Notable Alumni

Robert Allbritton ’92—Publisher of Politico; chairman and CEO of Allbritton Communications [Robert Allbritton]
Taft Armandroff ’82—Director, McDonald Observatory, University of Texas [Taft Armandroff]
Miguel Arteta ’89—Film and television director (The Good Girl, Youth in Revolt, Cedar Rapids, Enlightened, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) [Miguel Arteta]
Eric Asimov ’79—Chief wine critic, The New York Times [Eric Asimov]
Gerald Baliles ’63—Director, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia; former governor of Virginia [Gerald Bliles]
Andrea Barthwell ’76—Founder and CEO of EMGlobal (consulting firm devoted to international health care and policy) [Andrea Barthwell]
Michael Bay ’86—Film producer and director (The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, The Island, Transformers franchise) [Michael Bay]
Carter Bays ’97—Co-creator and writer of television comedy shows (How I Met Your Mother, The Goodwin Games) [Carter Bays]
Ruth Behar ’77—Writer, filmmaker, professor of anthropology, University of Michigan; recipient of MacArthur Award [Ruth Behar]
Bill Belichick ’75—Head coach, New England Patriots, winner of four Super Bowls [Bill Belichick]
Michael Bennet ’87—U.S. senator from Colorado; previously superintendent of schools in Denver [Michael Bennet]
Herbert Benson ’57, MD—Professor, Harvard Medical School; founding president of the Mind/Body Medical Institute; author of The Relaxation Response [Herbert Benson]
Marta Benson ’84—Senior vice president, Strategy and Business Development, Williams-Sonoma [Marta Benson]
Katherine Bergeron ’80—President, Connecticut College [Katherine Berergon]
Shari Springer Berman ’85—Film director (with Robert Pulcini—American Splendor, The Nanny Diaries, Cinema Verite, Girl Most Likely, Ten Thousand Saints) [Shari Springer Berman]
Amy Bloom ’75—Author (A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, Away, Lucky Us) [Amy Bloom]
Jonathan Bloom ’99 —Author (American Wasterland); food waste expert [Jonathan Bloom]
Ron Bloom ’77—Senior adviser, Lazard; former senior counselor for manufacturing policy for Obama administration and head of the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry [Ron Bloom]
Joshua Boger ’73—Executive chairman, Alkeus Pharmaceuticals; founder and retired chairman, president and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals [Joshua Boger]
Jennifer Finney Boylan ’80—Author (She’s Not There, I’m Looking Through You, Stuck in the Middle with You); Anna Quindlen Writer-in-Residence, Barnard College [Jennifer Finney Boylan]
Lael Brainard ’83—Member, U.S. Federal Reserve's Board of Governors; former undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Treasury Department [Lael Brainard]
David Brancaccio ’82—Host, Marketplace Morning Report [David Brancaccio]
David Brewster ’95—Co-founder, COO, and president of EnerNOC, Inc., the Energy Network Operations Center [David Brewster]
Linda Brinen ’88—Director of structural biology, Sandler Center for Basic Research in Parasitic Diseases, University of California, San Francisco [Linda Brinen]
Ethan Bronner ’76—Managing editor for international government, Bloomberg; previously deputy national editor The New York Times, helped edit a series of articles on al Qaeda that were awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize [Ethan Bronner]
Ambrose Burfoot ’68—First collegian to win the Boston Marathon; executive editor, Runner’s World Magazine [Ambrose Burfoot]
Jonathan Bush ’93—Co-founder, CEO, and president of Athenahealth, Inc., a health care technology company [Jonathan Bush]
Majora Carter ’88—President, The Majora Carter Group, an environmental consulting company; founder and former executive director, Sustainable South Bronx; recipient of MacArthur Award; also founder of River Heroes, offering job training [Majora Carter]
Denise Casper ’90—U.S. District Court federal judge, Massachusetts [Denise Casper]
Marc Casper ’90—President and CEO, Thermo Fisher Scientific Marc Casper
Ka-keung Ceajer Chan ’79—Hong Kong’s secretary for financial services and the treasury; dean, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School [Ka-keung Ceajer Chan]
Sasha Chanoff ’94—Founder and executive director, RefugePoint (protects forgotten refugees) [Sasha Chanoff]
Jennifer Chayes ’79—Managing director, Microsoft Research New York City and Microsoft Research New England [Jennifer Chayes]
Alexander Chee ’89—Novelist (Edinburgh, Queen of the Night) [Alexander Chee]
Tos Chirathivat ’85—CEO, Central Retail Corporation, the largest Thai retailer  Tos Chirathivat]
Kathleen Clyde ’01—Ohio state representative, 68th district [Kathleen Clyde]
Jem Cohen ’84—New York-based filmmaker/media artist (Museum Hours) whose works are built from his ongoing collection of street footage, portraits, and sound [Jem Cohen]
Bruce Corwin ’62—Chairman and CEO, Metropolitan Theatres Corporation [Bruce Corwin]
Robin Cook ’62, MD—Medical mystery writer (Chromosome 6, Coma, Shock, Crisis, and other best-sellers) [Robin Cook]
Alan Dachs ’70—President and CEO, The Fremont Group (private investment company); member of the boards of directors of the Bechtel Group and the S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation [Alan Dachs]
David Daniel ’77—CEO, Spencer Stuart and Associates (executive search firm) [David Daniel]
D. Ronald Daniel ’52—Director and former CEO, McKinsey and Company; former treasurer, Harvard Corporation D. Ronald Daniel
Jeffrey Deitch ’74—Art dealer and curator; former director, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art [Jeffrey Deitch]
Dana Delany ’78—Emmy Award-winning actress whose credits include the television shows (China Beach, Desperate Housewives, Body of Proof) and films (Tombstone, Fly Away Home) [Dana Delany]
William Dietz ’66, MD—Director, Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University; expert on obesity [William Dietz]
Delyan Dobrev ’02—Former minister of economy, energy and tourism, Bulgaria [Delyan Dobrev]
Karen Donfried ’84—President, German Marshall Fund; former special assistant to the president and senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council at the White House [Karen Donfried]
Jane Eisner ’77—Editor, The Forward [Jane Eisner]
Toby Emmerich ’85—President and CEO of New Line Cinema [Toby Emmerich]
Sid Espinosa '94—Director of corporate citizenship and philanthropy at Microsoft; councilman and former mayor, Palo Alto [Sid Espinosa]
Charles Exley ’51—Director, Merck; retired CEO and chairman, NCR, Inc.  
Diana Farrell ’87—President and CEO, JPMorgan Chase Institute; former deputy director, National Economic Council at the White House [Diana Farrell]
Joseph Fins ’82, MD—Chief of the division of medical ethics, Weill Medical College, Cornell University; director of medical ethics, New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center [Joseph Fins]
Ted Fiske ’59—Educational writer, creator of The Fiske Guide to Colleges [Ted Fiske]
Jennifer Flackett ’86—Screenwriter (Madeline, Wimbledon, Little Manhattan) [Jennifer Flackett]
Ruben Fleischer ’97—Film director (Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less, Gangster Squad) [Ruben Fleischer]
Smokey Fontaine ’93—Oversees the largest online African American network; author of EARL: The Autobiography of DMX [Smokey Fontaine]
John Frank ’78, P’12—Managing principal, Oaktree Capital Management in Los Angeles, one of the world’s leading alternative investment managers [John Frank]
Karen Freedman ’75—Founder and executive director, Lawyers for Children, Inc., a not-for-profit legal corporation providing free legal and social work services for children [Karen Freedman]
Graeme Freeman ’77—Executive director, The Freeman Foundation
Stephen Friedman ’91—President, MTV Stephen Friedman
Michael Fries ’85—President and CEO, Liberty Global Inc., international cable operator [Michael Friees]
Brian Frosh ’68—Maryland state senator, 16th District Brian Frosh
Lexy Funk ’91—Co-founder and CEO, Brooklyn Industries [Lexy Funk]
Leslie Gabel-Brett ’76—Director of education and public affairs, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Leslie Gabel-Brett
Jeff Galloway ’67—Olympic runner and author of Galloway’s Book on Running [Jeff Galloway]
Bobbito Garcia ’88—Internationally known DJ; co-founder of Bounce Magazine; co-director (with Kevin Couliau) of the documentary Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC [Bobbito Garcia]
David Garrow ’75—Author of Bearing the Cross, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr. [David Garrow]
Jordan Goldman ’04—Founder and CEO of Unigo, an online students’ guide to colleges [Jordan Goldman]
Akiva Goldsman ’83—Film producer and screenwriter (A Beautiful Mind—Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar, Cinderella Man, The DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons) [Akiva Goldsman]
