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Aronson appointed to lead trustees

By LAUREN MARRAZZO | November 29, 2012

Jeffrey H. Aronson, a Hopkins graduate and the parent of two current undergraduate students, was chosen to replace Pamela P. Flaherty as the chair of the Hopkins Board of Trustees.

Aronson has served on the board of trustees since 2006 and will serve as the Board’s 16th chair. He will work closely with President Daniels in aiding the University.

“Mr. Aronson has been a valuable trustee and trustee leader for six years, and I think the board saw that his combination of expertise, experience and dedication to Johns Hopkins is just what the board needs,” Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs Dennis O’Shea said.

Aronson graduated from Hopkins in 1980 with honors and attended law school at NYU, earning a degree in 1983. He has been in the investment business for 25 years, but began his career as a securities attorney. He currently works at Centerbridge Partners L.P., an investment firm that he co-founded in 2005.

In addition to his newly appointed trustee position, Aronson serves on the Executive Committee, chairs the Campaign Executive committee, has chaired the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and serves on the Executive Committee at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Flaherty, who served as the first woman graduate and first overall graduate of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, will finish her time as chair at the end of this academic year, with Aronson taking over starting July 1.

“The reason that she will be stepping down is that our board of trustees has a six-year chair limit,” O’Shea said.

Aronson has long shown his commitment to the university through his involvement in the committees and through his family involvement. His wife, Shari L. Aronson, is a member of the Johns Hopkins Program in Social Policy Advisory Group while two of his three children attend Hopkins as undergraduates. Marni is a senior pursuing International Studies and Spanish, while Nicole is a Public Health major and a sophomore. Their third child Brian is Nicole’s twin and a sophomore at Lehigh.

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