BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mr. Joseph Neubauer, Chairman
Ms. Aileen Kennedy Roberts, Vice Chair
The Honorable Jacqueline F. Allen, Secretary
Stephen J. Harmelin, Esq., Treasurer
Mr. John J. Aglialoro
Sheldon M. Bonovitz, Esq.
Ms. Pamela D. Bundy
Ms. Tory Burch
Mr. Daniel M. DiLella
Ms. Catherine Hughes
Mr. Gregory C. Miller Jr.
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
Dr. Neil L. Rudenstine
Dr. Brenda T. Thompson
Mr. Thomas K. Whitford
Dr. Bernard C. Watson, Chairman Emeritus
Ms. Stephanie Bell-Rose, Trustee Emeritus
Ms. Agnes Gund, Trustee Emeritus
Thomas Collins, Executive Director and President
Margaret Zminda, Executive Vice President, CFO and COO
Nina Diefenbach, Senior Vice President, Deputy Director for Advancement
Shelley Bernstein, Deputy Director for Digital Initiatives & Chief Experience Officer
Sara Geelan, Esq., General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Martha Lucy, PhD, Deputy Director for Education & Public Programs and Curator
Sylvie Patry, Deputy Director for Collections & Exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator
Jacob Thomas, PhD, Deputy Director for Living Collections & Horticulture Programs
About the Board of Trustees
MR. JOSEPH NEUBAUER (Chairman)
Joseph Neubauer was Chairman of the Board of ARAMARK Corporation, a leading global provider of professional services including food, hospitality, facility, and uniform services, from April 1984 until February 2015. Mr. Neubauer joined Aramark in 1979 as Executive Vice President of Finance and Development, Chief Financial Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors. He was elected President in 1981, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 1983, and Chairman in 1984. He held the title of CEO until May 2012. During his tenure at the helm of Aramark, the company grew from a $2.5 billion business largely concentrated in the United States to a $13 billion global services provider.
Prior to Aramark, Mr. Neubauer held senior positions with PepsiCo, Inc. from 1971 to 1979, including Senior Vice President of PepsiCo's Wilson Sporting Goods Division and Vice President and Treasurer of the parent company, PepsiCo, Inc.
From 1965 to 1971 he was with the Chase Manhattan Bank, serving in several capacities from Assistant Treasurer to Vice President of commercial lending.
Mr. Neubauer serves on the Board of Directors of Mondelez International. He is Chairman of the University of Chicago's Board of Trustees. He was formerly a director of Macy's, Inc, Verizon Communications, Inc. and Tufts University.
Mr. Neubauer has been recognized throughout his career for civic and professional achievements. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015. In 2013 Neubauer received the William Penn Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a businessperson in the greater Philadelphia business community. For his civic involvement he received the prestigious Philadelphia Award in 2012. Also in 2012, Neubauer was a Great Immigrants–Pride of America honoree by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In 2010 he was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal from the University of Virginia for setting high standards in corporate and civic leadership. He received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship as well as recognition as a Financial Times Outstanding Director in 2005. In 1994, he was inducted into the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, currently serving as Immediate Past Chairman. He has been a member of the American Philosophical Society since 2007.
Mr. Neubauer received his Bachelor's Degree from Tufts University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. In 2015, Mr. Neubauer was awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Tufts University. He received honorary degrees previously from Drexel University, Franklin & Marshall College, and Widener University.
MS. AILEEN KENNEDY ROBERTS (Vice Chair)
Aileen Kennedy Roberts is actively involved in the community and Philadelphia philanthropy. She has served on the board of directors at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was chair of the Facilities Design Committee, vice chair of the Healthcare and Health Status Committee, and resided on the Executive Committee and CHOP internal Patient Safety Committee. She was also a past Board member of the Franklin Institute, The Avenue of the Arts, The International House, and William Penn Charter School.
She graduated from the Design School of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Landscape Architecture. After college she worked for several architectural firms. Prior to starting a family she was a banker with PNB, now Wells Fargo, in the investment management and trust divisions.
Ms. Roberts enjoys design projects, vegetable gardening, bridge, and golf. She resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband, Brian.
