Meet the board

Meet the board

Our Board of Directors and Board of Advisors provide strategic oversight and counsel to guide One Love in its mission to stop relationship abuse.

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Sharon Donnelly Love
Founder, One Love Foundation

Sharon Donnelly Love

Founder, One Love Foundation
Sharon Love, Yeardley’s mother, co-founded One Love with her daughter Lexie to honor Yeardley’s positive spirit. Sharon has been the main driver behind One Love, steering it toward prevention strategies after learning more about the issue in the wake of Yeardley's tragic death. Sharon had a 25 year career in the Baltimore City Public Schools teaching hearing-impaired students before retiring in 2013 to work on One Love full time. She works tirelessly on the behind-the-scenes tasks of developing a national foundation and has become a well-respected leader on the topic of relationship violence. As the main spokesperson for One Love, Sharon has reached many groups of students at every age level, professionals in the relationship violence arena and politicians on both a local and national level.
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Alexis Love Hodges
Founder, One Love Foundation

Alexis Love Hodges

Founder, One Love Foundation
Lexie Love Hodges, Yeardley's sister, currently works as an IT engineer and consultant at Baltimore-based Agora Publishing. Lexie’s drive and ability to overcome extremely challenging obstacles helped her establish One Love in recognition of Yeardley and the tremendous legacy she left behind. In addition to the never-ending behind-the-scenes tasks of developing and growing a national foundation, Lexie is a public spokesperson for the cause. She has been interviewed by various national and local media outlets.
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Sharon Robinson
Chair & President, One Love Foundation

Sharon Robinson

Chair & President, One Love Foundation
Sharon Robinson, cousin of Yeardley Love, is the board’s Vice Chairman. She is the Varsity Head Lacrosse coach at New York’s Bronxville High School. Sharon played a pivotal role in developing One Love and continues to be active as both a spokesperson and chair of the committee for the annual Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Awards. Sharon graduated from Yale University, where she was the captain of the lacrosse team. Before coaching and working at One Love, she spent 13 years in the asset management/hedge fund industry. She worked in investor relations and marketing at Satellite Asset Management, LP; Citadel Investment Group, LLC; Wellington Management, LLP and Baupost Group LLC. Sharon is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.
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Herbert A. May III
Vice Chair, One Love Foundation

Herbert A. May III

Vice Chair, One Love Foundation
Herb May is a partner of DH Capital in New York, a private investment banking partnership focused on M&A advisory and private capital placement. He has over 25 years of experience in the capital markets and the broader financial services industry. Most notably, Herb has served on the Board of Trustees of the Salisbury School, an all-boys preparatory in Connecticut, for over 20 years, where he now holds the title of Trustee Emeritus. Herb works with other board members on fundraising, corporate relations, sponsorship and advisory. He also brings his experiences working with young men to One Love’s educational resource development efforts.
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Won Young Giuriceo
Treasurer, One Love Foundation

Won Young Giuriceo

Treasurer, One Love Foundation
Won Young Giuriceo is a certified public account with 12 years experience working at Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC) within the audit division. Her clients were comprised of Fortune 50 multi-national clients within the retail and consumer sectors. Won brings her accounting and financial reporting experience to the board. As Treasurer, she monitors and assumes oversight responsibility for the financial reporting of One Love. Won is dedicated to actively supporting the foundation as it develops innovative and effective educational programming that will engender intolerance towards relationship violence.
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Christine Chao
General Counsel, Foremost Group

Christine Chao

General Counsel, Foremost Group
Christine J. Chao is currently General Counsel of the Foremost Group, an international shipping company. Christine has extensive corporate and commercial law experience, having worked in senior legal positions for three Fortune 100 companies: GE, Federal Express, and Ultramar Corporation. Christine began her legal career upon graduation from Columbia Law School with the Wall Street law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf focusing on M&A, US securities, leasing and project finance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and currently serves as a Trustee for her alma mater. Christine is honored and proud to join One Love and join in the movement to educate others about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. After living abroad in Hong Kong, China and London, England, Christine now resides in Greenwich, CT with her husband Jos Shaver and their two sons.
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Jamison Harwood Hodges
President, Hodges Industrial LLC

Jamison Harwood Hodges

President, Hodges Industrial LLC
Jamison Hodges, husband to Yeardley Love’s sister, Lexie, is a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur. He is a Baltimore native and attended the Calvert School, followed by the Gilman School. Hodges has been involved in all facets of One Love since its inception, including organization, fundraising, event planning, major gifts planning and local team sponsorships. Jamison leverages his experiences as a student-athlete in high school and college to relate to One Love’s target male demographic for new ways to help shine a spotlight on this national crisis.
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Betty Maccagnan
Partner, NY Jets

Betty Maccagnan

Partner, NY Jets
Betty Maccagnan—wife of GM of the NY Jets—is an integral part to the One Love movement. Using her relationships and connections in the New Jersey community, she has quickly moved One Love from idea to action. Not only has she rallied the Jets to spread the word, but she has also helped us host a large-scale workshop at the Jets practice facility for representatives from multiple local high schools and colleges. Betty is working hard to bring One Love to the Elizabeth Public Schools over the next year.
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Kim Rutkowski
Board Member, One Love Foundation

