The President’s Leadership Council is an advisory group of alumni, parents, and friends of the University. This important leadership group meets on campus in the fall and spring semesters to discuss issues and challenges, as well as the future direction and activities of Brown University.
Christian J. Anthony '96 Greenwich, CT
Christian is currently the Co-CEO / Co-Founder of ListenFirst, the leading social media analytics SaaS solution for the world’s largest companies. Christian is a multi-time entrepreneur who has been at the forefront of technology and digital media for over two decades. He co-founded Insound.com and Special Ops Media, and served as CEO of LBi North America. Christian earned his AB in classics from Brown University. He is an active Advisor and Board member, currently serving on the Board of Directors for Venture For America and Civics Unplugged, and as an Advisor with Brown University’s President’s Advisory Council on Entrepreneurship and The Advisory Council on the College. He is a longtime member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Metro New York Chapter.
Chiamaka “Chichi” A. Anyoku '14 Cambridge, MA
Chiamaka “Chichi” A. Anyoku, a 2014 Brown graduate, is currently an MBA and MPP candidate at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, she worked on New York Economic Development Corporation's real estate transactions team and A.T. Kearney's management consulting practice. Ms. Anyoku also worked at Cambridge Associates, where she advised universities and foundations with assets ranging from $40 million to over $3 billion. At Brown University, Ms. Anyoku received an AB in Economics and an AB in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. As an alum, she is an alumni interviewer and serves as a member of the GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Participation Council. Ms. Anyoku is a Trustee Emerita of Brown University.
Harold Bailey III '03, Westport, CT
Harold Bailey III is Head of Sales for Capital Markets Gateway (CMG), a financial technology firm that’s modernizing the Equity Capital Markets by connecting investors and underwriters via an integrated, neutral platform which enhances workflows and delivers market leading data and analytics. He’s currently responsible for formulating and implementing the firm’s strategic growth strategy in North America. Prior to CMG, Harold was a Managing Director and Head of Business Development for Liquidnet’s Research Exchange, a leading procurement platform and marketplace for asset managers to consume research. While at Brown, Harold was a member of the Varsity Basketball team and graduated as a dual major receiving an AB in Economics and History in 2003 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2012. He currently serves on the board of the Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership and is actively focused on developing initiatives to connect Brown alumni professionals in the tri-state area.
Sloan Lindemann Barnett '89, P'24 San Francisco, CA
Sloan Barnett is the author of the NY Times best-selling book: Green Goes with Everything: Simple Steps to a Healthier Life and a Cleaner Planet. The book outlines how the next wave of green is about the health of our families in addition to the health of our planet. Ms. Barnett has been a television and print journalist for more than fifteen years, appearing on-air as a consumer and green contributor on NBC’s Today Show as well the consumer editor for the NBC affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has also appeared twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show, been a legal and consumer expert for Fox, CNN and ABC, and hosted women’s talk shows for Lifetime and Oxygen. Ms. Barnett began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan and went on to write a legal and consumer advice column for the New York Daily News for nearly a decade. She also wrote a legal column for Mirabella Magazine. Ms. Barnett is the chair of The California Pacific Medical Center Board and a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard School of Public Health. She is also a member of the board of her alma mater, The New York University School of Law.
Christopher M. Barter '90 London, England
Christopher Barter is a managing partner of King River Capital, an Australian/US venture capital fund based in Sydney. King River invests in fintech, digital healthcare, decentralised finance, gaming and other highly disruptive software ventures. He was previously at Goldman Sachs for 19 years, based in Frankfurt, London and Moscow where he was the CEO of Russia and CIS from 2007 to 2012 responsible for the securities, investment banking and private equity investing activities. He originally joined Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt in 1993. He was named a managing director in 2000, made partner in 2004, and served on the Firmwide Growth Markets Operating Committee. Chris is a member of the boards of Ariadne Pty Ltd, CoverGenius, FinClear, Splash, Kippax Property, CNG Fuels and Cici Environmental Trust. He is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee for Bush Heritage. Mr. Barter earned a BSc in physics and a BA in Russian literature from Brown University and an MSc in physics from Harvard University.
