Michael Slocum joined the Board in 2009. He is President of Capital One’s Commercial Banking business, is a member of Capital One’s Executive Committee and also serves as the company's Northeast Regional President. Mike also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for The Jewish Museum in New York City, and is on the Board of Directors for the Roundabout Theatre Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colgate University.
Pamela N. Hootkin joined the Board in 2005. She is a retired financial executive. Until April 2012, she was Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations of Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation. Pamela holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from SUNY Binghamton and a master’s degree in economics from Boston University.
Sonia Sande joined the Board in 2015. She is the Advisory Services Principal at Ernst & Young and is actively engaged in the firm's professional Asian and Women’s networks. Sonia holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics from the University of Cambridge and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. She lives in New York City with her husband Simon and daughter Isabel.
Celia Goldwag Barenholtz joined the Board in 2010. She is a partner in the Litigation Department at Cooley LLP. Celia is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has been listed among the industry's leading practitioners in the legal guides Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation Legal Guide and SuperLawyers, which named her one of the top 100 New York Metro lawyers. She is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law and Grinnell College.
Mark C. Smith joined the Board in 2013. He is Vice President of Investments at UBS Financial Services. Mark currently sits on the President’s Council for Fordham University. He is also the owner of Harlem Tour Group, a company which provides curated cultural tours of Harlem. Mark holds bachelor’s degree from Fordham University where he had a triple major in History, African American Studies, and Sociology.
Jeffrey S. Brodsky joined the Board in 2013. He is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Morgan Stanley and has held various senior positions within Human Resources since he joined the firm in 1987. Additionally, Jeff serves on the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Advisory Board. He earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Binghamton University and is married with three sons.
Nancy Clark joined the Board in 2012. She is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Verizon Wireless, responsible for leading all marketing operations for Wireless and Consumer Mass Business. Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston
Joe Falencki joined the Board in 2016. He also previously served as Chair of Safe Horizon’s Leaders on the Horizon council from 2015-2016. Joe is Head of Talent Acquisition at Morgan Stanley. He holds a bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University.
Lynn Flynn joined the board in 2019. She is Senior Vice President of Licensing at PVH. Lynn is also Chair of UPWARD NY, a PVH women’s advocacy group and Member of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU). She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics from Auburn University.
Mark Freedman joined the Board in 2016. He is a Partner at Dalberg Advisors. Mark holds a master’s degree in business administration with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was designated a Baker Scholar. He also holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University, with a concentration in economic and political development.
Paul Germain joined the Board in 2010. He is currently the Head of Business Development and Strategy at Stone Ridge Asset Management. Paul holds a master’s in business administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
James Hendricks joined the Board in 2016. He is a global Human Resources executive with a career background that has involved extensive collaboration with executive leadership as a trusted advisor in achieving current and future business goals. With more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience, James currently supports the largest division of ESPN as Senior Director II, HR. He has been the catalyst for several game-changing initiatives across ESPN. From 1997-2008, James served several HR leadership roles with General Electric/NBC/Telemundo. He holds an MBA and dual bachelor’s degrees in business management and psychology from Case Western Reserve University.
Sunny Hostin, the Emmy nominated co-host of The View and the Emmy-winning Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News joined the board in 2017. She has brought clarity and context to some of the biggest stories of the past decade. Hostin began her career as an appellate law clerk and quickly rose among the ranks to become a trial attorney for the Justice Department and a federal prosecutor, where she was awarded the Special Achievement Award for her prosecution of child sexual predators. Prior to joining The View, she served as a legal analyst and host for CNN from 2007 to 2016. Hostin received her juris doctorate from Notre Dame Law School.
Dinesh Khanna joined the Board in 2019. He is the Global Leader of Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) People Team and Managing Director and Senior Partner in the New York and Singapore offices. Dinesh has worked for BCG for over seventeen years managing various offices in Asia Pacific, Europe and Americas. He was previously Executive Director & Co-founder, ActiveKarma Ventures Ltd, and a Consultant at McKinsey & Co. Dinesh holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and a Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Joann Lang joined the Board in 1997. Together with Safe Horizon, she founded Lang House, a transitional domestic violence shelter located in Manhattan. Joann served on the Board of Jewish Homes and Hospitals for 30 years, and was a member of the Resident Care Committee. She holds a bachelor's degree from Bard College and a master’s degree in social work from New York University.
