Seven Alumni Join Colby as Visitors

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They will share their expertise to help the College maintain its academic excellence

By Bob KeyesPhotography by Caitlin Penna
June 9, 2022

Colby is pleased to announce the addition of seven new members to its Board of Visitors. These distinguished alumni will advise the College on its progress and review academic departments and programs, based on their expertise.

Colby has about two dozen visitors. The new members bring valuable experience in the fields of finance, law, women’s health, technology, the humanities, communications, and athletics.

Joining the board are Ryan Connolly ’07, first vice president and private wealth advisor for Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management; Charles Diamond ’12, deputy chief of staff at the City of New York/Mayor’s Office of Contract Services; Marlene Goldman ’70, emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Dartmouth Medical School; Lisa Kaplan ’13, founder of the Alethea Group; Delva King ’77, a retired English professor; Dana McClintock ’93, chief communications officer for Argus Capital Corp.; and Kebba Tolbert ’94, associate head track and field coach at Harvard University.

In addition, Sheri B. Bronstein ’90, chief human resources officer for Bank of America, and Graham Powis ’90, P’23, managing partner at Brookline Capital Markets, have been named co-chairs of the Board of Visitors.

Ryan Connolly ’07 of Wellesley Hills, Mass., has been with Morgan Stanley since 2007, beginning as an intern and rising to his current position as first vice president and private wealth advisor. He also worked on the firm’s capital markets desk in New York and San Francisco. He is president of the board of the Herren Project, which provides free support for the treatment and prevention of substance abuse, and serves on the boards of the Francis Ouimet Society and the Inner-City Scholarship Fund of Boston’s Catholic Schools Foundation. At Colby, he graduated with a degree in government, served as captain of the lacrosse team, and volunteered with Colby Cares About Kids.

Charles Diamond ’12 is an attorney in New York, serving as deputy chief of staff at the City of New York/Mayor’s Office of Contract Services. Born and raised in London, he came to Colby after graduating from the American School in London. After Colby and before enrolling in law school, he worked for the PGA Tour and Chelsea Football Club. At Brooklyn Law School, he was an International Law Fellow and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. He served as a clinical extern for the New York City Law Department/Special Federal Litigation Division and interned with the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He graduated from Colby with a degree in government and was a member of the golf team.

Marlene Goldman ’70 of Concord, N.H., is a reproductive epidemiologist and professor emeritus in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, where she specialized in research and teaching related to women’s health, including clinical trials evaluating optimal fertility treatment for younger and older women seeking to conceive. She is a senior editor at Women & Health, a comprehensive reference textbook for researchers, teaching faculty, and clinicians. Prior to joining Dartmouth, she was an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive medicine at Harvard Medical School, and she spent 16 years at Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She graduated with a B.A. in biology and has served on reunion planning committees, as past chair of the Colby Fund Class Gift Committee, and as a DavisConnects mentor and volunteer.

Lisa Kaplan ’13 of Washington, D.C., and Cape Elizabeth, Maine, founded Alethea Group in 2019 to help organizations navigate the digital world and protect against disinformation. She served as digital director of Maine’s Sen. Angus King’s re-election campaign in 2018, and previously worked as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers to the U.S. State Department and as an aide in the U.S. Senate. She serves as a fellow to the National Security Institute and as an associate at the Argonne National Laboratory. She writes for the Brookings Institution and was listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 for Social Impact in 2021. A government major at Colby, she was active with the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs, class council, Colby Cares About Kids, and Haitian relief efforts.

Delva King ’77 of Brooklyn, N.Y., retired in 2020 from Mercy College after a long career as an English teacher. Mercy’s main campus is in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., with additional locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Yorktown Heights. She was class president at Colby and graduated with a degree in English. Though retired from Mercy, she remains active in education as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University’s Ruth S. Ammon School of Education. She plans to spend her retirement in Portugal.

Dana McClintock ’93 of Chatham, N.J., is chief communications officer for Argus Capital, which seeks to acquire sports and entertainment-related properties. The company was founded by former executives of CBS, where McClintock filled many different roles before joining Argus Capital in 2021. At CBS, he began his career as an assistant on “Late Nite with David Letterman” and worked his way up to the position of executive vice president, chief communications officer, where he supervised all of CBS’ external and internal communications. He graduated from Colby with a degree in American studies.

Kebba Tolbert ’94 of Waltham, Mass., has coached track and field at seven colleges and universities, including Syracuse, Portland State, and the University of Texas at El Paso. He currently is the associate head track and field coach at Harvard, where he focuses on the long jump, the triple jump, women’s sprints, and women’s hurdles. At Colby, he set several track and field records and competed in the NCAA championships. He won the Condon Medal, was a Ralph J. Bunche Scholar, and served as cultural chair of Colby’s student government and as president of what is now Students Organized for Black and Latinx Unity.