THE HONORABLE JACQUELINE F. ALLEN (Secretary)
The Honorable Jacqueline F. Allen was recently appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as Administrative Judge of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas – Trial Division, which includes the system’s busiest and most prestigious criminal and civil courtrooms. The Administrative Judge has the responsibility for all administrative matters, including the assignment of 72 judges; case management within the criminal and civil section, personnel administration, statistical reporting, and analysis; technology matters; the jury commission; adult probation and parole; and fiscal oversight.
Judge Allen has served as a Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court Judge for over 20 years, having been elected to the bench in 1993 and retained for additional ten-year terms in 2003 and 2013. Prior to her appointment as Administrative Judge, she was a team leader in the Trial Division supervising all major civil cases filed up to and including 2012. As team leader she maintained judicial control over major jury cases with verdict potential in excess of $50,000. She is active in various judicial education programs and is co-chair of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges (PaCSTJ) Education Committee, which is responsible for delivery of continuing judicial education through the Commonwealth. In addition, she consistently serves as a presenter and discussion group leader for the biennial New Judges Training Conference sponsored by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts. She has received certification in Civil Mediation and Dispute Resolution from the National Judicial College.
Prior to becoming a judge, she was a trial attorney for 13 years, representing Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), and Unisys Corporation in personal injury and product performance litigation.
Judge Allen is actively engaged in several civic and charitable organizations. She is a participant in Advancing Civics Education (ACE) a program launched by the Philadelphia Bar Association in partnership with public schools in Philadelphia to provide supplemental civics education in areas such as the fundamental principles of citizenship, democracy, and dispute resolution.
In addition, Judge Allen currently serves on the board of the Presbyterian Community Ministries of the Delaware Valley. In this capacity she assists in setting program policies for the Rearing Successful Sons program, which is designed to provide information, insight, and training to African American boys between the ages of 9 and 17 living in the Point Breeze section of Philadelphia. She also is chair of the Scholarship Committee of the Foundation of the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Chapter. Judge Allen finds time to serve as chair of the Board of Judges Committee for the Board of City Trusts.
Judge Allen received her JD from Temple University Beasley School of Law (1979) and is a cum laude graduate of Lincoln University (1974) holding a degree in English Literature. She also earned a Master’s degree in English Literature from Ohio State University. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and is married to Roy C. Baity.
STEPHEN J. HARMELIN, Esq. (Treasurer)
Stephen J. Harmelin is an attorney with extensive experience in corporate law, securities, and complex financial transactions, who also represents various governmental and non-profit entities.
He has been consistently chosen by a survey of his fellow lawyers to be listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America. In 2007 and 2008 he served as the Receiver ad litem appointed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to recover damages for investors in a $250 million hedge fund fraud. The $170 million recovery was the CFTC’s largest in history. In 2005 Mr. Harmelin received the Replansky Award, given by the Philadelphia Bar Association Corporate Law Committee to an attorney whose professional and civic accomplishments distinguished him and reflected “superior legal talent and professionalism.”
Mr. Harmelin is engaged in various other civic and charitable activities. In 2003, he received a Certificate of Distinguished Service from the Director of the FBI for his work with its agents to recover an original Bill of Rights manuscript that was missing for 138 years. In 2013 he led the effort to locate—and negotiate with the New York Public Library for the sharing with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of—the Bill of Rights in the Library’s possession. He was Founder of the Philadelphia Constitution Foundation, whose projects included developing the 1987 exhibition of an original Magna Carta in Philadelphia, as well as providing assistance in 1992 to the drafters of the Russian Republic’s Constitution.
In 2007, Mr. Harmelin was elected a Fellow of the Philadelphia College of Physicians and subsequently to its Board of Trustees. He has served for the past 13 years on the Board of the Barnes Foundation. Mr. Harmelin is on the Board of the Atlantic Legal Foundation and is Chairman of the Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation. He is also a Trustee and General Counsel to the National Constitution Center.
Mr. Harmelin is a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (1960) and the Harvard Law School (1963). Following graduation and active duty in the United States Coast Guard, Mr. Harmelin served in 1964 and 1965 as a White House Aide in the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The initiation and development of the highly-regarded White House Fellows Program was an area of his responsibility. In 1970 Mr. Harmelin also served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia. He has also served as treasurer for various reelection campaign committees of the late United States Senator Arlen Specter.
He has been married for over 20 years to his wife, Julia, and has two grown daughters, Alison and Melina, and a stepson, Thomas Tracy.
