NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alan M. Dachs, President and CEO of Fremont Group, has been elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Conference Board (http://www.conference-board.org), the global, independent business membership and research association. The role of the Board of Trustees is comparable to that of a Board of Directors in for-profit companies.
Dachs succeeds Douglas R. Conant, President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, who steps down after three years as Chairman but continues to serve as a Trustee.
Fremont Group is a San Francisco-based equity investment firm specializing in direct investments, real estate, venture capital and publicly traded securities. Dachs is also a member of the Board of Directors of Bechtel Group, Inc. and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and a Trustee of The Brookings Institution, serving on its executive, investment, and budget and finance committees and as Chair of its foreign policy studies program leadership committee. He is a Fellow at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and serves on the corporation visiting committee for the engineering systems division of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the advisory board of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Dachs is also Chair Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University, where he received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in 2007.
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