Board Adds 6 New Trustees

by Sherri Kimmel
Six Bucknellians, including two recent Commencement speakers, have joined the Board of Trustees.

Carolyn Neely Ainslie ’80 of Seattle is chief financial officer of the Gates Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2018, the biology major had a 32-year career in university finance and planning, including 10 years at Princeton and 22 years at Cornell. Her spouse is fellow Bucknellian Timothy Ainslie ’80.

Chief risk officer at General Atlantic J. Frank Brown ’78 had a 26-year career with PwC before joining the global growth equity firm in 2011. An accounting major, the Rye, N.Y., resident also served as dean of the Fontainebleau, France and Singapore- based INSEAD graduate business school from 2006 to 2011. Like Ainslie, he married a classmate, Susan Stoner Brown ’78.

Michael Dominguez ’91 of Barrington, R.I., is the chief investment officer of Providence Equity Partners LLC. The economics major worked at Salomon Smith Barney, Morgan Stanley and Andersen Consulting before his 23-year career at his current company.

Bucknell’s 2020 Commencement speaker, Carolyn Speer Miles ’83 of Southport, Conn., is the former CEO and president of Save the Children. The animal behavior major began her career at American Express but changed from business to humanitarian and development work after witnessing childhood poverty firsthand in Asia. She is currently an executive fellow and a professor of practice at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, her graduate alma mater. She is teaching a new course in sustainability there this fall.

Biology major Kathryn Boselli Vizas ’79 had a 20-year career as a legal counsel for Fortune 500 companies before dedicating herself to women’s rights and health advocacy. She co-founded TogetHER for Health, which works globally to end death from cervical cancer, and is chair of Spring Impact Inc., a nonprofit consultancy that works with social-impact organizations to increase their scale.

This year’s Commencement speaker, Audra Wilson ’94, is president and chief executive officer of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law in Chicago. Wilson, who majored in international relations and Spanish, previously was executive director of the League of Women Voters of Illinois and deputy chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.).