Event Detail

EHS CONNECT: A Conversation Focused on Finance in New York City

Union Club 101 East 69th Street
Reception at 6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion at 7:15 p.m.

RSVP before Wednesday, February 6

Mike Miller - EHS Faculty (moderator)
Lee Ainslie '82 - Managing Partner at Maverick Capital
John Townsend '73 - Retired, Former Managing Partner at Tiger Capital
Wray Whitticom '98 - Managing Director at J.P. Morgan
Jun Wu '10 - student at Columbia Business School (introduction)

Jackets are required, and equivalent formality for women. No jeans or sneakers are permitted.

Mike Miller - EHS faculty member
Mike Miller after teaching at EHS for 50 years feels like he has been forgiven for graduating from Woodberry Forest in 1965.  Mike went from Woodberry to Princeton where Flick Hoxton hired him to teach history at EHS in the fall of 1969. Mike got his Masters degree from Georgetown in 1973 and his Ph.D. in Soviet History from George Washington University in 1982 while working at EHS.  When the Soviet Union collapsed so did interest in Soviet History and Mike reinvented himself as an economics teacher while working with the College Board to help develop the first Advanced Placement exams in Micro- and Macroeconomics. Mike also filled several administrative positions at EHS under the leadership of Sandy Ainslie, including Assistant Head for Academics, but went back to his real love classroom teaching in 1998.  He is currently teaching a course on the Cold War, two economics courses and an online course for Global Online Academy.
Lee S. Ainslie III '82 - Managing Partner at Maverick Capital
Before founding Maverick in 1993, Mr. Ainslie was a Managing Director of Tiger Management.  Mr. Ainslie serves on the boards of the Robin Hood Foundation, the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, and on the Executive Committee of the Partnership for New York City.  Mr. Ainslie received a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia (Westmoreland Davis Scholar and Thomas Pinckney Bryan Jr. Scholar) and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina (Beta Gamma Sigma). Mr. Ainslie and his wife, Elizabeth, have two sons.

John Townsend ’73 - Retired, Former Managing Partner at Tiger Management
John Townsend is an investor and philanthropist with over 30 years of experience in investment banking as a General Partner and Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and in investment management where he has served as Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Tiger Management, working with Julian Robertson. He also has extensive director and trustee experience with corporate boards, educational institutions, and other civic, religious and philanthropic organizations. Hee joined the investment banking firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1982, and then Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1987, where he became a partner in 1992. During his career at Goldman Sachs, he served as head of the South Region, co-head of Leveraged Finance and as a member of the Commitments Committee. In addition to his extensive business activities, John has been involved in a wide variety of non-business organizations. He served as a trustee of the University of North Carolina and is a director of the UNC Investment Fund. He serves as Vice Chair of Greenwich Hospital and as a trustee of the US Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation and the Grand Teton National Park Foundation. He is also a member of the investment committees of the Smith Richardson Foundation and the Virginia Theological Seminary. He previously served as a trustee of Episcopal High School for 15 years, including 10 years as chairman of the board.
Wray Whitticom ’98 - Managing Director at J.P. Morgan
Wray Whitticom is a Managing Director in the Leveraged Finance Group of J.P. Morgan, based in New York.  Wray has been with J.P. Morgan for 15 years and has worked both in New York and London. Wray currently covers companies in the Power, Chemical, Oil & Gas and Financial Institutions industries focusing on the origination, structuring, and execution of bank debt, institutional loans, and high yield bonds. Wray holds an MBA from Tuck School of Business and a B.A. in Economics with a Concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia and is a CFA Charter Holder.  Wray and her husband, Jon, live in Rye, N.Y. with their three children.