TRUSTEES & OFFICERS
Our Trustees and Officers guide the Club’s direction and membership. They are experienced and recognized in the business, economic, and academic realms.
ChairJohn C. Williams President & Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
John C. Williams is the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In that capacity, he serves as the vice chairman and a permanent member of the Federal Open Market Committee. From 2011 to mid-June 2018, Mr. Williams was the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Prior to that, he was the executive vice president and director of research at the San Francisco Fed, which he joined in 2002.
Mr. Williams began his career in 1994 as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In addition, he served as a senior economist in the White House Council of Economic Advisers and as a lecturer at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Mr. Williams holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University, an M.S. degree from the London School of Economics, and an A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Vice ChairAjay Banga Vice Chairman
Ajay Banga is Vice Chairman at General Atlantic. Prior, he was Executive Chairman of Mastercard and a member of its board of directors. Ajay is a co-founder of The Cyber Readiness Institute, first vice chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce and a trustee of the United States Council for International Business. Ajay is a founding trustee of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum and is Chairman Emeritus of the American India Foundation. He served as a member of President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. He is a past member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He was awarded the Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2016, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2019 and the Business Council for International Understanding’s Global Leadership Award. He is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2012.
Ajay is a member of the board of overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition, Ajay serves as a director of Dow Inc. and is a member of its compensation and governance committees.
Prior to Mastercard, Ajay served as chief executive officer of Citigroup Asia Pacific. During his career at Citigroup, he held a variety of senior management roles in the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also oversaw the company’s efforts in microfinance. Ajay began his career at Nestlé, India, where for 13 years he worked on assignments spanning sales, marketing and general management. He also spent two years with PepsiCo, where he was instrumental in launching its fast food franchises in India as the economy liberalized. He is a graduate of Delhi University and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Vice ChairPeter Blair Henry Class of 1984 Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)
Peter Blair Henry is the Class of 1984 Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and Dean Emeritus of New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. The youngest person ever named to the Stern Deanship, Peter served as Dean from January 2010 through December 2017 and doubled the school’s average annual fundraising. Formerly the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Economics at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, from 2001–2006 Peter’s research was funded by an NSF CAREER Award, and he has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in the flagship journals of economics and finance, as well as a book on global economic policy, Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth (Basic Books).
A Vice Chair of the Boards of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Economic Club of New York, Peter also serves on the Boards of Citigroup and Nike. In 2015, he received the Foreign Policy Association Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the organization, and in 2016 he was honored as one of the Carnegie Foundation’s Great Immigrants. With financial support from the Hoover Institution and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Peter leads the Ph.D. Excellence Initiative (PhDEI), a post-baccalaureate program designed to address underrepresentation in economics by mentoring exceptional students of color interested in pursuing doctoral studies in the field. For his leadership of the PhDEI, Peter received the 2022 Impactful Mentoring Award from the American Economic Association.
Peter received his PhD in economics from MIT and Bachelor's degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a reserve wide receiver on the football team, and a finalist in the 1991 campus-wide slam dunk competition. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1969, Peter became a U.S. citizen in 1986. He lives in Stanford and Düsseldorf with his wife and four sons.
