University of Chicago Board of Trustees elects three new members

Thomas Dunn, Brett J. Hart, Hilarie Koplow-McAdams begin five-year terms

The University of Chicago Board of Trustees has elected three new members: Thomas F. Dunn, AB’81, MBA’86; Brett J. Hart, JD’94; and Hilarie Koplow-McAdams, AM’87. They began their five-year terms in the spring of 2020.

Thomas F. Dunn

Thomas F. Dunn is a founding partner and former CEO of New Holland Capital. Dunn spent the early part of his career at Goldman Sachs Asset Management before moving to Lazard Freres in 1994 to lead fixed income asset management. Later he built the hedge program at ABP, an outgrowth of the Dutch civil servants’ pension fund, an endeavor that eventually evolved into New Holland Capital.

Dunn has served on the University of Chicago’s Urban Labs Advisory Council since 2016, and the College Dean’s Parent and Family Council (2007-13). He is also a member of the Advisory Council for the Harris School of Public Policy.

Dunn received both his bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of Chicago.

Brett J. Hart

Brett J. Hart was appointed president of United Airlines in May 2020. He previously served as the executive vice president and chief administrative officer for United. Prior to joining United in 2010, Hart was executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Sara Lee Corporation, where he directed global legal operations. Prior to that, he was a partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal in Chicago and served as special assistant to the general counsel at the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Hart previously served on the University of Chicago’s Law School Advisory Council and the Board of Directors for Fermilab.

Hart received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

Hilarie Koplow-McAdams

Hilarie Koplow-McAdams joined New Enterprise Associates as a Venture Partner in 2017. Previously, Koplow-McAdams was president at both New Relic and Koplow-McAdams spent the early part of her career at Oracle Corporation and Intuit Corporation.

Koplow-McAdams chairs the Advisory Council of University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and is chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of public and private companies including Zendesk, DataRobot, Automation Anywhere, HackerOne, BloomReach, Beyond Identity, Tulip and Knotch.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Mills College and her master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago.