Meet the Board

Mr. Michael Barry '94

Jane Belford P '06

Mrs. Jane Belford P’06 is the former Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Washington. Mrs. Belford was the first woman and the first layperson to hold this position in the history of the Archdiocese. She was appointed Chancellor by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in 2001 and was reappointed by Cardinal Donald Wuerl in 2006. She served as Chancellor for nearly 13 years. In addition to her duties as Chancellor, she also served as General Counsel and Director of Public Affairs for the Archdiocese.

Mrs. Belford earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattanville College and her law degree with honors from the Georgetown University Law Center. She practiced law for many years in Washington, D.C., and was formerly a partner in the national firm of Foley & Lardner.

Mrs. Belford has served as a two-term member of the Board of Governors of the District of Columbia Bar; chair of the DC Public Service Activities Corporation; president of the Women’s Bar Association; and president and trustee of the Research Foundation of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. She has served on committees of the District of Columbia Bar and local and federal courts in Washington, D.C., including the Task Force on Gender, Race and Ethnic Bias in the Federal Courts in the District of Columbia, the Committee on Admissions and Grievances, Rule 911 Counseling Panel, and as a mediator in the alternate dispute resolution programs in the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit and the District of Columbia’s Access to Justice Commission.

During her career, Mrs. Belford has worked on behalf of many charitable organizations, filling many different roles as Board member, officer, pro bono attorney, fundraiser and volunteer, including the Advisory Council of the Archdiocesan Legal Network of Catholic Charities; Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC); John Carroll Society; Jesuit Volunteers International; Federal Association, Order of Malta; Christ Child Society; Support Our Aging Religious, Inc. (SOAR); and Missionaries of Charity Gift of Peace Home. Mrs. Belford has served on the Board of Trustees of Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart and Mater Dei School, and is currently a member of the board of Don Bosco/Cristo Rey High School, Georgetown Preparatory School, Victory Housing, Inc., and Forward in Faith Foundation.

Mrs. Belford is the recipient of the Papal Honor of Dame of the Order of St. Gregory; the Benemerenti Medal, awarded by Pope Benedict XVI; and the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal, awarded by Pope Francis. She is also the recipient of The Cardinal Hickey Award presented by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington; the Paul R. Dean Alumni Award presented by Georgetown University Law Center; the Georgetown Law Women’s Forum Alumnae Award; SOAR’s Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award; the John Carroll Society Medal; Saint Luke Institute’s Saint Luke Award; Manhattanville College Distinguished Alumni Award; and Honorary Doctorate Degree from Marymount University.

She is married to Kevin B. Belford, and they reside in Washington, D.C. Their son, Patrick Belford, is a graduate of Georgetown Prep class of 2006.

Mr. Michael Bidwill '83

Mr. Michael Bidwill ’83 joined the Arizona Cardinals in 1996 after six years as a federal prosecutor in Phoenix. Since he took over as team President in 2007, the Cardinals have gone .500 or better in seven of nine seasons (just twice in previous 20 years) and have posted four double-digit win seasons (none in previous 20 years). Michael notably spearheaded the effort that led to the creation of University of Phoenix Stadium where the Cardinals have sold out all 104 games played since it opened in 2006. The iconic, award-winning stadium has been a major factor in the transformation of the Cardinals and catalyst for the team’s success. In early 2015, it hosted its second Super Bowl and Bidwill was also instrumental in getting the 2015 Pro Bowl moved to Arizona, marking just the third time the annual all-star game has been played outside of Hawaii. Michael has taken on an increasing role in the NFL and the greater Phoenix business community. In addition to serving on four NFL committees - Business Ventures, Stadium, NFL Foundation and Workplace Diversity – he chairs the Security and Fan Conduct Committee and in December was tapped by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to chair the league’s new Conduct Committee. In Arizona, he is past Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and serves on the boards of the Arizona Commerce Authority, Greater Phoenix Leadership, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and the Pat Tillman Foundation.

In 2013 at his 30th reunion, Michael received the Father Beatty Man of the Year Award, presented annually to an alumnus outstanding for his generosity and service to Prep.

In January 2016, Michael was inducted into the National Football Foundation (NFF) Leadership Hall of Fame.

He earned a B.S. in Finance from St. Louis University and a law degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Mr. James Boland '74

Mr. Christopher Bollenbach '85

Mr. Christopher Bollenbach ’85 has worked in financial services since 1990. He began his career at UBS/Paine Webber, where he worked for thirteen years in a number of management and leadership roles. Chris also held tenures at Sunkist Growers, Inc., where he was Director of Planning, and Citi Smith Barney, where he provided financial strategies and services to affluent clients. In 2011, Chris moved to the Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch, where he directs a wealth management team focused on the needs of ultra-high-net-worth families and individuals.

