By: Lindsay MacIntosh
Nelson Schaenen Jr

Leadership Matters

Nelson Schaenen Jr. ’50, MBA ’51, managing director of Weiss, Peck & Greer, was appointed to the Cornell Board of Trustees in 1971 and served for 24 years. He co-chaired the $38 million campaign to fund the renovation of Sage Hall. He was elected a Cornell Presidential Councillor in 1995 and served on the Johnson Advisory Council for 38 years. He is recognized in Johnson’s Hall of Honor and received the Samuel C. Johnson Distinguished Service Award in 2016.