2013 Advanced Leadership Fellows
Antonio Ardit Arlandis
Antonio Ardit was the Unit Head Iberia – Spain and Portugal – for A.T. Kearney. Mr. Ardit serves as an independent advisor to several European firms, including those in the mining, communications, technology, and manufacturing sectors, with a focus on global business development and other strategic issues.
Linda Basch is President Emerita of the National Council for Research on Women, a network of 120 leading research, advocacy and policy centers dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. Her areas of expertise include the impact of public policy on women and families, expanding diversity and inclusion in the corporate arena and higher education, and advancing women’s leadership.
Michael Bush is a Director of Ross Stores and Technoserve, a global not-for-profit involved in economic development in Africa and Latin America. Mr. Bush has led a number of organizations involved in consumer and retail businesses in turn-around or change situations where strategic and operational improvement is required, often as part of a new ownership team.
Beatriz Cardoso is the Executive Director of "Laboratório de educação," an NGO developing applicable knowledge in education in Brazil. Ms. Cardoso founded and led Comunidade Educativa CEDAC, a Sao Paulo-based organization dedicated to democratizing education for all children. Most recently, Ms. Cardoso trained teams of professionals at Comunidade Educativa CEDAC and formulated strategies for several programs developed in partnership with private sponsors.
Eduardo José Gonçalves de Carvalho
Eduardo Carvalho is the CEO of ABA-Associação Brasil-America, a global education organization in Brazil. Mr. Carvalho previously was the Manager and Director of Grupo Industrial João Santos, and lead multiple projects, including the construction of a cement plant in the Amazon region.
Jack C. Chow, M.D.
Jack C. Chow is a physician-diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador on HIV/AIDS and global health at the State Department and as assistant director-general of the World Health Organization on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Dr. Chow has authored several major articles on global health security issues.
Daniel B. Cunningham
Daniel B. Cunningham is the President and CEO of the Long-Stanton Group, a 150 year old metal and rubber manufacturer, with operations in Ohio and China. Mr. Cunningham is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Margaret Cunningham joins Mr. Cunningham as an Advanced Leadership Partner.
Vincent de Luise, M.D.
Vincent de Luise is an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at Yale University School of Medicine and adjunct clinical assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. de Luise spent 28 years as a founder, partner and corneal and cataract surgeon at OptiCare Eye Health Centers in Connecticut. He is a founder and President of The Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation.
Guy W.L. Dietrich
Guy Dietrich was most recently a Managing Director at UBS, and head of their Private Wealth
Management practice in New York City. He also led their client development in San Francisco. Prior to UBS, he spent 26 years at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, where he built their Silicon Valley based Corporate and Venture Services business and established the Citigroup Family Office.
Stephanie Dodson is the co-founder of Strategic Grant Partners, a coalition of families that combines philanthropic investing and pro bono consulting to address issues for Massachusetts children in poverty. Ms. Dodson also co-founded Project Healthy Children to design and implement food fortification programs to improve basic health in developing countries and the Maranyundo Initiative, a boarding school for girls and a teacher enrichment program in Rwanda.
Howard Fischer is the founder and CEO of Basso Capital Management, the manager of the Basso family of hedge funds, with a core focus on investing in convertible securities and SPACs. Mr. Fischer is responsible for strategic decision making, marketing and business development.
Randee Fischer joins Mr. Fischer as an Advanced Leadership Partner.
Richard Gluck is an owner at Garvey Schubert Barer, practicing transportation law. Mr. Gluck is also chair of the legal committee for the industry's worldwide trade association, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations. He has written and spoken frequently on legal and public policy issues affecting the industry, and has acted as a liaison among the national forwarders associations in the Americas, Europe and the Far East.
Jerry Gramaglia serves as the Chairman for Acxiom Corp., a data/marketing services provider. Mr. Gramaglia is also a Director of Coldwater Creek, a national multi-channel apparel retailer and WageWorks, a provider of tax-advantaged employee benefits. Previously, Mr. Gramaglia was a Partner with Arrowpath Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology start-ups.
