The co-chairs of The Nature Conservancy’s Board of Directors, Teresa Beck and Steven A. Denning, announce the election of Mr. Joseph H. Gleberman and Dr. P. Roy Vagelos as members of its global board of directors.
“We’re thrilled that these two distinguished individuals have committed to serve as members of TNC’s volunteer board of directors,” said Teresa Beck. “Joe and Roy possess valuable knowledge and experience that enable them to provide essential oversight and invaluable counsel in our drive for tangible, lasting conservation results around the world.
Steve Denning added, “Joe and Roy are proven leaders and their expertise and business acumen will be invaluable to the organization as we pursue our mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.” Mr. Gleberman is the immediate past chairman of The Nature Conservancy’s New York Chapter Board of Trustees. Mr. Gleberman is currently an Advisory Director at Goldman Sachs & Co. where he served as a Partner/Managing Director from 1990 to 2011 in the Merchant Banking and Investment Banking Divisions. Mr. Gleberman served as Chief Risk Officer for the Merchant Banking Division where he also led investments primarily in technology and health care. He also served as Head of Asia-Pacific Mergers and Acquisitions based in Tokyo and as co-head of the Mergers & Acquisitions High Technology Group in New York. He received an M.B.A. from Stanford in 1982 and a B.A. and an M.A. from Yale in 1980. Mr. Gleberman also serves on the Boards of the American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan Theater Club and the Common Sense Coalition.
Dr. Vagelos served as chief executive officer of Merck & Co., Inc. from July 1985 to June 1994, and as its chairman from April 1986 to November 1994. He was previously executive vice president of the worldwide health products company and, before that, president of its Research Division. Earlier, he served as chairman of the Department of Biological Chemistry of the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis and as Founding Director of the University's Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences. The author of more than 100 scientific papers, Dr. Vagelos is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is also chairman of the Board of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and is chairman of the Board of Advisors of Columbia University Medical Center. He also serves on the boards of the National Math and Science Initiative and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center as well as the Scientific Advisory Board of the Chemistry Department of the University of Pennsylvania.
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The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.