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Engagement of Trustees
Katherine Farley Elected to Board of Trustees of the Brown Corporation
Katherine G. Farley, senior managing director at Tishman Speyer Properties, was elected by the Corporation of Brown University to a six-year term as a trustee. Farley and five other new trustees were formally engaged as members of the Board of Trustees during the Corporation’s regular fall meeting Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Corporation of Brown University has elected Katherine G. Farley, senior managing director at Tishman Speyer Properties, to a six-year term as a member of its Board of Trustees. Farley and five other new trustees began their terms of service with a formal engagement ceremony during the Corporation’s regular October meeting Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004. They will serve through the 2010 academic year.
The five other new trustees, whose elections were announced in May, include Thomas W. Berry, of Chatham, N.J.; James J. Burke Jr., of New York City; Alison Ressler, of Los Angeles; Charles M. Royce, of Greenwich, Conn.; and Marta Tienda, of Princeton, N.J. Farley, a resident of New York City, was elected by the Corporation during the summer. The engagement of trustees was administered by Stephen Robert, chancellor of the University.
The Corporation, governing body of Brown University, is composed of a 12-member Board of Fellows and a 42-member Board of Trustees, all elected by the Corporation. It is responsible for establishing broad policies for the operation of the University, for selecting a president to carry out those policies, for appointing administrative officers and faculty members, and for managing the funds and holding the real estate of the University.
Katherine G. Farley
Katherine G. Farley graduated from Brown University in 1971 and continued her studies at the Masters of Architecture Program of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, graduating in 1976. She served as manager of new business development for East Asia and the Pacific for Turner International Industries, a subsidiary of Turner Construction Company, before joining Tishman Speyer in 1984.
At Tishman Speyer, Farley has been responsible for international expansion into Europe, Asia and Latin America, including directing market research and risk analysis, identification, negotiation and development of new opportunities and responsibility for ongoing activities. She was the partner in charge of the Messeturm, a 1-million-square-foot tower in Frankfurt, which was the tallest building in Europe for several years.
As senior managing director, she is now responsible for the company's real estate activities in Latin America, which consist of projects under development in São Paolo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Among her other responsibilities in the region, she had senior responsibility for the North Tower, a 1.2-million-square-foot office building in São Paolo completed in 1999, which set new quality standards in Brazil. In addition to her Latin American activities, she is responsible for the company's expansion into other emerging markets, such as India and China, chairs the company’s Compensation Committee and is a member of the Management, Investment, and Executive Committees.
Farley is a member of the Board and Chairman of the Real Estate Committee of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Lincoln Center, a member of the Board of Lincoln Center Theater, vice president of the Board of Directors of the Brearley School in New York City, a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, a member of the Executive Committee of the International Rescue Committee, and chairman emerita of Women in Need.