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Three graduates elected to Board of Trustees

Author: Arts and Letters


Stephen J. Brogan, Jay Flaherty and John W. Glynn Jr., all graduates of the University of Notre Dame, have been elected to the University’s Board of Trustees, effective at the conclusion of its meeting Friday (May 4).

A 1977 graduate of Notre Dame Law School, Brogan is managing partner of Jones Day, an international law firm with more than 2,300 lawyers in 30 offices worldwide. He has a broad and extensive law practice in complex litigation, including securities, banking, contests for corporate control, corporate criminal investigations and product liability matters.

Brogan, who earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College, was executive editor of the Law Review at Notre Dame. He joined Jones Day upon graduation from law school, served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice for two years, then returned to the firm. He became managing partner in January 2003, succeeding Patrick F. McCartan, who also is a Notre Dame Trustee and was Board chair for the past seven years.

Prior to his election to the Board, Brogan served for seven years as a member of the advisory council for Notre Dame Law School. He has one daughter who is a graduate of Notre Dame and another who currently is attending the University. He and Jones Day, at his direction, are benefactors of the Law School.

Flaherty, who earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Notre Dame in 1979, has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Health Care Property Investors (HCP) in Long Beach, Calif., since 2002. He previously worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. for 19 years, serving in a variety of investment banking, capital markets and private equity positions in New York, London and Los Angeles. He was elected managing director of Merrill Lynch in 1991, overseeing numerous investment banking industry groups at the firm.

After graduating from Notre Dame, Flaherty worked for two years as a certified publicaccountant in the Boston office of Ernst and Whinney. He then attended the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned a master of business administration degree (MBA).

Flaherty serves on the board of directors of Quest Diagnostics Inc. and on the board of governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. He has served since 1999 on Notre Dame’s advisory council for the College of Arts and Letters.

A 1962 Notre Dame graduate, Glynn is founder and general partner of Glynn Capital Management and Glynn Ventures in Menlo Park, Calif., which have committed capital exceeding $500 million from many prominent individual investors and families who are founders, chief executives or directors of well-known technology companies or who have been active venture investors themselves.

Glynn has been a venture capital investor in private companies since 1970, focusing on hardware, software, networking telecommunications, medical devices, biotechnology, and medical service companies. He has been an active backer of numerous companies, including Intel, Electronic Arts, Intuit, COR Therapeutics, Molecular Devices, Sun Microsystems, Linear Technology, 3Com Corp. and Neurex Corporation. He also serves as an advisor to New Enterprise Associates, a venture firm with more than $3.5 billion under management.

Glynn earned his bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame in history, a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, and an MBA from Stanford University. He has served on the Notre Dame advisory council for the College of Arts and Letters since 1998 and the advisory board of the University’s Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies since 2000. He and his wife, Barbara, made a $10 million gift to Notre Dame last year to expand and fortify the Glynn Family Honors Program, a joint initiative of the Colleges of Arts and Letters and Science.

The Notre Dame Board of Trustees now numbers 56. It met on campus Thursday and Friday for the last time under McCartan’s leadership. Richard C. Notebaert, chairman and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications International, was elected chair in February and will assume leadership of the Board on July 1.

Originally published by Dennis Brown at on May 04, 2007.