Jefferies Scholarship
Jefferies Scholarship

JFS Board of Directors

Chris Kanoff
Jeffrey "Jeff" Agnew
Chanel Brewster
Larry Dunn
 
  Richard Garrison
Roland Kelly
Brian McGrath
Carrera Jefferies Shea
 
Chris Kanoff
    
Chris M. Kanoff
Co-Chairman

Chris is Executive Vice President in Jefferies' Los Angeles office and Co-Head of the firm's Investment Banking Group. Chris joined Jefferies in 1991 and currently serves on the Executive Committee.
He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and also the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Board Member since 2011
Appointed Co-Chair in 2011

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Jeffrey "Jeff" Agnew
Co-Chairman

Jeff is the Global Human Resources Controller in Jefferies' New York office and has been with Jefferies since 2008.
He is a graduate of Northwestern University and New York University School of Law.
Board member since 2010
Appointed Co-Chair in 2013
 

Richard Garrison
    


Richard Garrison
Treasurer

Richard is the Director of Tax in Jefferies Financial Group’s New York Office.
Board Member since 2018
 

 
  Chanel Brewster
Director

Chanel is the granddaughter of founder, Boyd Jefferies. She attended The University of Arizona where she majored in Special Education and has been working in early childhood education for nine years. She currently works as a teacher at The Gratitude Garden Preschool, which is a STEAM and Reggio inspired pre-school that focuses on science, engineering, and mathematics.  
Board Member since 2017
     
     
    

Larry Dunn
Director

Larry retired from Jefferies in 2006 after 30 years of service.
Board Member since 2008
Appointed Chairman of the Investment Committee in 2008

 
 


Roland Kelly
Director

Roland is currently the Associate General Counsel of Leucadia National Corporation, and at Jefferies he is Managing Director and Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining Jefferies in 2001, he was an attorney with Morgan, Lewis and Bachius LLP, as well as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  He is licensed to practice law in New York, California, and Washington D.C. and is a series 7 registered broker with FINRA. Roland graduated with a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law and with a BS in Business Administration and Finance from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. 
Board Member since 2015

     
     Brian McGrath
Director
Brian joined Jefferies in 2008. He is a Managing Director in Fixed Income and the Co-Head of US Mortgages.
Board Member since 2013
 
   Carrera Jefferies Shea      Carrera Jefferies Shea
Secretary

Carrera is the daughter of Stephen Jefferies and the granddaughter of founder, Boyd Jefferies. She is also a former employee of Jefferies. Carrera served on the Selection Committee from 1995-2001.
She is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara.
Board Member since 2001
 

Inactive

Dorothy P. Grace   Dorothy P. Grace
Secretary & Treasurer Emeritus

Dorothy joined Jefferies in 1975 and worked in the Los Angeles Office. As Executive Secretary to Boyd Jefferies, her involvement with the scholarship program began at its inception. Even after her retirement from Jefferies in 2001, her participation with JFS continued until she resigned in 2008. With 27 years of service, Dorothy is the longest serving board member of the Jefferies Family Scholarship.
Served 1981-2008
     
Sharon K. Jefferies      Sharon K. Jefferies
Director Emerita

Sharon was involved with the Jefferies Family Scholarship long before she became a director. Sharon's husband, Boyd L. Jefferies, started this scholarship program in 1981 in honor of his son, Stephen.
Served 2001-2011
 
   Maxine Syrjamaki      Maxine Syrjamaki
Treasurer

Maxine retired after 24 years in the Los Angeles Office where she was Jefferies Controller and Chief Financial Officer. She is a CPA formerly with KPMG.
She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and University of California, Los Angeles.
Served 2008-2018
 
Tom Tarrant
 
     Tom Tarrant
Secretary Emeritus

Tom is Director of Marketing and a Managing Director at Jefferies, Inc. He joined the firm in 1997 and works in the firm's Stamford and New York offices.
He is a graduate of Stanford University, Stanford, CA and the
University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Business.
Served 2006-2011