In his first address to students, Head of School Matt Levinson P '21 shares his perspective on what it means to "hit the brakes."
Pingry is pleased to welcome three new members of its Board of Trustees—two are newcomers, and the third rejoins the Board after serving as Pingry Alumni Association President from 2006 to 2008.
Lisa Billington P '20 President of The Pingry School Parents' Association (PSPA) for the 2019-20 school year, is a certified personal coach who previously taught in high schools and colleges, worked as a corporate training specialist, and owned and managed businesses focused on professional development and business consulting. Mrs. Billington is married to Courtney Billington, President of Janssen Neuroscience, and received a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism from Winthrop University and a Master's of Education.
Alan Fournier P '22 manages a family investment office. Most recently, he was the managing member and Founder of Pennant Capital Management, L.L.C., which he ran from 2001 to 2018. Prior to founding Pennant, Mr. Fournier was the partner responsible for global equity investments at Appaloosa Management L.P. Mr. Fournier received a B.S. in Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he graduated with honors. He serves on the KIPP New Jersey Board of Governors, formerly served as Trustee and Treasurer of Far Hills Country Day School, where he also chaired the Finance and Investment Committees, and co-established Better Education for Kids, which supports high-quality educational opportunities for children throughout New Jersey. Mr. Fournier is married to Jennifer Fournier.
Lori Halivopoulos '78, P '23, an active Pingry volunteer and former trustee who has received the School's Nelson L. Carr '24 Service Award, serves on the Pingry Alumni Association (PAA) Board and co-chairs the Nominations Committee. Previously, among many roles for Pingry, she served as PAA President, PSPA Vice President, and Co-Chair of the PSPA's Spring Soirée. Ms. Halivopoulos is Executive Vice President and Regional Director for Marketing Communications at GfK, Germany's largest market research institute and the world's fifth-largest market research organization, where she is responsible for all marketing and communications for GfK in the Americas. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications. Ms. Halivopoulos received degrees in Economics and French from Tufts University, and an M.B.A. in Marketing from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. She is married to Brian Szepkouski, President and Founder of international management consulting firm Szepko International.
Contact: Greg Waxberg '96, Communications Writer