Kim Rutkowski

Board Member, One Love Foundation
Kim Rutkowski currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the One Love Foundation. Prior to her role as Chairman, Kim was the first Chairman of the National Advisory Council. She has been a driving force behind the strategic planning and growth of the organization. Kim graduated with a BA and MBA from Temple University and her professional career includes more than twenty years working with Fortune 500 companies. She was also the founding Board Chair for City Year Jacksonville and currently serves as the Vice- Chair. Kim is a student in the Doctoral Program at Jacksonville University where she teaches as an Adjunct Professor in the Davis School of Business.
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Christopher W. Solomon
General Partner & Director of Capital Markets

Christopher W. Solomon

General Partner & Director of Capital Markets
Mr. Solomon is a General Partner focused on raising financing for WCAS portfolio companies, having joined WCAS in 2007. Before joining WCAS, Mr. Solomon was at J.P. Morgan Securities and two Technology start-ups. Education Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan - M.B.A. Wake Forest University - B.A. Additional Information Board Member, Champions for Quality Education Board Member, Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter Advisory Board Member, Our Lady of Lourdes
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Leslie Morgan Steiner
Bestselling Author and Public Speaker

Leslie Morgan Steiner

Bestselling Author and Public Speaker
Bestselling author Leslie Morgan Steiner is a public speaker on family violence and a guest on national television and radio. Steiner has appeared on shows and outlets such as National Public Radio, NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC and Fox News, and currently writes the Two Cents on Modern Motherhood column for ModernMom.com. Leslie, a former victim of relationship violence herself, provides the board with expert resources and advice on real life applications, which helps One Love grow as a nationally recognized voice against relationship violence.
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Michael Ward
Former Chief Executive Officer, CSX

Michael Ward

Former Chief Executive Officer, CSX
Michael Ward served as the chairman and chief executive officer of CSX Corporation for fourteen years. CSX is one of the nation’s premier transportation and logistics companies. Over his 40-year career, Mr. Ward headed CSX’s operations, coal sales and marketing, and finance departments. A native of Baltimore, MD., Mr. Ward’s commitment to personal philanthropy and corporate citizenship has been recognized with City Year’s prestigious Lifetime of Idealism Award. Mr. Ward is a member of the Board of Directors of Ashland Global Holdings, Inc. (ASH) and PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC). He also serves on various not for profit boards including City Year, One Love, United Way of Northeast Florida, Edward Waters College, Hubbard House, and the Civic Council of Jacksonville.
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Olwen E. Weatherhead
Board Member, One Love Foundation

Olwen E. Weatherhead

Board Member, One Love Foundation
Olwen E. Weatherhead, a former lawyer, has served on a variety of development boards. As a mother of four, Olwen recognizes the importance of taking a preventative focus on relationship violence to invoke social change. Olwen has helped One Love in the development of the digital workshop and dissemination planning. She also brings extensive experience in philanthropic event planning to create signature events. Prior to One Love, Olwen served on the Board of Directors at the House of Ruth in Maryland for 16 years, where she created and co-chaired the first House of Ruth Spring Luncheon. She has also been on the board at the Templum House in Cleveland and acted as the Chairman of the Development Committee. Upon graduation from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Olwen began her legal career in corporate litigation, but later realized a stronger interest in domestic law through her work as a clerk at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
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David Outcalt
Board Member, One Love Foundation

David Outcalt

Board Member, One Love Foundation
David Outcalt is a partner of Lexington Partners, a global alternative investment manager primarily involved in providing liquidity solutions to owners of alternative investments and coinvesting alongside leading private equity sponsors. Prior to joining Lexington in 1994, David worked at Landmark Partners and Bear Stearns. He graduated from Williams College with a BA and from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with an MBA. David also currently serves on the board of trustees of University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio, the New York Advisory Board of Enterprise Community Partners and the Board of Directors of The Bronxville School Foundation.
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Tai Beauchamp
Owner, TheTaiLife.com

