Laspau is pleased to announce the election of new leadership to its Board of Trustees. At the annual meeting, held last November in Cartagena, Colombia to coincide with the Higher Education Summit of the Americas, Laspau elected Christine Scott Nelson as the new Chair of the Board, Ned Strong and Mauricio Lopez Obregón as Vice Chairs and Clark Bernard as Treasurer. Former Chair of the Board Jeff Coburn ended his term after serving on the Board since 2010, and serving as Chair since 2012. Treasurer John Knutson also ended his term as Treasurer, which he served in since 2014.
Newly-elected Board Chair Christine Scott Nelson has been a member of Laspau’s Board of Trustees since 2015 and is a Founder of Cornerstone Research, a consulting firm that provides expert testimony, economic, and financial analysis to attorneys in all phases of commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. She received a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College, a master’s degree from Boston University, and a master’s degree from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She has also studied in Spain, Argentina, and Germany. In addition to serving on Laspau’s board, Ms. Nelson serves on the board of Cornerstone Research; the board of Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment; and the board of De Novo, a legal services and counseling provider. She also serves as a Trustee of Allegheny College, co-chairing the college’s current capital campaign.