New Trustee

Elisabeth FontenelliElisabeth Fontenelli

1986, B.S. Whitman School of Management
1986, B.S. Newhouse School

Fontenelli retired as a managing director at Goldman Sachs in April 2017 after 25 years at the firm. Prior to her retirement, she was global head of securities research and deputy head of the Global Investment Research Division. She was named a Goldman partner in 2006 and served on the firm’s partnership committee. 
From 2004-15, Fontenelli served as trustee of Georgian Court University in New Jersey. The institution, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1908, provides a comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition. During her tenure as trustee, she was a member of the Finance
and Advancement Committees, co-chaired the Centennial gala and participated in women’s leadership development initiatives including facilitating a panel of Goldman Sachs female executives at a University Women’s Leadership conference.
For Syracuse University, Fontenelli is a member of the Whitman School of Management Advisory Council. Since 2006, Goldman Sachs has hosted students participating in Syracuse University’s Stuart Frankel & Co. New York Stock Exchange Program, known as the Frankel Scholars Program, in part due to Lisa’s sponsorship. She remains an active participant with the Frankel Scholars and other University immersion programs.
Fontenelli is a graduate of the Whitman School of Management and the Newhouse School. Her brother, Robert Fontenelli Jr. ’88, is a graduate of Syracuse’s College of Arts and Sciences. Their parents, Marilyn and Robert Fontenelli Sr., served on the Board of the Parents Association while their children were undergraduates. Lisa resides in New York City.