Fall 2013 /Startups/

On Board

On Board

Three new trustees have been elected to Pomona’s governing board.

janet-benton-200Janet Inskeep Benton ’79 received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School before working in product management in the beverage division at General Foods Corp. from 1984-88 and then staying home and raising her children.

Benton also served for 12 years on the board of the Chappaqua Central School District, a high-performing K-12 public school district with six schools and 4,000 students. A resident of Armonk, N.Y., Benton is the founder and trustee of Frog Rock Foundation, which supports not-forprofit organizations serving economically disadvantaged children and youth in Westchester County. Additionally, she serves on the boards of several local not-for-profit organizations: Children’s Village, supporting vulnerable children and families through residential and community outreach programs; Jacob Burns Film Center, presenting independent, documentary and world cinema and offering 21st-century visual literacy educational programs to students; and Neighbor’s Link Network, which oversees affiliate organizations working to help integrate immigrants into local communities.

steve-loeb-200Stephen Loeb ’79 P’09, P’13 joined Alaska Distributors Co., an asset management company—formerly a wholesale distributor and broker of wine, beer, spirits and non-alcohol beverages—in 1984 and has served as the president since 1998 and CEO since 2003. Prior to that, he was a corporate banking officer and then assistant vice president with Wells Fargo and Co. An economics major at Pomona, Loeb went on to earn his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 and 2004.

He serves on the boards of the Museum of Glass, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, KCTS Television (PBS), The Rainer Club Heritage Fund, and the Temple deHirsch Sinai and Jewish Family Service Investment Committees.

He is treasurer of the Loeb Family Charitable Foundation and president of the Stephen and Dianne Loeb Family Foundation. His most recent business-related board work is on the Washington Roundtable and Enterprise Washington. Formerly the College’s Parents Fund co-chair along with his wife, Diane, Loeb is currently Pomona’s national chair for annual giving. He and his wife have two daughters who graduated from Pomona.

peter-sasaki-200Peter Sasaki ’91 is a managing member of CGS Associate, LLC, a New York City-based boutique financial consulting and research firm, and a shareholder and investor at Centara Capital Group Inc., a financial services firm in San Diego, where he manages capital markets and structuring for a real estate derivatives business and advises private wealth management programs. Previously, he was founder, managing member and CIO at Logos Capital Management, LLC; a market analyst and derivative-trading specialist with Moore Capital Management Inc., a propriety trader with J.P. Morgan & Co.; and founder of Sasaki Group Ltd., an investment partnership specializing in leveraged equity, foreign exchange and interest rate speculation. Sasaki was a philosophy major at Pomona and has an M.B.A. from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He serves on the Head of School’s Advisory Council at the Hopkins School in New Haven, Conn., and is an instrument-rated private airplane pilot.