Sandra A. Urie
Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee
Sandy Urie is Cambridge Associates’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and has been with the firm since 1985. Prior to assuming the CEO position, she was the Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for directing the firm’s consulting practice. Prior to assuming her management positions, she was an active member of the investment staff providing investment advisory services to a number of endowed nonprofit institutions and private clients, with a specialty in long-range financial planning. Before Sandy joined Cambridge Associates, she worked as a member of the faculty at Phillips Academy (Andover) where she taught Russian language and served on the Admissions Office staff. She also served on the School’s development office staff where she had responsibilities for capital fund raising and eventually assumed the position of Associate Secretary of the Academy with responsibility for the School’s annual giving and alumni programs.
Sandy was a member and vice-chair of the Investors’ Committee of The U.S. President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (2007-2010) focusing on defining best practices in alternative assets, including due diligence and ongoing oversight. She currently serves on the Board of Overseers at Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Board of Overseers at Boston Lyric Opera, Board of Directors at Social Finance, Inc., Stanford Management Company Board of Directors, and the Global Board of 100 Women in Hedge Funds as Vice Chair. Sandy also currently serves on the Board of The Plymouth Rock Company. She formerly served on the Boards of Yale School of Management, Homesite Group Incorporated, the Board of Visitors of the New England Baptist Hospital, the Board of Overseers at the deCordova Museum and the Board of Overseers of The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boards of Phillips Academy, Belmont Day School, and Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. In 2015 Sandy received the Investor Lifetime Achievement Award from Institutional Investor and more recently was an honoree at the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers. Sandy was an honoree at the 2005 “Women Who Make a Difference” award ceremony, hosted annually by the National Council for Research on Women.
Sandy graduated from Stanford University and received an MPPM degree from the Yale School of Organization and Management.