Sandra A. Urie
Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee
Sandra A. Urie is Chairman Emeritus and served as former CEO, Chairman, and COO of Cambridge Associates, with responsibility for directing the firm’s consulting practice. Prior to assuming her management positions, Sandy was an active member of the consulting staff, providing investment consulting 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 Directors of Social Finance, Inc., the Board of the Crane Institute for Sustainability, and the Board of the Plymouth Rock Company. She is a member of the Ceres President’s Council. She formerly served on the Boards of Stanford Management Company, 100 Women in Finance (formerly 100 Women in Hedge Funds), Phillips Academy (Andover), Belmont Day School, Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School, and Homesite Group Inc. She also formerly served on the Board of Advisors/Visitors of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Lyric Opera, and the Yale School of Management. 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.