Board member since 2002
Nancy S. Forster is currently an active community-service volunteer.
She began her career in technology, with 14 years at IBM, first as a systems engineer, then in marketing as one of the first seven women in a sales force of 5,000. Later, Nancy became a strategic-planning specialist for the introduction of technology into large corporations.
For the next several years, she led her own consultancy, Forster & Associates Consulting, LLC, providing strategic planning, technology planning, and research for a variety of major corporations. That led to her conducting research for four years at the MIT Sloan School of Business in strategic planning methodologies.
Currently, Nancy serves as a trustee of Santa Lucia Conservancy, whose mission it is to conserve and sustain the 20,000 acre Santa Lucia Preserve through a model of compatible development and sustainable conservation. She also serves as advisory council member for Stanford University's Art's Initiative, and is treasurer of the Bald Eagle Association in Park City, Utah.
Nancy served as board vice chair of the Family Service Agency of San Mateo County, where she worked on the agency's capital campaign, and as president of the Hillsborough Auxiliary. Also, she was a trustee for the Coyote Point Museum; fundraiser for Stanford School of Education; capital campaign chair for Crystal Springs School; council executive board member for the Modern Art Council; and held multiple community board positions and nonprofit affiliations in the areas of education, art, social services, and the environment.
A member of the Asian Art Museum, Hoover Institution, Modern Arts Council at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Peninsula Opera Space Trust, Nancy's also an avid runner and skier, whose other interests include travel, photography, mentoring youth, contemporary art, Asian antiquities, Roman glass, and conservation.
Nancy earned her BA from Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, cum laude. Nancy has lived in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Boston. She resides in Hillsborough, California, Carmel, and Park City with her husband, R. Patrick.