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Juanita T. James ’74

Juanita T James '74

Juanita T. James is president and chief executive officer of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. Formerly, she was Pitney Bowes’ chief marketing and communications officer and a member of the Chairman’s Council. She enjoyed a 20-year career with Time Warner and Bertelsmann, holding several senior executive positions, including president and chief executive officer of Time-Life Libraries.

James chairs the Compensation Committee and is a director for Asbury Automotive Group; a director for First County Bank, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and CFLEADS (Community Foundations Leading Change); and a former director of Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and the Rouse Company. She was named to Savoy Magazine’s 2015 Power 300: Most Influential Black Corporate Directors, and one of Women Inc.’s 2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors.

Currently, James is vice-chair of the Board of Trustees at Lesley University; she is a trustee emerita of Princeton and a former trustee of the University of Connecticut. Her numerous honors include the Moffly Media Light a Fire award; one of the NAACP’s 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut; and a Stamford Citizen of the Year award.

James earned a master’s degree in business policy from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton. She also holds honorary degrees from Mitchell College and Fairfield University, and an honorary associate degree from Housatonic Community College. She lives in Stamford, Connecticut, with her husband, Dudley Williams. They have one son, Dudley Williams III.


The Roads Less Traveled: Navigating Career Transitions

Saturday, October 5

Some people think that one should have a certain career trajectory with a Princeton degree, but that just isn’t the case. Join us in hearing the stories of fellow alums who charted their own unique paths to career success.

Pauly Rodney ’00, SVP, Head of Diversity and Inclusion Practice, Raines International, Inc.

Jacklyn E. Bruce ’99, History Department Head, IB Programme, Thomas Jefferson High School
Rana Campbell ’13, Founder and CEO, Dreams In Drive
Juanita T. James ’74, President & CEO, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Andrea Morris *99, Director of Career and Professional Development, The Rockefeller University


A Seat at the Table: Positioning Yourself for Board Service

Saturday, October 5

Why board service is important and how you can position yourself to serve on corporate and non-profit boards.

Moderator: Anthony Noble *01, Vice President and Chief of Staff, American Tower Corporation

Lawrence Otis Graham ’83, Special Counsel at Cuddy & Feder LLP, Author, Commentator
Juanita T. James ’74, President & CEO, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Sonja J. McGill ’93, Partner, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP
Roy Swan ’86, Director, Mission Investments, Ford Foundation
Kneeland Youngblood ’78, Founding Partner, Pharos Capital Group