Peter Freund joined the Board of Trustees in 2013 and serves on the Executive Committee as Vice Chair. He is also the Co-Chair of the Campaign Steering Committee and serves on the Advancement Committee, the Committee on Trustees, the Compensation Committee, the Finance & Audit Committee, the Investment Committee and the Master Plan Task Force.
Peter is the principal owner of Trinity Sports Holdings, a portfolio company which both owns and operates professional sports teams and venues throughout North America. Trinity Sports Holdings portfolio includes interests in Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees and Minor League Baseball’s Memphis Redbirds, Charleston RiverDogs and Williamsport Crosscutters.
Peter lives in Katonah and is the father of Winnie ’23, and Wren ’23. A member of the RCS class of 1991, Peter received a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College.
Whitney Brown joined the Board of Trustees in 2014 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2015. She is the Chair of the Marketing & Enrollment Committee, Chair of the Committee on Trustees and she serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. Most recently, Whitney led the Board’s efforts to revise of our School’s Mission Statement.
Whitney serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Lawrenceville School on which she has served since 2006 and was Co-Chair of their recent Head of School Search Committee. An active and dedicated RCS parent volunteer, Whitney is a former Parents Association Executive Committee member, and a Co-Chair of the 2014 Celestial Auction.
Whitney and her husband Lee live in Bedford with their three children, Hale ’19, Henry ’22, and Millie ’25. Whitney received a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University.
Charlene is currently a Partner at Chart Capital, a New York-based private equity firm. She has had an extensive career within private equity and corporate finance. During her fifteen-year tenure at Chart Capital, Charlene has led investments within the health and wellness, energy infrastructure, and manufacturing sectors. She has also served as a Board Director and/or board observer of multiple portfolio companies at various stages of growth and maturity. In addition to investment responsibilities, Charlene oversees Chart Capital’s compliance and finance functions, and manages relationships with the firm’s investors, which include major state and city pension funds, leading educational endowments, and family offices. Prior to joining Chart, Charlene executed senior and mezzanine leveraged credit transactions at Credit Agricole, a French financial institution.
Charlene is an active member of the Bedford community. She volunteers at local organizations including Healing the Children North East, an organization that provides critical medical and surgical care to children around the world. Charlene also serves as a member of the Rippowam Cisqua Campaign Steering Committee.
Charlene attended Phillips Exeter Academy and received a B.S.B.A. from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Charlene and her husband, Daniel Ryan ’93, live in Bedford with their two children, Reed ’27 and Morgan ’29.
Ben currently serves as President of Gramercy Property Trust, a New York-based REIT. Ben was part of the three person management team recruited to take over Gramercy in 2012. Prior to his current job, Ben was Head of U.S. Investments at W. P. Carey & Co. LLC, a New York based real estate investment firm. Ben grew up in Westport, Connecticut, and Ontario, Canada, and graduated from the University of King’s College in Canada. Ben and his wife, Laura, live in Bedford with their three children, Louisa ’24, Theodora ’25, and George ’29..