MR. JOHN J. AGLIALORO
Born in Philadelphia, PA, John Aglialoro is a graduate of Temple University. He is an entrepreneur who has owned and operated a variety of businesses for the past 40 years as Chairman and co-founder of UM Holdings Ltd. of Haddonfield, New Jersey.
Mr. Aglialoro serves as Chairman of CYBEX, which is a full-line manufacturer of commercial exercise equipment owned by UM Holdings. The CYBEX brand is recognized worldwide as a standard of premium quality fitness products. Mr. Aglialoro also serves as Chairman of EHE International, another UM company, which is headquartered in Manhattan. EHE International is America’s oldest and largest health organization dedicated to the proactive management of health through corporate wellness programs and annual physical exams.
Owner of the movie rights to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Mr. Aglialoro is CEO of Atlas Distribution, the company formed to bring Rand’s bestselling novel to the screen. The final part of the 3-part series was released in the fall of 2014.
Mr. Aglialoro is on the Board of Trustees of the Barnes Foundation, which displays leading French impressionist paintings, and The Atlas Society, an objectivist think-tank. He is the Mayor of Tavistock Borough in Tavistock, New Jersey, as well as a member of the Union League of Philadelphia, The Chevaliers du Tastevin and the CATO Institute.
Mr. Aglialoro resides in Tavistock, New Jersey, with his wife and business partner, Joan Carter.
SHELDON M. BONOVITZ, Esq.
Sheldon M. Bonovitz, Esq., is Chairman Emeritus of Duane Morris, LLP, having stepped down as Chairman in January 2008 to resume full-time practice. During his tenure as Chairman, Mr. Bonovitz led the firm from a regional to a national and international platform, increasing revenue from $75 million to $375 million with partner profits increasing more than three-fold.
Mr. Bonovitz and his wife, Jill, have made a commitment to give more than 200 works from their collection of art created by self-taught American artists to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibition, “Great and Mighty Things”: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection, was at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from March 3 to June 9, 2013.
Mr. and Mrs. Bonovitz made a gift of a collection of Indian textiles called kanthas to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, exhibited at the Museum in 2009. The exhibition catalogue won the Barr Award, the highest annual award for a publication of any type from a museum worldwide. They also very recently made a commitment to give another collection of Indian textiles called phulkaris to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which will be exhibited at the Museum in 2017.
He is a Trustee of the following not-for-profit institutions: the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Barnes Foundation; and the Free Library of Philadelphia. He is also a trustee of two foundations that provide grants to cultural and educational institutions in the Philadelphia region: the Christian and Mary Lindback Foundation and the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation. He is trustee emeritus of The Curtis Institute of Music and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Mr. Bonovitz chairs The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia and is chairman and a founder of the Foundation of Self-Taught Artists. The latter foundation made a film, James Castle: Portrait of an Artist, which was shown at several film festivals.
He serves on the public company Board of Directors of Comcast Corporation, as well as on the advisory boards of several privately-held companies and a leveraged buy-out fund.
Mr. Bonovitz has written numerous articles on corporate tax, has lectured at various tax institutes throughout the country, and has taught advanced courses in taxation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and at the Graduate Tax Program of Temple University School of Law. He most recently was an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, teaching a course called “The Large Law Firm—Organization, Operation, Strategies, and Issues,” covering the subject in a current, realistic, large law firm setting. He previously taught this course at Harvard Law School.
A former Attorney-Advisor to the Honorable Arnold Raum of the United States Tax Court, Mr. Bonovitz is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.
MS. PAMELA D. BUNDY
Pamela D. Bundy founded Bundy Development Corporation (BDC) as a vehicle to realize her vision for thriving city neighborhoods in her adopted hometown of Washington, DC. Over the past decade, BDC has been a pioneer in urban-style development which has been an integral part of the rebirth of Washington’s downtown.
BDC has been a partner in the development of two of the city’s largest mixed-use projects: first, as a co-developer and an equity partner in CityVista, a $300 million development that provided more than 685 condominiums and approximately 100,000 square feet of retail; second, currently, as a development partner in the old convention center site, CityCenter, a $1 billion, 10-acre mixed-use development. Both are located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC.
