Dartmouth Board of Trustees Elects Three New Members

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Will Griffith ’93, Maia Josebachvili ’05, and David Grain, Tuck ’89, to join the board.

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Newly elected Dartmouth trustees, from left, Will Griffith ’93, Maia Josebachvili ’05, and David Grain, Tuck ’89, will serve four-year terms beginning in July.

The Board of Trustees elected three new members who will serve four-year terms beginning July 1.

David Grain, Tuck ’89, Will Griffith ’93, and Maia Josebachvili ’05 will join the 26-member board. Grain and Griffith are charter trustees, nominated by current trustees, and Josebachvili is an alumni trustee, nominated by the alumni body. 

The board, which took the action at its annual winter meeting, is made up of 16 charter trustees, eight alumni trustees, and ex officio members President Sian Leah Beilock and the sitting governor of New Hampshire, Christopher Sununu.

“Dartmouth is fortunate to have a broad base of talented and committed alumni who are willing to serve this institution with expertise and devotion,” says board Chair Liz Lempres ’83, Thayer ’84. “On behalf of the board, I am delighted to welcome David, Maia, and Will as our newest trustees.”

David Grain, Tuck ’89

Grain is the founder and CEO of Grain Management. Founded in 2007, Grain Management is a leading, global private investment firm, specializing in digital infrastructure, and a trusted solutions provider to the broadband and communications industry. 

Previously he was president of Global Signal (formerly Pinnacle Towers), leading the company from bankruptcy to become a world leader in wireless communications towers. In 2006, Global Signal was sold to Crown Castle International for $5.7 billion. He has served as senior vice president of AT&T Broadband’s New England region and was executive director of the high-yield finance department at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on global telecommunications, media, and technology companies.

Active in civic affairs, Grain received a presidential appointment to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, where he chaired the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience National R&D Plan. In 2009, then-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist appointed Grain to the State Board of Administration’s Investment Advisory Council, where he served as chairman. He also served on the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, where he oversaw the state employee pension fund and subsequently chaired the investment committee.

He is the lead independent director of the board of directors of Southern Company, independent director of Dell Technologies, director of New Fortress Energy, a trustee of the Brookings Institution, and member of the advisory council of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the board of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. A lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2022.

Grain earned his bachelor’s degree in English from the College of the Holy Cross, where he served eight years as a trustee, and went on to earn his MBA from the Tuck School of Business, where he now serves on the board of advisors.

“I am deeply honored to accept a position on the Dartmouth Board of Trustees,“ Grain said. ”I’m excited to contribute to the institution’s mission of academic excellence and independence of thought within a culture of collaboration. It is in that same spirit of collaboration that I look forward to working with my fellow trustees, faculty, staff, and students to further enhance progress towards our imperatives and heighten our positive impact in the global community.”

Will Griffith ’93

Will Griffith is a partner at ICONIQ Capital, a global investment firm with more than $90 billion of assets under management. Griffith founded ICONIQ Growth, ICONIQ’s growth-equity platform, which invests in innovative visionaries who are defining tomorrow. Representative investments include Alibaba, Adyen, Airbnb, Datadog, Docusign, Figma, Gitlab, Snowflake, Uber, and Zoom. He is currently a director at a number of companies including Articulate, Drata, HighRadius, Procore, QGenda, Restaurant365 and ServiceTitan. He co-founded IPI, ICONIQ’s digital real estate business with more than $8 billion of committed assets under management, which is dedicated to scaling data centers globally to support the cloud economy. Griffith is a board adviser to ICONIQ Impact, ICONIQ’s collaborative philanthropy arm.

He began his career at Morgan Stanley, was a general partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, and worked at The Beacon Group, a private equity firm that was acquired by JPMorgan Chase.

At Dartmouth, Griffith double majored in engineering sciences and history and played football on a three-time Ivy League championship team. Two of those teams were coached by the late Buddy Teevens ’79. Griffith earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2000 and is a member of Stanford Business School’s Advisory Council. He has been a member of the Board of Advisors at Thayer School of Engineering since 2018 and was previously on the board of Stevenson High School in Pebble Beach, Calif.

“Dartmouth has been instrumental in shaping my journey, and I am grateful and excited about the opportunity to collaborate with President Beilock and the trustees to help advance our distinctive educational experience while preserving and strengthening our incredible community,” Griffith said.

Maia Josebachvili ’05

Maia Josebachvili is a technology executive and company builder who currently serves as a member of the leadership team at Stripe, the financial technology company that processes over $1 trillion annually. She has held multiple leadership roles there, including as leader of strategic operations, mergers and acquisitions, and human resources, and general manager of the Enterprise business.

Prior to Stripe, Josebachvili was founder and CEO of Urban Escapes, an e-commerce travel company that she sold to LivingSocial, where she served as general manager of new business initiatives. She later served as CMO and vice president of strategy and people at Greenhouse, an enterprise software company.

Josebachvili is active in the startup community, partnering with many founders and CEOs. She sits on the board of directors of Brightwheel and is an adviser to Google Ventures and its portfolio companies, a limited partner of the Operator Collective, and an active adviser to several startups. She also had a short stint as a professional skydiver. 

Josebachvili earned her BA in engineering. An active Dartmouth volunteer, she served as a founding advisory board member of the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship, vice president of the Class of 2005, Alumni Council representative, and recipient of the Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award. 

“I’m deeply humbled and honored to serve Dartmouth. As we navigate the ever-changing complexities facing higher education, I’m thrilled to play a collaborative role in shaping a future that not only builds on our legacy but also amplifies and celebrates all that is distinctly Dartmouth,” Josebachvili said.