Cushing is pleased to announce the two newest members of the Board of Trustees: I. Bradley Hoffman and Scott D. Whitney ’88.
A resident of Avon, Connecticut, I. Bradley Hoffman is the father of Graham ’11 and Joshua ’13. Hoffman co-chairs all business aspects of Hoffman Auto Group, which represents ten automotive franchises and employs approximately 500 individuals. The company has become one of the most successful and reputable automotive retail groups in the country with locations in East Hartford, Avon/West Simsbury and New London, Connecticut. Founded in 1921, the Hoffman Auto Group is now in its fourth generation.
“I am extremely excited to join the Board of Cushing Academy,” said Hoffman. “The school has made a positive impact on the lives of my boys which will last forever, and I am honored to play a role in Cushing’s continued growth.”
Hoffman devotes significant time to many philanthropic and professional endeavors including positions on the Board of Trustees at Kingswood Oxford School (West Hartford, CT) and the Board of Overseers at Babson College (Wellesley, MA) – his high school and college alma maters respectively. He and his wife, Kathy, are the proud parents of five children.
A 1988 graduate of Cushing Academy, Scott Whitney has spent the past 20 years working in various financial markets and sales and trading oriented roles in Boston, New York City, Connecticut, and most recently in Houston, Texas. He is currently a Managing Director at UBS and serves as their Head of Energy Global Capital Markets group, primarily responsible for the origination and execution of equity and debt financings for the firm's energy clients in the United States and Canada. During his 14 years at UBS, he has executed over 400 transactions, raising in excess of $200 billion of capital for his clients.
"I am both very excited and at the same time honored, to be asked to join the Cushing Board of Trustees. I view this as my opportunity to leverage my professional experiences and give back to Cushing, ensuring future generations of students have the same opportunities I was fortunate to experience."
Whitney and his wife, Christyn, who met while attending Union College in Schenectady, New York, live in Houston and are the proud parents of Madyson, Jackson and Mason, who are rapidly approaching their high school years.