Expanding the Board of Trustees

Among the many details involved in merging the Boston Conservatory with Berklee College of Music is the expansion of the board of trustees to include board members from the Conservatory. Below is a brief professional career biography for each of the members as an introduction to the Berklee community as we welcome them to the expanded board of trustees.

David Scott Sloan is the immediate past chairman of the Boston Conservatory Board of Trustees. He joined the board in 2008. Sloan is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP and is the cochair of the firm’s private wealth services practice. He serves as general counsel to individuals and families as well as their businesses. High-net-worth individuals, particularly owners of substantial closely held businesses, principals of private equity, venture capital and hedge fund firms, executives of public companies, and entrepreneurs, regularly turn to Sloan for advice in all aspects of succession planning, tax-efficient business structuring and wealth transfer.

Cynthia Curme has served on the Boston Conservatory’s board since 2001, and has provided committee service in institutional advancement. She has also served on the board of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and was recently named their vice chair of development. Curme also serves on the boards of the Gardner Museum, the From the Top radio program, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, and the Terezin Music Foundation. Curme earned her master’s degree in music in piano performance from Boston University.

B.J. Krintzman joined the board in 2008. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. She frequently lectures at legal seminars on the topics of managing and growing a legal practice. In addition, she is the host of her own talk show, That’s the Law, which airs on Newton cable station NewTV and has written extensively on a variety of legal issues. After completing her legal training at Hale and Dorr (now Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr), Krintzman began her own law practice through which she brings her legal acumen to a diverse clientele. Since opening her practice in 1996, she has expanded and now has offices in Newton and Mashpee. As an adjunct to her law practice, Krintzman is an arbitrator and mediator and hears cases for the American Arbitration Association and the New York Stock Exchange.

Laura Kunkemueller joined the board in 2013. She has also served as the environmental, social, and governance officer at The Boston Company Asset Management. She was a principal in Mercer’s Investments business, having joined Evaluation Associates (acquired by Mercer in 2011) in September 2007. Kunkemueller previously served as an associate director at RogersCasey, and as the principal consultant of Kunkemueller Consulting. She began her career in the insurance industry, spending more than 13 years in underwriting and management capacities. Kunkemueller earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and received an MBA, specializing in nonprofit management from Yale University. In 2012, she received a master’s degree in change management from Oxford University/HEC Paris.

Fred Miller came to the board in 2015 and served as overseer from 2001 to 2015. Miller is the president of the Chatham Group, Inc. and has more than four decades of experience as a senior executive and consultant working in the areas of governance, strategy, and organizational effectiveness. Now semi- retired, Miller continues to help enterprises working around the world position for the future. In addition to consulting and policy work, Miller is in demand as a speaker, workshop presenter, and facilitator. As a senior fellow of the Lincoln Filene Center at Tufts University, he addressed public policy issues and coordinated with scholars and researchers to link the challenges of strategy and daily operation with the findings of emerging knowledge. As a consultant and senior associate of Board-Source, an international resource in boards and governance, he has provided counsel in effective governance and board leadership for organizations, trustees, and government officials and regulators. Miller has also served as a senior executive at Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and an executive-in-residence at the Hofstra University School of Business, and as an officer in the U.S. Army. Miller completed his undergraduate work at Indiana University and his master’s studies at New York University.

Anthony Pangaro has served on the Boston Conservatory Board of Trustees for 25 years on the executive and building committees and as a cochair. A principal at Millennium Partners in Boston, Pangaro has worked in private real estate development since 1980, completing more than $3 billion of work in Boston. A registered architect, Pangaro earned degrees in architecture and in building science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University. Pangaro has served as a director on other Boston community and nonprofit boards, including the American Repertory Theater, the Boston Center for Adult Education, Opera Boston, and of the Lower Roxbury Community Corp. He is also a member of the board of overseers for the Museum of Fine Arts and a member of the executive committee of the board of the Esplanade Association.

Darius Sidebotham came to the board in 2015. He is a financial adviser at AB Bernstein, Private Wealth Management. Previously Sidebotham served for seven years as the director of sales for Bombardier Aerospaces. He received his college degree in business management and aviation at Florida Institute of Technology and is board president of Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity and Pike University Leadership Development School.

Marillyn Zacharis has served on the board since 1996. She is a graduate of DePauw University, and earned her master’s degree at Indiana University. She taught high school English for five years in California, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, and currently teaches part-time at Regis College. In addition to serving on the board of The Boston Conservatory, Zacharis sits on the boards of Emerson College and is an honorary trustee of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, which operates Tower Hill Botanical Garden. She served as manager of the Masterworks Chorale in Boston for 18 years, and later became its board president. Zacharis is an overseer for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.