MICA appoints Doug Tsui and Pierra Le Gorrec as new board members
Posted 11.28.12 by mica communications
BALTIMORE - At a recent Annual Members Meeting of the Board of Trustees, the governing body that directs the policies of MICA elected Doug Tsui to the board as a Parent Trustee for a one-year term and named Pierra Roberts Le Gorrec a Regular Trustee for a term of three years.
Doug Tsui, of San Francisco, is a networking industry veteran with more than 15 years of marketing and business development experience and 10 years of experience in venture capital management. Tsui brings to MICA not only his business savvy, but as the father of MICA alumna and current Master of Arts in Teaching student Tiffany Tsui '12 (art history, theory & criticism), he brings the unique perspective of a parent.
Tsui has served as vice president of marketing for Precept Software, Inc., a network video software company that was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. in 1998, and vice president of marketing and business development for First Virtual Communications (FVC). Prior to FVC, Tsui was a senior business executive for the early years of Cisco Systems, Inc., Bridge Communications, Inc./3Com Corporation and Hewlett-Packard Company.
Tsui has funded and worked with numerous high-tech startup companies as an investor. He invested in companies, such as AudioTalk Networks, Inc. (acquired by HearMe), Vertex Networks (acquired by Mitel Networks), Rapidstream (acquired by WatchGuard Technologies) and Centrum Communications, Inc. (acquired by 3Com Corporation).
Tsui holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. degree from Santa Clara University, Calif. He is the past president and board member of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association and a current board member of Hong Kong-SV.com, a nonprofit organization based in Silicon Valley, Calif.
Pierra Le Gorrec
New York-based Pierra Le Gorrec, granddaughter of MICA alumni Nan Lee Roberts '39 (costume design) and John Roberts, has spent the last decade championing the arts and medical research. Le Gorrec's international expertise in the non-profit sector compliments the MICA Board, which is composed of local, national and international corporate professionals.
Le Gorrec is the director of the Concordia Foundation, a New York-based charitable nonprofit created to enable artists, visionaries, benefactors and like-minded entrepreneurs. Previously, she managed the Ring Chromosome 20 Foundation, a New York- and London-based organization providing medical information to families and financial aid to researchers for a rare chromosome disorder associated with epilepsy. She also worked with Keydata, an independent financial advisor support company in Glasgow, Scotland.
Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,300 B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A., M.A./M.B.A., M.A.T., M.P.S. and continuing studies students from 48 states and the District of Columbia and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.