Evelyn Benedict-Vatel '96 Franklin Lakes, NJ
Yemi Benedict-Vatel is a non-profit Board Director and philanthropy advisor. She is a board member of the New 42, a leading arts organization in New York City that provides world-class performances, arts education programs, and space for creative communities. Yemi also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey. She is an elected Trustee of the Franklin Lakes Board of Education and a former Trustee of the Franklin Lakes Education Foundation. Yemi also sits on advisory councils at the University of Chicago and Choate Rosemary Hall. She previously worked in private client philanthropy at J.P. Morgan Chase, where she managed the international grantmaking strategy of several foundations with approximately USD $1.5 billion in assets. Yemi continues to advise blue-chip non-profits operating in the arts, education, and social service sectors. At Brown, she serves on the President’s Leadership Council and has served on the President’s Advisory Council for Internships, as co-President of the Brown Club of Northern New Jersey, and chair of the Alumni Schools Committee in Manhattan. Yemi holds an AB with honors in Development Studies from Brown University and an MPhil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford, St. Antony’s College.
Roy J. Carver III '93 Fort Myers, FL
Roy Carver is the founder and chief executive officer of R3 Composites Corporation, which develops and manufactures composite and plastic components for the automotive, construction, and RV industries. Additionally, Mr. Carver is president of Carver Pump Company, and serves on the boards of Carver Aero, Harrington Signal, and Carver Hardware. Mr. Carver earned an AB in international relations from Brown, and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Mr. Carver served in the United States Navy.
Alexander W. Casdin '91 New York, NY
Alex is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Epirium Bio. Prior to joining Epirium, Alex was founder, CEO and Portfolio Manager of Reneo Capital Management LP. A successful healthcare investor and executive. Prior to forming Reneo, he served in roles including CFO of Sophiris Bio and Vice President of Finance of Amylin Pharmaceuticals. Previously, he served as a board member for Ignyta, until its acquisition by Roche; and he ran Casdin Advisors LLC, providing strategic advice to life science companies, including Amylin. Before founding Casdin Advisors, Alex was CEO and Portfolio Manager of Cooper Hill Partners LLC, a healthcare investment fund, and before that, as Portfolio Manager of Pequot Capital Management’s healthcare fund. Earlier, Alex worked at the Dreyfus Corporation as a Senior Managing Analyst covering pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices. He also served as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Robert J. Mrazek (D-NY) and then as Legislative Affairs Specialist for Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C. He currently serves as the Audit Chair and Board member of Erasca Inc (Ticker: ERAS), and on the Advisory Board of Luna DNA. He also is a board member, treasurer and executive committee member of the Conquer Cancer foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Pediatric Oncology and Blood Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center. Alex holds an A.B. in Political Science from Brown University and an MBA, Beta Gamma Sigma, from Columbia Business School.
Anne Marie Darling '93 Ho Ho Kus, NJ
Pending professional bio.
Rajat Dhanda '89 Cherry Hills Village, CO
Raj Dhanda is Chief Executive Officer for Black Creek Group, a leading real estate investment management firm. Mr. Dhanda joined the firm in 2016 as President and was named Chief Executive Officer in April 2018. Mr. Dhanda also serves on the Board of Directors for Black Creek Diversified Property Fund Inc. and as Co-President of both Black Creek Diversified Property Fund Inc. and Black Creek Industrial REIT IV Inc. Since joining Black Creek, Mr. Dhanda led the evolution to a one firm brand, as Black Creek Group had previously been recognized by a variety of names including Dividend Capital and Industrial Income Trust. Additionally, since joining, he has overseen more than $3.4 billion of capital raise and over $3.7 billion of acquisitions and developments. In January 2020, under Mr. Dhanda’s leadership, Black Creek closed on the sale of the wholly-owned assets of one of its sponsored real estate funds, Industrial Property Trust Inc., to affiliates of Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD) in a transaction that was valued at approximately $4 billion. The transaction included 236 industrial properties, totaling 37.5 million square feet, across 24 Unites States markets. Prior to joining Black Creek, Mr. Dhanda spent 26 years at Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), where he held a variety of leadership roles, including leading key divisions of their institutional and wealth management platforms, Head of Investment Products and Services for their wealth management division, and serving on the Executive and Operating Committees for their wealth management division. Throughout his career at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Dhanda helped develop strategies for changing regulations and technology to advance the company’s wealth management channels.
