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The Board of Overseers  

The University of Pennsylvania Law School Welcomes Two New Overseers to the Board in Academic Year 2001-2002

Robert S. Blank L'65
Charles N. Martin, Jr.

Robert S. Blank L’65 is Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Whitney Communications Company based in New York City. Whitney Communications is an owner and operator of newspapers and cable television systems. Mr. Blank is a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and serves on the Board of Managers of the Wistar Institute. He began his career as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, DC and Philadelphia. In 1968 he joined the Mergers and Acquisitions Department at Goldman, Sachs and Company. In 1971 he became a partner with Whitcom Partners where he is presently Senior Partner. Mr. Blank serves as a director of Toll Brothers, Inc. and Advanta Corporation and is a former director of the International Tribune, Devon Group Inc, and the Diversified Products Corporation. He is a graduate of Cornell University. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania and New York City. They are the parents of Wendy Blank Chaikin C’98, Lee Chaikin W’95, Sam Blank C’01, and Matt, presently a junior in the College.

Charles N. Martin, Jr. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vanguard Health Systems based in Nashville, Tennessee. He is former Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of OrNda HealthCorp. Under his leadership, OrNda grew from revenue of $450 million to $3 billion in five years to become the third largest investor-owned hospital management company in the United States. He has previously serviced as President, Director and Chief Operating Officer of HealthTrust, Inc. as well as Executive vice President and Director of Hospital Corporation of America and Chief Operating> Officer and Director of General Care Corporation.