Tai Beauchamp

Owner, TheTaiLife.com
Award-winning media personality Tai Beauchamp is a leading expert on fashion, beauty and style. For the New Jersey native and proud alumna of Spelman College, looking and feeling your most glamorous should resonate from the inside out. The sentiment that drives the platform she has built as an internationally recognized public speaker, style authority and creative director is to empower the everyday woman to live a life filled with style and confidence. Her practical tips and charismatic delivery were first honed when she began her career at highly regarded media outlets including O, The Oprah Magazine and Seventeen. These experiences taught her early on how to tell stories that inspired audiences to think differently about themselves, leaving them feeling beautiful and celebrated. Driving trends and elevating conversations, Tai made history as Seventeen 's youngest and first African-American Beauty and Fitness Director as well as founding Fashion and Beauty Editor at O, The Oprah Magazine. Her vision has also contributed to the pages of top publications, including Harper's Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, Vibe Vixen and more. Lending her expertise to numerous platforms, the industry veteran is a regular red-carpet host for major TV networks and print media. She has appeared on NBC, E!, BET, The Chew, The Wendy Williams Show, TV One and as Style Ambassador for InStyle Magazine. Her keen eye for fashion and ability to construct looks that get noticed has led her to hosting opportunities such as for The View's "Must Have Monday" segment and TLC's "Dare to Wear". This past Fall, Tai joined the cast of GSN's latest retail show "Window Warriors" as a judge for the Shark Tank-meets-Project Runway visual merchandising competition. As an entrepreneur and brand consultant, Tai’s innate ability to connect with a female demographic has attracted the attention of both international and national consumer brands. She has partnered and served as a trusted brand ambassador, content creator and event producer with companies such as Universal Music, Walmart, InStyle, Procter and Gamble, General Motors, and Target. In 2015, Tai launched TheTaiLife.com, a curated content platform to enlighten, inspire, and empower women globally, expanding her reach beyond her personal brand. With a growing online audience of over a quarter of a million followers, readers come to get a daily dose of style inspiration, life motivation and of-the-moment tips for living fully. Tai also co-founded She Who Dares, a series of motivational engagements driven to inspire and empower women personally and professionally, and she serves on the boards of several non-profits, including Glam4Good, the WIE Network and The New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Tai brings her gift of inspiration to viewers and readers alike, sharing with them her musings and style philosophies that will help them live their most authentic and beautiful lives, inside and out. Recognized for her strides and ability to connect style and power, she was named WWD 's Top 50 Most Influential in the Multicultural Market List and has been featured in numerous lifestyle publications such as Complex, Bustle, Huffington Post, Life & Style and Essence Magazine.
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Aimie Billon
Senior Consultant, Aimee Billon LLC

Aimie Billon

Senior Consultant, Aimee Billon LLC
As a Native Angeleno, Aimie Billon forged a career within the arts and entertainment industries before turning to social impact. After graduating from Occidental College, Aimie worked in talent management, production and post-production. Other notable stints include Associate Style Editor for two film magazines, Wardrobe Supervisor, Host/Producer for a live televised art auction, and Chief of Staff for an entertainment executive focusing on brand development. The founding employee of Propper Daley, a social impact agency, Aimie focused on overseeing entertainment industry activation through script integration, content creation and influencer engagement. Over the years, she has had the pleasure of working with clients such as Got Your 6, Rock the Vote, The Clinton Foundation, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Center for American Progress, Service Year, Understood, It’s On Us, and many other exemplary organizations. Continuing her commitment to the arts, Aimie also remains dedicated to a multitude of philanthropic causes. She sits on the Next Gen Board for the Young Storytellers foundation, has served on the Human Rights Campaign Dinner Gala Committee, runs blanket and towel drives annually for Operation Blankets of Love and collects goods for the 1736 Family Crisis Center, where she first began volunteering in high school. As a company member of the iconic Actors’ Gang, she spearheaded many fundraising events and musical festivals to benefit their theater, youth and prison projects. Other fundraising includes Benefits for Malibu Fires and Mudslides, Japan Tsunami Fund, MADD, and countless animal rescues. Aimie lives with her husband, Erik, and dogs, Goulet & Titus, in LA’s beautiful Mt. Washington.
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Laura Brown
Editor in Chief of InStyle

Laura Brown

Editor in Chief of InStyle
Laura Brown is the Editor in Chief of InStyle, one of the world’s most successful fashion media brands. Appointed in August of 2016, she is responsible for InStyle’s voice, content, strategy and brand extensions. Helming a brand that reaches 30-plus million women, Brown oversees the core magazine, digital across all platforms and 13 international editions. In addition, she leads development of live events such as the annual InStyle Awards, the Voices of Style talk series and innovative video series like PeopleTV’s "Dirty Laundry". Since her appointment, Brown has lead a refresh of InStyle’s print and digital franchises to much critical acclaim. She has expanded the breadth and variety of the contributors, giving voice to a new group of fashion, beauty and celebrity influencers and thought leaders. She appeals to a wider audience with a stylish, playful and relatable voice. Her social media sensibility has vastly extended the reach and relevance of InStyle beyond the page, and she has been heralded as ushering in a new generation of Editor in Chief. Under Brown, InStyle has seen unprecedented growth across digital, with record-breaking unique visitors to InStyle.com (10+ million) and video views on Instagram (50+ million.) Her contributions to the brand have garnered extensive media coverage and recognition – with substantive profiles appearing in The New York Times, The Business of Fashion, New York Magazine, Fast Company, and Digiday, among many others. In September of 2017, InStyle was honored with the “Best September Issue” award by The Daily Front Row. Previous to InStyle, Brown spent eleven years at Harper’s Bazaar, rising to the role of Executive Editor, and was Articles Director of Details and Senior Editor at W. She earned her BA in arts and communication from Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia.
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Thomas DeLong
Professor, Harvard Business School

