2023 Applicants for Nomination as Trustee Candidates
A Bronxville resident since 2011, Sara has extensively dedicated her time to volunteering for her childrens’ schools and the Bronxville community. Sara has volunteered in many different school leadership roles from Treasurer of the Reformed Church Nursery School, Bronxville Elementary School Chair, Middle School Grade Chair and presently Athletic Council Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair Elect of the High School while also serving on various other school councils and PTA committees. In the broader community, Sara has served on the Bronxville Non-Partisan Committee from 2014-2017, is a member of the Jansen Hospice Board, member of the Bronxville Youth Lacrosse Association Board and serves on Siwanoy’s Racquets Committee.
Professionally, Sara started out in Asset Management and transitioned to become a trader on both the buy and sell side for various financial institutions in New York City for 10+ years. Sara ended her career at Arience Capital, a hedge fund, where she ran their equities trading desk.
Sara and her husband, Ryan, have four children who all attend the Bronxville Schools; one son is in eleventh grade, a son in ninth grade, a son in eighth grade and a daughter in fifth grade. Her vast experience volunteering and having children in all three schools, provides Sara with unique knowledge and perspective. She is well informed on current issues within the school and has strong relationships with the administration, teachers, coaches and community members. Sara attended Lehigh University, majoring in finance.
Christina Skinner is an Assistant Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she specializes in financial regulations with a focus on monetary and fiscal governance, corporate governance, and risk management and culture in financial institutions. Christina has an extensive background in the legal profession, having served as Legal Counsel to the Bank of England, where she was responsible for Brexit-related statutory drafting and advised the Financial Policy Committee on financial stability issues.
Christina’s academic qualifications include a post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia Law School, where she focused on financial regulations, and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. Christina began her legal career as a judicial law clerk to two federal judges before practicing law at the law firm Zuckerman Spaeder, where she specialized in commercial litigation. During her career, Christina has also held positions at the U.S. Department of Justice, Arnold & Porter LLP, and Goldman Sachs.
Christina has demonstrated a strong commitment to community service in Bronxville. She served on two Bronxville School parent committees, including the DEI Committee, which is focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and has served as a PTA class parent for three classes. Christina also served as Treasurer for the Bronxville Skate Club. She is an active parishioner of the Church of Saint Joseph, and member of the Bronxville Field Club. Christina volunteers each year as an interviewer for prospective students on behalf of the Princeton Alumni Association.
Christina and her husband, William Skinner, Jr, moved to Bronxville in 2018 and have 4 children, two of whom attend the Bronxville School and 2 who attend the Reformed Church Nursery School.
Bruce and his wife Irena have three children (Marlow, Dillon and Claire), all graduates of the Bronxville School, and have lived in the village since 1992. During that time, Bruce has coached their sons and daughter in the Twilight League (baseball) and Saturday basketball clinics, served as president of the Lawrence Park Hilltop Association, captain of the men’s B tennis team at the Bronxville Field Club, and served on the host committees to support many of our community’s beloved institutions.
In 2020, Bruce retired as Executive Officer of Assured Guaranty, Ltd., a public company providing insurance of municipal bonds, infrastructure bonds and asset-backed securities. Previously, he worked at Financial Security Assurance (“FSA,” another bond insurer which merged with Assured Guaranty), where he was General Counsel. He had helped organize FSA while practicing law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and then joined FSA as its first General Counsel. For over a decade, Bruce served as chair of the Association of Financial Guaranty Insurers, the trade organization for bond insurers. Over the course of his 33-year career with FSA and Assured, he participated in numerous affiliated insurance and holding company boards of directors, including finance, audit and compensation committees. He is experienced in employee benefits, accounting and tax matters, as well as public finance. He has also spent considerable time lobbying in Albany and Washington D.C. on behalf of the bond insurance industry.
Bruce is an alumnus of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, both of which he graduated magna cum laude. He is a graduate of and believer in public schools, and his mother was a public school special education teacher for over 30 years.
Holland Sullivan is the Global Head of Private Equity and Real Estate Product at Citibank. He is a former investment banker and, as a licensed attorney, he previously served as General Counsel and Head of Corporate Development for the family office of the founder of Mylan and Elan Pharmaceutical. Holland has experience in negotiating cross-border M&A transactions and commercial real estate divestitures, particularly within the APAC region. He began his career at Merrill Lynch in asset management.
Holland has a BA from Yale University, a JD from Baylor University, and a Masters in Finance from NYU Stern. He has resided in Bronxville with his wife and two children for more than a decade.