Derby Academy is pleased to announce that Lori Cashman P’19,’19,’22,’22,’23 has been named as President of The Board of Trustees at Derby Academy.
Lori is currently a managing partner at Victress Capital, an early-stage venture firm that backs gender-diverse teams in the consumer space. She previously co-founded Lineage Capital, a middle market private equity firm. Outside of work, Lori sits on the Duke University Board of Visitors for the Sanford School of Public Policy, the Camp Harbor View Board, and The Babson Center for Women and Enterprising Leaders Board.
“Lori has been steadily engaged with the Derby community for the past eight years,” said Head of School Joe Perry. “We’re fortunate to have Lori in this role; her past experience and her passion for the School, its people, and its vision are a great benefit to our community. I’m confident her leadership will continue to support Derby and its mission.”
At Derby Academy, Lori has served as the president and vice president of the Derby Parents Association and has served as a member of Derby’s Board of Trustees for five years, most recently as the vice president. Lori is currently the co-chair of the Strategic Plan Committee and has co-chaired the Governance Committee for the past two years. In addition to her leadership roles, she has supported the School as a co-chair for the “All in For Derby” Benefit Auction in the spring of 2017, has chaired the Fall Fair, co-chaired the Faculty Luncheon, and co-led past community service projects, such as the Derby Outreach Food Packaging event.
“I am excited to take on this role and to work alongside fellow board members, school leadership, and our community,” said Lori. “This board has a number of important initiatives on its agenda and I know that, collectively, we all look forward to strengthening Derby’s commitment to its students, faculty, and families.”
Lori and her husband, Gillis, live in Hingham and are proud parents to two recent Derby Academy graduates, Ty ’19 and AJ ’19, and three current Derby students, Brooke ’22, Colin ’22, and Tucker ’23.