The Pinnacle Advisory Board is comprised of elected and ex-officio members and meets quarterly. The Pinnacle Advisory Board has the following responsibilities:
Collaborates in sustaining the mission of The Pinnacle School to assure a clear and commanding commitment to education;
Assures continuity and provides evaluative feedback on leadership;
Collaborates with the owner of the school in assuring Pinnacle's fiscal health;
Reviews the policies by which the school is conducted;
Reviews, assesses, and constructively comments on Pinnacle’s effectiveness in accomplishing its mission and goals.
We are fortunate to have the depth of knowledge and expertise of the below Advisory Board members, and appreciate their commitment to our continued growth as Pinnacle continues to evolve to better meet the needs of our students, faculty and families.
Alexander Crawford is a Partner and Chief Risk Officer at Lord Abbett. He is responsible for identifying and managing risk in Lord Abbett’s portfolios. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Leadership Team, as well as the Strategic Allocation and ESG committees. Mr. Crawford joined Lord Abbett in 2012 and was named Partner in 2013. His previous experience includes serving as Managing Director and Global Head of Risk Management at Ziff Brothers Investments; Managing Director and Head of Agency MBS Strategy at RBS Greenwich Capital; Managing Director and Head of Mortgage and Cross-Rates Strategy at Deutsche Bank Securities; Vice President and Head of Mortgage Strategy at Morgan Stanley; Vice President, Research Liaison at Goldman Sachs; and Vice President, Research Liaison at CS First Boston. He has worked in the financial services industry since 1988. Mr. Crawford has contributed to publications, including the Guide to Fixed Income Securities, Volume 7, by Frank Fabozzi. Mr. Crawford also has received awards from Institutional Investor for his research on mortgage-backed securities. He earned an AB in computer science from Harvard College.
VICTORIA NEWMAN, M.S.ED, CEP
Founder & President, Greenwich Education Group
Vicky founded Greenwich Education Group (GEG) in 2003 and is the President of all GEG divisions. She is also the Director of Day & Boarding School Advisory Services. Vicky began her career as a teacher in the Stamford Public Schools and went on to teach in the Greenwich Public Schools. She is deeply knowledgeable about the academic curriculum in both public and private school arenas.