Chadwick International (CI) and its sister campus, Chadwick School (CS), an independent school in Palos Verdes, California, are operated by the non-profit Roessler-Chadwick Foundation in California. In Chadwick's "One School, Two Campuses" model, CI and CS share a common Mission, Core Values and Philosophy. Members of all CI constituencies - students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and trustees - have the opportunity to connect in meaningful ways with peers on the California campus.
Each Chadwick campus is led by its own Head of School, who in turn reports to that campus's governing board. These parallel structures promote sharing of best practices and collaboration across campuses while also allowing each campus discretion to make decisions in its best interest.
The CI Governing Board (CIGB) includes members of the CI parent community and Chadwick School trustees as well as individuals connected to international business and education. The CIGB operates in accordance with the best practices recommended by the National Association of Independent Schools (USA).
Chadwick International Governing Board
- John Dryden - Chair of the Board
- Jungsoo Baik
- Jared Felt
- Ted Hill
- Peter Huh
- Michael Lebovitz
- Hwanyong Lee
John Dryden chairs Chadwick International School’s Governing Board. He and his wife Shannon are the parents of four children: Eliza, a CI eighth grader; Anna, tenth grade; Matthew, class of ‘16; and Samantha. He is a partner with the law firm Yulchon where he leads the international tax group. Dryden earned bachelor’s degree with honors from Auburn University and a Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University School of Law. He has lived in Asia for 20 years, 17 of those years in Korea.
Jungsoo Baik is the Vice Chairman of Young An Hat Co., Ltd., a global hat production and sales company based in Korea. He is also active in educational field working as the Executive Director for Soong Eui Educational Foundation and a Director for Kookmin University. He is involved in broadcasting business as the Director for OBS Gyeongin TV, a terrestrial broadcasting system covering Incheon and Gyeonggi Area. He is a proud parent of a 9th grader and two alumni of Chadwick International.
Jared Felt is Chadwick School’s Board Treasurer. He and his wife Lisa Toy M.D. are the proud parents of a Chadwick School sophomore. His 20 years of investment banking experience includes serving as a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and working at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Houlihan Lokey. He served as a member of the board of Reichhold Acquisitions Holdings and as the Strategic Planner and Head of International Business for Taiko Refractories in Japan. Felt is currently the President of Taiko USA. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in economics, Summa Cum Laude, from Weber State University.
Frederick T. "Ted" Hill is currently the Head of School at Chadwick International and President of the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation Group, which operates both Chadwick School in Palos Verdes and Chadwick International. Previously, he served for 18 years as headmaster at Chadwick School. Hill oversaw the founding and growth of Chadwick International. Hill led this expansion of Chadwick into East Asia and was instrumental in fulfilling founder Margaret Chadwick's vision to bring the successful Chadwick education model to another country.
Hill has more than 30 years of educational and administration experience in K-12 and higher education at esteemed institutions such as Williston-Northampton School, Graham-Eckes Palm Beach Academy, St. Margaret’s School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Louisville Collegiate School. A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, Hill holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University, a master’s degree in French language and literature from Middlebury College, and a bachelor’s degree in French and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hill and his wife, Chadwick School's marine biology teacher and lacrosse coach Amy Hill, are the parents of two Chadwick School alumnae Katharine '11 and Emma '15.
Peter Huh is currently the President and CEO of Pacific American Fish Company Inc. PAFCO founded in 1977 is a seafood distribution and manufacturing company. PAFCO’s facility is located in Vernon, California and has satellite offices in Boston, San Francisco, and China. Mr. Peter Huh manages over 300 employees locally, nationally and internationally. His responsibilities include strategic planning, tactical implementation, evaluating industry trends, building and developing innovative new products, development of management systems, creating an identifiable company brand, increasing efficiency and identifying new business opportunities. He and wife Jihee are proud parents of Chadwick School alumni Amanda Huh '08 and Christopher Huh '09, both of whom attended Amherst College.
2012- Present Asian Pacific American Legal center, Board of Trustee
2014- Present Chadwick International in Songdo, Korea, Board of Trustee / Chair of Development
2015-Present Council of Korean American, Board of Trustee
Co-Chair of Membership Committee
Member of Director and Governance Committee
Member of Development Committee
Leadership Circle major donor to Southern California Public Radio
Established Peter Huh 1982’ scholarship fund at Amherst College in support of underserved minority students
Donor of Los Angeles Disney Hall
Past Board of Trustee of TORRANCE YMCA,
Finance Sub Committee member
Amherst College Class of 82’– Bachelors of Art Degree in Chemistry.
