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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Board of Trustees Elects 10

Ten new members of the Carnegie Mellon Board of Trustees have been elected to three-year terms through 2014. They include:

Jeanne Cunicelli (HSS'88), a partner in Bay City Capital of San Francisco, a private merchant bank focusing on the life sciences industry, Cunicelli works in partnership with Birchmere Ventures, a life science and technology investment firm in Pittsburgh. Cunicelli holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from CMU and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.

James Gianopulos, co-chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment of Los Angeles, oversees all management and creative responsibilities for the studio, including feature film production and the studio's activities in home video, television distribution and all media and technologies. He is a graduate of Boston University and holds a law degree from Fordham University.

Candace Matthews (E'81) is chief global marketing officer for Amway Corporation of Ada, Mi. Matthews has received accolades for community service and work in the marketing industry. She received a bachelor's degree from CMU in metallurgical engineering and administrative and management science, as well as an MBA from Stanford University. Matthews had previously served on the CMU board as a term trustee in 2003.

David McCormick, senior leader at Bridgewater Associates of Westport, Conn., has served at senior levels of business, government and academia, including an appointment at CMU's Heinz College. His government service includes undersecretary positions with the U.S. Treasury Department and U.S. Department of Commerce and offering counsel as a national security adviser. He was president of Ariba and CEO and president of FreeMarkets. He earned a bachelor's degree at the U.S. Military Academy and master's and doctoral degrees from Princeton University.

William Meaney (TPR'86), CEO of The Zuellig Group in Hong Kong, was a successful airline executive and management consultant, holding positions around the world. He holds a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master's degree in industrial administration from CMU.

Attila Molnar is a retired president and CEO, Bayer Corporation of Pittsburgh. Molnar worked his way up through the ranks of Bayer, starting as a plant manager at Leverkusen, Germany. He is active in many professional organizations in the U.S. and Germany. He earned a doctorate from Erlangen University. He was a two-term member of the Board of Trustees, joining the board in 2004.

Roy Shanker (TPR'73,'76) is an independent utilities and natural resources consultant from Potomac, Md. He provides management consulting services in the natural resources industry, particularly to electric and natural gas utilities. He is a physics graduate of Swarthmore College. He earned his master's degree in industrial administration and Ph.D. in business administration from CMU.

Ajit Shetty (TPR'76) is managing director and chairman of the board of Janssen Pharmaceutica in Antwerp, Belgium, which is part of Johnson & Johnson. Shetty completed his undergraduate studies at Cambridge University and earned his Ph.D. from Trinity College, Cambridge. He also earned a master's degree in industrial administration from CMU.

Lip-Bu Tan, chairman of Walden International Investment Group, in San Francisco has been active in the venture capital industry since the 1980s. Tan serves on the boards of numerous private and public companies and is active in many civic and cultural organizations. He received a bachelor's degree from Nanyang University in Singapore, two master's degrees from the University of San Francisco, and another from MIT.

Thomas Tull is founder, chairman and CEO of Legendary Pictures of Burbank, Calif. Legendary Pictures pairs major motion picture products with Wall Street private equity and hedge fund advisers. Legendary Pictures is behind big-budget productions such as "Batman Begins," "The Hangover, "The Dark Knight" and "Inception." A lifelong football fan, he is a minor partner of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He earned his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College.