[July 21, 2016; Philadelphia, PA] — The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine announces the appointment of Bill Levy and Linda Richardson to its Board of Overseers.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Bill and Linda to our Board of Overseers,” said Joan C. Hendricks, VMD, PhD, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. “Their expertise and business savvy will benefit both the Board and the entire Penn Vet community.”
William R. Levy joined Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) in 1998 and currently serves as President of Brown Brothers Harriman Trust Company of Delaware, N.A. He is responsible for overseeing all facets of trust and estate administration for the Trust Company as well as working with clients in connection with their estate, financial, and charitable planning. He had previously helped establish the Pennsylvania Trust Company for BBH in 1999.
Before joining BBH, Levy held corporate fiduciary roles with Provident National Bank and The Glenmede Trust Company. He also previously practiced law, specializing in estate and trust planning and administration. He graduated from Trinity College in 1975 and received his JD from Dickinson School of Law in 1978.
Levy is a longtime Penn Vet client and donor, the proud parent of a 2015 Penn Vet graduate, the parent of four cats, and the grandparent of two Pugs and three cats. He is particularly interested in the School’s translational research in diabetes and cancer as well as the Shelter Medicine Program.
Linda Richardson is the Founder of Richardson, a global sales training business, and the author of Changing the Sales Conversation and the New York Times bestseller Perfect Selling. A recognized leader in the industry, she won the coveted Stevie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sales Excellence in 2006 and was named one of the “Top 20 Most Influential Training Professionals” by Training Industry, Inc. in 2007.
Richardson teaches sales and management courses at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and in Wharton’s Executive Development Program. She began her career as an educator and educational psychologist before transitioning to the corporate world, where she developed a passion for sales effectiveness. She received a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology from Temple University.
The owner of two Persian cats, Richardson has been a Ryan Hospital client for many years. In addition, she has supported Penn Vet research projects focused on cancer and feline health.
Overseer boards serve as bridges between Penn's schools and centers and the community beyond campus boundaries. Although overseers do not have fiduciary responsibility, the President, Provost, and Board of Trustees rely heavily on these boards to help inform the work of the schools and centers.