Thomas DeLong

Professor, Harvard Business School
Tom is a senior fellow and former Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Management Practice in the Organizational Behavior area at the Harvard Business School. Since 1997 DeLong has taught 15,000 MBA’s and Executives both on campus and throughout the world. He is internationally recognized for his teaching ability, his books, and course development. His most recent book “Flying without a Net” was recognized by the editors of Amazon Publishing as one of the top ten books written on leadership this century. Before joining the Harvard Faculty, DeLong was Chief Development Officer and Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Group, Inc., where he was responsible for the firm’s human capital and focused on issues of organizational strategy and organizational change. He also served on the Board of Harvard Business School Publishing, Mt. Holyoke College, De La Salle Academy, Analysis Group and Arrowstreet Capital Management. At Harvard, Professor DeLong teaches MBA and executive courses focused on leadership, organizational behavior, managing human capital, and career management. DeLong has served as course head for the required course on Leadership and Organizational Behavior. DeLong co-authored two books focused on leading professional service firms, When Professionals Have to Lead: A New Model for High Performance (Harvard Business School Press, 2007) and Professional Services: Cases and Texts (McGraw-Hill/Irwin 2003). DeLong has coauthored two Harvard Business Review articles, “Let's Hear It for B Players” and “Why Mentoring Matters in a Hypercompetitive World”. Professor DeLong received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University in Industrial Supervision. He received a post-doctoral fellowship from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the father of five daughters.
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Noble Carpenter
Cushman & Wakefield

Noble Carpenter

Cushman & Wakefield
Noble Carpenter leads the Americas Investor Services effort, a coordinated capital markets-led approach to Cushman & Wakefield’s largest investor clients. Noble works with a talented team of experts to coordinate investor clients’ services, ensuring that they are fully tailored to their needs and yield the most value. The team includes leaders from Agency Leasing, Capital Markets, Asset Services, Project & Development Services, and Valuation & Advisory who draw on a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses, priorities, issues, and opportunities. Noble managed Cushman & Wakefield's Americas Capital Markets group, leading the platform to $46 billion of sales and finance transactions across the U.S. in 2015 and 2016. Prior to the merger of DTZ and Cushman & Wakefield, Noble was President of DTZ’s Americas Capital Markets team. Prior to joining DTZ in 2011, Noble spent more than 20 years at JLL where he was an International Director in the Capital Markets Group. While there, he held senior transactional and leadership roles and worked closely with public and private institutional investors, developers and opportunity funds. During this time, he originated, sold or financed over $11 billion in transactions. Professional Affiliations • Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate • Urban Land Institute • Board of Directors Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. (NYSE: UBP) • Cushman & Wakefield’s Americas Executive, Global Capital Markets, and Global Operating Committees
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Darci Darnell
Director, Bain & Company

Darci Darnell

Director, Bain & Company
Darci Darnell is a Director in Bain & Company's Chicago office. She leads Bain's Customer Strategy & Marketing practice in the Americas and is an active leader in the firm's Financial Services and Strategy practices. In addition, Darci sits on Bain's Global Women’s Leadership Council and has authored research on developing women leaders in business. Darci has over two decades of management consulting experience. She works with clients across a range of industries to address customer strategy and marketing topics, with particular expertise in customer strategy, NPS® and employee engagement. She has also led work across various topics in B2B, including segmentation, product line strategy, hothouse prototyping and business unit strategy. Within the financial services industry, Darci advises clients in the payments, banking, insurance, consumer lending, credit cards and mortgage lending sectors. Darci has worked in Bain's London, San Francisco and New York offices. Prior to joining Bain in 2000, she was a Principal Consultant with another global firm in North America and Asia, notably South Korea. She also worked at Dell Computer in the Office of the Chairman. Outside of Bain, she is an investor in the fitness and technology services industry. Darci earned an MBA from The Tuck School at Dartmouth College and sits on the MBA Advisory Council. She received a BS in business administration with honors from Washington University in St. Louis. Last and far from least, Darci lives in Chicago with her husband, two kids, two dogs and a few goldfish that just won’t die.
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Erica Hoholick
President of Phenomenon

Erica Hoholick

President of Phenomenon
As President of Phenomenon, Erica runs one of the fastest growing, independent agencies focused on business transformation. The agency was built on the understanding that advertising alone has lost the power to move people and businesses. So Phenomenon has brought together a broad range of creative thinkers - innovators, designers, strategists, technologists, and content experts all focused on solving the biggest problems facing brands and companies. Prior to Phenomenon, Erica was the President of TBWA\Media Arts Lab, the global network responsible for the advertising of the most iconic brand in the world, Apple. Erica led over 800 people in 24 countries all dedicated to advertising, activation and media for Apple. Throughout her career, Erica has led teams to reinvent and reinvigorate brands to create new growth and consumer love. She has worked with some of advertising's best creative minds to unleash some of the most disruptive and game changing brand experiences the marketing world has seen on brands; Apple Shot on iPhone, Dove Real Beauty Sketches, Pepsi Refresh Project and Gatorade Replay to name a few. She has also worked on a variety of P&G brands, T-Mobile, General Mills and other fortune 500 brands. Erica has lived and worked in New York, San Francisco, London and currently resides in Los Angeles. She is an avid traveler who has worked in/vacationed in more than 55 countries. She has also worked on a variety of cause-related initiatives including the One Love Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative/ Children’s Safe Drinking Water and the Tap Project.
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Holly Gordon
Chief Impact Officer, Participant Media

