William Henry Kieffer, III
Chair of the Board of Governors
Bill Kieffer was an executive with State Street Corporation, Boston, for 29 years, retiring in August 2002. His responsibilities over those years included leading businesses which provided lending to multinational corporations, global cash management and investment management services, the latter focusing on the development and monitoring of investing strategies for endowments, foundations and corporate pension plans.
Bill is the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. A former Charter Trustee, Bill now serves as a Trustee Emeritus of Middlebury College. He is a Charter Trustee of Gould Academy, Chair of its Finance Committee, a member of its Executive Committee and past Secretary and Treasurer of its Board. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Maine Community Foundation and Chair of its Philanthropic Services Committee, a member of the Oxford County Advisory Fund and of the Equity Fund. Bill is a member of the Vestry of Trinity Church Boston, a member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity Boston Foundation and past co-Chair of the Spirit of State Street Alumni Volunteer Program.
He is a graduate of Middlebury College and completed graduate level courses at Yale, NYU and Babson. Bill also served as a Lieutenant in the U. S. Navy, with service in Vietnam.
Bill and his partner, Jim May, reside in Boston, MA., Bethel, ME. and Palm Springs, CA.