BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lawrence M. Alleva
Lawrence Alleva
Mr. Alleva is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and spent his professional career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”), including 28 years as a partner, from 1971 until his retirement in 2010. At PwC he served clients ranging from Fortune 500 and multi-national companies to rapid-growth companies pursuing initial public offerings. Mr. Alleva also served in a senior national leadership role for PwC’s Ethics and Compliance Group to manage the design and implementation of best practice procedures, internal controls and monitoring activities, including PwC’s response to inspection reports issued by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Mr. Alleva currently serves as a director and chair of the audit committees of Adaptimmune Therapeutics PLC (Nasdaq: ADAP), Mersana Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: MRSN) and Galera Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: GRTX) as well as a member of the Galera Compensation Committee. He previously served in a similar capacity as audit chair for Tesaro Inc. (Nasdaq: TSRO), Mirna Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIRN) and GlobalLogic, Inc. He served as a trustee of Ithaca College for over 20 years, including in the Vice Chair role for ten years.
Julie Atkinson
Julie Atkinson

Ms. Atkinson has served as Chief Marketing Officer for Chopt Creative Salad Company since October 2019. She previously served as Senior Vice President, Global Digital at Tory Burch LLC from February 2017 to February 2018. Prior to joining Tory Burch LLC, Ms. Atkinson served in various leadership roles at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President, Global Digital from November 2014 to January 2017 and as Vice President of Global Online Distribution from September 2012 until November 2014. Prior to joining Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Ms. Atkinson held multiple roles at Travelocity including marketing and operations. Ms. Atkinson currently serves on the board of directors of Ventoux CCM (Nasdaq: VTAQU).

Joshua Bekenstein
Joshua  Bekenstein
Mr. Bekenstein has been a Managing Director at Bain Capital LLP (“Bain Capital”) since 1986. Prior to joining Bain Capital in 1984, Mr. Bekenstein spent several years at Bain & Company, where he was involved with companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Bekenstein serves as a director of The Michaels Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIK), Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GOOS), Dollarama Inc. (OTC), and BRP Inc. (TSX). He previously served on the boards of Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL), and Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), each until March 2017.
Jordan Hitch
Jordan Hitch
Mr. Hitch is currently an active private investor in a wide range of early stage growth companies and renewable infrastructure projects. Previously, Mr. Hitch was a Managing Director at Bain Capital for 18 years. Mr. Hitch served as a Senior Advisor to Bain Capital following his departure from the firm in 2015 until 2017. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Hitch was a consultant at Bain & Company where he worked in the financial services, healthcare and utility industries. Mr. Hitch currently serves on the board of directors of Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL).
Stephen H. Kramer
Stephen H. Kramer
Mr. Kramer has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company since January 2018 and as President of the Company since January 2016. Mr. Kramer served as the Chief Development Officer from January 2014 until January 2016 and as Senior Vice President, Strategic Growth & Global Operations from January 2010 until December 2013. He served as Managing Director, Europe from January 2008 until December 2009. He joined Bright Horizons in September 2006 through the acquisition of College Coach, which he co-founded and led for eight years.
Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Dr. Lawrence-Lightfoot, a MacArthur winning sociologist, is the Emily Hargroves Fisher Research Professor of Education at Harvard University and has been on the faculty since 1972. She retired from teaching in 2019. She is the first African American woman in Harvard’s history to have an endowed chair named in her honor. Dr. Lawrence-Lightfoot served as a director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation from 1991 to 2007 and as chair from 2001 to 2007. She was deputy chair of the board of directors of Atlantic Philanthropies, where she served from 2007 to 2020, and previously served as chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of the board of trustees of Berklee College of Music from September 2007 until March 2012. She was re-elected to the Berklee board of trustees in March 2014 and continues to serve. She served as trustee of the WGBH Educational Foundation from 2001 through 2019.