Vice ChairDan Schulman President & Chief Executive Officer
Dan Schulman is focused on democratizing and transforming financial services and e-commerce to improve the financial health of billions of people, families and businesses around the world. With extensive experience in payments and mobile technology, Dan is leading PayPal to reimagine how people move and manage money, and how merchants and consumers interact and transact. Under Dan's leadership, PayPal has been named as one of the top companies on JUST Capital and Forbes' JUST 100 list, featuring "companies doing right by America". PayPal has also been recognized as a Fortune Change the World company for its work to tackle the biggest challenges facing society today. Dan's leadership and impact have been recognized by several notable organizations. In 2020, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights honored him with the Ripple of Hope Award, which recognizes those who have demonstrated a commitment to social change and a passion for equality, justice and basic human rights. In 2019, Dan was recognized by Endeavor Global with the High-Impact Leader of the Year Award for his work to support entrepreneurs around the globe. He was also honored with the Financial Health Network's inaugural Visionary Award in 2018 for his commitment to improving the financial lives of people around the world. Dan received the 2017 Brennan Legacy Award, established to honor the late Supreme Court justice and his career-long commitment to social justice and "common human dignity". The Council for Economic Education named Dan as its 2017 Visionary for promoting economic and financial literacy to create a better-informed society. Rutgers University bestowed upon Dan an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, and he also delivered the University's 252nd anniversary commencement speech. Dan has frequently been recognized by Fortune as one of the top 20 Businesspersons of the Year. He has also been named one of the top 100 Most Creative People by Fast Company and, in 2019, he was named one of Glassdoor's Top 50 CEOs. In addition, he has been recognized as one of the top 10 Most Innovative CEOs in Banking. Dan previously served as Group President at American Express. Prior to joining American Express, Dan was President of the Prepaid Group at Sprint Nextel Corporation following its acquisition of Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., where he led the company as its founding CEO for eight years. Earlier in his career, Dan was President and CEO of Priceline Group, Inc., where he led the company through a period of rapid growth and expansion. He also spent 18 years at AT&T, where he held a series of positions, including President of the Consumer Markets Division. Dan is actively involved in the World Economic Forum, as a member of the International Business Council, and the Board of Governors and Board of Stewards for the Future of Financial & Monetary Systems platform. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Business Roundtable. In addition, Dan is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and an International Advisory Council member of the Singapore Economic Development Board. Dan is a Director of Verizon Communications, Inc., and previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec Corporation). He also serves on the boards of The Economic Club of New York and Autism Speaks. Dan earned a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is an avid mixed martial arts practitioner.
SecretaryEd Cox Retired Partner
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
Ed Cox is formerly Chairman of the New York Republican State Committee. Previously, he was senior partner, Chairman of Corporate Development, and member of the Management Committee at Patterson, Belknap, Webb, & Tyler LLP. Mr. Cox has served under three presidents, including advising on international relations for President Richard Nixon and President George H. W. Bush and as general counsel of a major energy agency for President Ronald Reagan.
He has worked extensively in New York's state government aiding in issues ranging from the state's universities and community colleges to the merit selection of judges to New York's highest court. Mr. Cox is director of a New York Stock Exchange independent oil and gas company, Chairman of the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, and member of the Executive Committee of the National Stroke Association.
TreasurerRachel S. Moore President & Chief Executive Officer
The Music Center, LA
(Performing Arts Center of LA County)
The Music Center, LA
(Performing Arts Center of LA County)
Rachel S. Moore is president and CEO of The Music Center, which manages The Music Center campus and Grand Park on behalf of the County of Los Angeles. In addition, she guides The Music Center's multi-faceted arts education initiatives, which reach children and youth all over Southern California.
Ms. Moore currently serves on the board of the LA 2024 Olympic Games Bid Committee. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Dizzy Feet Foundation, on the Board of Advisors of Project STEP, and a member of the Child Performer Advisory Board for the New York State Department of Labor. She is the author of The Artist's Compass: The Complete Guide to Building a Life and a Living in the Performing Arts (2016).
Ms. Moore served as adjunct faculty in Columbia University's Arts Administration program, specializing in nonprofit finance, in the dance department of Emerson College, and as an instructor of non-profit finance in Boston University's Graduate Program in the Arts.
President & CEOBarbara M. Van Allen President & Chief Executive Officer
Economic Club of New York
Economic Club of New York
Barbara M. Van Allen is president and chief executive officer of the Economic Club of New York, the nation's foremost nonprofit and nonpartisan speaking forum for social, political, and economic issues. She represents the organization at the highest levels of domestic and international government, business and finance and, together with her Board, regularly serves as host to heads of state, central bankers, Supreme Court justices, secretaries general of the United Nations, international business leaders as well as key cabinet members, military leaders, ambassadors, members of Congress, and innovators across all sectors.
Previously, Ms. Van Allen was president and founder of Van Allen Associates, a strategic communications consulting firm specializing in stakeholder outreach and government affairs for senior leadership in industries highly impacted by regulation such as finance and health care.
She has served in senior leadership roles in the trade association, corporate, and government sectors including ITT Corporation, Cushman & Wakefield, and on Capitol Hill as a legislative adviser to several members of Congress. Ms. Van Allen serves on the Governing Board of the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys and is a member of the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers.
