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Courtney H. Leimkuhler '97 To Speak at 2016 Commencement
Courtney H. Leimkuhler '97 To Speak at 2016 Commencement

Agnes Irwin alumna Courtney H. Leimkuhler '97 will be the Commencement speaker for graduation exercises for The Agnes Irwin School’s Class of 2016.

Leimkuhler is the Chief Financial Officer of Marsh, the leading global insurance broker and risk advisor and one of four operating companies of Marsh & McLennan Companies. Prior to her current position, Leimkuhler was the Chief Financial Officer of Marsh’s U.S. and Canada Division.

Before joining Marsh, Leimkuhler served as executive vice president and head of corporate strategy at NYSE Euronext, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange. She has also held various positions at Goldman Sachs in its Equities Division and principal investments area.

A “lifer” at AIS, Leimkuhler graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in government. At Harvard, she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and recognized as an Academic All-American on the women’s Varsity lacrosse team. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.

While at Agnes Irwin, Leimkuhler was a member of the Varsity lacrosse, swimming and field hockey teams, serving as captain of the latter two. A recipient of the Carter A. Mannion ’81 Athletic Award, she also earned the White Blazer, which recognizes the most accomplished athlete in the senior class.

Leimkuhler is vice chair of the board of Futures and Options, a New York City-based non-profit focused on creating internship opportunities and job-skills training for underprivileged high school students. She is also co-president of Agnes Irwin’s National Alumnae Advisory Council. She was actively involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for more than 10 years. In 2014, Leimkuhler was invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader community. She lives in New York City with her husband, Charles de Segundo, and their daughter, Adele.

The 2016 Commencement will be Leimkuhler’s second speaker appearance at Agnes Irwin. In 2007, she delivered the address at the school’s Cum Laude Society induction, which recognizes seniors who have achieved excellence in the most rigorous course of study during Upper School.