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Mr. Eric Oddleifson

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Board Member

Phone: (508) ***-****  HQ Phone
Arts|Learning, Inc.
12 Highland Street
Natick , Massachusetts 01760
United States


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Harvard Business School
  • Saint Paul's School
  • Harvard College
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Harvard
48 Total References
Web References
Board of Trustees | Arts|Learning (A|L), 19 July 2015 [cached]
Eric Oddleifson (Co-Founder), Deceased, July 19, 2011 Sustainability Consultant to Grantham, Mayo & van Otterloo
NALC's National Advisory Board
Lumbermen Online - Forest Industry Equipment, Publication, Auctions, News, & Business Directory, 11 Mar 2004 [cached]
Addressing the issue of "Investing in the Asia Pacific Forest Sector" will be Eric Oddleifson, Senior Partner and Chair of Investment Committee, GMO Renewable Resources, Boston USA, while to provide a more "local" perspective will be Graham Rich of brillient Sydney, who will cover the subject "Attracting Investment Funds to the Forest Sector."
Eric Oddleifson 1935-2011 | Arts|Learning (A|L), 5 Jan 2014 [cached]
Eric Oddleifson 1935-2011
Eric Oddleifson It is with great sadness that Arts|Learning reports the death of our Co-Founder and Trustee, Eric Oddleifson, on June 19, 2011. He was born in Rochester NY on April 16, 1935.
The Arts|Learning Board of Trustees has set up the Eric Oddleifson Legacy Fund as a living memorial to the amazing work that Eric Oddleifson did to support arts education during his lifetime. Additionally, in 2013, the Board voted to rename the Arts|Learning Service Award the "Eric Oddleifson Arts|Learning Service Award."
Mr. Oddleifson was a passionate advocate of the arts and devoted his life to furthering the cause of arts education. He founded the Center for Arts in the Basic Curriculum; over a 20-year period it merged with other organizations and is now known as Arts|Learning, where he continuously served on the Board of Directors. He was also a board member of the South Shore Conservatory, and NPR's "From the Top" radio program. He was given many awards and accolades for his arts advocacy work. Mr. Oddleifson was also an enthusiastic and accomplished amateur clarinet player and during his life enjoyed playing in the Hingham Civic Orchestra, Cohasset's Rusty Skippers Community Band, and the Harvard University Baroque Chamber Orchestra. In addition he was a founding member of the Hingham Woodwind Quintet.
He was the former President of the Gulf River Association, an active member of the South Shore Jet Pollution Council, and a Trustee of Hambrecht and Quist Capital Management.
Mr. Oddleifson graduated from Saint Paul's School in Concord, NH in 1952, Harvard College in 1956 and the Harvard Business School in 1963. He also attended the Eastman School of Music. He started his career as a consultant with Arthur D Little in Cambridge, MA and later emerged as a pioneer in the field of sustainable timber investing for institutional investors. During his career he established two timber investment management companies, managing assets from foundations, endowments and pension funds.
Mr. Oddleifson was a sailing enthusiast and captain of the Lightweight Crew Team while attending Harvard. He also enjoyed many happy hours circumnavigating the globe in his basement on his Concept Two rowing machine, and took great pride in the fact that he had reached the half-way mark on his 40,075,000 meter quest.
He and his wife Janna celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 2010.
Arts Advocacy, 24 May 2013 [cached]
If by now you haven't concluded that the arts are a crucial part of any effort to reinvigorate learning, Eric Oddleifson will convince you. Eric is the President of The Center for Arts in the Basic Curriculum, an association whose agenda is clear.
VanderWyk and Burnham title: "For the Love of Teaching", 11 Feb 2007 [cached]
-Eric Oddleifson, Chairman of the Center for Arts in the Basic Curriculum
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