Duke University appoints seven new directors



Seven new members joined Duke University’s board of trustees on July 1, university officials said on Thursday.

The new directors are Michael J. Bingle, vice president of Silver Lake Group; Eddy H. Cue, senior vice president of Internet software and services at Apple; Nancy-Ann DeParle, managing partner and co-founder of Consonance Capital Partners; and Grant H. Hill, Basketball Hall of Fame and founder of Hill Ventures. They will each serve a six-year term.

In addition, three observers were appointed to the board: Vikas J. Patel, owner and principal physician of North Carolina Dermatology Associates; Doha Ali, a 2021 Duke graduate who studied economics and sociology; and Gerardo A. Párraga, 2021 Law School graduate.

As the governing body of the university, the board is responsible for the educational mission and fiscal policies of the school.

Bingle E’94 joined the Silver Lake Group, a leading technology investment firm, in 1999 and led a number of the company’s investments in FinTech, payments, information services, software and commerce electronic. Previously, Bingle was one of the firm’s managing partners.

While a biomedical engineering student at Duke, Bingle received a scholarship from the National Science Foundation to do research in ultrasound technology. He was a member of the Duke’s Young Alumni Council and the Annual Fund Advisory Board, and in 2004 he received the Charles A. Duke Award. Bingle is currently vice chairman of the visitors’ council of the Pratt School of Engineering.

Tail T’86 is a member of Apple’s leadership team, overseeing corporate services including Apple Music, Apple Pay, Maps, Search Ads, Apple’s innovative iCloud services, and Apple’s productivity and creativity apps . He also leads the newly formed team responsible for developing all aspects of Apple’s global video programming. He joined the company in 1989.

Cue helped create the Apple Online Store in 1998, the iTunes Store in 2003, and the App Store in 2008. He also played a key role in the development of Apple’s award-winning iLife suite of applications. He returned to Duke on several occasions to help students in technology fields, and in 2017 he spoke to the Duke Technology Scholars, an effort to inspire more of Duke’s undergraduate women to choose careers in computer science. and in electrical and computer engineering.

Talk is co-founder and managing partner of Consonance Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in the healthcare industry in the United States. She is a director of CVS Health and HCA Healthcare. From 2011 to January 2013, she was Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy to President Barack Obama. Health policy expert from 2009 to 2011 as director of the White House Office of Health Reform, DeParle led the successful Obama administration efforts to enact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) , then managed the initial implementation of the law.

From 2006 to 2009, DeParle was Managing Director of CCMP Capital Advisors and Senior Advisor to its predecessor, JPMorgan Partners, LLC. She was also a senior fellow at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a director of several corporate and non-profit boards. From 1997 to 2000, DeParle was a director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she served as Student Body President, the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and Harvard Law School. In 1994, Time selected DeParle as one of the “50 Most Promising American Leaders Aged 40 and Under”.

Hill T’94 is one of the most accomplished college and professional basketball players of his generation. Inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in the first round of voting in 2018, Hill was a seven-time NBA All-Star and won the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in 1991 and 1992 with Duke. He was inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 for his contributions to the basketball program.

After 19 years as a professional athlete, Hill is now a successful businessman, speaker, television commentator, and executive member of several non-profit boards. In 1994 he founded Hill Ventures, a private company investing in commercial real estate projects in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina and Washington, DC Hill is one of five independent directors on the NCAA Board of Governors and will become the Managing Director of the United States. Men’s national basketball team after the Tokyo Olympics. The NBA Retired Players Association has named Hill a board member and officer. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Campbell Soup Company, the Empire State Realty Trust and the Lake Highland Preparatory School.

His mother, Janet Hill, served on Duke’s board from 2006 to 2021.

Patel T’96, M’00, HS’04, president-elect of the Duke Alumni Association, will serve on the board for a four-year term, as an observer for its first two years, and then as a voting director for its remaining two years.

Patel is the owner and principal physician of North Carolina Dermatology Associates, based in Raleigh. He founded the firm in 2009 and provides comprehensive medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services. A committed volunteer for Duke, Patel has mentored many current and past students through the Duke Alumni Network, the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, and the Re-Imagine Medicine Fellowship (ReMed) through the Kenan Institute for Ethics. He joined the Duke Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2016, then served as a member of the Executive Committee and co-chaired the Awards and Recognition Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In addition to his service at Duke, he has served on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Board of Directors for the Triangle Chapter since 2016.

Appointed by the Young Undergraduate Trustee Nominating Committee, Ali T’21 majored in economics and sociology, and spent much of her time at Duke leading on-campus and off-campus services. She has been a member of the Center for Race Relations, a disciplinary advisor for the Office of Student Conduct, and resident assistant on the West Campus.

In Durham, she volunteered with Student U and with the Durham Community Land Trustees. In his hometown of Denver, Ali served as a mentor for the College Access Project, a peer-to-peer mentoring program aimed at helping first-generation, low-income students in his neighborhood apply and succeed in college. This fall, Ali will join Dalberg Advisors in Washington DC as an analyst.

Ali will serve a three-year term, as an observer his first year, and then as a voting director for the remainder of his term.

Parraga T’18, L’21, was appointed by the nomination committee of young graduate / professional directors. At a young age he immigrated to South Florida from El Salvador. He came to Duke as an undergraduate student to study political science and economics. At Duke, Párraga advocated for marginalized communities as an executive member of the Latin American Law Students Association and as an original member of the Low Income / First Generation Engagement Committee, and in directly representing victims of domestic violence and eviction hijacking in Durham through the Civil Justice Clinic. He aspires to become a professor to expand his research to the intersection of technology and law.

Párraga is a first year partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.

Párraga will serve a two-year term, as an observer in his first year, then as a voting director in his second.



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