Board of Trustees

A Message from the Chairman

As a graduate and past parent, it is a great honor for me to serve Stevenson in the company of equally committed trustees. We are dedicated to helping the School move forward to fulfill its destiny: to stand among the nation’s finest independent PK-12 boarding and day schools, and to always be worthy of your trust, enthusiasm, and support.

We work in close concert with the president to steward the School and oversee its continuing evolution as determined by its mission. Our responsibilities in this regard are fiduciary, strategic, and generative. Primarily, our work is focused on the following areas:

  • Supervising the School’s mission, goals, and strategy
  • Monitoring the School’s performance and accountability
  • Selecting, supporting, and regularly evaluating the president
  • Developing and conserving the School’s resources including endowment funds, and buildings and grounds.
  • Recruiting and orienting new trustees
  • Continually improving the board’s performance

On behalf of my fellow trustees, I thank you for taking an interest in Stevenson School.

David Colburn
Chairman ’76 P ’11


Boise, ID

Trustee 2006–2020, Emeritus Trustee from 2020-present

BA, Magna Cum Laude, University of Utah

President of the Boise Philharmonic Foundation, Trustee of the College of Idaho, and National Trustee (past chair) of the National Symphony Orchestra

Related service: Board chairman of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA, and board member of the Boise Art Museum, The Idaho Humane Society, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, the Boise State University Athletic Association and the Idaho Community Foundation; commissioner on the Idaho Committee for the United States Holocaust Museum.

Awards and Honors: Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center’s Distinguished Citizen Award, the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award and the Esther Simplot Lifetime Achievement Award for Support of the Boise Philharmonic

Pebble Beach, CA

Trustee from 1995-2017, Emeritus Trustee from 2019-present

Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration and Degree in Hospitality Management, Johnson & Wales University

Chairman and CEO, Cannery Row Company
Chairman and CEO, Inns of Monterey
Chairman and Co-Founder, The Sardine Factory Restaurant

Related service: Serves on the boards of the Panetta Institute, Rancho Cielo Youth Campus, and the Monterey Wine Educational Foundation. Former chairman and president of the National Restaurant Association, former chairman of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, former trustee of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Board of Trustees 2023–24

The trustees work in close concert with the president to steward the school and oversee its continuing evolution as determined by its mission. Our responsibilities in this regard are fiduciary, strategic, and generative.

Carmel, CA

Trustee since 2008

JD, University of San Diego School of Law
BA, Art History, University of California at San Diego

Partner, Caddell & Chapman

Awards and honors: Top litigator, National Law Journal

Chicago, IL

Trustee since 2003
Board Chair since 2018

BA (Honors), Harvard University MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Founder/Managing Partner Bixby Bridge Capital, LLC Northbrook, Illinois (Private Lender, Real Estate Investor)

Related service: Vice Chairman, Colburn School Investment Committee Chair, Colburn School Finance Committee, Colburn School Investment Overseer, Colburn Foundation Investment Overseer, Colburn Music Fund

Sonoma, CA

Trustee since 2018

BA, Liberal Studies, Stockton State College of New Jersey
MA, Liberal Studies, Dartmouth College
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, The Richard Stockton College of NJ

Founder and president of Kismet Wine Inc; founder and general partner for Bedrock Vineyards

Related service: board chair of Stockton University in Pomona, NJ, trustee/secretary of the New Jersey Association of Colleges and Universities, and past board of trustee of Blue Oak School in Napa, CA.

Rye, NY

Trustee from 2020

BA, Middlebury College
MBA, NYU Stern School of Business

Chief Marketing Officer for Everside Health; former Executive Vice President, Customer Experience and Growth, at Clear, the biometric scanning product designed for airport security; and former Chief Marketing Officer at Xerox.

Related service: President of Stevenson Alumni Association, parent of two students

San Francisco, CA

Trustee since 1981; Board Chair 1989–1993 and 2004–2018; President of the Stevenson Alumni Association 1977 – 1981

BA, Cornell University

Principal for Design, Hornberger + Worstell

Related service: Past chairman for the Design Awards Committee of the AIA California Council, chair of the Architecture and Design Forum of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, chair AIA Capital Forum, director of AIA San Francisco Chapter, director of the AIA California Council and chair of the AIACC Task Force on CEQA reform, past trustee of the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Connecticut, and past trustee and board chair of the Town School for Boys San Francisco

Portland, OR

Trustee since 1993
Alumni Association President from 1988 to 1993

BS, Anthropology (with distinction), Stanford University
M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Past president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County; vice president of student affairs and professor of higher education at University of Southern California (USC)

Related service: Dean of Students, Stanford University; Commissioner of the Western Association of Senior Colleges and Universities

Awards and honors: Emeritus vice president, USC; married to Bishop Diana Akiyama, Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

Monterey, California

Trustee Since 2019

Attended California State University Long Beach

Ron is the president and CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County. He has worked in various leadership roles at the Club since joining in 1992, including overseeing construction of the Harden Youth Center Clubhouse in Salinas in 2003. He’s a former NFL player (wide receiver) who played five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Related Service: He has served as a trustee for United Way, All Saints’ Day School, Monterey Peninsula College Foundation, and the Village Project.

Hong Kong, China

Trustee since 1999

BA, Economics, UCLA
MBA, Columbia University

Director Soma International Limited

Related service:Past president Rotary Club of the Peak; general committee member of the Toys Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong; vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association

Awards and honors: Medal of Honour of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Sacramento, CA

Trustee since 1993

BA, Political Science, Claremont McKenna College
JD, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Senior partner and member of the firm’s management committee at Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross & Leoni

Related service: Current board member California Chamber of Commerce; founder and past Chair of State Law Resources, Inc.; Board of Governors of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University and the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College; Board of Directors of the Governor’s Residence Foundation, the California Museum, and the California Musical Theatre; Board of Directors of the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

Chicago, IL

Trustee since 1990

BS, Marquette University
JD, Georgetown University

Founder and co-chairman of Moran and Company

Related service: Chairman’s Council, Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

Pebble Beach, CA

Trustee since 2018

BS, Pomona College
MSF, University of New South Wales

Senior financial markets executive

Newport Beach, CA

Trustee since 2019

BBA from the University of San Diego and MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

Co-Founder and Managing Principal of RanchHarbor LLC, Newport Beach, CA (Real Estate Investment Firm)

Monterey, CA

Trustee since 2018

Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, UC Irvine
Stanford Executive Program, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
BS in Biological Sciences, UC Irvine

President/CEO of Montage Health

Related service: Member AOA Medical Honor Society, Distinguished Fellow of CSU Monterey Bay,

Honors and awards: 2017 Citizen of the Year by the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, California Health Foundation & Trust’s Walker-Sullivan Fellowship; board member California Hospital Association (past chair), California Health Care Insurance Company, NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company, and Vizient West Coast

Venice, CA

Trustee since 1999

Owner and operator of H.D.P. Entertainment, LLC.

Related service: Board positions with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the American Cancer Society, and Thrifty Car Rental. Board member Postworks, LLC; Qualcar LLC; and previously served on the board of Puritan Fashions Corporation (Calvin Klein Jeans).

Pebble Beach, CA

BS, University of New Hampshire

Co-Chairman and partner of the Pebble Beach Company; former CEO of the Pebble Beach Company

Related service: Board member of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Monterey County Boys and Girls Club, and former board member of Brooks School and The First Tee

Pebble Beach, CA

Trustee 2016–2021 and currently 2023
Alumni Association President  2015–2018

Pepperdine University

Related service: Current board member with the Montage Foundation Board and Yo San University in Los Angeles

Carmel, CA

Trustee since 2022

MA (Honors) and MLitt, St. Andrews University, MBA, Open University

CEO, Creative Commons

Related Service: Member of the European Parliament for Scotland, Rector of University of St. Andrews, CEO of Open Knowledge Foundation

Awards and honors: Officer of the Order of the British Empire, honorary doctorate from the University of St. Andrews. Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s national academy.

Pebble Beach, CA

Trustee since 2023

BA, Institute of International Politics in Beijing  United Nations Language Program, Beijing Foreign Studies University MBA, University of San Francisco

Managing Director – Investments and Chairman’s Council & Pinnacle Council member at UBS; Former Vice President at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse

Carmel, CA

Trustee since 2019

BA, Brown University
MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
MD, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Physician-in-Chief at the Ohana Center for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

Related service: Nationally-recognized expert presenter on matters of adolescent development, wellbeing, and resilience.

Santa Barbara, CA

Trustee since 2006

BA, Economics, Stanford University
MBA, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

President and COO of Procore Technologies Inc.