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Week of  9 November 2001 · Vol. V, No. 13


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Four new members join
BU Board of Trustees

The Boston University Board of Trustees elected four new members at its annual fall meeting in October: Frederick Bertino (CAS'81), president and creative director of McCarthy Mambro Bertino LLC; Dexter Dodge, president and chief executive officer of Freedom Capital Management; Judith Friedberg-Chessin (SED'59), president of the Boston University Alumni; and Jeffrey Katzenberg, a principal partner of DreamWorks SKG.

"The leadership provided by the Board of Trustees will be crucial to Boston University as we enter a new period in its development," President Jon Westling says. "These new trustees will lend their enormous professional, business, and philanthropic talents to our mission, and I look forward to working with them."

Frederick Bertino
A member of the CAS class of 1981, Bertino is president and creative director of McCarthy Mambro Bertino LLC, a fast-growing new marketing communications firm in Boston.

Prior to cofounding MMB, Bertino was president and chief creative officer of Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopoulos, Inc., where he secured major advertising contracts from firms such as Fidelity Investments, Fleet Bank, theWall Street Journal, PricewaterhouseCoopers,, and Dunkin' Donuts.

He has received numerous awards for his work in advertising, including a Grand Clio and a Cannes Lion Award, and is a recipient of the President's Award from Action for Boston Community Development. He is currently a member of the faculty of the Art Institute of New England and a board member of the Cure for Lymphoma Foundation.

Dexter Dodge
Dodge has been president and chief executive officer of Freedom Capital Management since 1982. Founded in 1930, the company specializes in portfolio management of individual and institutional capital.

This is the second time Dodge has served on the University's Board of Trustees; he was on the Board from 1975 to 1996. During that time he was a member of numerous Board committees, including the Executive Committee, the Investment Committee, the Audit Committee (as chairman), and the Development Committee. In 1977 he was elected vice chairman of the Board. He has served as a non-trustee member of the Investment Committee and a strong supporter of various University programs.

Dodge served in the U.S. Air Force and the Massachusetts Air National Guard, attaining the rank of brigadier general and command pilot. Among his business affiliations, he has been a director of Commonwealth Research Group, Inc., and Pioneer Packaging, Inc.; vice president of the Tucker Anthony Cash Management, Tax Exempt, and Government Securities funds; and a member of the Boston Securities Analysts Society, Inc., and the Association of Financial Planners, Inc.

Judith Friedberg-Chessin
Friedberg-Chessin is president of the Boston University Alumni (BUA). A 1959 graduate of the School of Education, she has remained actively dedicated to the school and the University, donating her time and funds to various University programs. She is a member of SED's Alumni Advisory Board and the National Alumni Council, and serves as a student career advisor and recruiter. She is also a past chairman of the Long Island Alumni Schools Committee.

Her daughter, Lynn Friedberg (SED'85), is also an alumna of Boston University.

Jeffrey Katzenberg
Katzenberg is a principal partner, with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, of DreamWorks SKG, one of the country's most successful entertainment corporations. DreamWorks is a leading producer of live-action motion pictures, animated feature films, and network, syndicated, and cable television programming, as well as home video and DVD entertainment, records, and books. DreamWorks ranked 174th on the Forbes 500 list of top-earning companies in the United States in 2000.

Katzenberg began his career at Paramount Pictures in 1977 as assistant to the chairman and CEO, eventually becoming president of production for motion pictures and television. He then moved to the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group, where he was responsible for many of that company's most successful animated features, including The Lion King and The Little Mermaid.

In 1994 Katzenberg left Walt Disney to found DreamWorks.
He was most recently the producer of Shrek and the executive producer of Joseph: King of Dreams, Chicken Run, and The Road to El Dorado.


9 November 2001
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