Christopher Graves ’81—President and CEO, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide [Christopher Graves]
Laman Gray Jr. ’63, MD—Leader in the fields of cardiovascular surgery and development of artificial hearts and circulatory support systems; implanted the world’s first self-contained artificial heart, the AbioCor [Laman Gray]
Matthew Greenfield ’90—Senior vice president of production, Fox Searchlight Pictures [Matthew Greenfield]
Leslie Greengard ’79—Director, Department of Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University; member, National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering [Leslie Greengard]
Kirsten Greenidge ’96—Playwright (Bossa Nova, Milk Like Sugar, The Luck of the Irish) [Kirsten Greenidge]
Mary Halvorson ’02—Jazz guitarist and composer [Mary Halvorson]
Daniel Handler ’92—Fiction writer (under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket), A Series of Unfortunate Events children’s book series; also, Adverbs, Why We Broke Up, We Are Pirates [Daniel Handler]
Stephen Hansel69—Co-founder and chairman, Eclectic Investment Management, LLC Hansel_Stephen
Lyle Ashton Harris ’88—Photographer and artist with work exhibited in major art institutions [Lyle Ashton Harris]
Rachel Harrison ’89—New York-based sculptor, best known for assemblage work; winner of 2011 Calder Prize Rachel Harrison
Amir Hasson ’98—Chief development officer (USA), Oxigen (India's largest service delivery and payment platform); founder, United Villages (provides low-cost Internet access for remote villages in developing nations) [Amir Hasson]
Morrison Heckscher ’62—Retired chairman of the American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City [Morrison Heckscher]
John Hickenlooper Jr. ’74—Governor of Colorado; formerly mayor of Denver [John Hickenlooper]
Jay Hoggard ’76—Jazz musician, vibraphonist, and Wesleyan professor [Jay Hoggard]
Jed Hoyer ’96—Executive vice president and general manager, Chicago Cubs [Jed Hoyer]
Robert Hunter ’62—Senior advisor, Rand Company; former United States ambassador to NATO [Robert Hunter]
Alberto Ibarguen ’66—President and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (journalism); former publisher, the Miami Herald [Alberto Ibarguen]
David Jones ’70—President and CEO, Community Service Society of New York [David Jones]
Sebastian Junger ’84—Author (The Perfect Storm, A Death in Belmont, War) and documentary filmmaker (Restrepo) [Sebastian Junger]
Thomas Kail ’99—Theater director (In the Heights, Lombardi, Hamilton) Thomas Kail
Dina Kaplan ’93—Cofounder of Blip TV; founder, The Path meditation workshop [Dina Kaplan]
Kathryn Keeler ’78—Gold medalist in rowing at ’84 Olympics; Olympics coach in ’96 [Kathryn Keeler]
Herb Kelleher ’53—Founder and retired chairman, president and CEO, Southwest Airlines [Herb Kelleher]
Thomas Kelly ’73—Former pesident and COO, Schaller Anderson, Inc., health management company [Thomas Kelly]
David Kohan ’86—Co-creator and executive producer of television comedy shows (Will and Grace) [David Kohan]
Alex Kotlowitz ’77—Journalist, activist, author (There Are No Children Here, The Other Side of the River); producer of documentary The Interrupters [Alex Kotlowitz]
Alex Kurtzman ’95—Film and television screenwriter and producer (Alias, Transformers, Fringe, Star Trek [2009], Sleepy Hollow); director (People Like Us) [Alex Kurtzman]
Brooks Kraft ’87—Nationally recognized photojournalist who specializes in portrait photography and photojournalism in Washington, D.C. [Brooks Kraft]
Daphne Kwok ’84—AARP, vice president, Multicultural Markets and Engagement; chair, President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders [Daphne Kwok]
Matt Lesser ’10—Connecticut state representative, 100th district [Matt Lesser]
Michael Leviton ’88—Owner and chef of Lumiere Restaurant outside Boston; also owner of Area Four in Cambridge [Michael Leviton]
Jay Levy ’60, MD—AIDS researcher and educator; professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco [Jay Levy]
Glenn Ligon ’82—Pioneering painter and printmaker whose work explores questions of race, language, desire, and identity [Glenn Ligon]
John Lipsky ’68—Distinguished visiting scholar of international economics, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; former first deputy managing director, International Monetary Fund [John Lipsky]
