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Applebaum elected to Board of Trustees

Michelle Galanter Applebaum of Highland Park has been elected to the Board of Trustees, where she will be a member of the Post-Graduate Outcomes Committee. She will serve a four-year term.

Applebaum is a well-known professional in business who is often quoted in Reuters, Dow Jones publications, The New York Times, and Bloomberg, and a former Lake Forest College lecturer in the Department of Economics, Business, and Finance.

 A top-ranked steel stock market analyst, Applebaum’s 30-year career spans a wide range of capital markets advisory assignments, including more than 20 years with Salomon Brothers Inc., where she was a Managing Director and senior equity analyst. After leaving the firm in 2003, Applebaum built one of the first and most successful independent equity research advisory boutiques.

From September 2010 through June 2014, Applebaum taught finance at Lake Forest College, served as an advisor to the school’s new investment club, and helped students connect and prepare for internships and jobs.

“Michelle knows our community very well and has a wide network of contacts in industry, business and finance. She’s been able to open doors for our students,” President Stephen D. Schutt said.

“I’m excited at the opportunity to further expand my responsibilities with Lake Forest College,” Applebaum said. “The school’s liberal-arts-oriented finance and business majors bring a unique perspective to today’s business community. As I’ve worked more closely with faculty and students, I am increasingly impressed by the quality and intellectual firepower at the school.”

In addition to serving on the Lake Forest Board of Trustees, Applebaum is a member of the Board of Directors of Portland, Oregon-based Northwest Pipe (NASDAQ: NWPX).