Diane M. Elam, Ph.D. AM'84 PhD'88 New York, NY
Pending professional bio.
Hythem T. El-Nazer '00 Wellesley, MA
Hythem T. El-Nazer is a Managing Director with TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm that has raised over $33.5 billion of capital. He is a member of TA’s Management, Core Investment, and Portfolio Committees and is Co-Head of TA’s Technology Group. He has led or been involved with over 20 investments in leading technology companies across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Aptean, Digicert, Gamma, Idera, Ivanti, insightsoftware, Mitratech, MRI Software, Netsmart, PDI, and Sovos. Prior to joining TA Associates in 2004, Mr. El-Nazer worked at McKinsey & Company and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Hythem is also a member of the Board of Overseers of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Vice Chairman of the Board of the Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund, and a member of the Board of Directors of SEO. Hythem graduated from Brown University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Columbia Business School.
Kathryn Q. Flores '90 New York, NY
Kathryn Quadracci Flores, M.D. is President of the Windhover Foundation and a Director of Quad. Dr. Flores is currently Vice President of the Board of Collegiate School in New York where she was Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign and Secretary of the Board in the past. She is also a member of the Brown University Advisory Council on Athletics and is a Steward of Brown Crew. Dr. Flores has previously served on the board of trustees for the Marymount School of New York, the Brown University Sports Foundation and the advisory board for Quad/Med. Kathryn holds a ScB in Aquatic Biology and an AB in Women’s Studies from Brown University and an MD from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Kenneth Gaw '92 Hong Kong
Kenneth co-founded Gaw Capital Partners in 2005, and has been its President and Managing Principal. Gaw Capital is a uniquely positioned private equity real estate fund management company focusing on selected markets globally. The firm has raised six commingled funds targeting the Greater China and Asia Pacific region since its inception and manages opportunistic funds in Vietnam and the US along with a Pan-Asia hospitality fund and European hospitality fund. In addition, the firm also provides services for separate account direct investments globally. It has raised equity in excess of USD$ 14.2 billion so far and currently commands assets of USD$ 24.8 billion under management. Kenneth joined Pioneer Global Group (224: Hong Kong Exchange) since 1994 and remains to be Managing Director. Notable transactions under his direction include acquisition and repositioning of Pullman Hotel G Pattaya and Pullman Hotel G Bangkok, Thailand; AIA Tower in Macau; and Global Gateway, 68 Yee Woo Street building, Club Lusitano building, Kowloon City Plaza, and the InterContinental Hotel in Hong Kong. Additionally, Kenneth holds directorship at the Hong Kong Thailand Business Council. Kenneth graduated with a B.Sc degree (Magna Cum Laude) and began his career at Goldman Sachs.
Patricia Tung Gaw '92 Hong Kong
Patricia "Patty" Tung is a partner at Ferastyle and co-founder of GA1NSCLUB, both active apparel companies. Based in Hong Kong, she specializes in apparel development and trendspotting, creating products that combine function, ease and aesthetics. Previously Patty was Director of New Media for ELLE Greater China and General Manager of online ticketing company Cityline. She started her career in the finance industry as an Analyst with Goldman Sachs, first in New York and then Singapore and Hong Kong.
Patty earned a dual BA (International Relations/History) with honors from Brown and holds certifications in Nutrition and Sports Nutrition. She is an active supporter of InspiringHK and Splash, organizations that provide sports opportunities for underprivileged communities in Hong Kong. Patty has been a longstanding alumni interviewer for Brown University and also serves on the USC Architecture School Board of Councilors.