Eric Jacobsen is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Dolphin Capital, a private equity firm which invests in high growth companies in the Mountain West region. Mr. Jacobsen has previously held a variety of senior operating positions in the software, Internet and financial services sectors.
Susan G. Johnson
Susan G. Johnson is a Principal, General Counsel, and Executive Vice President of Echelon LLC, a private company which invests in and manages various commercial business ventures. Ms. Johnson’s previous experience has included directing corporate activities in M&A, finance, real estate development, marketing, sales, operations, and investor and governmental relations.
Mark A. Kelley, M.D.
Mark A. Kelley, M.D. recently served as Executive Vice President, and Chief Medical Officer for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Previously, he was professor of medicine and vice dean for clinical affairs at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. A pulmonary-critical care physician, Dr. Kelley has led national initiatives on physician workforce and quality, and medical education.
Dorian Klein, a financial entrepreneur, most recently founded several companies in the financial and technology sectors including the only independent mortgage companies in Romania and Turkey. Mr. Klein previously worked in investment banking at Merrill Lynch, Bankers Trust and a privately-owned merchant bank in London, New York, and Tokyo.
Nina Lahoud is currently Principal Officer in the Asia and Middle East Division at the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations. For three decades, Ms. Lahoud has dealt extensively with legal, peacekeeping/peace-building, rule of law, development, and gender matters, while in various positions at the United Nations, including in six peacekeeping operations in Lebanon, Namibia, Cambodia, former Yugoslavia, Kosovo and East Timor.
Ronald A. Lauderdale
Ronald A. Lauderdale was most recently Vice President and IBM Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property Law and Strategy. Mr. Lauderdale directed IBM’s Intellectual Property Law function, providing legal counsel for all facets of protecting and licensing IBM’s intellectual property assets and leading IBM’s engagement of intellectual property law policy.
Valerie Lauderdale joins Mr. Lauderdale as an Advanced Leadership Partner.
Paul W. Lee
Paul W. Lee is a Partner at the law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston with over 35 years experience advising companies and boards of directors on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance and SEC disclosure and compliance. Mr. Lee is a past president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and has also been active in many local and national Asian American civil rights and social services organizations.
Ann MacDougall most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Acumen Fund, a venture capital fund for the poor. She headed strategy, operations and expansion for Acumen and was a member of its Management Committee. Ms. MacDougall has had a long career as a manager and business lawyer, holding various senior roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and Paris, including General Counsel of PwC-US.
Brian Meltzer served as the Managing Partner of the Chicago area law firm of Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle from its inception in 1996 to mid 2012. Mr. Meltzer’s legal career spans over 40 years, representing homebuilders, condominium developers, financial institutions, investors and other key constituents in the housing industry.
Rosemary Meltzer joins Mr. Meltzer as an Advanced Leadership Partner.
Garrett Moran most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone's Private Equity Group, overseeing the group's daily operations, playing a senior role in its investment process and guiding the firm's corporate social responsibility initiatives. Previously, he was the President of MMC Capital and co-head of the Banking Group at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette.
Mary Penniman Moran joins Mr. Moran as an Advanced Leadership Partner.
Tomoe Odahara has been serving as Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Merrill Lynch Global Wealth and Investment Management. Ms. Odahara has managed substantial assets for families and endowment funds. Ms. Odahara is called on as speaker in the business education community.
Eileen O’Neill Odum
Eileen O’Neill Odum was Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive Officer of NiSource Inc.'s Northern Indiana Energy business unit. Ms. Odum led three subsidiaries of the Fortune 500 company, which collectively make up the largest utility in Indiana.
Marcello Palazzi is the founder and President of the Progressio Foundation for human progress. Mr. Palazzi is also the founder and Principal of Epic Venture Partners. Mr. Palazzi is a public-minded entrepreneur and developer of ventures, projects and initiatives that combine private and public interests for the benefit of the common good.
Tom Pappas was most recently a Partner and Bond Portfolio Manager at Wellington Management Company LLP. Mr. Pappas managed an aggregate $70 billion in multiple portfolios for over 50 major clients. Mr. Pappas currently balances a variety of civic responsibilities and serves as a part-time angel investor.
