Penn Alumni Trustee Nominees

Brief Biographies of the Recommended Slate of Alumni Trustee Nominees

Penn Alumni has nominated two candidates to fill two alumni trustee positions for five –year terms starting January 1, 2018.

Adam K. Bernstein, W'85

Adam K. Bernstein, W’85 is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bernstein Companies, a full service real estate investment and development company based in Washington, DC. The Bernstein Companies is a diversified organization that includes investing and operating commercial, residential and hotel properties throughout the mid-Atlantic region. He is also President and CEO of Consortium Atlantic Realty Trust. Adam also serves as director of PennantPark Investment Corporation, a business development company publicly traded on NASDAQ.

Adam’s commitment to Penn has spanned many years. He was a 20 year member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Advisory Board (MARAB), an organization which helped coordinate outreach and alumni work in the Washington, DC region and served as President of MARAB for five years until 2012. Adam was appointed to the Board of Overseers of the School of Arts and Sciences in 2013.

Dedicated to civic engagement, Adam stays active through his participation with the Bernstein Family Foundation, Autism Speaks, and as of 2014, Team Turnaround, a non-profit that helps promote equity in education in underserved communities.

Adam and his wife Tracy C’88, have four children, Danielle, C’14, Liza, C’16, Brenner (20) and Thea (16).


Alberto Ivan Duran, WG'93

Alberto Ivan Duran, WG93 is the Founder and Chaiman of Mundivox Communications Alberto Duran grew up in Brazil and after many years in the United States founded Mundivox Communications in Rio de Janeiro in1999. Mundivox is a private telecommunications company focused in the corporate market in major metropolitan areas in Brazil. Prior to Mundivox, Alberto started his career in New York at Andersen Consulting and later worked for Bain and Company and the Monitor Group based in the US and Europe. He specialized in building M&A strategies for technology companies expanding geographically.

Alberto received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Pontificia Universidade Catolica and an MBA from The Wharton School in 1993. From 2010 until 2016 Alberto served as the Chairman of the Wharton Executive Board of Latin America. Currently he is a member of the Wharton Board of Overseers. Alberto, his wife Inma and their three children have been living in Singapore since 2013. In Asia, he serves in the Board of two technology firms and is a benefactor at the National University of Singapore. Having been a recipient of Financial Aid in the past, Alberto is most passionate to promote access to education to all kids that dream and fight hard to achieve their goals in life.

Lynn J. Jerath, W'95

Lynn J. Jerath, W’95 is the President & Founder of Citrine Investment Group, a real estate investment management firm. Lynn is an industry leader in the institutional real estate space, and prior to founding her own firm was a partner at GEM Realty Capital. She also has worked at The Carlyle Group and Goldman Sachs, among other firms during her career.

Lynn has been an active volunteer at Penn since 1999. She joined the Trustees Council of Penn Women in 2005, and has served as a co-chair of TCPW’s development committee. She is on the Board of Overseers for the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and previously was a member of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Advisory Board (MARAB) when she lived in the Washington, DC area. During that time, Lynn and her family endowed a scholarship for women pursuing finance at Wharton. She also served on the programming committee for the Penn Spectrum Conference in 2013. Lynn is grateful for the instrumental role Penn has played in her career, and delights in supporting our alma mater in any way she can.

Lynn and her husband, Kunal Jerath, live in Chicago with their two sons.

Alumni may file other nominations until August 31, 2017; these nominations must be accompanied by a petition signed by no less than 1,500 degree-holding alumni.

For Alumni Trustee nominations and any additional details write to Trina L. Middleton, Director of Penn Alumni Board Services, at 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226, via fax at 215-898-5383, or via email at trinalm@upenn.edu.

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