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Leadership: McGuire Chairs Overseers

Terry McGuire Th’82 became the new chair of Thayer School’s Board of Overseers January 2 for a four-year term. He succeeds John W. Ballard II ’55 ThTu’56, a member of the board since 1989 and chair since 1998.

“John has done a fantastic job of helping Thayer move forward,” says McGuire. “My job is to continue the work he started.”

During Ballard’s chairmanship, Thayer School built the MacLean Engineering Sciences Center and increased the endowment, the Annual Fund, and funded research. Ballard, founder of Angeli Parvi, a group of industry leaders who aid and fund new Dartmouth entrepreneurial ventures, says, “Thayer is very fortunate to have a person of Terry’s breadth, conceptual ability, and knowledge of applied engineering and education.”

An overseer since 2000, McGuire is co-founder and managing general partner of Boston-based Polaris Venture Partners. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, M.S. from Thayer School, and B.S. in physics and economics from Hobart College. The founder of three companies — Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Advanced Inhalation Research, and MicroCHIPS — he received a 2005 Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences.

In further overseers news, Edward Keible Jr. ’65 Th’66, ’67 has joined the board for a three-year term. Keible, who holds an M.B.A. from Harvard, is president and CEO of Endwave Corp. (formerly Endgate Corp.), which designs and manufactures radio frequency subsystems that support high-speed data signals in broadband wireless access systems. Previously, as senior vice president at Raychem Corp., he was named Export Executive of the Year by the U.S. Department of Commerce and received the Smithsonian Award for Computer Aided Manufacturing. He holds three patents in the fields of microelectronics and telecommunications.

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