William A. Plapinger
William A. Plapinger is a partner in the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, specializing in capital markets, M&A and general corporate (including governance) matters. He was based in the firm’s London office for the past 25 years, where he also occupied a number of management positions. He is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Vassar College and a Commissioner on the US-UK Fulbright Commission.
Cassie Murray joins Mr. Plapinger as an Advanced Leadership Partner.
Miguel Rey most recently served as President of Renaissance Executive Forums of South Florida, helping business owners advance and grow their companies via peer to peer advisory boards. Mr. Rey headed family-owned companies in Colombia through critical start-up phases, reorganization, turnaround, and fast-track growth in the midst of economic uncertainty. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the board at Atrion.net.
Cristián Shea is Chairman and CEO of Equitas Capital, an international investment firm based in Santiago, Chile, with offices also in Vienna, Austria. Equitas Capital specializes in later stage venture capital and early stage private equity investments in the areas of environmental services, natural resources and consumer-related industries.
Gaelle Duret joins Mr. Shea as an Advanced Leadership Program Partner.
Mr. Prakash Shukla is a Director of HOVS, a company that manages a variety of investment portfolios. Most recently CIO and Senior Vice President of the Taj Group of Hotels and Resorts, Mr. Shukla has been involved in the early stage with startups such as SST, Travelguru, Transerv, and Mango Tree. Mr. Shukla has also consulted for Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Solomon Smith Barney.
Sonya Sainani Shukla joins Mr. Shukla as an Advanced Leadership Program Partner.
Roselyne Chroman Swig
Roselyne Chroman Swig is the founder of the advocacy group, Partners Ending Domestic Abuse. Ms. Swig has devoted decades to philanthropic and community service efforts, at the local, national and global level with a focus on women empowerment, social welfare, fine art, political advocacy and education.
Jeffrey P. Williams
Jeffrey P. Williams is President of Jeffrey Williams & Co. With more than 30 years of investment banking, private equity and corporate management experience, Mr. Williams has served in key strategic positions throughout his career, both as a financial advisor to the world's largest corporations and as a senior executive.
2013 Senior Advanced Leadership Fellows
Nusret Cömert was the Managing Director of Royal Dutch Shell Group's Exploration & Production and Gas & Power activities in Turkey. Mr. Cömert led the liberalization process of, and founded, the first private natural gas company in Turkey. He led exploration deals of shale oil in Turkey and deepwater offshore oil in the Mediterranean.
Mark Feinberg, M.D.
Mark Feinberg is a physician-scientist who most recently served as the Vice President and Chief Public Health and Science Officer for Merck Vaccines. Dr. Feinberg's AL project focuses on creating a new partnership between innovator pharmaceutical companies, generic drug manufacturers, public health authorities and donors to foster the development and availability of antiretroviral therapies optimized to meet HIV treatment and prevention needs in resource-limited countries.
Anne Punzak Marcus
Anne Punzak Marcus was most recently Senior Vice President of Fidelity Investments where she managed portfolios of bond funds and was Co-Research Director for the Fixed Income Division. Ms. Punzak Marcus is on the founding team of the Autism Consortium which facilitates collaboration among 15 Boston institutions, funding clinical research. Ms. Punzak Marcus’s AL project focuses on helping families who have children with disabilities connect to resources.
Iyabo Obasanjo most recently served as a Senator and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health for Nigeria. Prior to that, Dr. Obasanjo was appointed the commissioner for health for Ogun state, Nigeria. Ms. Obasanjo’s AL project focuses on issues surrounding women and leadership in Africa.
Robin L. Russell
Robin Russell most recently served as Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations Marketing and Distribution for the motion picture group of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Ms. Russell’s career highlights include other executive roles at Sony and Walt Disney Pictures as well as private practice in entertainment law. Ms. Russell’s AL project focuses on the study and research of Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, specifically with content companies.
2013 Advanced Leadership Senior Research Fellow
Jim Champy is Chairman Emeritus of Dell Services Consulting, a position he assumed after heading Perot Systems. He is the author of numerous books, including the global best-seller Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution. Champy is a member of the MIT Corporation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Analog Devices, Inc.