Chestertown, MD, July 10, 2003 —Washington College's Board of Visitors and Governors has announced the appointment of three new College trustees this spring: Linda Spire, appointed by Governor Ehrlich; John Rogers Whitmore, elected by the Board to replace the late Dr. Stephen Jones; and Stephen T. Golding '72, elected by the College's alumni. Incumbent Edward M. Athey '67 was re-elected by alumni to serve another six-year term on the Board.
Spire is a graduate of Tufts University and the Andover Newton Theological School, and has been deeply involved in community outreach and volunteerism in the arts, the Hospice of Talbot County (MD), and the Episcopal Diocese of Easton. She and her husband live in St. Michaels, MD.
Whitmore is a senior advisor to Bessemer Group, Inc, an asset management firm based in Woodbridge, NJ, where he served as president and CEO from 1975 to 1999. He also serves as the director of the Chevy Chase Bank, advisory board member to Bradford Equities Management, director of the B.F. Saul Company, trustee of the B.F. Saul Real Estate Investment Trust and is a trustee emeritus of the Foundation Center. Whitmore has numerous volunteer affiliations including the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the George Washington Frederick Foundation. He and his wife Suzanne founded and are the sole trustees of the Harris Creek Foundation, based in Sherwood, MD.
Alumni elected incumbent Ed Athey '67 and Stephen Golding '72 as their representatives on the Board of Visitors and Governors.
Athey is president of Fleetwood, Athey, MacBeth & McCown, Inc., an independent insurance agency in Chestertown, MD. He is also past president of the Alumni Association, former chairman of the Community Campaign, serves on the Sho'men Club and Hall of Fame boards, was co-Chair of the Daly and William Smith Hall Committees, and is a member of the 1997 Washington College Long Range Planning Committee. Athey is a charter member of the 1782 Society's President's Council. His daughters, Lisa '96 and Carolyn Harms '93 M '97, are both Washington College graduates.
Golding is Vice President of Budget and Finance for the University of Colorado System and formerly headed Morgan Stanley Investment Management's Endowment & Foundations Group, working primarily with colleges and universities in the management of their endowment portfolios. Golding came to Morgan Stanley from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was Penn's CFO and director for budget and resource planning. Prior to Penn, Golding was the secretary of finance and budget director for the State of Delaware after spending seven years in secondary education. He previously served on the College's Visiting Committee and, with his wife Cally '74, is the parent of student Gayle Golding '05. He is a member of the 1782 Society, the College's signature giving club.