Before founding Maverick in 1993, Mr. Ainslie was a Managing Director of Tiger Management. Mr. Ainslie serves on the boards of the Robin Hood Foundation, the Partnership for New York City, the Economic Club of New York, the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. Mr. Ainslie received a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia (Westmoreland Davis Scholar and Thomas Pinckney Bryan Jr. Scholar) and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina (Beta Gamma Sigma). Mr. Ainslie and his wife, Elizabeth, have two sons.
Stephanie Cohen is Goldman Sachs' Chief Strategy Officer and a member of the Management Committee. Stephanie Cohen is Global Co-Head of Consumer and Wealth Management and a member of the Management Committee. She is also a member of the Global Inclusion and Diversity Committee, serving as a Global Executive Sponsor of the Women's Network. Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Cohen was the firm's Chief Strategy Officer, where she drove strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), strategic investing and partnerships for the firm. She also led Launch With GS, Goldman Sachs' $500 million commitment to invest in companies and investment managers with diverse leadership, as well as GS Accelerate, the firm's in-house innovation engine. Before that, Ms. Cohen was Global Head of Financial Sponsor M&A in the Investment Banking Division (IBD). Ms. Cohen was Sector Captain for General Industrials in the Global Industrials Group and a member of the M&A Group in IBD. In 2008, she managed Conflicts and Business Selection for IBD in the Americas. Prior to that, Ms. Cohen was a Vice President in the Industrials and Merger Leadership Groups in San Francisco. Earlier in her career, she worked in New York in the M&A department. Ms. Cohen joined Goldman Sachs as an Analyst in 1999, was named Managing Director in 2008 and Partner in 2014. Ms. Cohen serves on the National Board of Directors of CollegeSpring and as a member of the Board of Quill.org.
Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Cohen was Global Head of Financial Sponsor M&A in the Investment Banking Division (IBD). Before that, Ms. Cohen was sector captain for General Industrials in the Global Industrials Group and a member of the M&A Group in IBD. In 2008, Ms. Cohen managed Conflicts and Business Selection for IBD in the Americas. Prior to that, Ms. Cohen was a Vice President in the Industrials and Merger Leadership Groups in San Francisco. Earlier in her career, Ms. Cohen worked in New York in the M&A department. Ms. Cohen joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in 1999, was named Managing Director in 2008 and Partner in 2014.
Ms. Cohen serves on the National Board of Directors of CollegeSpring, the Board of Quill.org, and the Board of The Economic Club of New York.
Thasunda Brown Duckett is President & Chief Executive Officer of TIAA. Previously, she was the Chief Executive Officer of Chase Consumer Banking and a member of the firm's Operating Committee.
Duckett oversees a banking network with more than $600 billion in deposits, 5,000+ branches, 16,000+ ATMs and 50,000 employees serving 25 million households nationwide. Previously, Duckett was the CEO of Chase Auto Finance, and prior to that served as National Retail Sales Executive for Chase Mortgage Banking.
She is the executive sponsor of JPMorgan Chase's Advancing Black Pathways program, aimed at helping Black Americans close historical achievement gaps in wealth creation, educational outcomes and career success.
Duckett is also a member of the steering committee for JPMorgan Chase's Women on the Move initiative to advance women in their careers and in business, and the executive sponsor of the firm's The Fellowship Initiative, which offers young men of color academic and social support to help them achieve personal and professional success.
Duckett serves on the boards of Nike, Inc., Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and the Children's Learning Center of Fairfield County, CT. She is also a member of the Dean's Advisory Board for the Hankamer School of Business. Duckett is from Texas and holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Houston, and an MBA from Baylor University. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and four children.
Peter T. Grauer is Chairman of Bloomberg L.P., A board member since 1996, he became Chairman in 2001, succeeding Michael R. Bloomberg, and then Chairman, President and CEO a year later. From 2000 to 2002, he was managing director and senior partner of Credit Suisse First Boston, founding both DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and DLJ Investment Partners. He was managing director of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1992 until CSFB acquired it in 2000. Peter graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attended the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Grauer serves as lead director of DaVita, Inc. (NYSE: DVA). He is a member of the McKinsey Advisory Council. He is also a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and serves on its Media, Entertainment and Information, Financial Services and Gender Parity Board of Governors. He is founding Chairman of the Community of Chairmen at the World Economic Forum. Mr. Grauer is also a member of the British American Business International Advisory Board and the Asia Business Council. Grauer is the President of the Board of Trustees of the Inner City Scholarship Fund in New York City and a member of the Partnership for Inner City Education Board of Directors. He is a trustee of Rockefeller University and founding Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club. Mr. Grauer is a member of the Board of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and is Chairman of the College Advising Corps.
