Candidate for Alumnae Trustee, 2014–2020

Candidate for Alumnae Trustee, 2014–2020

Lawry Jones Meister ’83 of Pacific Palisades, Calif., has been nominated to serve a six-year term as an alumnae trustee, from 2014 to 2020, succeeding Ruth Chang ’81.

An art-history major at Wellesley who began her career at Blythe Eastman Paine Webber, Meister moved to McKinsey & Company in 1985, and then earned a Harvard M.B.A. in real estate and finance. After a stint with Trammell Crow, she became president, in 1990, of her family’s real-estate business, Steaven Jones Development. Since 2012, she’s also had her own firm, Creative Office Properties.

Meister has served her Wellesley class as special-gifts chair and class reunion social-hour chair. She is a member of the College’s Business Leadership Council and served on the Southern California Leadership Giving Committee and the Wellesley Development and Outreach Council.

Meister has also been active at her sons’ school, St. Matthew’s Parish School, in Pacific Palisades, and in support of Planned Parenthood. She is the daughter of an alumna, Judith Gaillard Jones ’60, who served as a Wellesley trustee in the 1990s and 2000s.

The Alumnae Trustee Nominating Committee is proud to enter the name of Lawry Jones Meister ’83 in nomination.

2012-2015 Alumnae Trustee Nominating Committee

Karen Gentleman ’77, chair; Grace Toh ’83; Karen Capriles Hodges ’62; Joan Wallace-Benjamin ’75; Alison Greer ’87; Karen Williamson ’69, ex officio; Susan Challenger ’76, ex officio

The WCAA bylaws charge a committee with presenting the name of an alumnae trustee candidate to the Association board and to the College board of trustees for approval. Once approved, the name is sent to the Association’s membership for a vote at the WCAA’s next annual meeting.

Nominations for alumnae trustee may also come from the WCAA membership. The name must be submitted by petition to the Association’s secretary/treasurer prior to 60 days before the annual meeting of members. The petition must be signed by at least 1 percent of the WCAA’s active membership, and signers must represent at least three different geographic Wellesley clubs registered with the WCAA. The nominee’s name must be approved by the WCAA Board of Directors and the Wellesley College Board of Trustees before it may be presented to the membership for a vote.

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