Tony Burt

Antony S. Burt (T’78, P’17) is a partner with Schiff Hardin, LLP, in Chicago. His practice focuses on representing federal agencies in connection with failed financial institutions and pursuing fraud investigations and reinsurance disputes. Burt has served as adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law School and as a fellow with Leadership Greater Chicago. He served on the DukeEngage National Advisory Board and has been a board member with Metropolitan Family Services, the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, and the Albert C. Maule Urban Issues Foundation. Burt and his wife, Karin Ruetzel (T’79, P’17), live in Evanston, Illinois, and have three children: Alexander, Lara, and Christina (T’17).

Jim Bruyette

Jim Bruyette (T’77) is a CPA and Certified Financial Planner and co-founder of Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, one of the largest wealth management firms in the DC area. Its services include comprehensive personal financial planning, portfolio management, and income tax preparation. Bruyette is an avid golfer and played on the Duke men’s golf am as a student. He lives in Annandale, Virginia, with his wife, Phyllis. They have three grown children, Eric, Kimberly, and Jill.

Karen Bond

Karen Bond (T’80) has over 20 years of experience designing innovative programs that increase educational access for first-generation students. She has held leadership positions with the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and led the Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program and Goldman Sachs Next Generation Venture Fund. Her experience includes teaching classes in Diversity Management for the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University. In 2020, she joined the Judge Alexander Williams Center for Policy at the University of Maryland College Park. She has served on the boards of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Friends School, Meals on Wheels, Maryland Nonprofits, and the Greater Baltimore Leadership Committee Lead- ership Board, Invest in Girls and the Executive Alliance, for which she served as president in 2017. She graduated from Duke University with an A.B. in English and Political Science and a graduate degree in Organizational Development and Training from Johns Hopkins University.

Wendy Bilas

Wendy Johnson Bilas (T’85, P’17) is a professional oil painter. Her work is available at Sozo Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina, and through juried shows and charity auctions across the country. Bilas’s Duke activities have included the Annual Fund Executive Board, the Tisch Brain Tumor Center Advisory Board, the Athletic Council, AAAC, the Duke Women’s Forum, and the DukeEngage National Advisory Board. She received her A.B. from Duke in 1985 and her M.B.A. from Wake Forest. Bilas is married to Jay Bilas (T’86, J.D.’92) and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have two children, Tori (T’17) and Anthony.

Scott Hayward

Scott Hayward (P’ 22, P’ 25, P’ 25) is the Chief Executive Officer, member of the Board of Directors, and Partner of GMO, a global investment management firm headquartered in Boston. Prior to joining GMO in 2017, Scott served as the CEO and Chairman of Quantitative Management Associates (QMA) for 11 years. Previously, he was Head of Client Relations at QMA and Jennison Associates (both affiliates of Prudential Financial, Inc.). Prior to joining Prudential in 2003, Scott was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan, where he spent 16 years in a variety of roles in investment management, the investment bank, the private bank, and corporate functions. In addition to various corporate boards, Scott has served as the President of the Board of the Reeves-Reed Arboretum and Head of Strategy for the Board of Newark Academy, and he currently serves on the Board of Regents for Boston College and the Executive Advisory Board of Give to the World.

Kristen Farrell

Kristen Farrell (P’26) is an accomplished businesswoman and designer who has been in the luxury home and hospitality industries for over 25 years. She has built a vast portfolio of successful projects in the construction and design fields, including over 250 houses in the Hamptons and a variety of other ventures under the Farrell brand. Her keen knowledge of Hamptons real estate and design acumen have earned her a reputation as a respected industry leader. Kristen has recently expanded the Farrell brand to include the Farrell Design Group, making an imprint in the NYC and Boston hospitality sectors.

Kristen is also a mother of three—Joey, an integrated design student at The New School; Kate, Duke P’26; and Jack, a senior in Southampton High School.