Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Ms. Avilés de Kostes was a Principal of D.F. Hadley & Co., a boutique investment and merchant bank. She holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
She holds a B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.
Alice M. Rivlin '52
Alice M. Rivlin ’52 is a Senior Fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. Before returning to Brookings, Ms. Rivlin served as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board from 1996 to 1999. Among her many other acts of public service, she was the founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office (1975-1983); Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 1994 to 1996; and Chair of the District of Columbia Financial Management Assistance Authority (1998-2001). Ms. Rivlin received a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship, taught at Harvard, George Mason, and New School Universities, has served as President of the American Economic Association and on the Boards of Directors of several corporations. She holds her economics PhD from Radcliffe College (Harvard University).
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and Visiting Professor, Georgetown University
Before serving on the Boards of Directors of several growing, consumer-driven companies, Beth Springer ‘86 was executive vice president – strategy and growth – for The Clorox Company. There she had responsibility for enterprise long-range strategy and business planning. She also oversaw the company's growth planning, including new ventures, licensing, and mergers and acquisitions activities, as well as the eco office.
Springer, who holds a Harvard MBA (a Baker Scholar), joined Clorox in 1990 as associate marketing manager for Household Products, and subsequently held marketing positions of increasing responsibility in the company's Cat Litter, Household Cleaning, Laundry and Glad businesses. In January 2005, she was named group vice president with responsibility for the Glad Products joint venture with the Procter & Gamble Company and The Clorox Company's cat litter, Kingsford charcoal and Food businesses. Springer worked for Braxton Associates/Deloitte in management consulting before joining Clorox.