BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lawrence M. 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) and Mersana Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: MRSN), and, previously served in a similar capacity 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.
Ms. Atkinson 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, operations and revenue.
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.
Roger H. Brown
Mr. Brown has served as President of Berklee College of Music since June 2004. Mr. Brown was Chief Executive Officer of the Company from June 1999 until December 2001, President of the Company from July 1998 until May 2000 and Executive Chairman of the Company from June 2000 until June 2004. Mr. Brown co-founded Bright Horizons and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bright Horizons from its inception in 1986 until the merger with CorporateFamily Solutions Inc. in July 1998. Mr. Brown is the husband of Linda A. Mason, who is also a director of the Company. Mr. Brown is a co-founder of Horizons for Homeless Children, a non-profit that provides support for children and their families. He serves on the board of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.
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 serves on the board of directors of Burlington Stores, Inc. (NYSE: BURL) and previously served on the board of the Gymboree Corporation (Nasdaq: GYMB) from 2010 to 2015.
Ms. Kondracke founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of CorporateFamily Solutions, Inc. from 1987 to 1998. She served as a director of the Company in 1998, Chief Executive Officer of the Company for one year and then as Co-Chair of the Board of the Company from 1999 until 2001 and served as a director until 2003. From 2003 to 2004, she served as Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families. Ms. Kondracke returned to the Company’s Board in 2004, and from 2004 until May 2012, also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of America’s Promise Alliance, a nonprofit organization founded by Colin Powell that advocates for the strength and well-being of America’s children and youth. Ms. Kondracke served on the board of LifePoint Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPNT) from 2012 to 2018, when the company was sold. Ms. Kondracke also served as a member of the board of directors of Saks, Inc. from 1997 to 2013 and Rosetta Stone from 2011 to 2015 (NYSE: RST).
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
Dr. Lawrence-Lightfoot is the Emily Hargroves Fisher Professor of Education at Harvard University and has been on the faculty since 1972. 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 is currently Deputy Chair of the board of directors of Atlantic Philanthropies, where she has served since 2007, 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 is a trustee of the WGBH Educational Foundation where she has served since 2001.
David H. Lissy
Mr. Lissy has served as Executive Chairman of the Company since January 2018 and as a director of the Company since 2001. Mr. Lissy served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from January 2002 to January 2018. Previously he served as Chief Development Officer of the Company from 1998 until January 2002 and as Executive Vice President from June 2000 to January 2002. He joined Bright Horizons in August 1997 and served as Vice President of Development until the merger with Corporate Family Solutions, Inc. in July 1998. Prior to joining Bright Horizons, Mr. Lissy served as senior vice president /general manager at Aetna U.S., Healthcare in the New England region. Since February 2018, Mr. Lissy has served on the board of Redfin Corporation (Nasdaq: RDFN) since 2018. He also serves on the boards of Altegra Health, Jumpstart and Ithaca College.
Ms. Mason served as Leader in Residence at the Harvard Kennedy School from 2014 to 2017. She co-founded Bright Horizons in 1986, and served as director and its President from 1986 to 1998. She served as Chair of the Board from 1998 until January 2018. Prior to co-founding Bright Horizons, Ms. Mason was a co-director of the Save the Children relief and development effort in the Sudan and worked as a program officer with CARE in Thailand. Ms. Mason is the wife of Roger H. Brown, who is also a director of the Company. From 1993 to 2007, Ms. Mason served as director of Whole Foods Market. Ms. Mason currently serves on the boards of Horizons for Homeless Children, the Advisory Board of the Yale University School of Management, The Boston Foundation, Mercy Corps and the Packard Foundation.
Cathy E. Minehan
Ms. Minehan has been the Managing Director of Arlington Advisory Partners, a private advisory services firm, 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 trustee of the Brookings Institution, the chair of the board of trustees of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a board member of Partners Healthcare System, co-chair of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a member of the boards of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and 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 August 2009 to April 2017. Ms. Minehan is also a member of the University of Rochester’s board of trustees, serves on a number of other non-profit boards in the areas of health care, education and public broadcasting and is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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 and currently serves as independent director of Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF), chair of the Board of Trustees at Dartmouth College, and a leadership consultant to Fortune 100 c-suite executives.
Mary Ann Tocio
Ms. Tocio served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 1998 to 1993 and President 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 Civitas Solutions (The MENTOR Network) (NYSE: CIVI).