Holly Gordon

Chief Impact Officer, Participant Media
As Chief Impact Officer, Holly Gordon oversees all development and execution of Social Impact campaigns for Participant Media, further strengthening the company’s mission to create entertainment that compels and inspires social change. These global, multi-year campaigns are driven by the company’s content and powered by strategic partnerships to address the most important issues of our time. Before joining Participant, Gordon co-founded Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education. Selected by Fast Company as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women and named by Newsweek/Daily Beast as one of 125 Women of Impact, Gordon is also an Executive Producer for the Girl Rising film at the center of the movement. Forbes Magazine named the Girl Rising campaign the #1 Most Dynamic Social Initiative of 2012. Gordon serves as Board Chair of Girl Rising and is the co-chair of The Nantucket Project Academy, an accelerator for social change leaders and ideas. Prior to launching the TNP Academy and Girl Rising, Gordon served as Director of Content for the Tribeca Film Festival. She came to Tribeca from ABC News, where she worked for 12 years as a producer and booker for the major news broadcasts. Gordon is a member of the 2015 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, serves on the boards of Unreasonable Group and All In Together and is a strategic advisor to The One Love Foundation. Gordon graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in International Relations.
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Shavar Jeffries
Attorney and Partner, Lowenstein Sandler

Shavar Jeffries

Attorney and Partner, Lowenstein Sandler
Shavar Jeffries is a highly successful litigator and fierce advocate for his clients as an attorney and partner at Lowenstein Sandler. His experience stretches across the spectrum, from managing large-scale government investigations to representing individual and institutional clients in impact-litigation matters to case-specific advocacy and alternate methods of problem solving for diverse clients. Before Shavar joined Lowenstein in 2014, he was an Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School's Center for Social Justice in Newark, New Jersey, where he ran a litigation clinic focused on complex and class-action litigation and advocacy. In this role, he helped numerous clients, in both individual and class actions, defend themselves against consumer fraud, unlawful education policies, and overly broad government actions in wide-ranging matters affecting individual rights and liberties. From 2008 to 2010, Shavar was counsel to New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram, serving in the line of succession as one of the office's most senior officials. Earlier in his career, Shavar was counsel to the firm and Deputy Director of the Gibbons Fellowship in Public Interest and Constitutional Litigation at Gibbons P.C. He clerked for Nathaniel R. Jones, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and worked as an associate at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale), where he defended the University of Michigan in affirmative-action litigation challenging its admissions policies, and represented large institutional clients in class-action employment cases. A native of Newark, New Jersey, Shavar has been extensively involved in the Newark community. He was the founding Board President of TEAM Academy Charter School, Board President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newark, and a board member of Seton Hall Preparatory School. In 2010, he was elected to the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board and was then unanimously selected by his colleagues to serve as Board President. Shavar ran as a candidate for Newark mayor in 2014, in a campaign that attracted national attention. Despite being a first-time municipal candidate, Shavar's reform platform gained broad support and he proved to be a formidable contender, obtaining over 46 percent of the vote, more votes than any other first-time municipal candidate in modern history. Shavar has received numerous honors for his client advocacy, including "40 Under 40" recognition by the National Bar Association as one of the nation's top lawyers, the Garden State Bar's Young Lawyer Award, the NAACP's Freedom Fund Award, the Brendan Byrne Distinguished Public Servant Award, and recognition by New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Rising Star."
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Tenagne Girma-Jeffries
Founder, The Cultivation Group

Tenagne Girma-Jeffries

Founder, The Cultivation Group
Tenagne Girma-Jeffries has had an extensive career in marketing and building global brands. Tenagne has had tenure at top global advertising agencies including Ogilvy & Mather, Grey Worldwide, The Kaplan Thaler Group and The Sawtooth Group. Her clients have included Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola Company, Wyeth and McCormick. Tenagne started her career in marketing at Ogilvy and Mather where she worked on Coca-Cola brands. Specifically, she managed the global re- branding of Fanta and Sprite, as well as the launch of Sprite Remix and Sprite Zero. At Ogilvy, she won The David Ogilvy Award for effective advertising. Embracing her belief that insight into your target audience is fundamental to developing a competitive edge, she initiated the Entertainment Committee and created Influencer Panel discussions. She later landed a job working at Grey Worldwide on Procter and Gamble where she launched Root Touch Up, which won the Allure and Good Housekeeping Magazine Beauty Award. Following Grey Worldwide she headed to The Kaplan Thaler Group to work on Swiffer, Herbal Essences Global and Aussie. On Swiffer, she was tasked with taking the brand from 500 million to a billion-dollar brand. She was nominated by her client for an Ad Color award for her work on Procter and Gamble. Previously, she worked at The Sawtooth Group where she headed-up the Lawry’s, Freixenet, Beech-nut and McCormick Hispanic accounts. Most recently, she launched a new venture called The Cultivation Group, which has allowed her to merge her love for community planning and development with her expertise in marketing. The mission is to transform the urban landscape of Newark culturally and visually one person, one block and one corner at a time. The goal of the group is to create a real movement around community-based economic development. The Cultivation Group just completed construction on their first commercial project in Newark. Tenagne is a New Jersey Performing Arts Center Women’s Association Trustee and the Vice President of the Promotions Committee, Founder of The Historic Weequahic Neighborhood Association and has worked with the Weequahic Neighborhood Association. Additionally, she was the former President of the SPARK Family Association. She lives in Newark, NJ with her husband, Shavar Jeffries, and her children, Kaleb and Naomi. She believes that we must be the change you want to see in the world.
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Doris Meister
Executive Vice President, Wealth Management, M&T/Wilmington Trust

