With great sense of pride I read the excellent profile by Julia Elliott in the Spring 2014 Deerfield Magazine about our classmate Philip Greer. What I like about this article is Julia’s subtle “capturing” of Phil’s leadership and his wisdom. Phil Greer is a very modest man. His accomplishments are varied and many. He wears his success lightly and with great modesty. Phil is, in my opinion, a true example of the values that have been and are such a critical part of Deerfield’s “DNA.” Let’s all give Phil a big thank you for his leadership of the Academy as he steps down from his Board Chairman’s role. He lives, by example, those two behaviors we all remember hearing from the Boydens: ” Finish up strong” and “There is no substitute for excellence.” Hats off and three cheers for our classmate!