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Harold (Koof) Kalkstein '78

Koof Kalkstein

Koof Kalkstein ‘78, of Belmont, Calif., is a retired managing director of the Boston Consulting Group, where he worked for 22 years. He founded the company's global energy practice, ran its San Francisco office, and led its alumni program during his tenure.

Kalkstein is active in the Quaker educational community, currently serving on the board of Philadelphia’s Greene Street Friends School and having served on the Board of San Francisco Friends School, including tenure as a clerk.  Before rejoining the Board of Managers in 2013, he completed a four-year term in 2012. Previously, he served a three-year term on the Alumni Council and was co-chair of the 20th reunion of his class.

Kalkstein holds a B.A. in economics and political science with high honors from Swarthmore and an MBA from Stanford University. Both of his parents attended Swarthmore: Samuel Kalkstein, who graduated in 1937, and Elizabeth Goodrich, a member of the Class of 1939. In addition, three siblings have graduated from the College: Dave '72, Ben '72, and Hannah '75, along with one of his children, Alex '06.