David Lipton ’75—First deputy managing director, International Monetary Fund [David Lipton]
Caroline Little ’81—CEO, Newspaper Association of America [Caroline Little]
James Longley ’94—Documentary filmmaker (Iraq in Fragments); recipient of MacArthur Award [James Longley]
Gary Loveman ’82—Chairman, Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. [Gary Loveman]
Eric Mangini ’94—Defensive coordinator, San Francisco 49ers [Eric Mangini]
Emilie Marcus ’82— Editor, Cell magazine [Emilie Marcus]
Laurence Mark ’71—Film and television producer (Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets, Dreamgirls, Julie and Julia, Political Animals, Last Vegas) [Laurence Mark]
Paul Mason ’77—President and CEO, Link TV; co-founder of Mezclado, an independent television production company; former senior vice president, ABC Inc. [Paul Mason]
Thomas McKnight ’63—Artist [Thomas McKnight]
Mora McLean ’77—Former president and CEO, Africa-America Institute [Mora McLean]
Mary McWilliams ’71—Executive director, Washington Health Alliance [Mary McWilliams]
Jerry Melillo ’65—Co-director, The Ecosystems Center Marine Biological Laboratory [Jerry Melillo]
MGMT (Ben Goldwasser ’05, Andrew Vanwyngarden ’05)—Brooklyn based pop music duo with acclaimed recording, Oracular Spectacular [MGMT]
Alan Miller ’76—Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, formerly with The Los Angeles Times; now founder of the News Literacy Project [Alan Miller]
Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02—Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist (In the Heights, Bring It On, Hamilton); actor (House, Modern Family) Lin-Manuel Miranda
Donna Morea ’76—CEO, Adesso Group, consulting and advisory firm for businesses; retired president of CGI-AMS [Donna Morea]
Kennedy Odede ’12—Co-founder, president and CEO, Shining Hope for Communities, Kenya [Kennedy Odede]
Candace Nelson ’96—Founder, Sprinkles [Candace Nelson]
C. Richard (Rick) Nicita ’67—Independent manager in film; former co-chairman and COO, Morgan Creek Productions [Rick Nicita]
Sascha Paladino ’98—Documentary filmmaker (Throw Down Your Heart) [Sascha Paladino]
Amanda Palmer ’98—Singer and songwriter; former lead singer of The Dresden Dolls [Amanda Palmer]
Robert Patricelli ’61—Chairman and CEO, Women’s Health, USA; director, Newman’s Own and Northeast Utilities [Robert Patricelli]
Carolyn Parkhurst Rosser ’92—Novelist (The Dogs of Babel, Lost and Found, The Nobodies Album) [Carolyn Parkhurst Rosser]
Andrew Parkinson ’80 and Thomas Parkinson ’82—Founders, Peapod, Inc. [Andrew and Thomas Parkinson]
Zak Penn ’90—Screenwriter and television producer (The Incredible Hulk, X Men: The Last Stand, Alphas); director (Incident at Loch Ness, The Grand) [Zak Penn]
Nicole Phelps ’94—Executive editor at [Nicole Phelps]
Randall Pinkston ’72—Emmy Award–winning television journalist; correspondent, Al Jazeera America; formerly with CBS News
Ellen Prager ’84—Marine and earth scientist; president, Earth 2 Ocean, Inc. [Ellen Prager]
Jessica Posner ’09—Co-founder and COO, Shining Hope for Communities, Kenya Jessica Posner
Robert Pruzan ’85—Founding partner, Centerview Partners, financial advisory and private equity firm; former president and CEO in investment banking, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein [Robert Pruzan]
Amy Radin ’79—Former Chief Innovation Officer at Citi, now independent advisory board member, angel investor, consultant, and blogger [Amy Radin]
Jeffrey Richards ’69—Tony Award-winning theater producer (Spring Awakening, August: Osage County, Hair, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) [Jeffrey Richard]
David Rhodes ’68—President, School for the Visual Arts [David Rhodes]
Mary Roach ’81—Author (Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Spook, Bonk, Packing for Mars, Gulp) [Mary Roach]
Michele A. Roberts '77—Executive director, National Basketball Players Association [Michele Roberts]
Dennis Robinson ’79—CEO, Formula One Grand Prix of America [Dennis Robinson]
Bill Rodgers ’70—Renowned runner, winner of four New York and four Boston marathons [Bill Rodgers]
Barbara Roessner ’75—Executive editor, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers Barbara Roessner
Tom Rogers ’75—President and CEO, TiVo [Tom Rogers]
Sara Rosenbaum ’73—Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University Law School [Sara Rosenbaum]
