SJU names three new members to Board of Trustees

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July 9, 2018

Three new members have been named to the Saint John’s University Board of Trustees.

Scott Becker ’77, Michele Martin and Edgar “Chip” Ray ’82 all began their terms July 1.

SJU trustees serve three-year terms, and are eligible to serve three consecutive terms.

In addition, Andrew McGee was named the student representative to the board. McGee, a senior global business leadership major from Cold Spring, Minnesota, serves a one-year term.

The board consists of 35 members.

Scott Becker

Becker received a bachelor’s degree in history from SJU, and went on to earn a master’s at the University of Minnesota and J.D. at William Mitchell College of Law. He is the founder and advisory partner at Northstar Capital, where he previously served as managing partner. Prior to joining Northstar, he was manager of investments at Adler Management. Becker also had previous experience in corporate development at General Mills, Inc., and small business loan origination at Control Data Business Centers, Inc.

Michele Martin

Martin received bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1986, and a master’s from Drake University, She is currently president of Lurie Wealth Advisors, where she oversees the design and delivery of comprehensive wealth management and financial solutions to clients. Martin is a member of the Minnesota Financial Planning Association, and was recognized in 2010 as an “Industry Leader, Women in Business” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Chip Ray

Ray received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from SJU, and a master’s from Duke University. He is currently a senior adviser at APTIM Corp. Ray served in various roles at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co. since 2003: vice president of global marketing; senior vice president of corporate planning and global marketing; operating group president of capital services; and executive vice president. Previously, he served as executive director of strategy and marketing for Fluor Corporation, and spent 13 years with Nalco Chemical Company.