Meet our Grad Board

Anthony Pappenfus '13 S14
Anthony assumed the role of Alumni Board President in July 2019 after serving as the Board's Secretary for a year. He founded the Princeton vs. Columbia Hamilton Burr Regatta in NYC and regularly races on Conundrum, a J105 based at Larchmont Yacht Club. He was on the undergraduate team for all four years, serving as Treasurer for two terms. Anthony currently lives in NYC with his wife, Ashley, who was a fellow Princeton Sailor.
Sydney Mandelbaum '17
Sydney grew up sailing in Eastern Long Island and served as both Practice Captain and Regatta Captain while on the Princeton Sailing Team. She graduated from Princeton with a degree in Geosciences and is now an Executive at CAA Sports, a division of entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
Bob Johnstone '56
Senior Advisor
Bob founded the United States Youth Sailing Championship in 1973; co-founded J/Boats Inc. with brother Rod '58 in 1977; and founded MJM Yachts in 2002. He was Venezuelan Sunfish Champ (1966); won the Penguin Internationals (1969); was honored with Mystic Seaport's America and the Sea Award and Inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame (2016). He is a member of Carolina and New York Yacht Clubs and past Commodore of the Northeast Harbor Fleet in Maine. Bob & wife Mary live at Bishop Gadsden in Charleston, SC, where he races his DF95 2-3 times per week.
Tom Darling '75
Board Member
Tom is the founder of Chinabridge in New York where he advises Chinese asset managers. In his spare time, he races Alerions and IODs in Nantucket and the Newport 29 Dolphin at Oakcliff Sailing in Oyster Bay, NY
Dick Rose ’60
Board Member
Dick was awarded U.S. Sailing's 2020 Harman Hawkins Trophy for his outstanding contributions to the sport in the field of Race Administration. Dick is also one of the first 11 inductees into the Intercollegiate Sailing Hall of Fame, and the only one from the period 1958 to 1963.
Jason Mraz '89 S89 P23 P25
Board Member
Jason played on the Golf team while at Princeton, and was fortunate to win 3 out of 4 Ivy League Titles during his years. However, he married into a more sea-oriented family from Florida in 1995 and got hooked on competitive sailing largely through his two sons and their racing campaigns. He sits on the Board of the Princeton Varsity club (PVC) to try and help Tiger athletes in every sport get the most out of Princeton - academically and athletically.
Michael Mills '94
Board Member
Mike Mills graduated from Princeton University in 1994 and is currently serving on the board of the Princeton University Sailing Team.
Connor Mraz '23
Recent Alumni Advisor
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Connor grew up sailing in Chester, Nova Scotia. He sailed as Princeton's A skipper from 2018 to his graduation in 2023, and served as commodore from 2019 to 2021.
Isabella Impalli '23
Recent Alumni Advisor
Bella had never sailed before Princeton, but after years of dedication to the team she served as commodore from 2021 to 2022.