Santigold (Santi White ’97)—Brooklyn-based rapper/singer/songwriter  [Santi White]
Paul Schiff ’81—Film producer (My Cousin Vinny, Rushmore, Mona Lisa Smile, Solitary Man) [Paul Schiff]
Peter Schube ’81—President and COO, Jim Henson Company [Peter Schube]
Amy Schulman ’82—Venture partner, Polaris Partners, and CEO, Arsia Theraputics; former executive vice president and general counsel for Pfizer [Amy Schulman]
Hon. Anthony Scirica ’62—Chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Philadelphia) [Anthony Scirica]
Larry Selzer ’82—President and CEO, The Conservation Fund [Larry Selzer]
John Shapiro 74Managing Director/Co-Founder of Chieftain Capital Management John Shapiro
Theodore Shaw ’76—Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights [Theodore Shaw]
Peter Shumlin ’79—Governor of Vermont [Peter Shumlin]
Randy Siegel ’83— President of local digital strategy, Advance Publications [Randy Siegel]
Jonathan Spector ’78—CEO, The Conference Board [Jonathan Spector]
Mark Steinmetz ’82—Photographer; books include Tuscan Trees and South Central
Tierney Sutton ’86—Grammy nominated jazz singer [Tierney Sutton]
Beverly Daniel Tatum ’75—President, Spelman College; author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? [Beverly Daniel Tatum]
Johnny Temple ’88—Publisher, Akashic Books [Johnny Temple]
Craig Thomas ’97—Co-creator and writer of television comedy shows (How I Met Your Mother, The Goodwin Games) [Craig Thomas]
Wells Tower ’96—Fiction writer and journalist (Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned) [Wells Tower]
Philip Trager ’56—Photographer; books include Villas of Palladio, Dancers, Changing Paris: A Tour Along the Seine, and Faces Philip Trager
Stephen Trask ’89—Composer and lyricist of the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch; film composer (Camp, The Station Agent, In Good Company, The Savages) [Stephen Trask]
Hon. Stephen Trott ’62—Senior judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit [Stephen Trott]
Jon Turteltaub ’85—Film director (Phenomenon, While You Were Sleeping, Cool Runnings, National Treasure, Last Vegas); creator of television dramas (Jericho, Harper's Island, Common Law) [Jon Turteltaub]
Ayelet Waldman ’86—Author (Mommy Track Mysteries, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Bad Mother, Love and Treasure) [Ayelet Waldman]
Laura Walker ’79—President and CEO, WNYC (nation’s largest public radio station) [Laura Walker]
Matthew Weiner ’87—Emmy Award-winning creator, writer, executive producer of Mad Men [Matthew Weiner]
Roger Weisberg ’75—Award-winning documentary filmmaker (Road Scholar, Sound and Fury, Why Can't We Be a Family Again?, Aging Out) [Roger Weisberg]
D. B. Weiss ’93—Executive producer and writer, Game of Thrones [D. B. Weiss]
Paul Weitz ’88—Film director, In Good Company, Little Fockers, Being Flynn, Admission, Grandma (and with brother Chris Weitz, American Pie, About a Boy) and playwright (Privilege, Show People, Trust, Lonely, I'm Not) [Paul Weitz]
Joss Whedon ’87—Creator, producer, director, and writer for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (Emmy Award). Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; film director and screenwriter (Speed, Toy Story, Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing)
[Joss Whedon]
Mike White ’92—Screenwriter and television producer (Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl, School of Rock, Nacho Libre, Enlightened); director (Year of the Dog) [Mike White]
Bradley Whitford ’81—Film and television actor (The West Wing—Emmy Award, Billy Madison, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Cabin in the Woods, Trophy Wife, Saving Mr. Banks, Brooklyn NIne-Nine, Happyish) [Bradley Whitford]
Dar Williams ’89—Singer and songwriter in folk-pop music with many albums (The Honesty Room, The Pagans and the Christians, In the Time of the Gods) [Dar Williams]
Christopher Wink ’83—Founder of the Blue Man Group and Blue Man Creativity Center [Christopher Wink]
Daniel Wolf ’79—Massachusetts state senator, the Cape and Islands district [Daniel Wolf]
Frank Wood ’83—Tony award-winning actor in theater, film, and television [Frank Wood]
John Yang ’80—Peabody Award-winning news correspondent, NBC [John Yang]
Strauss Zelnick ’79— CEO, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.; founder and president, ZelnickMedia [Strauss Zelnick]