John B. Hess is Chief Executive Officer of Hess Corporation. Mr. Hess led the Fortune 500 Company through a strategic transformation from an integrated oil company into a pure play E&P company. Mr. Hess recently served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Quadrennial Review Task Force. He is a member of the Board of Directors of KKR & Company and the Board of Trustees at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also a member of The Business Council, the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Petroleum Institute. In addition, Mr. Hess serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and on the Board of Trustees at the New York Public Library and Mount Sinai Hospital.
Mr. Hess holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. A member of the Board of Dean's Advisors at Harvard Business School, he was also Chairman of the Harvard Business School Campaign.
Arvind Krishna is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IBM. As a business leader and technologist, he has led the building and expansion of new markets for IBM in artificial intelligence, cloud, quantum computing, and blockchain. He has also played a significant role in the development of innovative IBM products and solutions based on Arvind Krishna, Chairman these emerging technologies.
Arvind previously was senior vice president of Cloud and Cognitive Software, where he pioneered the company's hybrid cloud business, transformed IBM's entire software and services portfolio and offerings for cloud, and grew the business. He also headed IBM Research, where he drove innovation in core and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, blockchain, cloud platform services, data-driven solutions, and nanotechnology. In 2016, Wired Magazine selected Arvind as "one of 25 geniuses who are creating the future of business" for his foundational work on blockchain. As general manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group's development and manufacturing organization, Arvind led the strategy for data-centric systems and the widespread industry adoption of open and collaborative technology standards. He also grew the IBM Information Management business by 50 percent.
At IBM, Arvind has been an outspoken advocate for learning at every stage of one's career. He has made scientific contributions in a number of technical fields, including wireless networking, security, systems, and databases. In addition, he founded IBM's security software business and helped create the world's first commercial wireless system. Arvind has an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the recipient of distinguished alumni awards from both institutions.
Apollo Global Management, Inc
Senior Partner and member of the Management Committee, Apollo Global Management, Inc William M. Lewis, Jr. is Senior Partner and member of the Management Committee at Apollo Global Management, Inc. Bill most recently served as Managing Director and Chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard, where he advised global corporations on corporate and financial matters, including leveraged buyouts and other M&A activity. Previously, Bill spent 24 years with Morgan Stanley in a variety of leadership roles including global M&A, global corporate finance and Morgan Stanley Realty. In 1989, he became Morgan Stanley's first African-American Managing Director. Lewis also chaired its charitable foundation and diversity task force.
Bill earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from Harvard University, and today serves as a member of the Harvard Management Company which is responsible for the university's $58billion endowment. He also serves on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations including Uncommon Schools, New York Presbyterian Hospital, the New York City Police Foundation, The Posse Foundation, and the National Constitution Center. In addition to his nonprofit work, Bill serves on the board of Ariel Alternatives, LLC, ADT Board of Directors, and formerly served on the boards of Freddie Mac and Darden Restaurants
N. Gregory Mankiw is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University. As a student, he studied economics at Princeton University and MIT. As a teacher, he has taught macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, and principles of economics. He even spent one summer long ago as a sailing instructor on Long Beach Island.
Professor Mankiw is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. His published articles have appeared in academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics, and in more widely accessible forums, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
He has written two popular textbooks—the intermediate-level textbook Macroeconomics (Worth Publishers) and the introductory textbook Principles of Economics (Cengage Learning). Principles of Economics has sold over two million copies and has been translated into twenty languages. In addition to his teaching, research, and writing, Professor Mankiw has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and New York, and a member of the ETS test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics. From 2003 to 2005 he served as Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Professor Mankiw lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with his wife, three children, and their border terrier Tobin.
