MICHAEL C. HEANEY ’86 and Leo A. Helmers ’87 were elected to the Board of Trustees May 18 and began five-year terms July 1. Richard A. Grossman ’64, who served 20 years, Jefferson W. Kirby ’84, who served 16 years, and Walter Oechsle ’57, who served from 1995 to 2004, were elected to emeritus status.
Heaney, chair of Lafayette Leadership Council, is a managing director at Morgan Stanley and global head of credit sales and trading, municipals, and emerging markets credit. An economics graduate, he holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business. Helmers, a managing director and head of Carlyle Mezzanine Partners, has served on the Trustee Committee on Financial Policy since 2009. A civil engineering graduate, he received an MBA from Temple University.
Grossman, who is president of Interstate Building Corporation, Tarrytown, N.Y., has been an officer of Interstate Building and its affiliates, Gibraltar Management Company Inc., and Empire State Construction Corp., since 1969. Kirby is managing member, Broadfield Capital, Morristown, N.J., and chairman of the board of Alleghany Corporation, New York City. Oechsle, a leading authority on international money management, founded Oechsle International Advisors. He previously served as president and chief investment officer of Putnam International Advisors.
Martha A. Heinze ’86 concluded a five-year term as alumni trustee. She is managing director, treasury and securities services, for JPMorgan Chase & Co.