Alumnae

Distinguished Alumnae

The Alumnae Award

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The Alumnae Award was established in 1967 to honor Rosamond Cross on her 25th anniversary as Head of School. It is given annually to an alumna who has distinguished herself in her field of endeavor and whose life reflects a dedication to the principles of The Baldwin School.

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  • 2022 Winner: Jessica Wachter '92

    In a field dominated by men, Dr. Jessica Wachter stands out as one of the leading academic researchers on financial markets. She holds the Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs Chair of Quantitative Finance at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and is a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. In May 2021, she was appointed Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Distinguished Young Alumna Award

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The Distinguished Young Alumna Award was established in 1991. It is given to an alumna who has graduated within the last 25 years and has made significant contributions in her profession, avocation or volunteer services.

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  • 2022 Winner: Maria J. Wing '97

    Maria is an Advisory Specialist Leader with Deloitte & Touche, LLP’s Government and Public Services division. Maria focuses her practice on advising and supporting government entities in organizational and operational transformations. Before joining Deloitte, Maria served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA). The DRPA is a transportation agency that is responsible for managing the four major bridges and transit lines connecting the Philadelphia metro region with Southern New Jersey. Prior to joining DRPA, Ms. Wing had an established legal career as a transactional attorney focusing upon commercial real estate development and financing, portfolio acquisition and government affairs. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her juris doctor from Tulane University School of Law.
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Alumnae Award for Life Achievement

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The Award for Lifetime Achievement was established in 1991. It is given to an alumna who has either demonstrated a lifelong dedication and commitment to helping empower those who have struggled with challenges and societal barriers or who has had a significant impact on an institution or community.

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  • 2022 Winner: Janet L. Beach '67

    Janet Beach is the Managing Partner at the marketing strategy consulting firm, U.S. Marketing Services focused on improving clients’ marketing and brand strategies. U.S. Marketing Services consults in high technology, telecommunications, healthcare/biotech business and consumer products. U.S. Marketing Services develops marketing strategy, conducts market research, develops branding implementation programs and positions and develops new products. Clients include Wells Fargo, Symantec, Intuit, Schwab, Ariba, UCSF Medical Center and a wide range of start-up and new product companies. In Janet’s career, she has been in advertsing on Madison Avenue in New York City, she has headed up the marketing for Levi Strauss blue jeans and she has helped to launch and build a new telephone company, Sprint which since 2020 is now part of T-Mobile. 
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