The Board of Trustees of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has also announced the election of Dr. Sandra O. Moose as Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, effective immediately. Dr. Moose has served on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees since 2000 and is the first woman to hold the position of Chair of the Board since the creation of the Foundation in 1934.
"For more than a decade, it has been my great pleasure to serve with Sandy Moose on the Sloan Foundation’s Board of Trustees," commented Stephen L. Brown, retiring Chairman of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. "She is engaged, insightful and passionately dedicated to the Foundation and its mission. I am confident that she will be an outstanding leader of the Board and support the Foundation’s efforts to advance its mission effectively and efficiently."
"I am thrilled that Sandy Moose has agreed to be the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Foundation’s mission as a member of our Board of Trustees and brings a broad range of private sector and philanthropic sector experience and leadership to her new role as Chair of the Foundation’s Board. I look forward to working with her," commented Foundation President Dr. Paul L. Joskow.
Dr. Moose, a longtime Boston resident, spent most of her professional career at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), joining the firm in 1968 and becoming a Senior Managing Partner and Director. During her career, she headed BCG’s New York office for almost 11 years, was Chairman of the east coast region as well as having other managerial and leadership responsibilities. Dr. Moose is believed to be one of the first female management consultants to rise to the profession’s top ranks at a major firm. Over the course of her long career with BCG, Dr. Moose has consulted to CEOs and top management teams in a broad range of industries—particularly financial services, telecommunications and consumer goods—advising them on an array of strategic, organizational and financial issues. She was a principal founder of the firm’s Financial Services practice and a key contributor in the development of BCG’s early management concepts. Dr. Moose is currently President of her own firm, Strategic Advisory Services, L.P., while continuing to serve as a senior advisor to BCG.
Dr. Moose received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Harvard University and her B.A. in Economics summa cum laude from Wheaton College (MA) where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Wheaton College in 2009.
Dr. Moose is the Presiding Director of Verizon Communications, Inc., a Director of AES Corp., Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Natixis Advisor Funds and Loomis Sayles Funds, and served as the lead director of Rohm and Haas from 1999-2009.
Dr. Moose has also played an extraordinary leadership role in the philanthropic sector. She is the President of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and serves or has served on the Board of Overseers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Board of the Boston Public Library Foundation and the Boards of the Boston Museum of Science, the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, Hampshire College and Wheaton College.
"I am deeply honored to accept the position of Chair of the Sloan Foundation Board of Trustees," said Moose. "It is a privilege to be a part of the Foundation’s ongoing mission to support the advance of science, technology and economic performance."
Moose will be replacing retiring chairman Stephen L. Brown, who has served on the Foundation’s Board since 1986 and held the position of Chairman since 2007. Brown has served on the Foundation’s investment committee since 1986, on the executive committee since 1988, and on the audit committee from 1988 to 1998. He is the retired Chairman and CEO of John Hancock Financial Services.