Doris Meister

Executive Vice President, Wealth Management, M&T/Wilmington Trust
Doris oversees M&T Bank’s wealth management business, including Wilmington Trust Wealth Advisory Services, M&T Securities, and Wilmington Trust Investment Advisors.  She also serves as a member of M&T’s Management Committee. Doris has over three decades of experience in financial services and executive management. Prior to joining Wilmington Trust in 2016, she served as President of US Markets for BNY Mellon, was Managing Director of the New York Office of Bernstein Global Wealth Management, founded and headed the Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch, and headed the Private Bank at FleetBoston. She started her career at McKinsey & Co., Inc. where she was a member of the Financial Institutions Practice Group. Doris holds a master’s degree in Finance and Marketing from The University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Smith College.
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Megan Murphy
Award-winning journalist and commentator

Megan Murphy

Award-winning journalist and commentator
Megan Murphy is an award-winning journalist and commentator whose 20-year career has spanned multiple countries and events, from the 2016 presidential campaign to the global financial crisis. Most recently, Murphy served as the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg Businessweek, the US’s oldest weekly business publication. Under her direction, Businessweek relaunched in early 2017 with a fresh editorial mission and style. Previously, Murphy led Bloomberg’s US political and government coverage as executive editor and Washington Bureau Chief, overseeing more than 200 journalists across the organization’s print, digital and television platforms. Megan rejoined Bloomberg in 2015 following eight years with London-based Financial Times in a variety of roles, including as Washington Bureau Chief during the lead up to the 2016 presidential campaign. In 2013, she launched its award-winning “Fast FT” digital platform, delivering breaking business and financial news 24 hours a day around the world. Murphy also served as the FT’s investment banking correspondent during the fallout from the financial crisis and its legal correspondent. Before starting her career in journalism, Murphy was securities lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, CA. She holds a chancellor’s degree from Yale University, a master’s degree to Columbia School of Journalism and is a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University of Law. She is from Northbrook Illinois.
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Dan Pallotta
Advisor, Philanthropy

Dan Pallotta

Advisor, Philanthropy
Dan Pallotta is an activist, humanitarian, author, and builder of movements. He is a pioneer in the national effort to transform the way our culture evaluates the character and impact of nonprofit organizations. His iconic TED Talk on philanthropy has been viewed more than 4.3 million times. It is one of the 20 most-commented TED talks of all time. It has been translated into 27 languages and continues to be viewed over 1,000 times a day by people all over the world. His 2016 TED talk on being has been viewed more than 1.8 million times. He is one of the 100 most-viewed TED speakers of all time. He invented the multi- day charitable event industry. He created the Breast Cancer 3- Day walks and the multi-day AIDS Rides long distance cycling journeys, which raised in excess of half a billion dollars in nine years and were the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. The model and methods he created are now employed by dozens of charities and have raised in excess of $1.5 billion more for important causes from pediatric leukemia to AIDS to suicide prevention and many others. He is the author of “Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential,” the best-selling title in the history of Tufts University Press. The Stanford Social Innovation Review said that the book, “deserves to become the nonprofit sector ’s new manifesto.” His newest book is, “Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World.” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has described it as “An Apollo program for American philanthropy and the nonprofit sector”. Dan has written over one hundred articles for the Harvard Business Review online. He is the founder and President of the Charity Defense Council, which is dedicated to transforming the way the public evaluates charities. He is the and founder and President of Add Humanity, a message and movement-building consultancy that helps super innovative humanitarian organizations dream and grow. Dan has given hundreds of talks on philanthropy and innovation in the United States and around the world. He is a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer, and has spoken at Stanford, Wharton, Harvard Business School, Harvard’s Hauser Center for Nonprofits, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Brown, the United Nations, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Council on Foundations, and the Gates Foundation, among others. He is an elected member of the Elementary School Committee in Topsfield, Massachusetts. He is a recipient of the Liberty Hill Foundation Creative Vision award, the Triangle Humanitarian of the Year award, and the Albany State University International Citizen of the Year award. Dan been written about in feature and cover stories in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and has appeared on The Today Show, the BBC, CNN, CNBC, American Public Media’s Marketplace, and numerous NPR stations, among others.
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Troy Ruhanen
President and CEO of TBWA Worldwide

