TRUSTEES & OFFICERS

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.

Officers

Chairman

John C. Williams President & Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
John C. Williams President & Chief Executive Officer
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 Chair

Ajay Banga Executive Chairman
Mastercard
Ajay Banga Executive Chairman
Mastercard

Ajay Banga is 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 Chair

Peter Blair Henry W.R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance and Dean Emeritus,
New York University Stern School of Business
Peter Blair Henry W.R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance and Dean Emeritus,
New York University Stern School of Business

Peter Blair Henry is the W.R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, Dean Emeritus of New York University Stern School of Business, and a former Professor of International Economics at Stanford University and the author of TURNAROUND: Third World Lessons for First World Growth (2013).

In 2008, Mr. Henry led Barack Obama's Presidential Transition Team's review of international lending agencies such as the IMF and World Bank. He is member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Economic Advisory Panel, a member of the board of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Council on Foreign Relations, Citi, and General Electric.

In 2015, Mr. Henry was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the organization.

Vice Chair

Dan Schulman President & Chief Executive Officer
PayPal
Dan Schulman President and Chief Executive Officer
PayPal

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.

Secretary

Ed Cox Retired Partner
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
Ed Cox Retired Partner
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.

Treasurer

Rachel S. Moore President & Chief Executive Officer
The Music Center, LA
(Performing Arts Center of LA County)
Rachel S. Moore President and Chief Executive Officer
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 & CEO

Barbara M. Van Allen President & Chief Executive Officer
Economic Club of New York
Barbara M. Van Allen President & Chief Executive Officer,
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.

Trustees

Lee S. Ainslie III Audit Committee Chair
Managing Partner
Maverick Capital
Lee S. Ainslie III Managing Partner
Maverick Capital

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.

Dr. Joyce F. Brown President
Fashion Institute of Technology
Joyce F. Brown President
Fashion Institute of Technology

Dr. Joyce F. Brown is president of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a specialized college of art and design, business and technology of the State University of New York (SUNY). Appointed in 1998, she is the college's sixth president.

Dr. Brown, a highly regarded educator and academic administrator, has had over 35 years' experience in public higher education. She held a number of senior administrative posts at the City University of New York (CUNY) before arriving at FIT, including acting president of Bernard Baruch College and vice chancellor of the university. Prior to her appointment at FIT, she was professor of clinical psychology at the Graduate School and University Center of CUNY, where she is currently professor emerita. Dr. Brown also served as a New York City deputy mayor for public and community affairs during the David Dinkins administration.

Dr. Brown earned her doctorate and master's degree in counseling psychology from New York University and her bachelor's degree from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, where she served as a trustee from 1994 to 2000. She also received a certificate from the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University.

Stephanie Cohen Global Co-Head of Consumer & Wealth Management
Goldman Sachs
Stephanie Cohen Global Co-Head of Consumer and Wealth Management
Goldman Sachs

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 President & Chief Executive Officer
TIAA
Thasunda Brown Duckett Incoming President & CEO
TIAA

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 Chairman Bloomberg LP
Peter T. Grauer Chairman Bloomberg LP

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 Chief Executive Officer
Hess Corporation
John B. Hess Chief Executive Officer
Hess Corporation

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 Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
IBM Corporation
Arvind Krishna Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
IBM

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.

Arvind Krishna Chairman & CEO
IBM

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.

N. Gregory Mankiw Robert M Beren Professor of Economics
Harvard University
N. Gregory Mankiw Robert M Beren Professor of Economics
Harvard University

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.

Daniel A. Neff Partner, Co-Chairman of the Executive Committee
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Daniel A. Neff Partner, Corporate
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 Managing Partner & Co-Founder
RECOGNIZE
Charles Phillips Managing Partner & Co-Founder
RECOGNIZE

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.

Becky Quick CNBC Anchor
Becky Quick CNBC Anchor

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 Rogers Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer
Ariel Investments
John Rogers Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer
Ariel Investments

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.

Reshma Saujani Founder & Board Chair
Girls Who Code
Reshma Saujani Founder & Board Chair
Girls Who Code

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.

Robert K. Steel Chairman
Perella Weinberg Partners
Robert K. Steel Chairman
Perella Weinberg Partners

Robert K. Steel is 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.

Julie Sweet Chief Executive Officer
Accenture
Julie Sweet Chief Executive Officer
Accenture

Julie Sweet is Chief Executive Officer of Accenture North America, leading Accenture's business in the United States, the company's largest market, and Canada. She is also a member of Accenture's Global Management Committee.

A leader on topics including innovation, technology's impact on business, and inclusion and diversity, Julie serves on the Board of Directors of Catalyst and is a member of the TechNet Executive Council and the Lincoln Center Business Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Business Roundtable (BRT), previously serving on the BRT Board of Directors and as chair of the Technology Committee. In 2018, she was named to FORTUNE's list of "Most Powerful Women" for the third consecutive year. An outspoken advocate on public policy matters, Julie was honored with the Excellence in Public Policy award from the Committee for Economic Development in 2018. While serving as the Technology Committee chair for the BRT, she led the creation of a framework for a national consumer data privacy law and worked with member companies and the U.S. government to improve public-private information sharing in the area of cybersecurity. In addition, to address the critical skills gap in America and to create an inclusive innovation economy, she is working with leaders in business, education and government to create a national professional apprenticeship movement.

Prior to assuming her current position in 2015, Julie served as Accenture's general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer. Before joining Accenture in 2010, she was a partner in the Corporate department of the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School. She is married and has two daughters.

Dr. Craig B. Thompson President & Chief Executive Officer
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Craig B. Thompson President & Chief Executive Officer
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.

Marie-Josée Kravis Chairman Emerita
Senior Fellow & Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Hudson Institute
 
Marie-Josée Kravis Chairman Emerita

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.

Terry J. Lundgren Chairman Emeritus
Executive Chairman and CEO, Retired, Macy's
 
TERRY J. LUNDGREN Executive Chairman

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