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Dwight Emanuelson Joins W&L Board of Trustees

— by on February 7th, 2010

Washington and Lee University added Dwight Emanuelson Jr., of Dallas, Texas, to its Board of Trustees on Feb. 5, 2010, during a swearing-in ceremony in Lexington.

Emanuelson, a 1984 magna cum laude graduate, had a double major in economics and French. He is a private wealth advisor with the Private Banking and Investment Group of Merrill Lynch. He and three partners coordinate all aspects of intergenerational wealth for a select group of global families.

Emanuelson and his team were recently honored by Barron’s magazine as the number-one wealth-advisor team in Texas and as one of the Top 50 wealth-advisor teams in the U.S.

For his alma mater, Emanuelson has served as president of the Dallas Alumni Chapter, as a member of the Dallas-based Shoulders of Giants Campaign Committee, and as vice chairman of the Dallas Honor Scholarship. He also co-chaired his 25th reunion, in 2009.

In 2000, Emanuelson and his wife, Claire, established the Fran Drake International Studies Endowment in honor of his longtime French professor and former chair of Romance Languages. The fund makes possible foreign study of Romance languages

Emanuelson is the former treasurer of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, and serves on the board of the Family Place, which helps victims of domestic violence. He and his wife, Claire Stephens Emanuelson, have two sons, Hillis, 19, and James, 16.