Troy Ruhanen

President and CEO of TBWA Worldwide
Troy Ruhanen is President and CEO of TBWA Worldwide: The Disruption® Company. One of the world’s most innovative and creative companies, TBWA is a top ten-ranked global advertising agency collective with 11,300 employees across 305 offices in 98 countries. TBWA includes brands such as Auditoire, Digital Arts Network (DAN), eg+ worldwide, The Integer Group®, TBWA\Media Arts Lab and TBWA\WorldHealth. Global clients include adidas, Airbnb, Apple, Gatorade, Henkel, McDonald’s, Michelin, Nissan, Pernod Ricard, Pfizer, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Airlines, Sotheby’s and Vichy. Since joining TBWA in 2014, Troy has led a dynamic period of growth and innovation, evolving TBWA’s Disruption® methodology for an always-on, ever-changing culture, and launching Take the Lead, a program whose mission is to achieve a gender balanced workplace. In leading The Disruption Company, he has simultaneously broadened the agency’s client base and defined its vision to be the cultural engine for 21st century business. Troy joined TBWA from its holding company Omnicom Group, where he served as Executive Vice President, responsible for driving cross-agency collaboration and innovation for Omnicom’s largest clients. Prior to Omnicom, Troy spent 10 years at BBDO, based in New York. He joined the agency in 2004 to run the billion-dollar AT&T business, and drove some of the most awarded and envied advertising in the category, winning Cannes Lions, Effies, Clios, One Show Pencils and Webby Awards. Troy was then elevated to Deputy Chairman, BBDO North America, where he focused on building BBDO’s digital and strategic planning capabilities and expanded business offerings. He later rose to the position of Chairman and CEO, BBDO, The Americas, with oversight of BBDO’s operations in North, South and Central America, including the Proximity direct and digital agency network. Troy began his career as an account executive at BBDO in Australia, before moving to Leo Burnett in 1994. He spent ten years with Burnett in Chicago, Asia-Pacific and Sydney, serving as an account supervisor responsible for all brand and creative development for Procter & Gamble’s Cheer, Luvs and Era brands out of Chicago, before taking on the role of Regional Account Director on Procter & Gamble business in Asia Pacific. In 2000, he was tapped as the Managing Director of Burnett’s agency in Sydney. During his time in Sydney, Burnett was named Agency of the Year a record four times, and in his final year, Burnett Australia was the most awarded agency at the Cannes Lions festival. In 2008, Troy was inducted into the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Hall of Achievement, honoring people 40 years of age or under who have made a significant impact on the industry through their leadership, career achievements and inspiring personal qualities. He serves on the board of the Ad Council and is an active supporter of The March of Dimes and the One Love Foundation.
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Doug Seybert
Senior Vice President of Marketing at Discovery, Inc.

Doug Seybert

Senior Vice President of Marketing at Discovery, Inc.
Doug is a Senior Vice President of Marketing at Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment. He is currently responsible for the strategic planning, creative development, branded entertainment and production management of all marketing efforts for Investigation Discovery (ID), Destination America and American Heroes Channel. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Doug joined Discovery in 2002 and has worked on a wide range of television networks. Since gaining responsibility for ID marketing in 2009, the network has grown to over 85 million homes in the US and over 200 million homes in 163 countries and territories worldwide. In the US, the brand has garnered incredible loyalty among viewers, resulting in ID being the most-watched network among women. Prior to Discovery, he worked in marketing at AOL and as a management consultant with PwC. Born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, Doug graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Studies. He currently lives in Annapolis, MD with his wife, Tracy, and three children.
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Melissa Selcher
VP of Brand Marketing and Corporate Communications, LinkedIn

Melissa Selcher

VP of Brand Marketing and Corporate Communications, LinkedIn
Melissa (Mel) Selcher is the Vice President of Brand Marketing and Corporate Communications at LinkedIn, where she has responsibility for LinkedIn’s global brand and reputation, advertising and creative, events and customer engagement, communications and consumer marketing, and LinkedIn’s social impact work around the world. Prior to LinkedIn, Melissa was the Chief Communications Officer at Cisco, overseeing all communications and investor relations globally. Earlier in her career, Mel held technology marketing and communications roles at Sun Microsystems, Matrix Semiconductor (acquired by SanDisk), Continental Airlines, and Trilogy Development Group. Mel earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Princeton University. In 2017, she was named one of PR News' Top Women in PR. Mel is on the Board of Directors of LifeMoves, the leading provider of homeless services in Silicon Valley, and is a volunteer lacrosse coach. She lives in Burlingame, California with her husband and two children.
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Marie-Louise Skafte
Founder, Skafte Global Law, P.A.

Marie-Louise Skafte

Founder, Skafte Global Law, P.A.
Marie-Louise Skafte is the founder of Skafte Global Law, P.A., a boutique consulting firm.  She is licensed to practice law in Canada, the United States and England with 20 years of success across the transportation, aviation, financial services, marine container leasing and logistics industries as well as supporting professional services firms.  She serves as Consultant and provides general advice to global companies, executive management teams and acts as outside General Counsel. Prior to forming the firm, Marie-Louise worked in San Francisco as Vice President – Global General Counsel, Head of HR and Corporate Compliance with The Cronos Group leading teams in 19 countries.  She also worked for Deutsche Post DHL, with operations in 220 countries holding the position of General Counsel for Canada.  She has previously held key management positions for DHL Express (USA), Inc., American President Lines Limited, MasTec, Inc., and the Massachusetts Port Authority. Marie-Louise obtained a JD from Suffolk University Law School, a BA in Labor/Management Relations & Business from the University of Toronto and Industrial & Labor Relations at Cornell University, where she earned academic and athletic scholarships.  She was awarded Lawyer of the Year - Transportation & Logistics in the 2016 Women in Law Awards and has been a featured Global General Counsel of the Year by CCWC and K&L Gates.  Marie-Louise resides in Florida with her husband Roger Martin.
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Debbie Weir
Senior Executive Managing Director, Everytown