David H. Lissy
David Lissy
Mr. Lissy is the current Chair of the Board of Directors. He served as Executive Chairman of the Company from January 2018 through December 2019 and has served as a director of the Company since 2001. Mr. Lissy served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from January 2002 to January 2018 and previously served as Chief Development Officer from July 1998 until January 2002 and as Executive Vice President from June 2000 to January 2002. He joined Bright Horizons in August 1997 as Vice President of Development. Prior to joining Bright Horizons, Mr. Lissy served as senior vice president/general manager at Aetna U.S. Healthcare in the New England region. Mr. Lissy has served on the board of Redfin Corporation (Nasdaq: RDFN) since 2018 and as chair since 2020. He also serves on the boards of private companies, BeneLynk, Inc. and Scripta Insights, Inc., Jumpstart and as chair of the board of trustees of Ithaca College.
Cathy E. Minehan
Cathy Minehan
Ms. Minehan has been the Managing Director of Arlington Advisory Partners LLC, a private company, since 2016. Ms. Minehan retired as Dean of the School of Management of Simmons College in June 2016 having held that position since August 2011. Ms. Minehan retired from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in July 2007, after serving 39 years with the Federal Reserve System. From July 1994 until her retirement, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and served on the Federal Open Market Committee. She also was the first Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston from July 1991 to July 1994. Ms. Minehan currently serves on the board of directors and chairs the audit committee of MITRE, a federally funded research and development corporation. She is also a trustee of the Brookings Institution, an honorary trustee and chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee of Massachusetts General Hospital’s board of trustees, co-chair of the Institutional Conflict Committee of Partners Healthcare System, co-chair of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council, chair of the board of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, president of the National Association of Corporate Directors New England Chapter and vice chair of WGBH. She previously served on the board of directors of Visa, Inc. (NYSE: V) and as a member of its audit committee, from November 2007 to January 2017, and the board of directors of MassMutual Life Insurance Company, a private company, from 2009 to 2017. Ms. Minehan is also a member of the University of Rochester’s board of trustees and is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Laurel J. Richie
Laurel J. Richie
Ms. Richie served as President of the Women’s National Basketball Association LLC (“WNBA”), from May 2011 to November 2015. Prior to her appointment in 2011 to the WNBA, she served as Chief Marketing Officer of Girl Scouts of the United States of America from 2008 to 2011. From 1984 to 2008, she held various positions at Ogilvy & Mather, including Senior Partner and Executive Group Director and founding member of the agency’s Diversity Advisory Board. Ms. Richie was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Business by The Network Journal, awarded Ebony magazine’s Outstanding Women in Marketing and Communications Award, and named to Ebony’s Power 100 List. She has also been recognized by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the Most Influential African Americans in Sports and by Savoy magazine as one of the Most Influential Black Corporate Directors. Ms. Richie is a former Trustee of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. She currently serves as a director of Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) and as a member of their Management Development and Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as a director of Hasbro, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAS) and as a member of their Compensation Committee and Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility Committee. She also serves as chair of the Board of Trustees at Dartmouth College and as a leadership consultant to Fortune 100 c-suite executives.
Mary Ann Tocio
Mary Ann Tocio
Ms. Tocio served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 1998 and as President and COO from June 2000 until her retirement in June 2015. Ms. Tocio joined Bright Horizons in 1992 as Vice President and General Manager of Child Care Operations, and served as Chief Operating Officer from November 1993 until the merger with CorporateFamily Solutions, Inc. in July 1998. Ms. Tocio has more than 30 years of experience managing multi-site service organizations, more than 20 years of which were with the Company. She was previously the Senior Vice President of Operations for Health Stop Medical Management, Inc. Ms. Tocio currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL) and previously served on the board of Civitas Solutions, Inc. (The MENTOR Network) (NYSE: CIVI) from October 2015 to March 2019 and the board of Mac-Gray Corporation (NYSE: TUC) from 2006 to 2013.