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."
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, Priceline.com, and Dunkin'
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.
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.
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.
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.