About LEDA

Our Leadership

Meet LEDA's Board of Directors, Leadership Council, and Corporate Advisory Council

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Board of Directors


Political and Nonprofit Consultant
Ilana Goldman

SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.
Eric Mendez

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America
David Garza
Executive Director

Co-Founder and Co-CEO,

Wemimo Abbey

Eden Abrahams

RHR International

Eden Abrahams

First Vice President & COO,
Chelsea Piers Field House
Jessica Betts Dreyfuss

Chief Investment Officer,
Schusterman Interests, LLC, Venture Capital

Sender Cohen

King Street Capital

Alexandra M. Engler


Andrew Fisher

General Counsel,
The Baupost Group

Frederick H. Fogel

Founder & 20-Year Executive Director
Victim Services
ExpandED Schools

Lucy N. Friedman, Ph.D.
Jesse Furman

District Judge, Southern District of New York, United States District Court

Hon. Jesse M. Furman

Managing Partner,
Gravel Creek Asset Management

Gustavo Gonzalez

LEDA Cohort 3 Scholar
Assistant Director,
Annual Leadership Giving Programs, The New School

Yelka Kamara

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Piotr Kaminski

Shuly Leviant

Managing Member and General Counsel,
Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP

Shuly Leviant

Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus,
New York University School of Law
Of Counsel,
Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP

Trevor Morrison

Matthew Parodi

Associate Director of Strategy & Product,
Scholarship America

Matthew Parodi

Managing Director,
Moody’s Analytics

Cristina Pieretti

Associate Director,
Advantage Testing, Inc.

John C. Roberts

Managing Partner and CEO of Financial Communications & Capital Markets,

Lex Suvanto



Leadership Council

LEDA’s Leadership Council is composed of a group of prominent leaders who share a passionate commitment to LEDA’s mission and serve as its champions. The council helps to build awareness about our unparalleled success and foster new connections and partnerships.

Chief Financial Officer,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Carolyn N. Ainslie

Founder & President,
Advantage Testing, Inc.
Arun Alagappan, J.D.

Build-A-Bear Workshop
Maxine Clark

Director of Museum Studies, Department of Anthropology,
Columbia University
Research Professor, Department of Anthropology,
Barnard College
Nan A. Rothschild Cooper, Ph.D.

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid,
Harvard College
William R. Fitzsimmons

Lawyer, Investor, Former Teacher
Former Trustee of Prep for Prep
Enrique Foster Gittes

Executive Chairman,
Libra Group
George M. Logothetis

President and CEO,
New York Public Library
President Emeritus, Amherst College
Anthony W. Marx, Ph.D.

President and CEO,
The Aspen Institute
Former President, Franklin & Marshall College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

Architectural Historian and Former Teacher
Lois Severini, Ph.D.

President Emeritus,
Princeton University
Professor of Molecular Biology,
Princeton University
Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D.

Executive Managing Member, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP
Anthony Yoseloff


Corporate Advisory Council

LEDA’s Corporate Advisory Council includes representatives from a wide variety of industries and provides recommendations on how to better serve LEDA Scholars and Career Fellows in the preparation of internships, full-time jobs, and other professional opportunities.

Aaron Aboagye

McKinsey & Company
Aaron Aboagye
McKinsey & Company
Ken Bouyer

Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting,
EY Americas
Ken Bouyer
EY Americas
Erika Coleman

VP, Talent Acquisition
Goldman Sachs
Erika Coleman
Goldman Sachs
Rosanna Durruthy

Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging,
Rosanna Durruthy
Charles Gray

Head, North American Technology Officer Practice,
Egon Zehnder
Charles Gray
Egon Zehnder

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