Global Economist, Author & Board Member, and Co-Principal of Versaca Investments Bio: Dambisa Moyo is a co-principal of Versaca Investments - a family office, focused on growth investing globally. She serves on a number of global corporate boards including: 3M Corporation, Chevron, and Conde Nast, as well as, the Oxford University Endowment investment committee. Her areas of interest are in capital allocation, risk, and ESG matters. She is the author of four New York Times bestselling books. Her new book is "How Boards Work - And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World". Dambisa holds a PhD in economics from Oxford University and a Master's degree from Harvard University.
Partner, Co-Chairman of the Executive Committee
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Daniel A. Neff is the co-chairman of the Executive Committee and partner in the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, which he joined in 1977. He is a corporate and securities lawyer, and has focused on mergers and acquisitions and advice to boards of directors and board committees. Throughout his career, Mr. Neff has been extensively involved in negotiated as well as hostile acquisitions, and has represented bidders and targets, public and private companies, private equity firms, leveraged acquirers and special committees of directors. He has represented companies in divestitures, cross-border transactions and proxy contests, and has counseled managements and boards of directors concerning acquisition matters, responses to shareholder activism, conflict transactions, corporate governance and other significant issues.
Charles Phillips is Managing Partner & Co-Founder of RECOGNIZE. Previously, he was Chairman of Infor, the world's third-largest provider of business applications and services with more than 70,000 customers in nearly 200 countries.
Prior to Infor, Mr. Phillips was President of Oracle Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors. During his tenure, the company tripled in size and successfully acquired 70 companies. Prior to Oracle, he was a Managing Director in the Technology Group at Morgan Stanley, where he was an Institutional Investor All Star for ten consecutive years. Before Wall Street, Mr. Phillips was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines artillery unit. He is a member of the Georgia State Bar and served on the Obama Administration's Economic Recovery Board.
Quick is known for her hard-hitting interviews and profiles of some of the world's richest and most influential investors, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, T. Boone Pickens, Jamie Dimon, Charlie Munger and many others. She also has interviewed three U.S. presidents and has hosted panels at some of the most prestigious conferences in the world such as the Microsoft CEO Conference, Fortune's Most Powerful Women's Conference and the Allen & Co. Sun Valley Media Conference. Quick also authors a regular column for Fortune magazine as well as contributes to CNBC.com.
Previously, Quick, a seven-year veteran of The Wall Street Journal, covered the Wall Street beat for CNBC as part of the network's partnership with Dow Jones.
Prior to joining CNBC in February 2001, Quick covered various beats for The Wall Street Journal, including retail, e-commerce and the Internet. She also played a crucial role in the launch of The Wall Street Journal Online, while serving as the site's International news editor.
She graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and previously served on the board of The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
John is the Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer for Ariel Investments. John's passion for investing began at age 12, when his father began buying him stocks as Christmas and birthday gifts. His interest in equities grew at Princeton University, where he majored in economics, and over the two-plus years he worked as a stockbroker for William Blair & Company, LLC. In 1983, John founded Ariel Investments to employ a patient, value strategy in small and medium-size companies. He strongly believes in giving back to Chicago, sitting on the corporate boards of Exelon and McDonald's, and serving as trustee to the University of Chicago.
Nationally, John is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a director of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. In 2008, he was awarded Princeton University's highest honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award, presented each year to the alumnus whose career embodies a commitment to national service. Following the election of President Barack Obama, John served as co-chair for the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009. Today, he chairs the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.
John received an AB in economics from Princeton University, where he was also captain of the varsity basketball team.
Girls Who Code
& Marshall Plan for Moms
Girls Who Code & Marshall Plan for Moms
Reshma Saujani is the Founder and Board Chair of Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. She is the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect and the New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. Reshma's TED talk, "Teach girls, bravery not perfection," has more than four million views and has sparked a worldwide conversation about how we're raising our girls. She is the host of the award-winning podcast "Brave, Not Perfect." Reshma began her career as an attorney and activist. In 2010, she surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress. During the race, Reshma visited local schools and saw the gender gap in computing classes firsthand, which led her to start Girls Who Code.
