Kent Place Elects Short Hills Resident James H. McGraw IV as President, Board of Trustees

July 8, 2014 at 11:30 AM

SUMMIT, NJ - Kent Place School, an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory day school for young women, has announced the election of James H. McGraw IV to the position of President of the Board of Trustees, effective July 1. McGraw will be responsible for working with the Board of Trustees to ensure Kent Place School has the resources it needs to fulfill its mission. 

McGraw has served in a range of executive management roles with McGraw Hill Financial, formerly named The McGraw-Hill Companies. He currently is president of the McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute. Previously, he served as vice-president, Group Publisher for McGraw Hill Construction where he had responsibility for the unit’s award-winning publications including, Engineering News-Record and Architectural Record.

Prior to that, McGraw served as vice president, strategic programs for BusinessWeek magazine where he led the development of numerous special interest publications on topics such as education, the arts, the environment and the business of the PGA Tour.  He also led the expansion ofBusinessWeek’s executive conference programs in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Sign Up for E-News

“I am confident that Jay will be a very thoughtful Board President and he will not take any decision lightly,” stated Beverly B. Mills, outgoing Kent Place President of the Board of Trustees. “Everybody respects Jay and he and his family have always been extremely committed to Kent Place School. As President, I know he will be an excellent leader of the Board and will work very well with all constituencies to help further Kent Place’s mission.”

McGraw has served on the board of directors of the Business Press Education Foundation, the Alliance for Audited Media, American Business Media, The New York Building Congress and the Society of American Military Engineers.  He also served for 10 years on The McGraw-Hill Companies Pension Investment Committee and is chairman of the Millburn-Short Hills Historic Preservation Commission.

McGraw holds a BA from the University of Denver and an MBA from Fordham University. He and his wife Jane are the proud parents of three daughters – Kent Place 2012 and 2014 graduates and a rising junior.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Millburn/Short Hills

Senior Rabbi of B'nai Jeshurun of Short Hills Leads 50 Adults to Israel

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Congregation B’nai Jeshurun’s Senior Rabbi, Matthew D. Gewirtz, led a group of 50 adults to Israel in early November. In addition to touring, the trip included Adult B’nai Mitzvah services and discussions with local leaders on various aspects of life in Israel.

Rabbi Gewirtz began his tenure as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in ...

Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce Hosting 'A Taste of Millburn' Soiree

January 18, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce is hosting 'A Taste of Millburn' Soiree on January 30 at the Short Hills Hilton. Many business owners, elected officials, and residents are expected to come out and enjoy the festivities. 

Area restaurants will serve up tasting size dishes to sample while attendees sip the signature Cranberry Frost Martini created just ...

Theft at Louis Vuitton; Fraud and Forgery Strike Nordstrom at Short Hills Mall

January 14, 2017

On January 5, 2017 Millburn Police Officer Zonn responded to the Louis Vuitton store at The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. Louis Vuitton personnel report a Hispanic male wearing an olive colored jacket and jeans concealed a pair of sunglasses valued at $760.00 and left the store without making payment. The incident is under investigation by the Millburn Police Detective Bureau.

On ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, January 20, 12:00 PM

Oasis Building (behind University Middle School), Irvington

Community Church Oasis Volunteer Opportunity

Religions And Spirituality


Sat, January 21, 10:00 AM

Millburn High School, Millburn

Millburn High School Military Appreciation Day ...


Sun, January 22, 12:00 PM

Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, Short Hills

Second Annual Lunar New Year and Welcome Spring ...

Education Green


Mon, January 23, 7:45 PM

Education Center, Millburn

Millburn Board of Education Meeting

Audio: Point View's Petrides Tells Bloomberg Says Content Move Makes Sense for Apple

January 19, 2017

Point View's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Bloomberg Radio (Interview starts at 1:35) discussing Apple's potential move into making original video content:

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive ...

Video: Dietze Tabs Pharma, Energy, and Consumer Product Stocks Among Top Picks

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, discusses his top picks in the wake of the Trump election:

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and achieve their financial ...

Proposed Bill Will Keep ‘Blue Lines’ in Towns

NEW JERSEY --- U.S. Reps. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) today took up the cause of many New Jersey municipalities and law enforcement groups by proposing the Blue Line Use Exception (BLUE) Act (H.R. 566).  Legislation that will permit ‘blue lines’ to be displayed on roadways. 

“One hundred thirty five police officers died in the line of duty in ...

Pure Barre Short Hills Announces 2017 Fitness Challenge

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Pure Barre, the largest and most established barre concept in North America, is pleased to announce the Set The Barre challenge, to help new and existing clients reach their 2017 health and fitness goals.

Whether you’re looking to switch up your fitness routine or start working out, Pure Barre can work with you to accomplish your new years resolutions. Designed to ...

Closed Fund Open Mind

Closed-end funds (CEFs) can play an important role in a diversified investment portfolio. They offer benefits similar to those of an open-end mutual fund, but also sport unique advantages.  

Unlike a traditional open-end mutual fund, CEFs have a fixed number of shares available to trade. Their price is not tied to the value of the underlying portfolio. The only way the number of shares ...