Christine Noyer Seaver ’81 was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2015. She started her professional career in foreign exchange sales and trading at Irving Trust Co. After receiving her MBA, she worked in a progression of industries and functional capacities in the Bay Area, including as associate development director for the San Francisco Ballet, in marketing and strategic planning for a computer start-up, and for a boutique executive search firm in Silicon Valley.

An active community volunteer for many years, she has served primarily in her children’s schools and with educational causes both in New Canaan, Conn., and in Palo Alto, Calif., where she lived for 17 years before returning to the East Coast in 2001. She was a member of the Board of Trustees at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan for nine years, serving as board chair from 2008 to 2012. She is on the Board of Trustees of the New Canaan Library and the Emily Dickinson Museum, is a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels and has also served on various other community and civic boards.

Seaver has been an active alumna of Amherst and received the College’s Medal for Eminent Service in 2010. She earned her B.A. in economics in 1981, magna cum laude, and an M.B.A. in 1986 from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is married to Alex Seaver, and they have four adult children.