Westmont Magazine Board Elects a New Chairman
David Eaton, general partner of the Phoenix Suns, an NBA franchise, and the Arizona Diamondbacks, a National League baseball team, has been elected chairman of the Westmont College Board of Trustees.
Eaton began his term in October, replacing Santa Barbara Bank and Trust’s Gary Harris, who held the position for six years, the maximum term.
As chairman, Eaton will preside at all board and executive committee meetings and serve as the liaison between trustees and the president. He became a trustee in 1977 and is a former chair of the board’s Planning Committee.
Eaton graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois and received his law degree from Stanford University. He is chairman and CEO of the Stratford American Corp., a development firm in Phoenix. He and his wife, Carol, who is a Westmont alumna, have four children, all of whom graduated from Westmont.
“David Eaton surely maintains the strength of our board chairs,” says President David Winter.
“He has excellent experience and credentials for the task, and is known for his deep and gentle wisdom. This will be an exciting and challenging time in the history of the college, and I am thankful to see the continuity of wise and competent leadership within the board.”