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Kim Goodwin ’81


Kim Goodwin is CEO of Avanico Holdings LLC.  She is the former Managing Director and Head of Equities for Credit Suisse Asset Management, and was Equities Chief Investment Officer for both State Street Research and American Century Investments.  Kim has served on corporate boards since 2004.  Her current and former boards include: (Banco) Popular Inc., PineBridge Investments LLC, media conglomerate Grupo Ferré Rangel, Akamai Technologies Inc, and CheckFree Corporation.      Kim’s interest in the stock markets and board service were sparked by her student activism at Princeton.  She co-chaired the TWC Governance board for 2 years and met her classmate, now husband, José Figueroa ‘81.  Kim also sat inside Nassau Hall to pressure Princeton’s trustees to divest the endowment from South African investments … having absolutely no idea that she would later join said board of trustees and the PRINCO endowment board.    Kim and her favorite classmate migrate between San Juan, PR and Princeton, NJ.


Heart-to-Heart: In-Depth Dialogues with Pioneering Princetonians

Saturday, October 6

Majka Burhardt ’98, Professional Climber and Executive Director, Legado, interviewed by Julia Boorstin Samuelson ’00, CNBC Senior Media & Entertainment Correspondent

Meet Majka Burhardt, author, professional climber, filmmaker and entrepreneur and hear how her passion, purpose and pursuit of excellence have taken her around the globe.

McCosh Hall, Room 10


Gabrielle Sulzberger ’81, General Partner of Fontis Partners, interviewed by Kim Goodwin ’81, CEO, Avanico Holdings

Meet Gaby [Simms] Sulzberger, one of the first women of color in private equity investments. Gabrielle has served on corporate boards since 2003.  She chaired the board of directors for Whole Foods, defending the company from activist investors and overseeing the company through Amazon’s acquisition in 2017.

Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium


Helen Zia ’73, Author and Activist, interviewed by Melanie Lawson ’76, News Anchor and Reporter, KTRK-TV ABC-13

Meet Helen Zia, a child of the civil rights era, who quit medical school to work as a construction laborer, auto worker, a feminist community organizer before finding her life’s work as an author and activist. Her passion for journalism and activism led her to Ms. magazine and global encounters.

McCosh Hall, Room 50