Gary L. Ginsberg '84, P'21 New York, NY
Gary Ginsberg is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Communications at SoftBank Group Corp., where he is responsible for leading SoftBank’s corporate communications strategy and overseeing all of the Company’s external and internal global communications functions. Before joining SoftBank, Mr. Ginsberg served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications at Time Warner and as Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs at News Corp.
Abhas Gupta, M.D. '02 Irvine, CA
Pending professional bio.
Holly R. Hagens '93 San Francisco, CA
Pending professional bio.
Yvette Ma Ho '87, P'22 Hong Kong
Yvette Therese Ma is Vice Chairman and council member of Changing Young Lives Foundation, a non-profit institution which serves 23,000 underprivileged young people in Hong Kong and China through educational and developmental programs. She is also a School Council Member of Diocesan Girls’ School, a council member of the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation, and a member of the Hospital Governing Committee for Tuen Mun Hospital, which provides recommendations and plans to improve service quality for the acute hospital with 1,800 beds. Ms. Ma is a Trustee of Design Trust, a grant funding platform that aims to actively accelerate creative design initiatives and development of meaningful interdisciplinary design projects in Greater Pearl River Delta Region. Ms. Ma received an AB in Business Economics from Brown University and was conferred Honorary Fellowship by St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford.
Pamela J. Keld '83, P'20, P'22 New York, NY
Pamela Keld is a retired Speech-Language Pathologist. She is a member of the Sports Foundation Board of Directors and previously served on the Women's Leadership Council. She serves on the board of Susie's Senior Dogs, an organization promoting adoption of senior dogs from shelters. Ms. Keld earned an AB in Economics from Brown and an MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Hunter College.
Lauren J. Kolodny '08 San Francisco, CA
Lauren is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Acrew Capital where she invests in fintech. Lauren led the 2016 Series A round in Chime. Other investments include Divvy, Gusto, Lolli, La Haus, Papaya Payments, Pie Insurance, and EvidentID, among others. Previously, Lauren worked in product marketing at Google leading a number of launches for GSuite, including Google Drive. Lauren began her career building tech partnerships for the Clinton Foundation in India. Lauren is a Trustee Emerita at Brown University where she served as the university’s youngest board member. Lauren was featured on the 2021 Forbes Midas Brink List.
Adam M. Korn '97 New York, NY
Pending professional bio.
Eiichiro Kuwana P'19, P'21, P'23 Greenwich, CT
Eiichiro (“Eiich”) Kuwana is President and a Founding Principal of Cook Pine Capital. Eiich oversees the asset allocation and manager selection processes and has responsibility for investor relations at Cook Pine Capital. Eiich brings to Cook Pine Capital over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to starting Cook Pine Capital, Eiich spent 12 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was a Managing Director. Eiich and his wife, Yumi, have three grown children and live in Greenwich, CT. Eiich and Yumi are part time residents of Mau’i. Eiich received an AB, magna cum laude, and an MBA from Harvard University. Eiich currently serves on the Board of The Nature Conservancy, New York. He is a former trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy and served on the board of The Nature Conservancy, Hawai’i as a vice chair.
Yumi Mera Kuwana P'19, P'21, P'23 Greenwich, CT
Yumi Mera Kuwana is an innovator, educator and entrepreneur. She is a Managing Director and a Founding Principal of Cook Pine Capital. Ms. Kuwana has responsibility for business development, office management and finances at Cook Pine Capital. Ms. Kuwana was previously at Giftken.com, the Japanese affiliate of Giftcertificates.com, where she oversaw the business expansion efforts in the Japanese market. Prior to Giftken.com, Ms. Kuwana was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley & Co., where she was a senior member in the institutional research area for Japanese equities. Her major clients included top tier hedge funds and global money management firms. Ms. Kuwana received a BS from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard University. Her interests include spending time with family, empowering women, taking a holistic approach to health, wellness and wealth, and philanthropy. Ms. Kuwana is passionate about nurturing our next generation of ethical leaders and launched Global Citizen Initiative Inc., a youth empowerment social enterprise in 2012. She is on the Board of Councilors at Okinawa Institute of Technology in Japan, co-founder of Greenwich Women’s Roundtable, YWCA Greenwich Brava Award recipient, Forbes Japan Top 55 Women Active with a mission: 2016/2018. Having spent half her life in Japan and half her life in the USA, she can add a unique perspective to issues.
