Louisa Guthrie '79


Louisa Guthrie graduated from Dartmouth with a modified major in international affairs/ French and a specialty in Canadian/American relations. She has been active in Dartmouth alumni activities since graduation, serving as class president, reunion chair, mini-reunion chair, the first elected Alumni Council representative for the Classes of 1979 and 1980, class agent, regional alumni interviewer, member of the 1979 class executive committee and a Dartmouth Club member in New York City, Chicago, Cleveland, San Antonio, and Philadelphia.  As an undergraduate, Louisa served on the College Committee on Standing and Conduct and was the recipient of the Dean’s Prize at graduation for “Outstanding Contribution to the Life of the College.”  She participated in a variety of activities, serving as secretary of the Class of 1979 and various stints on the 1979 Class Council, North Mass dorm co-chair, member of the Glee Club and Green Key society, French TA and drill instructor, reporter and news anchor for WDCR/WFRD, Dartmouth lifeguard, Aquinas House officer, Dartmouth Horizons speaker and as an actor and director in a number of intramural play competitions. 

Louisa currently serves as a senior manager of Vanguard’s Flagship Ultra High Net Worth Division, where she leads the group’s team of sales executives and works on strategic positioning related to the company’s growth in the Wealth Management arena. Before joining Vanguard, Louisa served as managing director of investment sales and strategy for South Texas Money Management – a registered investment advisory firm headquartered in San Antonio.  In this position, she was responsible for leading the firm’s business development strategy and managing its multi-manager investment consulting platform.  Louisa began her career with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and has held senior level positions with The Citibank Private Bank, Bank of Montreal’s Harris Private Bank, Wells Fargo Private Client Services, and Key Private Bank.  Louisa has served as a consultant to firms looking to leverage industry trends in the North American family wealth space and is considered an expert on "program sale" approaches to affinity groups, and life and career cycle financial stages. She frequently serves as a media spokesperson on wealth management issues. In addition to her Dartmouth alumni activities, Louisa is active in a variety of charitable and civic organizations and focuses her board and volunteer work on preventing homelessness and helping victims of domestic violence.