Louis Mayberg '80 is co-founder and principal of the Advisor to ProShares and ProFunds, the Exchange Traded Funds and Mutual Funds where he served as president for 15 years until March, 2012.
Mayberg has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services and investment industries and has started or rehabilitated numerous companies. Among his recent activities is W2Fuel a multi-state bio-chemical refinery and Convergence Development which focuses on inner city urban renewal through home ownership by placing low income working families into new affordable homes at a lower cost than renting. Previously, in 1986, he co-founded National Capital Companies LLC., a Bethesda-based investment bank specializing in mergers, acquisitions and equity underwritings in the financial services industry. He also managed National Capital's financial services hedge fund.
After graduating from Webb, Mayberg attended George Washington University where he majored in business and was awarded the Wall Street Journal Leadership Prize for an outstanding graduating senior in business administration.
An active community volunteer and philanthropist, Mayberg has served on a variety of international, national and local boards and currently serves as Hillel board president at George Washington University. He has a preference for entrepreneurial philanthropy and counts among his most impactful initiatives Securing America’s Future Energy and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
In 2005, Mayberg established the Louis M. Mayberg ’80 Scholarship Fund providing financial aid to Webb students with high financial need. Mayberg lives with his wife Manette and has four children plus a new son-in-law.
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.