A man of many talents, Nick Binkley ’64 is founding partner in the investment firm of Forrest Binkley & Brown. Previously he was Vice Chairman of Security Pacific Corporation, then following the merger of BankAmerica and Security Pacific, he became Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Bank America.
Binkley is also a musician who served in the Peace Corps in Tunisia. He’s been playing the guitar in bands since his days at Webb and recorded two CDs, Let the Boy Jam and Pin Stripe Brain. Currently he is producing two films: Odetta, about the civil rights folk singer and activist, which will appear on PBS' American Masters program in 2010 and The Soft Power of Hard Rock-Behind the Iron Curtain. The latter chronicles the story of how Western rock music and pop culture helped bring down Soviet communism by infecting youth behind the Iron Curtain. It has been in production for four years and been endorsed by both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.