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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors includes leaders in business, technology, media, and culinary management.

Current Board

  • Chair

    Eric Schwartz, 76 West Holdings

  • Vice Chair

    Eric Ripert, Le Bernardin

  • Treasurer

    Wilson Ervin, US Treasury

  • Secretary

    Marc Granetz

  • At Large

    Marjorie Sybul Adams
    E. Desiree Asher
    Richard S. Berry, Zuberry Associates, LLC
    Ashish Bhutani
    Ambar Boodhoo, Ernst & Young, LLP
    Benjamin Bram, Watermill Institutional Trading LLC
    David Chubak, Edward Jones
    Craig Dunton, UBS
    Joseph Evangelisti, JPMorgan Chase
    Beth Hammack
    Christine Hikawa
    Sharon H. Jacquet, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
    Pamela Kaufmann
    Simon Kim, COTE | Gracious Hospitality Management
    Bill Koenigsberg, Horizon Media
    Shirley Madhere-Weil, M.D., Founder, Holistic Plastic Surgery; Associate Adjunct Teaching Surgeon with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
    Kathleen McCarthy, Blackstone Group LP
    William J. Mills
    Nadine Mirchandani, Ernst & Young LLP
    Marc Murphy, Benchmarc Restaurants 
    Jim O’Donnell, Citi
    Valerie Peltier, Tishman Speyer
    Stephanie Goldman Rosen
    Mary E. Rubin, Borrego Foundation
    Rick Smilow, The Institute of Culinary Education
    Kerone Vatel, Capital One
    Timothy Walsh, Carbon Arc
    Veronica Watson
    Katie Workman, The Mom 100 LLC
    Michael A. Young, Vision Marketing
    Geoffrey Zakarian, Zakarian Hospitality

Ex Officio

  • Immediate Past Chair

    James D. Kallman, Kallman Management Corp.

  • Founding Chairs

    Harley Brooke-Hitching
    Peter W. Schmidt

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