Summit Residents Named To Pingry School Trustees Board

MARTINSVILLE—Two Summit residents have been named to the Board of Trustees for the Pingry School. Louis G. Zachary, Jr. and Alison C. Malin Zoellner will serve three-year terms beginning in the 2011-2012 academic year.

“We are truly grateful and honored that these new members have agreed to serve on the Pingry Board. Their experiences in education and the business world, as well as their roles as alumni and parents, will be of great value to the Board,” said Jack Brescher, chair of Pingry’s Board of Trustees.


Zachary has spent three decades in investment banking, focused on both capital markets and mergers and acquisitions advisory assignments. He has served as a managing director and senior advisor at Lazard Freres since 2002, having previously held the same position at Merrill Lynch from 2000 to 2002 and at Credit Suisse First Boston where he worked from 1981 to 1983 and 1985 to 2000.

Zachary has advised a range of clients in the U.S. and abroad, but has focused mainly on the media and telecommunications sectors. He is a past member of the boards of directors of several public companies, such as U.S. Satellite Broadcasting and Agora SA, a Polish media company, and a past member of the Board of Directors of CityKids Foundation, a non-profit organization in New York. He earned an A.B. at Harvard College in 1981 and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1985. Zachary and his wife have four children, three of whom attend Pingry.

Zoellner graduated from Pingry in 1983 and has been a Pingry Fund volunteer, reunion volunteer, decade chair, Pingry Alumni Association Board member and vice president, and five-time Career Day speaker. In addition, she founded Pingry’s Alumnae Committee and inaugurated its networking events. She is vice president and assistant general counsel of The New York Times Company, having held that position since 2006. Her major areas of responsibility are acquisition and divestiture transactions, securities and corporate governance, and corporate law matters. She previously served as Senior Counsel and Counsel. Prior to joining The New York Times, Zoellner was an associate in the general practice group of Sullivan and Cromwell in New York. She has been a member of the New York Bar since 1991.

In addition, Zoellner has been a director of The Connection for Women and Families in Summit. She received a B.A. in political science and history from Duke University in 1987, as well as J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1990. She was also a staff member of the American Journal of Criminal Law at the University of Texas. She and her husband are the parents of two current Pingry students.

Pingry, a K-12 coeducational, independent country day school, was founded in 1861 in Elizabeth by Dr. John F. Pingry and is currently spread over two campuses: K-5 in Short Hills and Grades 6-12 in Martinsville. The diverse student body is composed of approximately 1,060 students from 106 communities and 14 counties across New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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