Category Archives: Spotlight

Members Spotlight

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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Generation Citizen – Non-Profit Spotlight

What is your mission? Generation Citizen (GC) works to ensure that every student in the United States receives an effective action civics education, which provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens. We envision a country of young people working as active and effective citizens to collectively…
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GISSELDA NUNEZ – EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? Currently, I am a Vice President at Morgan Stanley within the Finance Division, managing a team of NY and Baltimore based employees supporting the Commodities Electricity and Natural Gas business. While in middle school, I began to learn about accounting after…
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Tonya Leslie – Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am the Vice President and Publisher of Family and Community Engagement at Scholastic. I’ve been in this role for almost a year, but I have been working at Scholastic on and off for nearly 20 years. I feel like I…
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ADAM HEMLOCK — CATALYST SPOTLIGHT

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York. I decided to become a lawyer after majoring in Government in college – I was inspired by the idea of government service, and thought that a law degree would…
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DESHAUN MARS – FELLOW SPOTLIGHT

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? Currently, I am a Director of Partnerships at Teach For America where I work with our school partners to help manage the hiring process for our incoming teachers. I also lead the New York region's efforts to diversify our local teaching…
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