I am thrilled to announce that Stuart Bohart of Morgan Stanley and Marissa Mayer of Google and have joined Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s board of trustees. Bohart, managing director, investment management at Morgan Stanley, has been with the global financial services firm for more than 10 years. Mayer joined Google in 1999 as its first female engineer and 20th employee, and functions as the principle designer of Google’s look and feel. The museum’s board of trustees, a group of 33 individuals led by Chairman Paul Herzan and President James Rosenthal, is comprised of a distinguished roster of leaders from top American design companies, including GE, Nike, P & G and Target.
Bohart joined Morgan Stanley as a portfolio manager in the investment management business, where he co-managed a global multi-strategy equity fund, and went on to become head of International Prime Brokerage in 2003 and global head in Prime Brokerage in 2005. In 2006, he was appointed head of alternative investments and he became head of investment management in 2008. Bohart, a graduate of Northwestern University with dual degrees in economics and Asian studies, serves on the board of the Smithsonian African Art Museum and on the board of governors for the Investment Company Institute. He lives on the Upper West Side with his family.
Mayer leads Google’s product management and design efforts for search products, including web search, images, news, books, products, maps, Google Earth, and more. Her efforts have included designing and developing Google’s search interface, and launching hundreds of features and products on Google.com. The company’s design efforts, under Mayer’s leadership, were recognized with the 2008 National Design Award for Corporate Achievement, which acknowledges a corporation’s use of design as a strategic tool in its mission and exhibits ingenuity and insight in helping to advance the relationship between design and quality of life. She received her bachelor of science degree in symbolic systems and her master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University, specializing in artificial intelligence for both degrees. Mayer is a trustee of SF MoMA and the San Francisco Ballet, and currently resides in San Francisco, Calif.