Debbie Weir

Senior Executive Managing Director, Everytown
A senior executive of the nation’s leading gun violence prevention organization, Debbie Weir has more than 28 years of proven success in nonprofit management in the areas of capacity building, programs and services, fund development, marketing and communications, board management, advocacy, strategic planning, employee and volunteer development, and expanding visibility and influencing stakeholders to support mission priorities. As Senior Executive Managing Director, Organizing and Engagement, since November of 2017, Weir has led the grassroots fight for gun safety in Washington, in statehouses, and with corporations and other strategic partners across the country. Weir has focused on developing and executing the strategy for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Survivor Network at both the national and state levels. She has overseen the implementation of new initiatives like Students Demand Action, and has worked to develop programs focused on suicide prevention and partnerships within the corporate and medical communities. Before joining Moms Demand Action, Weir served as the Chief Executive Officer of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), leading the network of more than 200 MADD affiliates across the U.S. and spearheading efforts to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, serve the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking. Weir joined MADD’s National Organization in 2002 as Vice President of Victim Services, and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2005. Her proven leadership led her to be promoted to MADD CEO in March 2012. Under her leadership, the number of victims MADD served each year more than doubled—serving one victim every 15 minutes. With the launch of the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving in 2007, twenty-thirty states have passed model DUI all-offender ignition interlock laws, which have saved an additional 1800 lives. Debbie lives in Virginia with her husband and has two sons.
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Mike Levine
Co-Head of CAA Sports

Mike Levine

Co-Head of CAA Sports
Michael Levine is Co-Head of CAA Sports, a division of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Levine is based in New York and oversees the agency’s sports practice, including its growth into property representation for naming rights and sponsorships, media rights, licensing, hospitality, and corporate consulting. In the 12 years since its inception, CAA Sports has become a prominent athlete-representation firm and sports marketing agency in the United States, representing more than 1,700 of the world’s best athletes in football, baseball, hockey, basketball, tennis, soccer, and golf, in addition to icons in individual sports, coaches, broadcasters, and other sports personalities. Under Levine’s guidance, CAA Sports has negotiated some of the industry’s most groundbreaking deals and won a multitude of sports’ most widely sought-after partnerships, while continuing to foster the growth of its player-representation business. The agency has completed more than $4 billion in new sponsorship business on behalf of its clients and orchestrated precedent-setting agreements for the new Yankee Stadium; the Marquee partnership deal at Madison Square Garden; the naming rights for the San Francisco 49ers Levi’s Stadium; and Chase Center, the future home of the Golden State Warriors. CAA Sports also works in corporate consulting, which is currently advising, managing, and activating more than $3 billion in sponsorship rights deals on behalf of client brands and includes an award-winning experiential marketing practice. In 2017, CAA Sports launched CAA ICON, the leading owner’s representative and strategic management consulting firm, which oversees the development, design, and construction of major stadiums worldwide, including the O2 Arena, Staples Center, and Chase Center. Additionally, the agency’s media practice has structured and negotiated more than $37 billion in media rights deals. In 2006, 2007, and 2008, Levine was recognized by Street & Smith’s The Sports Business Journal as one of the top 40 sports executives nationwide under the age of 40. He was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2008. He has been recognized as one of the top 50 most influential people in sports business for the last nine years. In 2013, Levine earned the Honoree of Year Award from UJA-Federation of New York’s Sports for Youth. Levine resides with his wife Aly in Rye, and they have three children, Charlotte, Jack and Max.
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Kate James
Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Pearson

Kate James

Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Pearson
Kate joined Pearson in January 2014. A member of the Pearson Executive, as Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer she oversees communications, marketing and the Pearson Brand, government and regulatory relations, investor relations, and the company’s social impact work. Prior to joining Pearson, Kate was Chief Communications Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leveraging the foundation's voice in support of the organisation's global and domestic initiatives. Before Gates, she held senior leadership roles in the financial services industry including heading communications globally at Citibank and leading the advocacy and sustainability practice at Standard Chartered Bank. Kate is an active leader in the non-profit community. She is Director of the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, serves on the boards of Vital Voices Global Partnership, National Audubon Society, and is the Chief Spokesperson for Project Literacy, a global campaign convened by Pearson.
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Christina Syer
Chief Impact Officer, PCA

Christina Syer

Chief Impact Officer, PCA
Tina Syer has been with PCA since 2000 and is currently the Chief Impact Officer.  In this role she oversees marketing, training, programs, evaluation and key corporate partnerships. She grew up playing soccer, softball, basketball, and field hockey in Davis, California and went on to play Division I field hockey at Stanford University, where she graduated with honors and was named an Academic All-American. Tina has presented more than 300 PCA training sessions and has produced products featuring PCA National Advisory Board members such as Phil Jackson, Steve Young, Julie Foudy and Dusty Baker. Tina's coaching experience includes seasons at the high school, college and Olympic Development levels. Last, but not least, she is the mom of two energetic boys!
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