Liz Lange '88, P'23 New York, NY
Liz Lange is an entrepreneur and private investor. She is the founder of Liz Lange Maternity, Liz Lange for Target and Completely Me by Liz Lange for HSN. Ms Lange is also the author of "How To Look Fabulous During the Most Fashion-Challenged Time" published by Random House. Ms. Lange was named "one of the most powerful female entrepreneurs in the country" by Time magazine and was a recipient of Crain's 40 under 40, a past Ernst and Young's entrepreneur of the year finalist, and has been profiled in almost every business magazine including the Wall Street journal, the Harvard business review, The New York Times, Fortune, Time and Newsweek. Ms. Lange is an in-demand keynote speaker at business conferences and has appeared on Oprah, CNBC, Fox News, Bloomberg and The View. Since selling her business to private equity Lange focuses on investing and mentoring entrepreneurs. Ms. Lange received a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University and resides with her family in NYC.
Shoukang Lin AM'87 PhD'91, P'23 Beijing
Shoukang Lin is the chairman and founding partner of Octo Rivers Asset Management, a Hong Kong based hedge fund. Dr. Lin joined China International Capital Corporation (CICC), China’s largest investment bank in 2000. He was appointed as Member of the Management Committee in 2007. He has held several positions at CICC, including an Executive Director of the Asset Management Department, the Head of the Capital Markets Department, Chief Operating Officer, Acting Chief Executive Officer and Acting Chairman of the Management Committee. Prior to joining CICC, Dr. Lin served as an instructor in mathematics at Xiamen University in China from September 1983 to August 1985 and assistant professor at University of York in Canada from July 1990 to July 1991. He joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in August 1991 and held several positions, including economist and desk officer of Malawi of the African Department until June 1996. He served as a senior manager of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority from July 1996 to December 1997, the head of the Greater China Economic Research at Deutsche Bank Hong Kong from January 1998 to May 1999 and deputy director of the international department of China Cinda Asset Management Corporation from May 1999 to October 2000. Mr. Lin obtained a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Xiamen University in July 1983, master’s degree in economics and a doctoral degree in economics from Brown University, in August 1987 and May 1990, respectively.
Nicola M. Miner '92 San Francisco, CA
Nicola M. Miner is an instructor in Language Arts at City College of San Francisco. Previously, she co-founded and co-owned the Quotidian Gallery, an exhibition space which focused on emerging artists, from 1999 to 2005. Ms. Miner earned an AB in history from Brown, an MS in journalism from Columbia University, and an MA from Mills College. She is a trustee of Earthjustice, an appointed member of the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission, a former director of the Presidio Trust, and a former trustee of San Francisco University High School, the San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Woodhull Institute.
Margaret Munzer Loeb '94 New York, NY
Margaret Munzer Loeb is a filmmaker and philanthropist who founded and manages Lismore Road Productions and MML Productions. She directed and executive produced Chasing Childhood and has executive produced several other feature-length documentary films, including Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, Found, Driving While Black and New York: Episode 9: The Future of Cities. Margaret earned her undergraduate degree in history and visual art from Brown University and her master’s degree from the NYU Silver School of Social Work. She is a member of the boards of Prep for Prep and PEN America and both the President’s Leadership Council and President’s Advisory Council on the Arts at Brown University. A strong supporter of reproductive freedom, Margaret previously served on the boards of the National Institute for Reproductive Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights. Together with her husband, Daniel Loeb, she has supported numerous organizations to improve access for all children to high quality education, reform the criminal justice system, secure the freedom to marry for LGBT Americans, and promote the performing and visual arts.
