Board of Directors

CUP’s Board of Directors are diverse leaders from across sectors responsible for the strategic decision-making and financial responsibility of the organization.


  • Roderick Hardamon – Chair Emeritus

    Roderick A. Hardamon, a Detroit native, is the Founder and Chairman of the URGE Development Group, a real estate development and business innovation firm based in Detroit, MI.  Mr. Hardamon leverages his twenty years of experience in strategy, business innovation, ...

    Read More
  • Johnita Mizelle – Chair

    Johnita Walker Mizelle serves as Head of Investor Relations & Ecosystem Development at Anthemis Group. Previously, she served as Head of Business Development for LM Capital Group, based in San Diego, CA. In her current capacity, she is responsible for ...

    Read More
  • Marcos Torres – Vice Chair

    Marcos Torres is a senior Managing Director at RBC Capital Markets (RBC) and head of the firm’s Communications, Media, & Entertainment investment banking business. Mr. Torres started his investment banking career at J.P. Morgan almost 20 years ago and joined ...

    Read More
  • Timicka C. Anderson – Managing Director

    Timicka C. Anderson is a Managing Director, and Head of the Consumer Retail & Healthcare industry team within Citi’s U.S. Commercial Bank, Global, and National Industries. She leads and oversees the 10 person origination and client coverage team responsible for ...

    Read More
  • Seth Bryant – Secretary

    B. Seth Bryant is the Managing Partner of Bryant Rabbino LLP. Seth represents a wide range of clients, including large corporations and financial institutions, governmental entities, public benefit corporations, investment funds, and early stage companies in a range of transactional ...

    Read More
  • Michael A. Persaud

    Michael Persaud works in wealth management at Morgan Stanley. He has been a successful businessman and entrepreneur for his entire career. After spending twenty plus years running his business and working to build others in media and entertainment, Mr. Persaud ...

    Read More
  • Frank Dix

    Frank Dix is a management consultant in NY, who leads engagements advising banks, broker-dealers, and exchanges on cost rationalization/target operating models, AML and forensic tech, and global data privacy. In one recent engagement, Frank advised an investment bank on developing ...

    Read More
  • Sandra Hurse

    Sandra Hurse is the firm’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, Ms. Hurse held various positions at Bank of America, most recently serving as Global Head of Human Resources for Corporate and Investment Banking. ​ Previously, Ms. ...

    Read More
  • Harry Valetk

    Harry A. Valetk is a partner in the Global Privacy and Data Security practice group of Baker McKenzie. He regularly supports companies in the insurance and financial services sector, retail, pharmaceutical/ healthcare, transportation/ logistics, hospitality, defense, social media, cloud technology, ...

    Read More
  • Alexandra Wallace

    Alexandra Wallace is the Head of Media & Content at Verizon Media. Previously, she was Senior Vice President of NBC News as well as the executive in charge of Today and Meet the Press. She was also the Executive Producer ...

    Read More
  • Indhira Arrington

    Currently, Indhira Arrington provides leadership in the strategic planning and execution of diversity sourcing initiatives and programs for the Wholesale Banking Division of Wells Fargo. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Ms. Arrington held several roles at Bank of America within ...

    Read More
  • Fernando Bohorquez

    Fernando Bohorquez is a forward-thinking, problem-solving, and innovative attorney who handles commercial, intellectual property, and bankruptcy litigation as well as business disputes. Currently the Litigation Group Coordinator for BakerHostetler’s New York office, Fernando has deep knowledge and experience with all ...

    Read More
  • David W. Brown

    David W. Brown focuses his practice primarily on securities and intellectual property litigation, regulatory investigations, and white collar criminal matters.

    Read More
  • Kenneth N. Ebie

    Ken Ebie is the Founder and Principal of Ebie Strategies LLC. With over a decade of experience in law, politics, government, and public affairs, Ken has established a track record of success in building innovative and social impact campaigns at ...

    Read More
  • Jarrod Fong

    Jarrod Fong is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at JP Morgan Asset Management (“JPMAM”). He was one of the original members of the Private Equity Group, which was founded in 1997. At JP Morgan, Mr. Fong focuses on primary, ...

    Read More
  • Meredith Moore

    Meredith Moore oversees Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP’s inclusion initiatives including diversity education, affinity groups, diversity pipeline, and community service. Hallmarks of Weil’s diversity efforts under Ms. Moore’s leadership include biennial diversity month celebrations globally, individual affinity group conferences, Upstander@Weil ...

    Read More
  • Stephanie Smith

    Stephanie is global co-head of Credit and Interest Rate Products Operations, Loan Servicing, and Securitized Products Servicing, roles that she assumed in 2013. In addition, she is head of GS Bank USA Operations and Dallas Operations. She serves on the ...

    Read More
  • Rossie Turman III

    Rossie Turman III is a Partner and the Head of International Finance with Lowenstein Sandler, LLP. Prior to joining Lowenstein, Mr. Turman was a Partner with Skadden Arps with over a 20 year career with the firm. His practice focus ...

    Read More
  • Lucas F. Torres

    Lucas F. Torres is a partner in the New York office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers worldwide. Mr. Torres has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in ...

    Read More
  • Jean-Rene Zetrenne

    Jean-Rene (JR) is an executive with over 20 years experience in human resources. Currently, he is the Chief Talent Officer for Ogilvy & Mather, NA where he leads talent management strategy for 4,000 employees across the region. Given Ogilvy’s talent ...

    Read More