Friday, June 8, 2007

Alice Manard takes the helm as the College's new skipper!

Former US Olympian, ICSA Women’s All-American and Captain of the Stanford Sailing Team, Alice Manard was named the new Director of Sailing Ops at the College of Charleston, replacing the legendary George Wood who left the College after 31-years at the helm this past February.

Alice should be an excellent fit for the Director’s position (i.e. responsible for all fund-raising efforts of the CofC Sailing Assoc.) considering her background in fundraising, both as an Olympic team member and her previous jobs (with Bain & Co.-NYC and Thomas Weisel Partners, LLC-San. Fran) consulting private equity firms.

Manard holds degrees from Stanford (1997, B.S. Chemical-Engineering) and the Kellogg School of Management Northwestern (2005, MBA-finance, accounting, biotech and management/strategy).

Photo courtesy of Team Courtenay Dey/Alice Manard: Olympic 470 Campaign)