The Columns

Emeritus Trustee Michael Monier ’62 Dies at 75

— by on March 14th, 2016

Michael Harrison Monier, a trustee emeritus and 1962 graduate of Washington and Lee University, died on March 9, 2016, at age 75.

A resident of Wilson, Wyoming, he was president of MHM Associates and co-founder and managing director of Woodhaven Investors Inc., Landmark Management Inc. and Samson & Monier Associates Inc., independent investment advisors in venture capital, real estate, leveraged buyouts, cable television and agriculture. Prior to founding these firms, he worked at Citibank from 1962 to 1970 and at United States Trust Co. from 1970 to 1972. He served on the boards of several private corporations.

Monier, who held a B.S. in commerce from W&L, served on the university’s Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2009. During his time at W&L, he played baseball and basketball and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta social fraternity. An active alumnus and generous benefactor of his alma mater, he served on the campaign cabinet for the On the Shoulders of Giants Capital Campaign; led and participated on his class committees for several reunions; served as a SPEAK volunteer; and belonged to the George Washington Society.

He and his wife, Carolyn, were particularly supportive of Washington and Lee’s Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability. They also donated to a variety of charities with educational, environmental and medical goals.

An avid fly fisherman, Monier pursued his passion both nationally and internationally and assembled an extensive private collection of fly-fishing art. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Monier; his daughters, Brett Giuliano and Nicole Monier; and four grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory to The Three T’s Foundation, 115 E. 69th St., New York, NY 10021.