Ms. Bundy began her professional career in corporate management, which brought her to Washington, DC. She became certified as a real estate appraiser and opened her own appraisal firm. She graduated cum laude from Lincoln University, a historically black university located in southern Chester County, PA. She has studied at the Graduate School of Indiana University in Pennsylvania. Ms. Bundy is a 2008 alumna of Harvard Business School’s executive Owner/President Management program (OPM).
Ms. Bundy commands the respect of the business community. She has been recognized as an entrepreneur and business woman and has received the following awards: the 2014 CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Placemaking Award and CREW’s 2011 Network Impact Award, and the Washington Business Journal’s 2008 Minority Business Leader Award. Ms. Bundy was also named one of the Women Who Mean Business by the Washington Business Journal and Entrepreneur of the Year by the Parren J. Mitchell Foundation, both in 2004. Under her leadership, BDC was nominated for Black Enterprise’s Emerging Company of the Year award in 2001.
Ms. Bundy is involved with several prestigious civic organizations. She is an appointed board member of the Executive Committee of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association. She is a former member of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Executive Council, a 2003 member of Leadership Greater Washington, and a member of Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW). She currently serves on Lincoln University’s Board of Visitors and on the Board of Advisors of the Lowe Economic Development Corporation. She has served on the Capital One Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors of Jubilee Housing and the Women’s Business Roundtable. Ms. Bundy was honored by Girls, Inc. in 2008.
Born in Hustle, Virginia, Ms. Bundy grew up working in a family-owned and operated business.
MS. TORY BURCH
Tory Burch is Chairman, CEO and Designer of Tory Burch, an American sportswear and lifestyle brand. Raised in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in art history, then moved to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She worked in public relations and marketing for several American designers, including Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, and Narciso Rodriguez at Loewe.
She launched Tory Burch in 2004 with a small boutique on Elizabeth Street in Manhattan, and since then the brand has grown into a global business with more than 160 freestanding stores in cities from New York and Los Angeles to Shanghai, Milan, and Paris, as well as a presence in more than 3,000 department and specialty stores worldwide. Toryburch.com is the company’s biggest store and one of the brand’s seven global digital commerce sites; the website is also home to Tory Daily, an online magazine.
In September 2015, she launched Tory Sport, a performance activewear collection with clothing, bags, shoes, and accessories for running, studio, tennis, and swim, as well as Coming & Going, a category of pieces that can be worn before and after and a workout.
Ms. Burch has been recognized with numerous awards, including the CFDA for Accessory Designer of the Year, Glamour’s Women of the Year, Forbes’s Most Powerful Women in the World, Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed List, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award. Her first book, Tory Burch In Color (Abrams, 2014), was a New York Times best seller.
A dedicated philanthropist, she launched the Tory Burch Foundation in 2009 to empower women entrepreneurs. Through access to capital, education programs, and networking opportunities, the foundation invests in the success and sustainability of women-owned small businesses.
In addition to the Barnes Foundation, Ms. Burch serves on the boards of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was also an inaugural member of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship.
Ms. Burch resides in New York City with her three sons.
MR. DANIEL M. DILELLA
Daniel M. DiLella is a principal of Equus Capital Partners, Ltd., serving as the firm’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Under Mr. DiLella’s leadership, Equus has grown to become a multi-faceted national real estate investment company with expertise in development, investment, property management, and asset management. Mr. DiLella’s career as a real estate specialist spans four decades and includes experience in all types of real estate investments and developments throughout the United States. Prior to joining Equus, Mr. DiLella was Vice President of Girard Bank in Philadelphia, where he had a 10-year career in the Commercial Real Estate Department as a lender and a member of the asset recovery team.
Mr. DiLella is a member of the Board of Trustees of Villanova University. He recently funded the establishment of the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate at the Villanova University School for Business, where he is Chair of the Real Estate Advisory Council.
Mr. DiLella is a Trustee of the Cahill Trust and Chair of the Advisory Board of Roman Catholic High School. He also serves on the boards of Villanova University, the Drexel University Real Estate Advisory Council, the National Italian American Foundation, the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, the Barnes Foundation, and The Philly Pops. Previous board appointments include the President of the Union League of Philadelphia, where he is currently the Chairman of the Scholarship Foundation.
Other previous appointments include the Committee of Seventy, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Battleship New Jersey, and the Philadelphia Police Foundation. Mr. DiLella is the recipient of the St. Thomas of Villanova Alumni Medal and the Villanova Bartley Alumni Medallion.