Reshma is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and Yale Law School. Her work on behalf of young women has earned her broad recognition on lists including: Fortune World's Greatest Leaders; Fortune 40 Under 40; WSJ Magazine Innovator of the Year; Forbes Most Powerful Women Changing the World; and Fast Company 100 Most Creative People, among others. She is the winner of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education.
Reshma serves on the Board of Overseers for the International Rescue Committee, which provides aid to refugees and those impacted by humanitarian crises. In addition, she serves as an ex-officio Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Reshma lives in New York City with her husband, Nihal, their son, Shaan, and their bulldog, Stanley.
Perella Weinberg Partners
Perella Weinberg Partners
Robert K. Steel is Vice Chairman of Perella Weinberg Partners. Previously, he was New York City's Deputy Mayor for Economic Development.
As CEO of Wachovia Corporation, Mr. Steel oversaw the sale of the bank to Wells Fargo and served on the Wells Fargo board of directors. During his tenure at the U.S. Treasury, he revived the President's Working Group, the core group to respond to the global economic crisis of 2008 and managed the Department's Blueprint for Modernized Regulatory Structure.
Mr. Steel also spent nearly 30 years at Goldman Sachs, rising to Head of the Global Equities Division, Vice Chairman of the firm, and a member of the Management Committee. Mr. Steel is Chairman of the Aspen Institute's Board of Trustees and has served on the board of directors of Barclays, as Chairman of Duke's Board of Trustees, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, Chairman of The After-School Corporation, and Co-Founder of SeaChange Capital Partners.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Craig B. Thompson, M.D., is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). Dr. Thompson received his Bachelor of Science from Dartmouth and M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by clinical training in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and in medical oncology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute.
Dr. Thompson has extensive research experience in cancer, immunology, and translational medicine. His current research focuses on the regulation of cellular metabolism during cell growth/differentiation and on the role that metabolic changes play in the origin and progression of cancer.
Dr. Thompson is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Medical Advisory Board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is also a Fellow of the AACR Academy.
Senior Fellow & Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Hudson Institute
Mrs. Kravis is an Economist and Senior Fellow and vice chair of the Board of Trustees at Hudson Institute Inc. She is also a well-known economist specializing in public policy analysis and strategic planning. Prior, she was special assistant to the federal Solicitor General and later the Minister of Supply and Services for the Canadian Government. Earlier in her career, Ms. Kravis was a financial analyst for Power Corporation of Canada; authored several books and a weekly column on economics for the National Post; and hosted a weekly television show on economics. Among many expertise, Mrs. Kravis specializes in public policy analyses and strategic planning. In addition to Chairing The Economic Club of New York from June 2018- June 2020, she serves on the board of LVMH and has served on numerous other boards, many times in a leadership capacity, including The Museum of Modern Art as President, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.
Executive Chairman and CEO, Retired, Macy's
On March 23rd, 2017, Terry Lundgren was named executive chairman of Macy's, Inc., which includes Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Blue Mercury and one of the largest on-line retail businesses in America. Prior to becoming executive chairman, Lundgren was CEO of the company beginning in February 2003 and chairman and CEO starting in January, 2004, after having served as president and chief merchandising officer since May 1997. As chief executive officer, Lundgren led Federated's acquisition of The May Department Stores Company in August 2005, nearly doubling the size of the company. One year later, he changed the name of more than 400 regional department stores across the country to the Macy's name, creating the largest Fashion Retail Company in the nation. With fiscal 2016 sales approaching $26 billion and approximately 140,000 employees, the company operates more than 700 department stores under the nameplates Macy's and Bloomingdale's, and approximately 125 specialty stores that include Bloomingdale's The Outlet, Bluemercury and Macy's Backstage. Macy's, Inc. operates stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com, bloomingdales.com and bluemercury.com. Lundgren is a native of Long Beach, CA, a graduate of The University of Arizona, and an active supporter of The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at The University of Arizona. Lundgren currently serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, The Procter & Gamble Company, Carnegie Hall and the National Retail Federation (NRF). He is a former board member of Kraft Foods Inc. and has participated in numerous charitable and civic efforts. He has served as co-chairman of the Partnership for New York City, and chairman of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, NRF and the American Society of Corporate Executives. Lundgren currently serves as chairman of the Economic Club of New York and co-chair of the American Heart Association – CEO Roundtable