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

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

SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.
Eric Mendez

Executive Director,
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America
Lamont Gordon
Executive Director
Eden Abrahams

RHR International

Eden Abrahams

Lawrence Bascom

Private Investor
Former CFO,
21st Century Insurance Group
Former Partner,
Deloitte & Touche

Lawrence P. Bascom

GARB Holdings, LLC, Venture Capital

Anders C. H. Brag

Jordan Dickson

LEDA Cohort 3 Scholar
Federal Prosecutor,
U.S. Department of Justice

Jordan Dickson

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

Lawyer, Investor, Former Teacher
Former Trustee of Prep for Prep

Enrique Foster Gittes

Managing Partner,
Gravel Creek Asset Management

Gustavo Gonzalez

Holly Ash Greenwald

Private Investor and Entrepreneur

Holly Ash Greenwald

Founders Equity, Inc.

Warren H. Haber

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

Yelka Kamara

Senior Partner,
McKinsey & Company

Piotr Kaminski

Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff,
Office of the President,
Princeton University

Hilary Parker

Associate Director,
Advantage Testing, Inc.

John C. Roberts

Elizabeth Salinas

LEDA Cohort 2 Scholar
Senior Research Associate,
HCM Strategists

Elizabeth Salinas

Architectural Historian and Former Teacher

Lois Severini, Ph.D.

Dodger Theatricals Ltd

Edward M. Strong

Co-Executive Managing Member, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP

Anthony Yoseloff


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

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

Chairman and CEO,
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.

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


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
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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