Mr. DiLella holds an MBA from St. Joseph’s University and a BS in Finance from Villanova University.
MS. CATHERINE HUGHES
Catherine Liggins Hughes is a dynamic, media pioneer who demonstrates the power of one—one woman, one vision, one company—Radio One. As Founder and Chairperson of Radio One, Inc., the largest African American–owned and operated broadcast company in the nation, Hughes’s unprecedented career has spawned a multi-media conglomerate that generates original content across the spectrums of radio, television, and digital media. Her humble beginnings in Omaha, Nebraska, were not a deterrent to her success but rather part of the catalyst that fueled her ambition to empower African Americans with information and to tell stories from their perspective.
Ms. Hughes began her radio career in her hometown of Omaha at KOWH (AM), a station owned by a group of African American professionals. In 1971, she moved to Washington, DC, and became a lecturer in the newly established School of Communications at Howard University. During her tenure, she served as General Sales Manager at WHUR, Howard University Radio, increasing the station’s revenue from $250,000 to $3 million in her first year. She also became the first woman vice president and general manager of a station in the nation’s capital and created the format known as “quiet storm,” which revolutionized urban radio and was aired on more than 480 stations nationwide. In 1980, Ms. Hughes purchased her first radio station, WOL-AM (DC), and pioneered yet another innovative format— 24-Hour talk from a Black perspective. With the theme “information is power,” she served as the station’s morning show host for 11 years.
In 1999, Ms. Hughes became the first and only African American woman to chair a publicly-held corporation following the sale of 7,150,000 shares of common stock to the public. Since that time, she, along with her son and business partner Alfred Liggins III, have grown Radio One into an urban radio market leader with 56 stations comprised of hip-hop, R&B, gospel, and talk radio formats. Radio One is the first African American company in radio history to dominate several major markets simultaneously and is the first woman-owned radio station to rank number one in any major market. Its success has earned Ms. Hughes hundreds of prestigious awards and recognitions, including induction into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame, the ADColor Lifetime Achievement Award, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Chair’s Phoenix Award, the NAACP Chairman’s Award, the Giant of Broadcasting Award, the Uncommon Height of Excellence Award, the Essence Women Shaping the World Award, and the Ida B. Wells Living Legacy Award; most recently, the corner of 4th and H Street in Washington, DC, was named Cathy Hughes Corner in her honor.
Radio One is also the parent corporation of several subsidiaries: TV One, the premier African American–owned cable television network in the country and current home of the hit shows UnSung, NewsOne Now, the reality show R&B Divas, and the comedy series Born Again Virgin; Reach Media, which presents syndicated radio programs like the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, Rickey Smiley Morning Show, and the Tom Joyner Morning Show; Interactive One, home of several popular websites including The Daily Grind and Hello Beautiful; and One Solution, a marketing firm that allows advertisers to take advantage of all of the assets under the Radio One brand.
Ms. Hughes’s philanthropic works are on par with her success in the business arena as well. Her passion for education is evident in her efforts to continue her family’s work and legacy at the Piney Woods School in Piney Woods, Mississippi. She is a staunch supporter of the school, which was established by her grandfather in 1909 and is the largest of only four African American boarding schools in the country. In addition, she is a champion for the hungry and homeless, a mentor to countless women, and advocate dedicated to empowering minority communities.
MR. GREGORY C. MILLER JR.
Gregory C. Miller completed a 37-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, including stints at Merck & Co. and GlaxoSmithKline, where he retired as Director of Third Party Auditing. His work took him all over the world, including Africa, the Middle East, India, the Pacific Rim, North and South America, and the Caribbean. Mr. Miller is currently the head of GMP Consortium, LLC, a consulting operation that provides management consulting in risk management and risk mitigation primarily in the healthcare field.
He graduated from Lincoln University and served on their Board of Trustees from 2002 to 2010, with a three-year term as vice chairman. An advocate of education as a means of fostering self-help and self-improvement for everyone, Mr. Miller established the endowed Gregory C. Miller Scholarship at Lincoln University to benefit students majoring in the physical sciences, and the Juanita Claire Miller Memorial Scholarship at South Philadelphia High School in honor of his mother. He is a life member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., currently affiliated with Mu Omega Chapter, Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Miller also served on the board of the historic Christian Street Branch YMCA in South Philadelphia.