A 1985 Prep graduate, Chris attended the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. Active in philanthropy, he chairs the Bollenbach Family Scholarship Fund, which provides college tuition for approximately twenty underprivileged students each year. Chris is a past volunteer with the Academy of Business Leadership, the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Music Matters, and the California Community Foundation. His wife, Kendra, was recently appointed to the board of the California Philharmonic.

Chris and Kendra live with their daughter Anastasia in the Little Holmby neighborhood of Westwood, California. He enjoys travel and is an avid golfer, skier, and musician.

Sister Mary Bourdon

Sister Mary Bourdon is the co-founder and Head of School at the Washington School for Girls (WSG). Under her leadership, the school has grown from an after-school tutoring program housed in the basement of a low-income residential complex to a tuition-free independent day school for girls in grades 3-8, across two full-service campuses. Under her leadership, the school has been recognized for its success through numerous awards including Fight for Children’s 2009 Quality Schools Award and Washington Area Women’s Foundation Leadership Award. WSG has also been selected four times by the Catalogue for Philanthropy as one of the “best small charities in the greater DC area.” Sister Mary was selected by the Washington Business Journal for the Women Who Mean Business Award in 2014.

Before founding WSG, Sister Mary served as a director at Quest in New York. At Quest, Sister Mary the organization’s volunteer program which serves migrant farmworkers in upstate New York and other poor communities in the United States and abroad. Sister Mary served as a school counselor at Regina High School (Maryland) and Mary Academy (Texas).

Sister Mary holds both a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from American University and a master of Science in Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland. She completed Harvard Business School’s Executive Leadership Course in non-profit management.

Mr. Mark Brown '77, P'09, '12

Mr. Denis Dwyer II P'04

Mr. Denis Dwyer II P’04 is a Principal of Williams & Jensen where he specializes in Federal and state legislative, public policy, government marketing and procurement issues. Prior to joining Williams & Jensen, Mr. Dwyer was a Principal and the Director of Legislation and Federal Affairs at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand, from 1992 until March 2002. In December 2000, Influence Online named Mr. Dwyer as one of Washington's top four transportation lobbyists. In 1998, Legal Times ranked Mr. Dwyer as one of the "Hottest Appropriations Lobbyists" in Washington, D.C.

Denis’ son, Denis Dwyer III, is a 2004 Prep graduate. Denis and his wife, Sara, reside in Alexandria, Virginia. Denis is a graduate of Gettysburg College.

Mr. Victor Ma '86, P '19

Mr. Victor Ma ’86, P ’19 was born in 1967, and was awarded a double bachelor’s degrees in Finance and International Management at Georgetown University. In 1991, after completing the MBA program at University of California at Berkeley, Mr. Ma joined the Yuanta Group and served in various departments including Investment Banking, Mutual Fund Management, International Operations, and Top Corporate Strategies.

In 1998, Mr. Ma spearheaded the 100% acquisition of Cathay Capital Securities (Thailand). Furthermore, in 2001 Mr. Ma was instrumental in the formation of a strategic alliance with Kim Eng Holdings (Singapore), which in hindsight was a major milestone in the internationalization of Yuanta Securities.

From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Ma was the VP of the International Operations Department in Yuanta Securities, leading the firm’s drive to become a leader in Greater China and Asia and establishing a long-term competitive advantage for Yuanta. During the same period, he was also the Chairman of Fuh-Hwa Securities Finance Company, the largest securities lending institution in Taiwan. Over the years, Mr. Ma has applied a mixture of his skills and experiences from different financial business sectors to maximize the synergy of Yuanta Financial Holdings.

In 2007 while Victor Ma was the CEO of Yuanta Financial Holdings, the firm received awards for “Best Corporate Governance”, the “Best Investor Relations”, and “Best Responsibilities of Management and the Board of Directors in Taiwan” from Asia Money Magazine. Since 2009, Victor Ma has been a Director of Yuanta Educational & Cultural Foundation, and devotes himself to strengthening Yuanta’s Corporate Social Responsibility and charitable initiatives.

Mr. Jeff Paravano P'16

Mr. Jeff Paravano P’16 is a tax attorney and serves as Managing Partner of BakerHostetler's Washington, D.C. office. He previously served as firmwide Chair of the firm's Tax Group, which is among the largest law firm tax practices in the United States. Mr. Paravano has a broad-based tax practice involving tax controversy and tax litigation; corporate, partnership, and venture capital transactions; and domestic and cross-border tax planning. He also represents clients' interests before enforcement officials, federal policy makers, and on Capitol Hill. Before returning to the firm from Treasury in 2003, Jeff served as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Tax Policy, at the United States Department of Treasury.

Jeff is a graduate of John Carroll University (B.S. in B.A. Accounting, 1988), and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1991; LL.M in Taxation, 1993), and the founding president of the Loyola Club of Washington. He and his wife, Kathleen, have two children: Jonathan is a member of the Prep class of 2016; Kathryn is a member of the Stone Ridge Class of 2017. Both Jeff and Kathleen grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and now live in McLean, VA.

