Two New Members Appointed to Woodland Board of Trustees

Two New Members Appointed to Woodland Board of Trustees
Tanya Spishak

Two new Trustees are appointed to Woodland’s Board, Sharon Binger and Michael Mastrandrea.

Sharon Binger is a Managing Director and the Chief Compliance Officer of Silver Lake, the global leader in large scale technology investing. In her role, she oversees a team of compliance professionals and is responsible for administering the firm's compliance program worldwide. She is also on point for addressing the firm's litigation. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Sharon spent more than eight years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Most recently at the SEC, she served as the regional director of the Philadelphia Regional Office where she administered the Commission's Enforcement and Regulatory programs for the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to becoming regional director, Sharon served as an assistant regional director in enforcement in the SEC's New York office, and originally began at the SEC as a staff attorney in enforcement in New York. Before joining the SEC, Sharon was a senior litigation associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York.

Sharon received her B.A. from Northwestern University and her J.D. from Duke University.  She has twins at Woodland, Class of 2026.

Michael Mastrandrea brings to the board a passion for sustainability and stewardship on our campus and beyond, as well as cultivating Woodland’s unique niche among independent schools on the Peninsula. Michael is director of Near Zero, a climate and energy non-profit based at Stanford University working on the design and implementation of scientifically grounded policy. Previously, he was part of the leadership team for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, a global report on climate change science and policy options for world governments. He has also served as an Assistant Consulting Professor at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. He currently sits on the Editorial Board and is a managing editor for the scientific journal Climatic Change.

Michael holds a Ph.D. from Stanford's Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford. He and his wife Annabelle have two boys at Woodland, Keyan (Class of 2026) and Jasper (Class of 2029).

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