Steve McCandless joined the Board in 2005. He retired in 2001 as Senior Vice President Finance of Personalized Media Communications LLC, a start-up entrepreneurial venture. Steve holds his master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School and the degree of Geological Engineer from the Colorado School of Mines.
Iva Mills joined the Board in 2018. She was an attorney specializing in advertising and marketing litigation and practiced litigating intellectual property disputes in-house. Iva also serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees for West Side Montessori School and is on the Acquisition Committee of the Studio Museum in Harlem. She is a member of the Apollo EmpowHer, the women’s committee at the Apollo Theater and The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Iva holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a juris doctorate degree from American University, Washington College of Law.
Jo Natauri joined the Board in 2018. She is a partner in the Merchant Banking Division (MBD) at Goldman Sachs. Previously, she worked in the Consumer Retail and Healthcare Group in the Investment Banking Division, responsible for coverage of large, multinational companies across the healthcare and consumer sectors. Jo serves on the Partnership Committee and MBD Corporate Investment Committee. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 as a vice president and was named managing director in 2008 and partner in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Jo was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank. She has been covering companies and executing transactions for more than 20 years. Jo earned a BA in Economics and Biology from the University of Virginia.
Martin Newman joined the Board in 1993. He is an attorney who is currently engaged in the creation of real estate investments for group ownership. Marty previously held partnerships at several law firms and once served as a staff attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a juris doctorate degree from Harvard Law School.
Richard Plansky joined the Board in 2016. He is Regional Managing Director for North America, Business Intelligence & Investigations Kroll, a Division of Duff & Phelps. Rich was formerly Deputy Criminal Justice Coordinator for the Mayor of the City of New York and served as an Assistant District Attorney for the District Attorney of New York County. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University and a juris doctorate degree from Harvard Law School.
Grace Richardson joined the Board in 2017. She is a retired Vice President of Global Consumer Affairs from Colgate-Palmolive. Grace became involved in organizations targeted to empowering the lives of women and girls by Chairing the Board of the NYC YWCA and internationally with the US Committee for UN Women as well as Women for Women International and the World YWCA. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Simmons College, master’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree in business administration from New York University’s Stern Business School.
John Romeo joined the Board in 2016. He is Managing Partner, Oliver Wyman and a member of the Executive Committee. John has a special interest in and focus on inclusion. He is Chairman of the firm’s Inclusion and Diversity Council, an author of Oliver Wyman’s “Women in Financial Services” Report and a proud ally and champion for LGBT issues. John holds a master’s degree in economics from Cambridge University where he was a Senior Scholar.
Samantha Saperstein joined the Board in 2013 and is Head of Women on the Move at JP Morgan Chase. Sam is an active supporter of women’s advancement in the workplace, mentoring women across the company and working on programs that promote the successful retention, development, and advancement of women at all levels. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Luke Sarsfield joined the Board in 2018. He is a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs, where he serves as Global Head of the Financial Institutions Group with the Investment Banking Division. He has held a number of leadership positions at Goldman Sachs since joining the firm in 1999. Additionally, Luke serves as a board member of the Montclair Kimberley Academy, and is the former Board chair of Literacy, Inc (LINC). Luke earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological Anthropology from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
Barrie Scardina joined the Board in 2017. She is Head of Retail for the Americas, Cushman and Wakefield. Barrie was previously President, Calvin Klein Retail. She served for two years as the PVH representative for the Conference Board, a global business research organization. Barrie also served on the PVH Women’s Leadership Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Montclair State University.
Eboni K. Williams joined the Board in 2018. She is currently a co-host on hip hop talk show 'State of the Culture', which airs on REVOLT TV founded by Sean "Diddy" Combs. Eboni has emerged as a powerful media voice in the national conversation where politics, law, justice, and popular culture intersect. Ms. Williams is an attorney, best-selling author, and television personality. She served as host for VH1 on a special titled ‘In Session Live with Dr. Jess’, which was television’s first live therapy session. Eboni’s broadcast resume includes national anchoring and hosting roles for Fox News Channel, Fox Sports, NBA 2K and correspondent or contributor roles with CBS News, HLN, CNN, and NFL Network. She has moderated conversations for former First Lady Laura Bush, Black Enterprise, and ESSENCE Festival. She is a proud and active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
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