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Mark C. Lapman

Lapman is a founder and principal of Cooper Lapman Financial, LLC., a financial advisory and investment management company in Boston serving the needs of individuals and families.  Previously, he was CEO of Independence Investments, LLC, an institutional investment management firm specializing in disciplined strategies for corporate pension plans, public entities and foundations. He began his career there as a security analyst in 1982 and held a variety of leadership positions over 27 years. Lapman is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Prior to entering the finance industry, he earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland and a PhD from Harvard University in History. His specialty was Early Russian History. As a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors since 2008, Lapman has served previously on the Development, Finance, and Compensation committees, and continues to be an active member of the Audit and Risk and Investment Committees.