July 11, 2016

Four new trustees appointed to Phillips Academy Board

Two charter trustees and two alumni trustees began terms July 1
by Phillips Academy

Peter Currie ’74, president of the Phillips Academy Board of Trustees, recently announced that four new members have joined the board. Stefan Kaluzny and Eric Zinterhofer, both of New York City, have been appointed charter trustees and will each serve a six-year term. Eric Redman, of Seattle, and Stefanie Scheer Young, of New York City, have been elected to serve as alumni trustees, each for a term of four years.

Stefan Kaluzny ’84 is a founder and managing director of Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm based in New York. Sycamore oversees a broad portfolio of retail and consumer companies with combined retail sales in excess of $10 billion and more than 50,000 employees around the world. Prior to Sycamore, Kaluzny was a managing director at Golden Gate Capital and early in his career conceived and co-founded Delray Farms, a Hispanic specialty food company that went from startup to $100 million in sales in three years. He was also a consultant with Bain & Company and an associate with LEK Partnership.

Kaluzny serves as a member of the Board of Directors of each of Sycamore's portfolio companies. He also serves on the board of The Friends of the High Line, a not-for-profit organization that maintains and operates the popular public park in New York City. His service to Andover includes membership on the Andover Development Board and Regional Association Board. He has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar) and a B.A. in history from Yale.

Eric Zinterhofer ’89 is a founding partner of Searchlight Capital Partners, a private investment firm based in New York, London and Toronto. He serves on the boards of General Communication, Inc., Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico, Roots Canada Ltd., TouchTunes, 160over90 and Dish TV India. He also serves as lead independent director of Charter Communications. Prior to co-founding Searchlight, Zinterhofer was a senior partner at Apollo Management, L.P. He earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from Harvard.

His service to Andover includes membership on the Parent Advancement Council and the Andover Development Board. He also served as a member of the Alumni Council from 2005 to 2009. Proud Andover parents, he and his wife, Aerin Lauder, have two children attending the school.

Eric “Ric” Redman ’66 is co-chair and former CEO of Summit Power Group, a Seattle-based developer of wind, solar and carbon capture power plants. He is a former Senate aide and contributing editor to Rolling Stone and current CEO of Thunderbolt Clean Energy, a consulting firm. His book, The Dance of Legislation, an account of the enactment of the National Health Service Corps, was a bestseller.

Redman attended Harvard and Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar), and he earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He serves on the boards of the Northwest African American Museum and Aligned Intermediary, an initiative to direct capital to sustainability and climate investments. He is also a senior policy fellow for climate matters at the University of California San Diego. His service to Andover includes membership on the Gift Planning Committee and 20 years volunteering as a co-head agent.

Stefanie Scheer Young ’81 is a consultant in sports media and management. After attending Harvard, she began her career as a journalist at CBS News, then founded and managed the internet properties for Sports Illustrated and the NBA. Her volunteer efforts include support for community, cultural and historic preservation projects.

Scheer Young’s service to Andover includes two terms on the Alumni Council. A class secretary since 2006, she also co-chaired the Class Secretaries Committee. She is a member of the Andover Development Board and co-chair of the New York Alumni Regional Leadership Team. Scheer Young spearheaded fundraising to launch the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, an Andover outreach program, and has served 20 years on its board. She and her husband, Andrew Young—also class of 1981—have two children who also have graduated from Andover.

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