Terms for the new MIT Alumni Association Board of Directors began on July 1:
John W. Jarve ’78, SM ’79, who will serve a year as president-elect before taking on the president’s role in July 2013, has long been a leader in the Northern California region and on the Corporation Development Committee. He has served on the Corporation and several of its visiting committees, as well as on Alumni Association committees. Professionally, he joined Menlo Ventures in 1985 and has led Menlo’s investments in the communications, storage, semiconductor, Internet, and financial technology sectors.
Gerald M. Appelstein ’80, vice president, was the inaugural chair of the William Barton Rogers Society, the new annual leadership giving society, and helped propel it to success. He has been a volunteer for his class, an educational counselor, and an active member of the MIT Club of Northern New Jersey for many years. He has served on the Corporation Development Committee since 2005 and on the Visiting Committee for the Libraries. Jerry is vice president of trading for Tauber Oil.
New Board Members
Kathleen E. Brown ’93, SM ’96, current president of the MIT Club of Colorado, has also been actively engaged with her class reunion and reunion gift committees and with MIT’s 150th anniversary. She is the founder of Visionary Consulting, an Internet strategy consulting and Web development company.
Jameel S. Khalfan ’06, the new young alumni member, is the vice president for his class. He has been an educational counselor since 2006 and has cochaired the MIT10 Gift Committee. Khalfan manages business operations for Pocket Gems, a mobile gaming company.
Reynold H. Lewke ’76, SM ’76, is an active volunteer with his class and the Annual Fund Board and has been a member of several MIT clubs. Since his retirement from Egon Zehnder International, Lewke has been an entrepreneur focused on sports, health, and global relations.
Masanori Nagashima, MAA ’76, has been a leader of the MIT Association of Japan since 2000 and served on the advisory committee for the 2006 Graduate Alumni Convocation. Nagashima is the chair of Informatix, which provides computer-aided design products for the Japanese market.
K. Hari Reddy, SM ’01, has served as president of the MIT Club of Washington, D.C., and as an energy ambassador for the Energy, Environment, and Sustainability Working Group. An entrepreneur whose current venture, ContentGuard, is based in Los Angeles, he splits his time among D.C., L.A., and London.
To see the complete board roster online, visit http://alum.mit.edu/benefits/AboutTheAssociation/Governance/Board_of_Directors.