The Board of Trustees elected three new trustees at its May meeting.
Carol (John) Davidson ’88S (MBA) is a retired senior vice president, controller, and chief accounting officer of Tyco International. Before joining Tyco in 2004, Davidson held senior financial, accounting, and auditing positions with Dell and the Eastman Kodak Company. Following his retirement from Tyco in 2012, he became a director of Pentair Inc., which merged with the flow control business that was spun off from Tyco.
On the boards of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, DaVita Inc., the Financial Accounting Foundation, and St. John Fisher College, he also serves on the Executive Advisory Committee of the Simon School of Business and the Simon Campaign Committee.
In 2011, he received Simon’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of his professional achievements, contributions to his field, and service to the school.
Sandra Parker is president and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance. Prior to that, she was president and CEO of the Industrial Management Council.
Parker was recognized in 2006 for her leadership in the Fair Share Coalition, which grew into the Rochester Community Coalition. The coalition brings together business, labor, local government, education, faith organizations, and nonprofit organizations to seek state investment in projects that will create long-term jobs and boost the regional economy. Parker also is a member of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.
Parker’s Rochester-area service includes board positions for the Center for Governmental Research, High Technology of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Rochester Regional Health Information Organization. A native of Rochester, she received the 2002 Athena Award, given each year to a woman for outstanding contributions to the business and regional communities.
Parker has made a generous commitment as part of The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester to support the Warner School of Education’s new Raymond F. LeChase Hall and to the Eastman School of Music.
Timothy Wentworth is senior vice president and president of sales and account management for Express Scripts in St. Louis. Before assuming that role, he held executive positions at Medco Health Solutions, which merged with Express Scripts in 2012, and at Mary Kay and PepsiCo. He
and his wife, Robin, are the parents of a 2011 University graduate and a member of the Class of 2016. Rochester natives, the Wentworths attended Monroe Community College before pursuing further career and educational opportunities outside Rochester. Tim Wentworth received a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. In 2010, the Wentworths established the Wentworth Family Endowed Scholarship for students transferring to Rochester from a community or junior college.
Wentworth Atrium in LeChase Hall is named in recognition of their significant gift to the Warner School as part of The Meliora Challenge. They are members of the Parents Council and are cochairs of the council’s executive committee. They are cochairs of the Parents Initiative for the Campaign Cabinet, and they are members of the Northern New Jersey Regional Cabinet.