Vincent E. Price is the 10th president of Duke University, where he is also Walter Hines Page Professor of Public Policy and Political Science in the Sanford School of Public Policy and Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to coming to Duke, Price served as provost of the University of Pennsylvania and was Steven H. Chaffee Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts and Sciences. As provost and chief academic officer, he advanced initiatives to diversify the faculty and expand interdisciplinary research; guided the development of new forms of teaching and learning, both in the classroom and in the digital world; expanded the university’s global presence, including the launch of the Penn Wharton Center in Beijing; and enhanced arts and culture on campus, shepherding the creation of the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation. He led Penn’s role as one of the first partners with Coursera, the online open learning platform, and served as chair of Coursera’s University Advisory Board. He came to Penn in 1998 after 11 years at the University of Michigan, where he was chair of the Department of Communication Studies and a faculty associate of the Center for Political Studies. President Price is a leading global expert on public opinion, social influence and political communication. Price has held visiting appointments at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and the University of Amsterdam, and has lectured widely at universities around the world. (Ph.D., M.A., Stanford University; B.A., Santa Clara University)
Kelvin A. Baggett, MD, is a managing director on Patient Square Capital’s Transformation and Growth Team, where he serves as the head of Patient Impact and chair of Patient Square’s EMPIRIC Institute (Excellence in Medicine, Patient Impact Research, Innovation and Care). Most recently, he was Executive Vice President & Chief Impact Officer at McKesson Corporation. Before joining McKesson, Dr. Baggett served as managing director at Posterity Capital Group and as senior advisor at Pharos Capital Group, where he selectively advised the firm on a wide range of matters. Prior to that, he served as the chief operating officer for Health Care Navigator (HCN), where he was responsible for improving the performance of privately held, domestic, multistate health care operating companies. Previously, Dr. Baggett served as senior vice president, chief clinical officer and chief medical officer at Tenet Healthcare and as chief operating officer and vice president, Clinical Strategies at HCA, where he led a team that implemented strategies to improve care delivery and outcomes. (B.S., University of North Carolina; M.D., East Carolina University; M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University; M.B.A., The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University)
Daniel G. Ennis is executive vice president of Duke University effective December 1, 2020. Since 2010, Mr. Ennis served as senior vice president for finance and administration at The Johns Hopkins University. In this role, Mr. Ennis served as the university’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer. As chief financial officer, he oversaw the offices of the controller; internal audits; investment management; planning and budget; and treasury. As chief operating officer, he was responsible for the functions related to corporate security, facilities and real estate, human resources, information technology, purchasing and risk management. As senior vice president for finance and administration at Johns Hopkins, Mr. Ennis was accountable to the university’s Board of Trustees to ensure the overall fiscal and administrative health of the institution and was responsible for the work of five board committees: Audit, Compliance and Insurance; Compensation; Finance (and its Capital Subcommittee and Debt Subcommittee); Intermediate Sanctions; and Investments.
Before arriving at Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Ennis had served since 2007 as Harvard Medical School’s Executive Dean for Administration. Prior to joining Harvard Medical School, he had been Harvard University’s associate vice president for finance and financial planning, interim director of treasury management and director of budgets, financial planning and institutional research. Before joining Harvard’s leadership team, as a consultant with McKinsey and Co., Mr. Ennis led a strategic review of Harvard’s central administration that led to a number of significant organizational changes. He worked for McKinsey and Co. for four years after graduate school. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. for three years. (M.B.A., M.P.A., Harvard University; B.A., Boston College)
T. Ritson Ferguson is a member of the investment committees for CBRE Investment Management Listed Real Assets. Mr. Ferguson was Vice Chairman of CBRE’s global investment management business until 2022. He was CEO and CIO until 2020 responsible for the management and investment decision-making of the firm’s global range of listed and unlisted real estate and infrastructure program offerings. Mr. Ferguson is also a Senior Fellow at the Wharton Real Estate Center and a Trustee of the Templeton World Charity Foundation. Prior to joining CBRE Global Investors, Mr. Ferguson was on the global management committee of ING Real Estate Investment Management. He was one of the founding principals of the predecessor entity to CBRE’s Listed Real Asset business. Earlier in his real estate career, he worked at K.S. Sweet Associates and Trammell Crow Company. He was also a consultant at Bain & Company and a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. He is a CFA charterholder. (B.S., Duke University; M.B.A., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
Cynthia L. Meyn is an independent operating executive who has served as a special advisor to Reverence Capital Partners since 2019. Previously, she served as the chief operating officer of Venerable Holdings Inc., executive vice president and co-head of investment operations at PIMCO, managing director of North American operations for Morgan Stanley Investment Management, co-director of fixed income and derivatives technology at AllianceBernstein, managing director of global fixed income technology at Cantor Fitzgerald, and chief technology officer and chief risk officer at Mizuho Capital Markets. She has 36 years of experience within financial services firms. Currently, Ms. Meyn serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Smith College, Board of Visitors of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Public Board of Directors of Zero Hash Liquidity Services, and CUSIP Board of Trustees. In early 2017, she completed a five-year term serving on the Board of Directors of the DTCC and a six-year term serving on the Board of Managers of Omgeo. (B.A., Smith College; M.B.A., Duke University)
Thruston B. Morton, III is the founder of Global Endowment Management LP, and served as CEO and CIO of DUMAC from 2000–2006. Prior to his time at DUMAC, he held banking, portfolio manager and senior advisor roles at JP Morgan in the United States and abroad. Mr. Morton is a director of The Conservation Fund and the Chair of TreesCharlotte, having previously served on the board of The Investment Fund for Foundations, as well as two terms on the Rockefeller Foundation’s Finance & Investment Committee. (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Brown University)
Laurene M. Sperling oversees as president the investment management of a family office enterprise, which, in addition to growing financial capital also includes Barah Collective LLC, an impact investing entity and the Sperling Family Charitable Foundation.
Since 2010, Ms. Sperling has been an integral part of Duke University’s Board of Trustees, becoming vice chair in 2011, followed by chair in 2021. She joined the Board of Directors at BELLXcel, a national leader in after-school and summer programs for children at risk, in 2006, serving as Board Chair from 2009-2019. Ms. Sperling is also a board member at Social Finance US and Combined Jewish Philanthropies. In addition, she serves on Harvard Business School Dean’s Board of Advisors, Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative Advisory Board, the Corporation of Partners Healthcare, and on the Brigham Health Steering Committees for Women’s Medicine and Community Care. Ms. Sperling also serves on the AGB Council of Board Chairs and is a member of the AGB Principles Project national task force.
Formerly, Ms. Sperling was Vice President, Corporate Finance/Investment Banking at Cowen and Company and in Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, and Venture Capital at Paine Webber in Boston. (B.A., Duke University; M.B.A., Harvard Business School)
Neal F. Triplett, CFA is president of DUMAC Inc. He joined DUMAC in July 1999 and started working with public securities and hedged strategies. Eventually he began overseeing DUMAC’s hedged strategies investments, and he was appointed president in January 2007. Prior to completing business school, Mr. Triplett was a credit officer for the corporate and real estate portfolios at Wachovia Bank. Mr. Triplett holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. (A.B., Duke University; M.B.A., Duke University)
Ashok Varadhan is Co-Head of Global Banking & Markets at Goldman Sachs & Co. He is a member of the Management Committee and Firmwide Risk Council. Mr. Varadhan joined Goldman Sachs in 1998 in Swaps Trading. Prior to assuming his current role, he served as Global Co-Head of the Global Markets Division. Before that, Mr. Varadhan held various leadership positions in Rates, Currencies, Emerging Markets and Commodities before ultimately becoming Global Head of Macro Trading in 2012. He was named Managing Director in 2000 and Partner in 2002. Prior to joining the firm, he was a vice president in swaps trading at Merrill Lynch. (A.B., Duke University; attended Ph.D. Finance program at Stanford University)
James C. Zelter is Co-President of Apollo Global Management, Inc., co-leading its day-to-day operations including all of the Firm’s revenue-generating businesses and enterprise solutions across its integrated alternative investment platform. Jim serves on Apollo’s Management and Executive Committees and on the Firm’s Board of Directors. Since joining Apollo in 2006, Jim has led the broad expansion of Apollo’s credit platform, which now oversees over $350 billion in assets under management and supports the growth of businesses of all sizes across the globe. Jim also Co-Founded and serves as Co-Chair of the Apollo Women Empower (AWE), the Firm’s women’s network. Prior to Apollo, Jim was with Citigroup Inc. and its predecessor companies in a variety of roles including Chief Investment Officer of Citigroup Alternative Investments and a high-yield trader at Goldman Sachs. He sits on the board of directors of DUMAC, Duke University Board of Trustees, the Partnership for New York City, and the Board of Fellows of Weill Cornell Medicine. He also serves on the board of Toigo and the Bridge Golf Foundation. (A.B., Duke University)