Michael Lebovitz is an international tax lawyer and is a partner in Mayer Brown's Tax Transactions & Consulting practice. Mike has been practicing for over 30 years advising multinational companies on international joint ventures, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, post-transaction integration, and capital market transactions across multiple industries including life sciences, media and entertainment, telecom, technology and industrial and consumer products. He has practiced in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Lebovitz also focuses on international philanthropy matters advising international nonprofits and foundations on cross-border fundraising and governance issues. He sits on the US Boards of Shakespeare’s Globe and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Mike participates extensively in international pro bono matters. His notable projects include leading a global team to prepare an international report on legislative and judicial processes to combat the illegal trade in wildlife on behalf of the United for Wildlife Coalition. He also designed and led the instruction of a course on international taxation for the law school at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.
Lebovitz received his JD (cum laude) from Loyola Law School and his BS Accounting from California State University Long Beach. He is a member of the State Bar of California and is a licensed as a Solicitor in England. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
He and his wife Ana Paludi live in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. They have two sons, both Chadwick School graduates. Nicolas Lebovitz is a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Lucas Lebovitz is a medical student at USC’s Keck School of Medicine.
Dr. Steven Lee is currently President Emeritus of George Mason University. He served as Founding President of George Mason University Korea, in Songdo, for three years. Dr. Lee has devoted himself to education for more than 30 years, holding faculty and administrative leadership positions at several major universities in the U.S. In 2017, he received the "Korea CEO Hall of Fame Award" and, in 2018, Dr. Lee was awarded "Korea's Influential CEO Award" for his innovative and creative leadership. Recently, Dr. Lee was presented with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the President of the U.S. Dr. Lee holds a doctorate degree in Education from USC (University of Southern California) and graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington. He attended elementary and middle school in Honolulu, Hawaii and completed his secondary education in San Francisco, California.
Adam Myott is currently the General Manager of Grand Hyatt Incheon, having worked for Hyatt Hotels Corporation for 25 years, with 15 years managing Hyatt hotels in Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and now South Korea. Adam and his wife Angela and their children, Maddy and Campbell, hail from Australia. Both children are current Chadwick International students, members of the graduating classes of 2020 and 2023, respectively. linkedin.com/in/adammyott
Nick Richardson is the president and chief executive officer of Solartis, LLC, a software and outsourcing company in the U.S. and India. Richardson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of London and an MBA from Harvard University. Richardson and his wife, Pamela, are the parents of Chadwick School alumni Katherine ’13, Emily '15 and Rebecca ’15.
Velveth Schmitz is Chair of the Board. She and her husband Charles are the proud parents of a Chadwick School eighth-grader and fifth-grader. Schmitz is an innovative entrepreneur and a Rolling Hills Estates City Councilwoman. Her versatile experience as a creative business owner, fundraiser and C-suite manager has been inspired by a deep desire to find answers to difficult questions. She also has been an active volunteer with the City of Rolling Hills Estates and with her alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Schmitz can be reached at email@example.com
James Song and his wife Hyemi Park are the proud parents of a Chadwick seventh-grader and fifth-grader.
Song graduated from Seoul National University in South Korea with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
In 2000, Song founded GAMEVIL and is now the CEO of both GAMEVIL and Com2uS, established leaders in the global mobile gaming industry. The companies recorded revenues topping $610 million and an operating profit of $180 million with branches in 10 major countries worldwide including the U.S., Europe, and Japan. GAMEVIL and Com2uS are at the forefront of the Korean Wave of mobile gaming with magnificent achievements in the East and West.
A long-time enthusiast of culture and art, Song is a member of the YFM (Young Friends of the National Museum) and sponsor of MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art). He supported the preservation of cultural properties and artworks of major artists, such as Le Corbusier and Alberto Giacometti. Additionally, he is an avid triathlon participant and currently serves as a director of Korea Triathlon Federation to promote the triathlon at home and abroad.
Wayne Song and his wife, Grace, are the parents of a junior and freshman at Chadwick School. As a partner in the Corporate and Business Group at international law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Song is the co-leader of the firm’s Energy Initiative and practices law with a focus on project finance, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in the renewable energy sector. Prior to practicing law, Song served in multiple leadership and staff positions as an officer in the U.S. Army. He earned his juris doctor from USC Law School, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the United States Military Academy at West Point.