New Trustees Begin Terms

October 1, 2006

Four new members were welcomed this summer to Duke's board of trustees. Brandon J. Goodwin '06 of DeRidder, Louisiana; Thomas M. Gorrie of Pennington, New Jersey; Janet Hill of Great Falls, Virginia; and P. Justin Klein '99, M.D. '06 of Baltimore, Maryland, began their terms on the thirty-seven-member governing body on July 1.

Goodwin graduated with distinction in May with a major in political science and history. He is currently a law student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he is also pursuing a business and public-policy certificate at the Wharton School of Business.

While a student at Duke, Goodwin served in a number of campus leadership positions, including executive vice president of Duke Student Government.

Gorrie has worked in research and development, marketing and sales, general management, and international and venture capital for Johnson & Johnson for more than thirty-three years.

He is currently vice president for government affairs and policy and a corporate officer, with responsibility for all federal, state, and international government affairs and policy issues. He is also an adjunct professor at the Rutgers Business School, serves on the board of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and is vice chair of the China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment. He serves on several nonprofit boards, including Duke Medical Center's board of visitors and the Duke University Health System's board of directors.

Since 1981, Hill has been vice president and co-owner of Alexander & Associates Inc., a corporate consulting firm in Washington that provides management advice in the areas of human-resource planning, corporate responsibility, corporate communications, and government consultation. She previously was special assistant to the Secretary of the Army and a research mathematician for a consulting firm serving the Navy. She is a member of the board of directors of Sprint Nextel Inc., Wendy's International Inc., and Dean Foods Inc. She also is a member of the board of directors of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.

At Duke, Hill is a member of the board of visitors of the Fuqua School of Business. She and her husband, Calvin Hill, were chairs of the Parents Committee of Duke when their son, professional basketball player Grant Hill '94, was a Duke undergraduate.

Klein is an associate with New Enterprise Associates, a technology and health-care venture-capital firm in Baltimore. While enrolled in Duke's medical school, he concurrently earned a law degree from Harvard Law School.

At Duke, Klein served on the medical center's Institutional Review Board, which oversees the ethical conduct of human-subjects research at Duke, and represented graduate and professional students on several committees. He also served as a volunteer health educator in the Durham Public Schools and as a pro bono legal advocate at the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. As an undergraduate at Duke, Klein served as senior class president.