BU’s Board of Trustees Gains New Members

The BU Board of Trustees welcomed three new individuals last month, maximum drawn from the University’s Board of Overseers, the advisory frame to the trustees.

Former Board of Overseers chair Nathaniel Dalton (LAW’91) has grown to be an everyday member after serving as a trustee ex officio, a gap reserved for the chair of the Board of Overseers.

“Our current success as a main non-public studies college is constructed on the foundation of the sturdy and engaged board,” says Robert A. Brown, president of BU. “New participants carry new insights and perspectives from their professional lives and their hobby in better education. Our bylaws provide for the stability of needed sturdiness and renewal of the board that has validated vital for governing our complex group.”

Nathaniel Dalton (LAW’91)Dalton is one of the cofounders and a senior marketing consultant and member of the board of administrators of Affiliated Managers Group, a global asset management firm based in West Palm Beach, Fla., and Beverly, Mass., with approximately $775 billion in assets beneath control across its affiliated companies. He started with the employer as its first trendy recommend, after which he held a series of roles, including leader working officer, president, and chief government officer. Before AMG, Dalton becomes a mergers-and-acquisitions legal professional with the Boston law firm Goodwin Procter LLP.

He was elected to the Board of Overseers in 2015 and has served the University in other positions: as a member of the Campaign for Boston University steerage committee, BU’s International Advisory Board (which helps guide BU’s foreign places efforts), the William Fairfield Warren Society.
He and his wife founded the Dalton Family Career Development Professorship and Dr. Cecile Kaplan Dalton Career Development Professorship. Dalton is likewise the founder, president, and chairman of Guard Support of Massachusetts, a nonprofit that supports own family contributors of deployed National Guardsmen and women.

Cynthia Cohen (MET’77)Cohen joins the Board of Trustees ex officio as the brand new chair of the Board of Overseers. A member of Metropolitan College’s Dean’s Advisory Board, she is a career consultant and the founder and lead strategist of IMPACT 2040, a strategy firm focused on start-usaand rising-growth agencies who’re innovating and disrupting their markets. Before that, Cohen changed into a partner in the management consulting at Deloitte and built the company Strategic Mindshare, which furnished consulting to the retail and consumer product industries. She has been a director of more than one public company board, consisting of Sports Authority and Office Depot, and now takes a management role on several private organization boards. Cohen often speaks to companies, the media, and meetings on purchaser trends and company governance topics.

Cohen has supported numerous tasks at BU, including introducing the Innovation Pathway, which guides BU college students to funding and different resources to support their entrepreneurial initiatives, and the Cynthia Cohen Scholarship Fund, which supports ladies students reading at Questrom. She is a lively mentor to younger women pursuing business careers and regularly speaks approximately entrepreneurship and consulting as a career to pupil golf equipment. Last spring, she turned into the recipient of Questrom’s Henry Morgan Award, given her efforts to assist BU’s innovation and entrepreneurship.

Michael D. Fricklas (LAW’84)The Board of Overseers vice-chair, Fricklas is the leading criminal officer of Advance, which operates and invests in communications and tech agencies that encompass Condé Nast (writer of the New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired, and others), Advance Local (writer of the Oregonian, the Newark Star-Ledger, and other papers and virtual houses), Stage Entertainment (a European producer of musicals), American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data, and POP. Advance is also amongst the biggest shareholders in Charter Communications, Discovery, and Reddit. Its operating organizations span the globe and hire thousands.

From 1993 to 2017, Fricklas held numerous positions at Viacom, most of that point as executive vice president, wellknown recommend, and secretary. Before that, he changed into a wellknown counsel of the multinational mining firm Minorco and a personal legal professional.

He was elected a BU overseer in 2015, has served on the School of Law’s Dean’s Advisory Board, seeing that in 1996, and is a member of the William Fairfield Warren Society. He and his spouse have funded LAW and Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences scholarships, fellowships, and different initiatives. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he’s secretary and trustee of Jazz at Lincoln Center, a member of New York’s Permanent Commission on Access to Justice, a beyond president of the Association of General Counsel, a fellow of the American Bar Association, and a director of the National Chamber Legal Center. He additionally co-chairs the media and entertainment division of the United Jewish Appeal. He is energetic with the political organization No Labels.

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