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Columbia College alumna Abigail Black Elbaum CC’92, BUS’94 one of two new University Trustees

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Columbia University announced that Abigail Black Elbaum CC’92, BUS’94 and Mark T. Gallogly BUS’86 have been elected to its Board of Trustees. Their terms began September 6, 2016.

“We are very fortunate at Columbia to have a group of highly accomplished individuals who generously give their time, energy and considerable wisdom to the governance of the University by serving on its board as trustees,” said Chairman Jonathan Schiller CC’69, LAW’73. “Abby and Mark precisely fit this description, and I am enormously excited that they will become part of our board. I am looking forward to working with each of them.”

“The board is going to benefit greatly from the contributions that Abby and Mark will make in the months and years ahead,” said Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger. “They each possess a combination of business acumen, concern for Columbia, and a demonstrated capacity for effective collaboration that makes them ideal additions to our board.”

Abigail (“Abby”) Black Elbaum is a business and civic leader in New York City who in past years has dedicated herself in a variety of ways to advancing Columbia’s mission. Elbaum is a principal at Ogden CAP Properties, a real estate concern that owns and manages commercial and residential properties in New York and Washington, D.C. She has served on the Real Estate Board of New York, the New York City Police Foundation, and in a variety of capacities at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. An alumna of Columbia College and Columbia Business School, Elbaum served on the College’s Board of Visitors and, in 2002, received the Columbia College Young Alumni Achievement Award. She was a 2015 recipient of the John Jay Award at Columbia College for distinguished professional achievement. Elbaum was also nominated to the Board by the Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee.

Mark T. Gallogly is a cofounder and managing principal of the investment firm Centerbridge Partners. He previously was a senior managing director and the head of private equity at the Blackstone Group. Throughout his career, Gallogly has been involved in a broad spectrum of industries, businesses and investment cycles. Gallogly served on President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness from 2010 to 2012 and the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board from 2008 to 2010. He currently serves on the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers, the board of trustees of The Economic Club of New York, as well as the advisory council of the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project. He is a partner of the Partnership for New York City and member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Gallogly graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame and received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1986.