Wesley R. Brooks ’71 H’59 '09 P’03 ’05 entered Lawrenceville as a First Former in 1966 and served as the Co-President of the Lower School as well as Secretary and Treasurer of Cleve House before graduating in 1971. After earning a degree in economics at Middlebury College in 1975, Brooks joined JP Morgan & Co., and over the course of his thirty-year career with the financial firm, was based in New York, Hong Kong, Sydney, Australia and Washington, D.C. Following the merger of JP Morgan with Chase in 2000, Brooks was named the chief operating officer of the combined firms' investment banking businesses in Australia and New Zealand. In 2006, Brooks left a position as Managing Director of JP Morgan Chase’s Private Bank in Washington, D.C. in order to become the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Lawrenceville School. As CFO/COO, Brooks oversaw numerous physical developments to Lawrenceville’s campus, including the installation of the School’s innovative solar field project, the building of the F.M. Kirby Math and Science Center, the development of the new Crescent and Flagpole Greens, and the Abbot Dining Hall renovation project. Brooks took special interest in the 2011 renovation of the Stephan Archives in the Bunn Library and has remained a strong proponent of archival programming. He and his wife, Kate Proctor Brooks, have three children, two of whom attended Lawrenceville.