Sam Phil at night
April 13, 2020

Four alumni nominated for trustee positions

Voting is now underway
by Karleigh Antista

Four candidates have been nominated by the Alumni Council’s Executive Committee and stand for election by invitation of Peter L.S. Currie ’74, P’03, president of the Board of Trustees.

  • Christopher J.W.B. Leggett ’78
  • Megan A. McClellan ’96
  • Stacy F. Metcalf ’90
  • William M. Tong ’91

The two elected candidates will serve four-year terms and, together with the charter trustees, will be responsible for the governance of Phillips Academy. As your elected delegates to the board, they represent the alumni constituency at large.

Please exercise this important right to vote by voting online no later than June 1, 2020.

Voting instructions were sent via email or postcard on April 6. Search “electionservicescorp” in your inbox/spam folder.

If you do not believe that you received an email/postcard or have questions regarding the election, please contact Karleigh Antista in the Office of Alumni Engagement.

The new alumni trustees will replace Eric Redman ’66 and Stefanie Scheer Young ’81, P’11, ’14, who have served with distinction since 2016.

Christopher J.W.B. Leggett ’78

Chris Leggett is a clinical academic interventional cardiologist who has received international recognition and acclaim for his life’s work. For 30 years his patient care and clinical research contributions have helped shape the field of interventional cardiology. Chris has worked relentlessly to eliminate the disparities that exist, in access to life-saving interventional cardiovascular technologies, for women and vulnerable, underserved populations.

Chris pioneered the first interventional cardiology program in rural South Georgia. His enormous programmatic success coupled with the extraordinary number of lives saved fueled a nationwide interest and movement to establish similar interventional cardiology programs throughout rural America. He was honored with the American Heart Association’s Physician of the Year Award, Ford Motor Company’s Unsung Heroes Freedom Award, and the National Medical Fellowship Distinguished Alumni Award.

At Andover, Chris played varsity basketball and was a Blue Key. He graduated from Princeton University and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and cardiovascular fellowships at Emory University and the University of Alabama. His volunteerism includes four years on the Alumni Council’s Non Sibi Committee, (MS)2 outreach program supporter, Atlanta Regional host/speaker and Senior Career Day speaker. Chris and wife Denise have two children, Alexandria and Christopher II.

“At age 8, my dad died suddenly. My mother, 39, refused welfare assistance. Instead she worked to financially support her 10 children. I was selected into the A Better Chance Scholar’s Program and subsequently received an academic scholarship to attend Andover. Instantly through perseverance and faith my life’s possibilities changed forever. My most cherished friendships are from Andover. As alumni trustee, rest assured Andover’s campus will reflect the face of America, remain a haven dedicated to the pursuit of global educational excellence, and benefit from my expertise and understanding of healthcare issues that may impact our student body, administration, and nation. “Character is power. The silent witness of a true, unselfish Godly life carries an almost irresistible influence.”

Megan A. McClellan ’96

Meg McClellan bleeds Blue. She cherishes the most cringe-worthy photos of her Andover‑Exeter Weekend face paint. Andover changed her life. She is determined to make it mean as much to others.

Meg’s fascination with markets—and ultimately her career—began with Dr. Strudwick’s Economics class in Sam Phil; she currently leads J.P. Morgan’s Private Credit business. She served as CFO of Asset Management, following years trading fixed income. Meg earned a degree in mathematics from University of Chicago and an MBA from NYU. She lives in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, with her husband and daughter.

Meg energetically and enthusiastically serves Andover’s community. She recently cochaired the Alumni Council’s Non Sibi Committee, is a proud Bulfinch Society member, and joined the Andover Development Board in 2012.

For nearly two decades, Meg has leveraged her professional platform to promote equity and inclusion. She mentors women advancing markets careers and is a trusted sponsor in diversity networks. Meg is especially excited to introduce Andover’s Opening Blue Channels program to financial services during New York visits. Opening Blue Channels exposes full scholarship students to invaluable career options, networks, and advice.

In 2018, Meg received the SPCA of Westchester’s highest award for animal welfare work. She is a volunteer dog trainer, instructor, and adoption facilitator at the shelter, where she leads Non Sibi projects. She has also been recognized for economic development efforts in Guatemala.

“As a student from Northwest Florida, Andover transformed my life—as it has for so many. If I am honored with the opportunity to serve as an alumni trustee I will support the success of our capital campaign so Andover can continue to serve youth from every quarter. I deeply appreciate the learning, perspective, opportunities, and friendships Andover has given me, and I hope to ensure the same opportunities for future generations in perpetuity.”

Stacy F. Metcalf ’90

Stacy Metcalf has dedicated her career in education to helping young people ignite their passion for learning and contribute purposefully to the world around them. She currently teaches eighth-grade English and has also served as the assistant director of High School Counseling at The Hamlin School, an independent all-girls K–8 school in San Francisco, where she has worked for almost two decades. Previously, Stacy taught American literature, ran a girls’ dorm, and coached field hockey at Brewster Academy, a coed boarding school in New Hampshire.

Her Andover volunteerism includes serving on the Alumni Council for six years (vice president from 2015 to 2018) and cochairing the Alumni Admission Representatives (AAR) committee. Since 1997, Stacy has volunteered as an AAR and become a regional leader for the program. She also cochaired the Class of 1990’s 10th and 25th reunions and is currently cochair of the class’s 30th Reunion.

Stacy serves on the Board of Trustees for Mount Tamalpais School, an independent coeducational K–8 school in Mill Valley, California; she also sits on the board of the Columbian Foundation in Auburn, New York. Stacy graduated with honors in American literature from Middlebury College. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, David Kanter, and their two children, Whitney and Brady.

“Andover changed my life, introducing me to perspectives and possibilities that I would never have encountered in my small hometown of Skaneateles, New York. It instilled in me the importance of cultivating a tenacious work ethic, promoting inclusivity, and prioritizing service to others. PA’s commitment to youth from every quarter, its knowledge & goodness and non sibi ethos, and the school’s ability to balance tradition and innovation, continue to set it apart in the educational world. I would be honored to represent the alumni/ae community on the board as Andover looks ahead to an exciting next chapter under the leadership of Dr. Raynard Kington.”

William M. Tong ’91

William Tong is the 25th attorney general of the State of Connecticut. He was previously a state representative in the Connecticut General Assembly, where he served as chair of the Judiciary Committee and, before that, the Banking Committee.

William was recently honored to give the Youth from Every Quarter address during All-School Meeting. In his remarks, he spoke of his background as the son of immigrants growing up in his parents’ Chinese restaurant and how his time at Andover shaped his views on justice and his work on immigration. An active Andover volunteer, William recently served on the Alumni Council and as part of its Equity and Inclusion Committee. Also a class agent, William served on his 25th Reunion committee.

As attorney general, William is the state’s lawyer and is responsible for all civil legal matters affecting Connecticut. He supervises the largest law firm in the state, with 300-plus staff and more than 200 lawyers. William is now leading a 49-state lawsuit against the nation’s major generic drug manufacturers for price-fixing and other antitrust violations. He is also leading a 39-state investigation to confront the national epidemic of youth vaping. William is on the front line of multistate investigations and lawsuits concerning the opioid crisis.

William and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children, Eleanor, Penelope, and Sasha.

“Andover today is an exciting and cutting-edge place, and our community is now deeper and more diverse than ever. That also means Andover confronts new and highly complex issues every day, and it is a constant challenge to manage the responsibility and risks of operating a school that is true to our mission. I hope to use my legal and public service experience to help the trustees manage these risks and enable our teachers and administrators to innovate and continue to lead the way for the benefit of our students and their families.”

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