Category Archives: Spotlight

Members Spotlight

Ashwin Krishnan – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I work at Morgan Stanley as a portfolio manager within the firm’s credit investment business. It was a natural progression after beginning in investment banking and after appreciating the available pathways within financial services that suited my interest and temperament. What…
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Steve Chung – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I’m the Senior Vice President for NBCUniversal Media’s Newsgroup. I work with NBC News and the Owned Television Stations division on a diverse array of matters. Prior to joining NBCU, I was a litigator for Davis Wright Tremaine, focusing on advising…
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Vivianna Schwoerer – Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? My experience as a corporate attorney and passion for real estate led me to join WeWork as Director of Real Estate Transactions in 2016. In this role, I negotiate domestic and international commercial office deals while driving them through to closing.…
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Sheila Boston – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a litigation attorney; my areas of expertise include class actions, mass torts, and pharmaceutical/medical device products liability actions on the defense side. When I entered law school I thought I was going to become an attorney for the NAACP…
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Samir Ranade – Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I’m a Principal Counsel in the Enforcement Department of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  FINRA is an independent, not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect investors through regulation of the securities industry. I came to work at FINRA this April,…
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Rejji Hayes – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am the Executive Vice President and CFO of ITC Holdings Corp., an $11 billion publicly traded electric utility based in Michigan. I am responsible for the company’s accounting, tax, internal audit, investor relations, management reporting, financial planning & analysis, risk…
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Conway Ekpo – Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I currently serve as in-house counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where I provide legal advice to Merrill Lynch’s Global Wealth and Investment Management business. I made the transition to in-house counsel after practicing financial services law for nearly a…
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Kejo Clark – Executive Leadership Program Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Director in Media Technology at HBO overseeing technical operations and content distribution to worldwide digital platforms. While studying Journalism & Mass Media in college, I worked at a tech company where I began building computers and developed a…
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Stephanie Gordon – Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Vice President in Corporate Banking covering U.S. Municipal Markets at RBC Capital Markets. After graduating from Harvard, a former colleague and mentor recommended I enter Bank of America’s 18-month credit training program in New York. I have been…
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Bloomingdale School of Music – Non-Profit Spotlight

What is your mission? Bloomingdale School of Music (BSM) provides open access to high-quality music education to anyone who seeks it, regardless of economic status, ability level, ethnicity, or religious affiliation. What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space? Since 1964, BSM has strived to make music education accessible to students regardless of…
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Andrea Bacher – Executive Leadership Program Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Vice President in the Human Capital Management (HCM) division at Goldman Sachs (GS) and COO for the Global Talent Development team. I am part of a team whose mission is to evolve and implement the firm's talent development…
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Shanna Midelton – Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? Currently, I work at the New York City of Management & Budget (OMB) as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Education Taskforce, where I help lead a team responsible for managing the City's Education budgets. I've also worked in the non-profit…
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