Daniel H. O'Keefe '97 New Canaan, CT
Daniel H. O’Keefe is a Managing Partner at Apax Partners, a global investment firm, where he founded and leads the Apax Digital Fund, a $1.1B growth equity fund investing in leading technology companies globally. Prior to founding Apax Digital, Dan was a General Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, a leading growth equity firm, where he co-led its Consumer Internet group. Dan holds a Fellowship with the Foreign Policy Association and serves as Chairman of The Opportunity Network, an education focused non-profit serving nearly 1,000 high potential students throughout NYC. Dan holds an MBA with High Distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard Business School, where he serves as President of its Alumni Board, and an AB from Brown University.
Andrea M. O'Neal '03 Washington, D.C.
Andrea M. O'Neal brings 20 years of experience championing the advancement of historically and socially marginalized communities with expertise in institutional equity, racial and economic justice, organizational behavior, and cultural change management. She is a presidential appointee in the Biden-Harris Administration, serving as the Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Equity at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). O'Neal is a recognized thought leader with a career spanning global Wall Street, social impact, and advisory services for C-Suite executive teams. She is on the front lines of mission-critical conversations related to breaking down systemic barriers, closing racial wealth gaps, fostering equitable workplaces, and operationalizing high-performing culturally competent leadership practices. Andrea has served as a research advisory committee member for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Equitable Futures Project, Ambassadors Program for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC), Board Chair of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), Brown University's Presidential Task Force on Anti-Black Racism, and President-Elect of the Inman Page Black Alumni Council. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Business Insider, and in several industry conferences. She holds an A.B. in business economics from Brown, hails from Atlanta, GA and resides in Washington, D.C.
Neil J. Parikh '11 Brooklyn, NY
Pending professional bio.
Susan Patterson P'20 Palm Beach, FL
Sue Patterson P'20 (Jack), has a BS/MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she currently serves on the Foundation Board of Directors as well as the School of Education Board of Visitors (BOV). While at Wisconsin, Sue was captain of the Badger swim team, Big 10 record holder and an All American. Sue spent many years in advertising as an art director/SVP at J. Walter Thompson USA/New York. Sue is a NYTimes best-selling co-author of children's books with her husband, James. The Patterson family lives in Palm Beach, Florida where Sue is a trustee at Palm Beach Day Academy and Dreyfoos School of the Arts as well as a Town of Palm Beach Landmarks Commissioner. Summer months are spent in Briarcliff Manor, NY.
Jose A. Rotger '86, P'17 Melrose, MA
Pending professional bio.
Andres Santo Domingo '00 New York, NY
Andres Santo Domingo is the founder of Kemado Media Group that includes Mexican Summer Records, Anthology Editions and Anthology Recordings. Responsible for the release of a wide variety of of recordings and books by artists ranging from Best Coast and Lou Reed to Ariel Pink and Jonas Mekas. Andres sits on the board of various companies in his native Colombia including the national broadcasters Caracol Televison, national daily El Espectador, and CineColombia. Andres received an AB in Comparative Literature at Brown. He is involved in various philanthropic activities and sits on the board of Conservation International, The New York Public Library, The Shed, and the Valentin Fuster Mt Sinai Foundation for Science Health and Empowerment. He lives with his wife and two children in New York City.
Edee J. Saar '92 Washington, DC
Pending professional bio.
Alexandra E.F. Shapiro '94 New York, NY
Alexandra E. F. Shapiro is executive vice president, marketing and digital, for USA Network, a division of NBCUniversal. She is responsible for the creative oversight of the network, which includes consumer and strategic marketing, digital, brand initiatives, promotions and business development for the network. Most recently, Ms. Shapiro launched the new original drama “Mr. Robot” for the network. The show received the coveted audience award at the annual South by Southwest Festival, and has been renewed for a second season. Prior to joining USA Network as vice president of consumer and affiliate marketing in 2001, Ms. Shapiro was director of marketing at Zoggle.com and held marketing positions at Leo Burnett and Calvin Klein. Ms. Shapiro earned an AB in history from Brown. She serves on the board of Scenarios USA, an organization that empowers underprivileged youth through writing and filmmaking projects and consults for RARE, an international conservation organization.
