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Victor Hymes ’79 Named to Audubon Society Board

Double-degree graduate, financier, and former Oberlin trustee devotes energy to numerous nonprofits.

August 31, 2023

Communications Staff

Victor Hymes.
Photo credit: courtesy of Brookings Institution

Entrepreneur and financier Victor Hymes, a 1979 graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory, has been named to the Audubon Society’s national board of directors.

A resident of San Francisco, Hymes is the founder, CEO, and CIO of Legato Capital Management and independent director of Principal Funds. He chairs multiple committees at the Brookings Institution and holds key roles with numerous other nonprofits.

Hymes is a double-degree graduate of Oberlin with majors in mathematics, music education, and vocal studies. He is an honorary member of Oberlin’s board of trustees and served on the board from 1996 to 2010.

“Audubon is doing important work across the hemisphere, and I look forward to helping ensure the organization has the resources needed to continue protecting birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow,” Hymes said in an Audubon Society statement.

Learn more on the Audubon website.

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