FPRI Elects Winston J. Churchill and Edward O’Connor to Its Board of Trustees
FPRI Elects Winston J. Churchill and Edward O’Connor to Its Board of TrusteesOctober 15, 2012
FPRI is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Trustees—Winston J. Churchill and Edward O’Connor.
Winston J. Churchill has been managing general partner of SCP Partners since its founding in 1996, and has over twenty-five years experience in private equity investing. Previously, he had formed Churchill Investment Partners, Inc. in 1989 and CIP Capital, L.P., another venture capital fund, in 1990. Prior to that, he was a managing partner of a private investment firm that specialized in leveraged buyouts on behalf of Bessemer Securities Corporation. From 1967 to 1983, he practiced law at the Philadelphia firm of Saul Ewing LLP and served as Chairman of its Banking and Financial Institutions Department, Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of its Executive Committee. He is a Director of Amkor Technology, Inc., Cyalume Technologies, Inc., Griffin Land & Nurseries, Inc. and Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. as well as a number of private companies. From 1989 to 1993, he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System. He is currently a trustee of American Friends of New College, Oxford, England, The Gesu School and Scholar Academies, as well as a trustee fellow of Fordham University, trustee emeritus of Immaculata University and a former trustee of Georgetown University. He was awarded a B.S. in Physics, summa cum laude, from Fordham University followed by an M.A. in Economics from Oxford University where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and a J.D. degree from Yale Law School.
Edward O’Connor graduated cum laude with honors in Economics and Philosophy from Colgate University. He served as a U.S. diplomat in Cuba and Guatemala, from 1993 to 1997. In Cuba he worked on migration issues, including the first return of Cuban migrants intercepted at sea, and the in the in-country refugee program which resettled politically persecuted Cubans in the United States. In Guatemala he served as the Human Rights Officer, monitoring the Guatemalan government's efforts to combat ongoing human rights abuses and compliance with the peace treaty ending that country's 36-year civil war. Ted holds an MBA with concentrations in Finance and International Business from the University of Chicago. Since 2002 Ted has been an equity analyst and portfolio manager and Cooke & Bieler, LP, becoming a partner in 2005.
Founded in 1955, the Foreign Policy Research Institute is a Philadelphia-based think tank employing history, geography, and culture to illuminate contemporary international affairs and to inform its recommendations for policies that advance the national interest. Unique among the think tanks, it sponsors the Butcher History Institute, a nationally recognized professional development program for high school teachers that enjoys participation by faculty from over 600 schools in 46 states. FPRI’s weekly E-Notes are circulated to readers in over 85 countries.
FPRI’s Board is chaired by Robert L. Freedman (Of Counsel, Dechert LLP); its three vice-chairs are Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr. (President, Templeton Foundation), the Hon. Dov S. Zakheim (former Undersecretary of Defense), and Samuel J. Savitz (former Chairman of The Savitz Organization).