Candidate for Alumnae Trustee, 2018–2024

Grace Toh ’83

Grace Toh ’83, of Leesburg, Va., has been nominated to serve a six-year term as alumnae trustee, from 2018 to 2024, succeeding Kristine Holland de Juniac ’72.

Toh is CEO and co-founder of Abbington Investment Group in Washington, D.C., a boutique independent wealth management and investment management firm. She holds an M.B.A. in finance from Rice University and has spent her career in the financial-services industry. She has been a senior vice president at HSBC Private Bank and the Private Bank at Bank of America (now US Trust).

With an active life outside her career, Toh has served as co-chair of Wellesley’s Business Leadership Council, board member and chair of nominating for the Wellesley College Alumnae Association board, treasurer and board member for International Bridges to Justice in Geneva, Switzerland, and treasurer and member of the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee. At Wellesley, she majored in economics and Chinese studies. She also studied management information systems and accounting at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

Alumnae Trustee Nominating Committee

Karen Williamson ’69, chair; Karen Gentleman ’77; Maneesha Patil ’78; Sandra Polk Guthman ’65; Georgia Murphy Johnson ’75, ex officio; and Missy Siner Shea ’89, ex officio

The WCAA bylaws charge this nominating committee with presenting the name of an alumnae trustee candidate to the Alumnae Association Board of Trustees and to the Wellesley 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 of the candidate must be submitted by petition to the Association’s secretary/treasurer more than 60 days before the annual meeting. The petition must be signed by at least one 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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