Alumni Association Board
The Alumni Board is the governing body of the Alumni Association. Members are elected to three-year terms and assist the Academy with the planning and execution of alumni events and fundraising initiatives. If you are interested in joining Thayer’s Alumni Board, please contact Alumni House.
2018-2019 Alumni Board Members
- Tom Shanley ‘97, President
- Brad Dunn ‘99, 2nd Vice President
- Allison Kent Trumbull ‘00, Vice President
- Troy Coady ‘97, Secretary
- Joyce DiBona '59
- Geoff Goodale ‘62, P '84, '91, '97
- Jeff Burnett '65
- Seana Kelley ’80, P ’07, ‘09
- Lauren Fish Lowing ‘93
- Louie Bello '94
- Kerri Mulligan Thomas '96
- Tracy Wong '03
- Patrick Mathews ‘04
- David Marr '05
- Martin Courage ‘06
- Mathieu Frechette '06
- Caroline Geary ‘06
- Patrick Beauregard '07
- Kenny Carberry ‘08
- Roberto Cordero '08
- Christine Healy '09
- Julia Daly '10
- Madison Chambers '12
- Megan Greeley '12
- McKenzie Hunt '12
Tom Shanley joined the Alumni Board in 2010. He graduated from Thayer in 1997 after attending grades 6-12, graduated from Colby College in 2001, and earned his MBA from the University of Maryland in 2008. Tom currently works at MFS Investment Management as an Institutional Client Service Manager. Tom lives in Milton with his wife Jennifer and two sons, James and Patrick.
Brad has been on the Alumni Board since 2011 and his brother, Jonathan, also graduated from Thayer in 2001. Brad attended Providence College and since then has been successful in the financial world. He currently works as an Assistant Portfolio Manager in Finance and Investments at BNY Mellon Wealth Management. Brad resides in Boston with his wife Michaela and his daughter Maia.
The Thayer Academy Alumni Association was created to continuously build and strengthen our alumni community by keeping our alumni connected to Thayer, and to each other. We seek to foster a meaningful, lifelong relationship between our alumni and Thayer Academy by serving as a bridge among alumni, students, and the Academy. This includes creating and implementing programs that build pride and loyalty among Thayer alumni, while supporting the Academy’s continuous efforts to inspire our young men and women to "moral, aesthetic, and physical excellence so that each may rise to honorable achievement and contribute to the common good."
Allison Kent Trumbull is an alumna of the class of 2000. After graduating from Thayer, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College where she majored in government and participated in several extracurricular activities, including varsity soccer, Hamilton’s dance team, the Womyn’s Center, and wrote for the school paper, The Spectator. She worked for six years in the asset management industry before furthering her education at Suffolk University Law School. She focused her legal studies on business and financial services and joined Dechert LLP during her final semester of law school. Allison is admitted to practice law in the state of Massachusetts and her legal practice involves advising asset managers on the global distribution of funds and financial services. Allison and her husband Rob currently live in the North End of Boston and welcomed their daughter, Lilly, in August 2014. Allison has been a member of the Thayer Alumni Board since September 2012.
A three-sport athlete during his years at Thayer, Troy graduated in 1997. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree in Economics from Hamilton College. In the years since, Troy has established himself in the commercial real estate industry, now serving as a Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank. Troy joined the Alumni Board in 2011, on which he holds the tile of Treasurer.
Joyce holds a BS from Skidmore College and a certificate from the Simmons College Management Program. Joyce began her advertising career in 1964 in the Media Department of BBDO Worldwide/Boston and joined McCann Erickson as the Area Media Supervisor in 1968 where she was responsible for the regional media buying operation for the Coca Cola Bottlers of New England.
In 1969, Joyce joined the newly formed Corporate Advertising Services Division of The Gillette Company as Broadcast and Print Media Supervisor.
Returning to the advertising agency side of business in 1979, she was appointed Vice President and Media Director of Kenyon & Eckhardt. Three years later, she assumed the position of Account Supervisor with responsibilities for the agency's financial services accounts. In 1984, she was elected Senior Vice President of the agency, which later merged with Bozell & Jacobs.
In 1989, she formed her own advertising firm, DiBona, Bornstein & Random with two partners, Stan Bornstein and David Random. In 2000, Joyce joined her husband, Robert Weiss, at Travel New England and The Boston Airport Journal and helped manage the travel newspaper publications for ten years.
Joyce and Robert live in Boston. She is on the Board of WalkBoston and attends art classes at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Joyce is a former Thayer Trustee and a longtime class agent. She is one of four siblings to attend Thayer – brother Jerry ’56, and sisters, Claire Graves ’62 and Ann Reed ’68.
Geoff graduated from Thayer in 1962. He received his A.B. (1966) and M.A.T (1968) at Brown University and his PhD from Boston University in 1974. He began teaching English at Thayer in 1981. Through the course of his career he served as the acting head of the English Department, Secretary to the Cum Laude Society, junior varsity tennis coach, Middle School wrestling coach, and advisor to Black & Orange, Thayer’s yearbook. He retired from the Academy in 2013. His wife, Prudence Buckley Goodale, is a member of the class of 1963 and a 2003 Sports Hall of Fame inductee. Their three sons, Geoffrey ’84, Nathaniel ’91, and Douglas ’97, all attended Thayer.
