Dan Brody Joins Board of Trustees
Meadville Lombard Theological School is pleased to announce the recent election of Dan Brody to the Board of Trustees. Brody served as Financial Advisor to the Unitarian Universalist Association from 2005 to 2013.
“Having Dan Brody on our Board is both a delightful and meaningful gift,” Board Chair Rev. William G. Sinkford commented. “We worked together while I was president of the UUA so I am very aware of his broad professional experience in the world of financial management and his abiding commitment to Unitarian Universalism.”
Brody is currently a consultant to Field First Strategies, which provides public engagement services to political campaigns and nonprofit organizations. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of The Boston Museum, a non-profit start-up, as Chief Financial Officer for the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and as Deputy State Budget Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard and a master's degree in city planning from the University of California at Berkeley.
“Dan's array of professional skills and his remarkable experience as a Unitarian Universalist institutionalist will provide a valuable perspective on our Board,” noted Meadville Lombard President, the Rev. Dr. Lee Barker, Meadville Lombard President. “His expertise and wisdom will certainly strengthen our school as we grow our student enrollment, academic offerings, and resources for liberal religious scholarship.”
Brody has been a member of the First Unitarian Society in Newton, MA for almost twenty years, and has served on its Board of Investment and its Planned Giving Committee.
Brody stated, “During my service as UUA Financial Advisor, I was a member of the committee that awarded scholarships to theological school students. Reading their aid applications filled me with admiration for the financial and personal sacrifices that the candidates were making in order to pursue the call of ministry. I wished that we could do more to help them. So when the opportunity arose for me to serve on the Meadville board, I was honored and delighted to accept.”