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Alumni Profile – Nathan Isaacson ‘06

Alumni Profile

N Isaacson NYANathan Isaacson ‘06
Boston, MA
General Manager of Digital + Lifestyle at New Balance Athletics, Inc.

In July 2019, Nathan Isaacson ‘06 was elected to the NYA Board of Trustees. Nathan graduated from Bowdoin in 2010 with a B.A. in History and Political Theory, then earned his M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2015. Today, he is General Manager of Digital + Lifestyle at New Balance Athletics, Inc., where he leads a $350 million business unit spanning New Balance’s digital and lifestyle commercial channels and teams. Nathan is also a member of New Balance’s North America Leadership Team. 

“I was thrilled and honored to be invited to join the NYA Board of Trustees and for the opportunity to give back to the Academy. NYA provided me with a launch pad and foundation for success in college, career, and life, as well as great lifelong friends,” said Nathan. “Equally appealing was the chance to bring my professional experience in building and maintaining a strong (consumer) brand, developing strategies for understanding market potential, and strong financial management to support the Board and the strategic goals of the Academy.”  

NYA taught Nathan about a strong work ethic, discipline, and how to balance the demands of multiple interests, so that when it came to college, he felt ready and not overwhelmed. He credits his great faculty advisors.

Isaacsons HeadshotNathan came to NYA from Brunswick schools as a freshman. “NYA taught me work ethic, discipline, and how to balance the demands of multiple interests, so that when it came to college, I felt ready and not overwhelmed. I credit that in large part to the great faculty advisors I had; people like Eric Austin and Ross Markonish. I was prepared for college and was able to have a full, enriching experience right from the beginning.”  
  
Nathan and his wife Alison reside in Boston with their daughter, Eliza, and dog, Bridger. 


Alumni are invited and encouraged to share their stories and updates with the Academy by reaching out to alumni@nya.org.