Two Added to the Board of Trustees

Berklee’s Board of Trustees chair Susan Whitehead recently announced the addition of Robert S. Murley and Steve Ruchefsky to the board.

Robert S. Murley is a vice chairman and senior adviser at Credit Suisse and chairman of investment banking in the Americas. In addition to his leadership role within the firm, Murley is responsible for several of the company’s largest investment banking clients. He joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1975 and was named a managing director in 1984, appointed vice chairman in 1998, and appointed chairman of investment banking in 2005. Murley holds a B.A. from Princeton University, an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and an M.S. in international economics from the London School of Economics. He and his wife have three children and reside in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Steve Ruchefsky has been an active private investor, both as principal and as investment manager since 2000. Until recently, he served as the senior executive and private investment manager for the founder and chief executive officer of a multibillion-dollar hedge fund and was responsible for the initial funding of many successful businesses and ventures. He currently serves as the executive chairman of MDSolarSciences and a board member of Arno Therapeutics Inc.

A graduate of the George Washington University Law School, Ruchefsky began his professional career at the New York City law firm Morrison Cohen.

Additionally, he executive produced the award-winning documentary film No Place on Earth and is currently producing the theatrical production War Stories: A Veterans Project. His wife, Rondi Charleston, is a jazz vocalist and Emmy Award–winning journalist. Their daughter, Emma, is a professional music major and voice principal at Berklee.