Jeff holds a BA in English from Dartmouth College. After college graduation, Jeff served five years’ active duty in the U.S. Navy as a surface line officer in the Pacific, and in addition to several personal decorations, he distinguished himself in 1972, as the junior officer ship-handling award winner for Destroyer Squadron 23. He subsequently served for a period in the Naval Reserve, leaving as Commander. Following active duty, Jeff attended Harvard University where he earned his MBA.
In 1976, Jeff began working in the high tech industry. He initially served as the Asia and Africa district personnel manager for Digital Equipment Corporation, later transitioning to product manager for local area industrial networks. In 1983, he became Director of Product Marketing for MASSCOMP during its startup phase, subsequently moving to a small software company in Connecticut as Vice President of Marketing. He is currently Vice President of Operations and Finance for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international consortium of over 500 organizations that participate in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards that support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless, and location-based services, and mainstream IT.
Jeff received the Alumni Association’s Alumni Loyalty Award in 2015 during his 50th Reunion. He has served as a longtime class agent, has played a pivotal role in the organization of Reunion celebrations and in the Class of 1965 Fund.
Jeff lives in Littleton, MA with his wife Janine. They have two children, Evan and Sarah.
Seana is one of several family members to graduate from Thayer including her two daughters, Sophie '07 and Rachel '09. Following Thayer, she attended Elmira College in New York. She worked in the restaurant/hospitality industry for many years including a role as owner and General Manager of Durgin Park in Boston, where she generously hosted several Thayer events. Currently she works with her brother, Eugene '81, at Coastal Marine Construction and has taken on a role as Managing Partners of the Mystic -- a 167-foot custom designed ocean-going schooner. She is managing charters up and down the Eastern Seaboard as well as in the Caribbean.
After graduating Thayer Academy in 1993, she attended Northeastern University, earning a degree in journalism. Lauren had a successful career in public relations for more than 15 years before launching her own business, South Shore Styling and Photography. Lauren is also the Boston editor for “Charity and Life” (formerly "Miss A") an online charity magazine that highlights local nonprofits and organizations in the area. She is the co-chair for the Hope for Caroline Foundation's annual American Girl Fashion Show. Lauren resides in Norwell and has been married to her husband Steve for ten years and has two children, Sophie and Sam.
Patrick Mathews joined the Alumni Board in 2013. After graduating from Thayer in 2004, he attended college at Brandeis University where he earned his B.A. in economics with minors in business and legal studies. While there, Pat was also a four-year member of the Brandeis varsity baseball team. After college, his professional focus has been as a Financial Analyst, working to analyze and manage financial and operational impacts at the companies he has worked for. He still keeps in touch with a number of fellow classmates, traveling to see some who have moved outside of Massachusetts, and playing golf routinely with those that still live in the Boston area. Pat currently resides in Rockland with his wife Sara.
Marty graduated from Thayer in 2006 and later attended Providence College. There he received his Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, Business and Economics.
Since then he has been working in sales in the financial services industry. He currently works with retirement focused advisors, consultants, platform partners and TPA's in New England and New York as the Regional Vice President - Investment Only Division at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Inc. Marty has been on Thayer's Alumni Board since 2012 and resides in Boston with his fiancée and high school sweetheart, Franci Ryan, who also graduated from Thayer in 2006.
Caroline graduated from Thayer in 2006 and from Fairfield University in 2010. Her brother, Colin, is a graduate of Thayer’s class of 2010. Since graduating from Fairfield, Caroline has been climbing the ladder in the professional world and is currently an Analyst in commercial real estate for Arbor Commercial Mortgage. She has been a member of the Alumni Board since 2014. Caroline currently resides in Boston.
As a student, Kenny was a very active member of the Thayer community, servings as a class officer, peer advisor, two-sport athlete, actor, musician, and Grossman Award winner. After graduating in 2008, Kenny studied psychology and Spanish at Providence College, graduating in 2012. The active engagement that began at Thayer continued at Providence, where he worked in the college’s theater department as a set builder and lighting technician. He was also active in the campus ministry department, where he served as leader of the folk mass music group for three years. Upon graduating, Kenny started his career at Clinical Assistance Programs (CAP), a CRO that conducts clinical trials on new oncology drugs. Within the first year he was promoted to Associate Program Coordinator. In his free time, Kenny does voice-over work, and his most recent project was for an exhibit in the Denver Children’s Museum. He also played semi-professional baseball in Boston’s Yawkey League for two seasons and later returned as an assistant coach. He is an active member of his home church.
Kenny has stayed connected to Thayer as a Class Agent, attending most of Thayer’s theatrical performances, and every Homecoming since graduating. “Thayer treated me very well in my years as a student,” he says, “and the Thayer community continues to be a place of friendship and comfort.”