Trustees Join Board

On July 1, Williams welcomed Mariam Naficy ’91 and Gretchen Howard ’95 to its Board of Trustees.

Naficy is the founder and CEO of Minted, an online marketplace that crowdsources prints, stationery and other high-end paper goods developed by independent artists and designers and then sells their work. In 2013 she received a Bicentennial Medal from Williams in recognition of her entrepreneurial success. She is a former class associate agent and admission representative.

Howard, who was elected by the Society of Alumni and appointed by the trustees, is a partner at CapitalG, a venture capital firm financed by Google’s parent corporation, Alphabet Inc. She chaired her Williams class’s 20th reunion. As an undergraduate, she was captain of women’s ice hockey and helped lead the team’s transition from club sport to varsity sport.

The Board of Trustees also reappointed Elizabeth A. Anderson ’87 and William C. Foote ’73. Richard R. Pickard ’75 stepped down when his term ended on June 30.