The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary is dedicated to providing students, faculty and staff with the resources necessary for success. In 1970, the William & Mary Business School Foundation was established to promote and oversee this goal. Foundation trustees advance the mission of the Mason School and provide strategic leadership while working closely with Dean Larry Pulley and his leadership team. The W&M Business School Foundation is pleased to welcome the five following new trustees:
David Baggs MBA ’85
David Baggs recently retired as the vice president, treasurer and investor relations officer for CSX Corporation. His career at CSX spanned more than 30 years and also included various senior leadership positions in mergers and acquisitions, financial analysis, business planning and corporate strategy. He was regularly recognized as a leader in his field by Institutional Investor Magazine, and he also played key leadership roles in CSX’s acquisition of Conrail and the subsequent divestitures of the company’s non-rail subsidiaries as CSX transformed itself into one of the leading transportation companies in North America. Mr. Baggs is also a Director for Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity and The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management.
Molly McFarland Pieroni ‘90
Molly McFarland Pieroni serves as Managing Director of JatoTech Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm she co-founded in 1999. She recently founded MC2 Institute, an investment and advisory firm based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to MC2, Ms. Pieroni worked as a Managing Director for Highside Capital, a long-short equity hedge fund, leading the firm’s business development and strategy efforts. She began her career as one of the inaugural members of the Texas office of the Boston Consulting Group, focusing on strategy engagements for clients in technology, consumer, and financial services industries. She returned to BCG in 2007 to help manage the global Telecommunications, Media and Technology practice area.
Matthew B. Siano, Esq. ‘96
Matthew B. Siano, Esq. is Managing Director, General Counsel of Two Sigma Investments, LP and Two Sigma Advisers, LP, a pair of leading global investment managers specializing in quantitative/systematic investing over $57 billion across a broad range of asset classes, and their various U.S. and non-U.S. affiliates. As Two Sigma’s General Counsel, Mr. Siano is responsible for the firm’s legal, regulatory and compliance affairs and is the head of their legal, compliance and government affairs departments. Prior to joining Two Sigma in July 2004, Mr. Siano was an associate in the Investment Management Group of Seward & Kissel L.L.P., a New York City-headquartered law firm with an industry-leading hedge fund practice. At Seward, Mr. Siano specialized in private investment funds, the representation of investment advisers and advising clients on SEC, CFTC and FINRA matters, while also providing overall corporate, securities and tax advice.
Alison Spivey BBA ’93
Alison Spivey is a partner in Ernst & Young LLP's Professional Practice Group in Washington, DC. She is responsible for leading a team responsible for consulting with engagement teams on technical accounting and reporting matters, monitoring activities of standard-setting bodies, drafting firm materials related to new and existing accounting pronouncements and leading professional education courses, primarily in revenue recognition and earnings per share. Currently, she is a member of the IASB/ FASB Joint Transition Resource Group for Revenue Recognition. Prior to joining EY, Alison spent over four years in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Julie Vander Weele
Julie Vander Weele is currently a Partner and the Managing Director of Wealth Management at RMB Capital in Chicago. Julie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Northern Illinois University and her Masters of Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She serves on the Board of Governors for the Investment Advisor Association, an organization dedicated to serving the interests of the SEC-registered investment advisory profession. Vander Weele is a member of The Chicago Network, President of Friends of Prentice at Northwestern Hospital, and a member of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Professional Council for Philanthropy.