Mr. Peter Plamondon '77, P'11, '13

Mr. Peter Plamondon ’77, P’11, ’13 is the Co-President of The Plamondon Companies, a hospitality management and development company. The Plamondon Companies own and manage select service Marriott hotels in Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland, as well as the trademark and franchise system for Roy Rogers Restaurants.

He began working for the Marriott Corporation in the Hotel Division's Sales and Marketing Department in 1981. In 1986, he left the hospitality industry for commercial real estate and was a Vice President with Barrueta & Associates in Washington, D.C., until 1993.

Mr. Plamondon joined his father's business, Plamondon Enterprises, Inc. (a franchisee of Roy Rogers Family Restaurants) in 1993 as Vice President of Real Estate and Construction. He expanded the company into the hotel business by opening a Fairfield Inn by Marriott in the fall of 1996. The Courtyard by Marriott opened in March 1999 and a Residence Inn by Marriott followed in October 2002 both in Frederick. The company expanded into Hagerstown, MD with the opening of a SpringHill Suites by Marriott in December 2006. In 2012, the company opened its most recent hotel in Frederick, TownePlace Suites by Marriott. In 2004, he and his brother, Jim Plamondon, formed Plamondon Hospitality Partners to manage the company's hotels, as well as hotels for third parties.

In April 1998, Mr. Plamondon and his brother purchased the stock for Plamondon Enterprises from their parents and now share the Office of President for the company. As a means of furthering expansion for the company, the Roy Rogers trademark and franchise system were purchased by the brothers in July 2002.

Outside affiliations include sitting on the Board of Directors for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and BlueRidge Bank. He is a current Trustee of the Connelly School of the Holy Child, Potomac, MD and Georgetown Preparatory School, North Bethesda, MD, as well as a past board member for the Chamber of Commerce of Frederick County, Maryland, Adventist HealthCare System, Advisory Council for the Hospitality Program at Frederick Community College and the United Way of Frederick County. A graduate of Cornell University, Mr. Plamondon received his Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration in 1981.

His sons, Peter (Tripp) Plamondon ’11 and Jeffrey ’13, are also Prep graduates.

He and his wife, Gail, reside in Darnestown, Maryland.

Mr. John Rauber '76, P'12, '12, '15, '20

Mr. John Rauber '76, P'12, '12, '15, '20 is the Director, North American Public Affairs, for John Deere, with responsibility for public affairs matters affecting its Agriculture & Turf Equipment businesses. John leads the company’s engagement in public policy impacting U.S. and Canadian agriculture, turf, grounds care and technology markets.

John joined Deere & Company in 2000, and has served in successive positions of responsibility for U.S and international public affairs and advocacy. This includes directing the company’s Washington, D.C. office, and leading Deere’s expansion of formal government affairs programs to its business units in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and Canada.

John also spent three years with the company’s financial services business, as Regional Director, International Finance, with responsibility for credit operations and business development in Central Europe, Russia and the CIS, Africa and the Middle East. This included ensuring credit availability to dealers and customers during the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath.

John is a member of the Business-Government Relations Council and serves on its Board of Directors. He has previously served on advisory committees to the U.S. Export-Import Bank and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University, and his law degree from the George Washington University. He is currently admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

John’s three sons are fellow Prep graduates: David ’12, John ’12, and Michael ’15. John and his wife, Diane, reside in Potomac, Maryland.

Rev. Chris Steck, S.J.

Rev. Chris Steck, S.J., was born in Pt. Arthur, TX. After completing his Masters in Electrical Engineering at LSU, he worked for Texas Instruments, where a circuit he designed was awarded a patent. He entered the Jesuits in 1983, taught high school at Jesuit High in Tampa, Florida, and was ordained a priest in 1994. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in Christian Ethics at Yale University (1999), he began work in the Theology Department at Georgetown. He received tenure in 2006 and was elected department chair in 2012.

In addition to his book The Ethical Thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar, he has published numerous articles dealing with theoretical issues in Catholic moral theology. His courses include “Problem of God,” “Saints and Sinners,” and “Dogs and Theology.” He serves as chaplain in New South Hall at Georgetown University.

Rev. James Stoeger, S.J.

Rev. James Stoeger, S.J., is currently Provincial Assistant for Vocations for the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus.

Fr. Stoeger has served as Headmaster at Gonzaga College High School (DC), Principal at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School (Indianapolis), Provincial Assistant for Secondary Education and Pastoral Ministries for the Chicago Province Jesuits, and Vice President and President of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association. He has served on the boards of several Jesuit schools and other Jesuit ministries. He resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Mrs. Jacklyn Wynn P'10