Ed Shapiro (’90)

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From 1997-2016, Edward Shapiro, 58, was a Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager at PAR Capital Management, Inc., a Boston-based investment management firm.

Mr. Shapiro has served on the board of United Airlines since April 2016. He previously served on the boards of Global Eagle Entertainment (2013-2019), US Airways (2005-2008), Web.com (formerly Interland, 2001-2005), Suddenlink Communications (2003-2012) and Lodgenet Interactive (2009-2013).

At the end of 2016, Mr. Shapiro retired from PAR Capital Management in order to devote his attention to his family’s charitable foundation (The Shapiro Foundation, www.theshapirofoundation.org), and philanthropic activities, with an emphasis on refugee relief and resettlement/sponsorship.

Prior to joining PAR Capital, Mr. Shapiro was a Vice President at Wellington Management Company (1990-1997), an analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York and Los Angeles (1986-1988) and Kayne Anderson Investment Management in Los Angeles (1989-1990).

He serves on the nonprofit boards of RefugePoint, Social Finance and The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), and The Community Sponsorship Hub (co-chair). He previously served on the boards of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, The Rashi School, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Wharton Undergraduate Executive board. He also serves on the Finance committee of Boston Children’s Hospital.

Ed earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1986 and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in 1990.

He lives in Needham, MA with his wife Barbara, and has two adult children—Joshua (23) and Samantha (22).