UVM Board of Trustees re-elects Lumbra as chair, names new members

Related Company

Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont Board of Trustees today re-elected Ron Lumbra to serve as chair and welcomed three new members following a special meeting.

Lumbra, who is scheduled to serve on the board until March 2028, was re-elected as the board’s chair for a fifth one-year term. Lumbra is a partner in the CEO & Board Practice of Heidrick & Struggles and based in New York. Previously, Lumbra was managing partner of the firm’s Centers of Excellence and the Americas region. 

Lumbra has more than 25 years of executive search and succession consulting experience and an extensive track record of recruiting board directors and chief executive officers to a broad variety of clients. 

Born and raised in Vermont, in St. Albans and Montgomery respectively, Lumbra completed his undergraduate studies at UVM, and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University. 

Biography

Ron E. Lumbra

Elected to the Board by the self-perpetuating board in 2014, re-elected in December 2019 to fill a vacated term of a fellow Trustee, and re-elected in October 2021 for an additional six-year term. Term expires in March 2028. Born in St. Albans, Vermont. Educated at UVM, BS, 1983; and MBA, Harvard University, 1988. Ron Lumbra is a partner in the CEO & Board Practice of Heidrick & Struggles and based in New York. Previously, Ron was managing partner of the firm’s Centers of Excellence Americas region. Ron has 25 years of executive search and succession consulting experience and an extensive track record of recruiting board directors and chief executive officers to a broad variety of clients. He has deep expertise advising on corporate governance matters and recruiting diverse talent to build corporate boards of directors. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Ron spent 17 years with a global search firm where he was managing director and co-leader of the Americas CEO and board services practice. There, he served in various leadership roles, including co-head of the firm’s Americas operations and head of both the New York and Houston offices. Ron serves on the board of Propsector Capital Corp. and as a Board Director at CCS Fundraising. Ron previously served as board Chairman of KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to creating playspaces for children. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. Married to Mitzi Lumbra; two children, Casi and Evan.

New members start their terms on the board today and include:

  • Matt Devost was elected by the self-perpetuating board, with a term expiring in March 2030.
  • R. Stanton Dodge was elected by the self-perpetuating board, with a term expiring in March 2030.
  • Jennifer (Jenn) Ha, a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. candidate, class of 2029, was appointed by the Associate Directors for the Appointment of Student Trustees to serve on the board for a two-year term. Ha succeeds Kenny Nguyen.
  • Ott Berkes, Robert Brennan, and Kenny Nguyen completed their terms on the board. Trustee Jodi Goldstein completed her current term of service but was reappointed for a second six-year term.

 

Bios and photos for all board members can be found here.

About the University of Vermont

Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. UVM’s strengths align with the most pressing needs of our time: the health of our societies and the health of our environment. Our size—large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet intimate enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study—allows us to pursue these interconnected issues through cross-disciplinary research and collaboration. Providing an unparalleled educational experience for our students, and ensuring their success, are at the core of what we do. As one of the nation’s first land grant universities, UVM advances Vermont and the broader society through the discovery and application of new knowledge.

UVM is derived from the Latin Universitas Viridis Montis (in English, University of the Green Mountains).

Source: 3.1.2024. BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont Board of Trustees 

vermontbiz.com Vermont Business Magazine