Beth Kobliner Shaw '86 New York, NY
Beth Kobliner Shaw is one of the nation’s leading authorities on personal finance for young people. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties, as well as a forthcoming book for parents, Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even if You’re Not). She has been a columnist for Money, Glamour, and Redbook magazines, and a contributor to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Reader’s Digest. Her writing also appears on The Huffington Post, SheKnows.com, and Money.com. Beth has appeared on TV, including NBC’s Today show, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CBS’s Early Show, and on radio shows, including National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. Ms. Shaw has been a regular contributor to MSNBC as well as NPR’s The Takeaway and Marketplace. In 2010 she was selected by President Obama to be a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, where she created MoneyAsYouGrow.org. Ms. Shaw graduated from Brown University with an AB in English and American literature.
Aysha Shoman '04 Amman, Jordan
Aysha Shoman is a member of the board of the Khalid Shoman Foundation, which is named for her late father. The Khalid Shoman Foundation is the major patron of Darat al Funun, an Arab arts organization, and also supports endeavors in education and health, such as the Khalid Shoman Nuclear Medicine Department at the King Hussein Cancer Centre in Jordan. She is also a trustee of King’s Academy, a boarding and day school for grades 7-12 based in Jordan. Ms. Shoman received a master’s degree in social enterprise and community development from Cambridge University in 2010. She holds an AB in international relations and old world archeology and art from Brown University.
J. Russell Triedman '91, P'21 New York, NY
J. Russell Triedman is a partner at Lindsay Goldberg, a New York-based private equity firm. Previously, he worked as a principal at Bessemer Holdings and as a director at Fox Paine & Company. Mr. Triedman also worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and in the private equity group of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. Mr. Triedman earned his ScB in applied mathematics and economics from Brown and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School. He currently serves as a director of Axeon Specialty Products LLC, Crown Paper Group, Inc., ECS Federal, LLC, WoodSpring Hotels Holding LLC and Second Spring Healthcare Investments, Inc., and he is a director and treasurer of the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
Melissa Roth Triedman '91, P'21 New York, NY
Melissa Roth Triedman is a retired attorney. She practiced in the litigation department at Latham & Watkins in New York City. Ms. Triedman earned an AB in Comparative Literature at Brown and a JD from the University of Southern California.
Daryl D. M. Twitchell '93 New Canaan, CT
Pending professional bio.
Liping Wei ScM'94 Beijing, China
Liping received a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University and a Ph.D. degree in Medical Information Sciences from Stanford University. She was a Professor and Director at the Center for Bioinformatics at Peking University, Beijing, China for 15 years and is an Adjunct Professor in Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University. She has won many awards including the China Young Woman Scientist Fellowship, National Distinguished Young Investigator Award, Chinese Science and Technology Award of Young Investigators, and Weiming Distinguished Teaching Award. She served on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Computational Biology, the International Advisor Group of Public Library of Science (PLoS), and the Autism Scientific Advisory Committee of the Chinese Association of Persons and Families Affected by Psychiatric Disorders.
Tyler Wolfram '88, P'22, P'22 Riverside, CT
Tyler Wolfram is CEO of Oak Hill Capital Partners, a private equity firm with over $16 billion of committed capital and offices in New York, Stamford and Menlo Park. Mr. Wolfram earned an A.B. degree from Brown University in 1988 where he played varsity football and varsity baseball for four years. He received an M.B.A. degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. Mr. Wolfram lives in Greenwich, CT with his wife, Michele, and their four children, Alexis, Greyson, Jackson and Peyton.
Gladys Xiques, Esq. '94 Los Angeles, CA
Pending professional bio.
George (Woody) H. Young III '82, P'20, P'23 New York, NY
Woody Young was until recently the Chairman of Mergers and Acquisitions and a Partner at Perella Weinberg Partners, an independent investment banking advisory firm in New York. He previously served as the Head of Global Telecommunications, Media, and Technology Investment Banking at both Lazard and Merrill Lynch and from 1993 to 2007 he was a Managing Director and Head of the Global Communications Group at Lehman Brothers. He was appointed as a White House Fellow from 1991 to 1992 and began his career on Wall Street in the M&A Department of the First Boston Corporation in 1987.