Advisory Board Members
Year in parentheses indicates when member was elected to the Board.
J. Dale Harvey (2005)
Chairman and CEO, Poplar Forest Capital LLC
J. Dale Harvey is a lifelong investor in publicly traded equities. He founded Poplar Forest Capital LLC in 2007 after spending 16 years as an investment professional at the Capital Group Companies. In addition to investment responsibilities on a number of mutual funds, Mr. Harvey has experience with numerous administrative aspects of the investment business.
Mr. Harvey received an MBA with honors from Harvard in 1991 and a B.S. in Commerce with honors from the University of Virginia in 1987.
Mr. Harvey is married and has three children. He is active in the local community as a trustee of Polytechnic School in Pasadena and as a past director and board chair of Foothill Family Service in Pasadena, in addition to other community involvements. His philanthropic interests are primarily in the fields of early childhood development, family strengthening and education.
Andrea Leebron-Clay P99 (2005)
Andrea Leebron-Clay is currently vice-president and partner of Regency Pacific Inc., which provides senior residential services in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California and Hawaii. Trained as a Gerontological Nurse Specialist with additional credentials in physical rehabilitation, Ms. Clay has teamed with her husband, James, to focus Regency Pacific’s corporate culture on the maximization of human potential, whether for residents or employees.
She has implemented innovative programs focused on physical and cognitive rehabilitation including participation with the National Institutes of Health in programs for prevention and treatment of incontinence. Projects recognized by the National League for Nursing include rapid physical assessment strategies and nursing algorithms for accelerated rehabilitation of common geriatric diagnoses. In addition to her training in nursing, Ms. Clay obtained an MFA in creative writing and an MA in sustainable community development.
Ms. Clay’s philanthropic activities include board memberships for Sustainable Connections, a local organization that serves as a national model for sustainable local living economies and Project Education, an NGO co-founded by Leebron-Clay to foster sustainable communities and education in Kenya. The Clay Foundation and ClayforEarth are vehicles which also provide consulting and support for a wide variety of both animal welfare and sustainable development projects. The Clays have seven living children, ten grandchildren, and four very spoiled dogs that share space with the ever-present orphaned cats.
Peter Muller (2010)
Peter Muller is the Founder and CEO of PDT Partners, a quantitative investment firm. He received his B.A. in Mathematics with honors from Princeton University. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1992 and founding PDT (Process Driven Trading), Peter was at BARRA for seven years. As a result of the Volcker rule, PDT Partners will be spinning out of Morgan Stanley at the beginning of 2013.
Peter’s published research includes work on financial optimization, mortgage prepayments and equity valuation models. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Investment Management and has previously served in the same capacity for the Financial Analysts Journal and the Journal of Portfolio Management.
Peter is the co-founder and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Chalkstream Capital Group, an investment firm. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Harvey Mudd College, the Board of Math for America, and is part of the Leadership Council of the Robin Hood Foundation.
Music has always been a large part of Peter’s life. He has released two albums as a pianist/singer-songwriter and performs regularly in New York City with his trio. He also creates the occasional crossword puzzle for the New York Times.
Peter is married and has two children.
John R. Vickery ’90/91 (2010)
John Vickery is a seasoned executive with two decades of experience working at the intersection of technology and media. John is currently running business development for Sony DADC with their worldwide digital initiative. He works with major global content owners including Sony Pictures, Paramount, Disney, and the BBC.
Previously, John led Accenture’s Media and Entertainment practice in Los Angeles where he spent over 17 years helping clients develop strategies, launch new businesses and harness the power of leading edge technologies. John helped My Space define and map out a revolutionary method for bundling and selling online advertising inventory. He also led the pre-merger integration planning and post merger integration program management for Sony and MGM. In addition, John led the effort to define, build, and launch an online DVD and Games rental business for one of the world’s largest DVD and Games retailers.
He received his B.S. degree in Applied Physics, B.S. in Economics, and M.S. degree in Engineering at Harvey Mudd College.
John currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Yasemin (pronounced Yazmeen) and their son Taner. Whenever possible, they are on the beach enjoying Southern California.
Year in parentheses indicates when member was elected to the Board.
Clifford A. Miller (1974)
Clifford A. Miller is a Managing Director of Shamrock Holdings, Inc., the investment management firm of the Roy E. Disney family, and Chairman of the Clifford Group, Incorporated, a business consulting organization. Based in Burbank, California, Mr. Miller has served for more than 35 years as strategic counsel to the Disney family and the various Shamrock investment interests.
Mr. Miller retired as an Executive Vice President and a director of Great Western Financial Corporation and Great Western Bank in 1991. Before joining Great Western as an officer, Mr. Miller was Chairman and Chief Executive of Braun and Company, a national business consulting organization based in Los Angeles with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. During his tenure as President and Chairman of Braun, Mr. Miller counseled the management and directors of leading Fortune 500 companies on governmental, investor, marketing and special business problems. In addition to his business relationships, over the years Mr. Miller has served as an advisor to the White House as well as other Cabinet level officials.
Mr. Miller is a director of Triad Broadcasting Company, Inc., Western Community Bancshares, Park City, Utah, Frontier Bank of Park City, Utah, and El Paseo Bank of Palm Desert, California. He also serves as Chairman Emeritus and a Trustee of Harvey Mudd College, a Founding Trustee of the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences at Claremont, and Chairman of the University of Utah’s National Advisory Council.
Mr. Miller and his wife, Judith, reside in Los Angeles and Park City, Utah. Mr. Miller has four adult children and is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah.