 1990. He also served as co-chair of his class’ 20th Reunion Gift Committee and is a major gift volunteer on the 25th Reunion Committee.
Julia L. Ross ’84
After graduating summa cum laude with a major in psychology from Hamilton, where she played on the tennis and softball teams, Julie earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She practiced law in Los Angeles and has been a full-time professor at Georgetown University Law Center since 1998, teaching courses in legal writing, transnational legal studies, entertainment law and music law. The current vice chair of Hamilton’s Annual Fund, she has served as co-chair of her class Reunion Committee, class gift chair and chair of the Alumni Council Nominations Committee. In 2012, Julie concluded her three-year term as president of the Alumni Association and chair of the Alumni Council, and delivered the Class & Charter Day address. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Bill, and their son.
In accordance with Article 8 of the Constitution of the Alumni Association, alumni may submit additional nominations for alumni trustee by petition, each of which requires at least 25 signatures of association members. To be valid, a petition must be submitted by Jan. 3, 2015, and include the signature, class year, address and telephone number of each petitioner, along with a statement by the proposed candidate consenting to be nominated. Each petition may nominate only one candidate and should be directed to the Secretary, Hamilton College Alumni Association, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY 13323. If no nominations by petition are received, a mail ballot election will not be necessary.