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The Pomona College Board of Trustees Names Two New Members

Alison Brown '80, chief of staff and chief financial officer at the California Academy of Sciences and new Pomona College trustee

Alison Brown '80, chief of staff and chief financial officer at the California Academy of Sciences and new Pomona College trustee

Jenn Wilcox '08,  investment associate at Summit Rock Advisors and new Pomona College trustee

Jenn Wilcox '08, investment associate at Summit Rock Advisors and new Pomona College trustee

Two new members of the Pomona College Board of Trustees began their terms this summer:

Alison Rempel Brown ’80 has been chief of staff and chief financial officer at the California Academy of Sciences since 1999. Prior to that, she was chief financial officer of StayWell, a patient education publishing firm. Brown has been named to the San Francisco Business Times’ list of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” three times. In 2008, the same publication recognized her as CFO of the Year in the “transformation agent” category.

Brown comes from a long line of Pomona alumni, starting with her grandfather, William Rempel ’20, then her parents, Janie Pace Rempel ’50 and the late Robert C. Rempel ’48 and her brother, Steve Rempel ’76.  Her aunt Dorothy Rempel Munroe ’49 and her great grand uncle Herb Rempel ’23 also attended Pomona. Brown’s three children have followed their family’s path to Pomona: Aaron Brown ’11, Jacob Brown ’13 and Hannah Brown ’15.

While a student at Pomona, Brown majored in economics with an emphasis in mathematics, and studied abroad in Athens, Greece. Brown was 2009-2010 co-chair of Pomona College’s 30th reunion fund committee.

Jenn Wilcox ’08 lives in New York City and works as an investment associate at Summit Rock Advisors, where she helps foundations, endowments and high net worth clients invest their assets. Prior to joining Summit Rock, Wilcox worked in the Investment Banking Division Goldman Sachs in San Francisco, where she focused on financing public sector and infrastructure projects. Wilcox serves on the board of directors for Spark, a nonprofit focused on investing in grassroots women's organizations, and was the founding member of SparkNYC. 

At Pomona, Wilcox majored in economics, and studied abroad at Oxford University. She served as vice president of the Pomona Student Union, and played on the women's tennis team where she was twice named captain. During her senior year, Wilcox helped work on the Claremont Consulting Group project to bring Zipcar to campus. She currently enjoys volunteering as an alumni interviewer for the Admissions Office and serving as an alumni advisor to the economics senior seminar focused on corporate strategy.