SEEDS to Honor Trustee Nat Conard and Alumna Maite Amorebieta

Join New Jersey SEEDS on Thursday, March 28, 2019, for the Leading Change Benefit. Celebrate with SEEDS as we honor Pingry’s Headmaster Nathaniel E. Conard and SEEDS Alumna Maite Amorebieta at The Park Savoy (Florham Park) with 2019 Leading Change Awards. New Jersey SEEDS presents the Leading Change Award each year to those whose initiative and commitment have enhanced the educational opportunities of young people throughout the state.

Nathaniel E. Conard joined The Pingry School as headmaster in 2005. After earning a B.S. from Yale University and an M.B.A from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, Nat worked as a strategic management consultant with Bain & Company. He returned to academia and spent 10 years at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School in Waltham, Massachusetts and then eight years at the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York.

As Headmaster at Pingry, Nat has guided the School through two major strategic plans, a comprehensive curriculum review process, the largest fundraising effort in the institution’s history, and the School’s Sesquicentennial celebration. Nat joined the New Jersey SEEDS Board of Trustees in 2005 and serves as the Co-Chair of SEEDS’ Academic and Student Affairs Committee. Nat’s wife Brenda Hamm is also a career educator, teacher, and coach. Their children, Rebecca and Benjamin, graduated from Pingry.

Maite Amorebieta is a Producer at CBS News. Prior to CBS, she was a Producer for Fareed Zakaria GPS. In addition to working on this weekly CNN show, she produced 10 documentaries, including hours on ISIS, international gun laws, and Islamic fundamentalism. Before CNN, Maite was an Associate Producer at the investigative unit at Dateline NBC.

Maite has been recognized with a Peabody Award and has been nominated for five News & Documentary Emmy Awards. She is part of the Edward R. Murrow Awardwinning team that covered Hurricane Gustav for NBC News. She has won three National Headliner Awards and an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. A proud SEEDS alumna, Maite graduated from Kent Place School and earned a B.A. in Urban Studies and History from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds an M.S. in Global Affairs from New York UniversityMaite grew up in Newark; her twin brother Aitor is also a SEEDS graduate. 

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