Chairman of the Board
Gerald McNamara is a bladder cancer survivor living in New York City with his wife, Renee Petrofes. He is a Director and Chief Investment Officer for The JPB Foundation, a national philanthropy focusing on poverty, medical research, and the environment.
Prior to joining JPB in January 2012, he was a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs & Co. in their Private Wealth Management (PWM) Division. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1980. He previously served as a Trustee at Learning Leaders, and was a member of the Prep for Prep Associates Council. Gerry earned a BA in Economics from Williams College in 1977 where he was on the Varsity squash team. While at Williams, he spent his junior year attending Doshisha University’s Associated Kyoto Program in Kyoto, Japan, and traveled extensively throughout that country. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1980.