Mr. Miller and his wife, Carol, recently relocated to Gaithersburg, MD.
DR. KHALIL GIBRAN MUHAMMAD
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, PhD, is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and a former associate professor of history at Indiana University. In late 2010 he was selected to take over the helm of the historic Schomburg Center, which is currently celebrating its 91st year.
Dr. Muhammad, a native of Chicago’s South Side, is an award-winning author. His book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, published by Harvard University Press, won the 2011 John Hope Franklin Best Book award in American Studies.
As an academic, Dr. Muhammad is at the forefront of scholarship on the enduring link between race and crime that has shaped and limited opportunities for African Americans. He is now working on his second book, Disappearing Acts: The End of White Criminality in the Age of Jim Crow, which traces the historical roots of the changing demographics of crime and punishment so evident today.
Dr. Muhammad’s scholarship has been featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, the Washington Post, The Guardian (UK), and Atlanta Journal Constitution, as well as on Bill Moyers and Company, CSPAN, National Public Radio, and Pacifica. He has been an associate editor of The Journal of American History. And he currently serves on the National Research Council’s Committee on the Causes and Consequences of High Rates of Incarceration; and the editorial board of Transition Magazine, published by the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University.
Dr. Muhammad graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics in 1993. After working at Deloitte & Touche LLP, he received his PhD in American History from Rutgers University in 2004, specializing in 20th-century US and African American history. He spent two years as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonprofit criminal justice reform agency in New York City, before joining the faculty of Indiana University.
DR. NEIL L. RUDENSTINE
Dr. Neil L. Rudenstine is Chair of the Board for Artstor. Previously, he was president of Harvard University from 1991 to 2001. From 1988 to1991, he served as executive vice president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. During the two preceding decades, Dr. Rudenstine was a faculty member and senior administrator at Princeton University. A scholar of Renaissance literature, he was an associate professor and then a professor of English. He also held a series of administrative posts: dean of students (1968–1972), dean of the college (1972–1977), and provost (1977–1988). Previously, Rudenstine served at Harvard from 1964 to 1968 as an instructor and then an assistant professor in the Department of English and American Literature and Language.
Dr. Rudenstine received his bachelor's degree from Princeton in 1956. A Rhodes Scholar, he studied for the next three years at New College, Oxford University, where he earned a second BA and an MA. In 1964, he was awarded a PhD in English from Harvard, where he was a Harvard Prize Fellow. He then joined the faculty at Harvard, and stayed until leaving for Princeton in 1968.
Dr. Rudenstine is an honorary Fellow of New College, Oxford, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, as well as Provost Emeritus of Princeton University. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a former director of the American Council on Education, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Philosophical Society, and the Committee for Economic Development.
DR. BRENDA T. THOMPSON
Dr. Brenda T. Thompson received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University in 1980. She was an Assistant Professor at Morehouse College in the Department of Psychology for several years, before focusing on child and adolescent mental health, first as a clinical psychologist, then as a School psychologist.
Dr. Thompson shares a passion for collecting African American art with her husband, Larry D. Thompson, and they have amassed a remarkable collection since 1980. A 2008 show containing selections from their collection was hosted by the David C. Driskell Center in Maryland.
Dr. Thompson has two sons and lives with her husband in Sea Island, Georgia.
MR. THOMAS K. WHITFORD
Thomas K. Whitford retired in 2013 as Vice Chairman of PNC Financial Services Corporation, with responsibility for technology and operations, communications, and the Regional Presidents.
He joined PNC in 1983 and held leadership positions in consumer banking, personal trust, mutual fund servicing, asset management, and strategic planning. In 1997, Tom was named Chief Executive Officer of PNC's wealth management business. He was named Chief Risk Officer in May 2002 and helped PNC sharpen its strategic focus and integrated coordination of all risk management activities corporate-wide.
Tom was named Chief Administrative Officer in May 2007 and his responsibilities were expanded to include corporate communications, operations, human resources, and the company's regional presidents. Following PNC's acquisition of National City Corporation in December 2008, he moved to Cleveland and was appointed Chairman of National City Bank and was responsible for PNC's integration of National City Corporation. In February 2009, he was promoted to Vice Chairman of PNC.
He is active on a number of boards, including Longwood Gardens, Delaware Investments Family of Funds, and HSBC North America Holdings.
Tom earned his MBA in finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts.