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Trustees

Andrew S. Garb has been a Trustee of the Gladstone Institutes since 2004.

Mr. Garb is associated with the law firm Loeb & Loeb LLP in Los Angeles, where he was the managing partner from 1986 to 1992. In 1981, he was named legal counsel to the Gladstone Trustees, and in 1995 he became Trustee Designate. At Loeb & Loeb, Mr. Garb’s clients have included J. Paul Getty, Jr., the Conrad Hilton Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Trust and the estates of Gene Roddenberry and Frank Sinatra. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has published and lectured extensively in the field of trust and estate law. In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Garb is Director of The Roddenberry Foundation, a director of the Kane Educational and Research Foundation as well as Chair of the Board and Co-Founder of Success Through the Arts Foundation. He is President of the Board of The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Greater Los Angeles Chapter, and a lay reviewer of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s National Grants Review Committee. Mr. Garb earned a JD at Harvard Law School in 1967. Following a teaching/research assistantship at Yale Law School, he received his LLM from the University of Southern California Law School.

William (Bill) S. Price, III became a Trustee of the Gladstone Institutes in 2016.

Mr. Price is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Classic Wines, LLC. He serves as an Officer at Newbridge Investment Partners. He was the Founding Partner and Managing Director at Texas Pacific Group (TPG) in 1992, with over $30 billion in assets under management. TPG invested in companies as large and diverse as J.CREW, Burger King, Continental Airlines, and Petco. Mr. Price left TPG in 2007 to pursue his passion in the wine business. He is the proprietor of Classic Wines, LLC and Price Family Vineyards, LLC, and he owns and manages several Sonoma Coast vineyards, including Durell, 111 Wilson Vineyard, Dupont Vineyard, One Sky Vineyard, Stoetz z Lane Vineyard, Gap’s Crown Vineyard, and Walala Vineyard. Classic Wines also has ownership interests in Kistler Vineyards, Buccella, Three Sticks, and Lutum. Mr. Price is chairman of the Gary Farrell Winery. He is also an active philanthropist and Chair of Common Sense Media, which rates, advocates, and educates families and schools on media and technology for kids. For several years, he served as Chair of the Gladstone Foundation. He is a member of the California Bar and graduated with honors in 1981. Mr. Price is a 1978 Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Stanford University and holds a masters degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Nicholas “Nick” J. Simon became a Gladstone trustee in 2017. He is co-founder and managing director of Clarus, a leading global investment firm dedicated to life sciences. Mr. Simon has over 30 years of operating and investment experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including leadership positions held at Genentech and the healthcare venture capital firm MPM Capital.

Mr. Simon is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Gritstone Oncology, Lycera Corporation, Nuvelution Pharma and Sientra. He has also served as a board member for numerous other private and public life science companies, including Achillion, Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Barrier Therapeutics, Biovitrum AB, CoTherix, InterMune, Pearl Therapeutics, Quatrx Pharmaceuticals, Rigel, and Sangstat.

Mr. Simon received a BS degree in microbiology from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Loyola University.