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Members Spotlight

Publicolor – Nonprofit Partner Spotlight – Mar. 2012

  Who is Publicolor? Alarmed by the ramifications of our nation’s rising high school dropout rate, industrial designer Ruth Lande Shuman founded Publicolor in 1996. Following her studies at Pratt Institute (MSID, Industrial Design) and realizing that too many of our schools look and feel like prisons—a condition contributing to our all-too-high dropout rate—Ruth founded…
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Tamara Nall – CUP Fellow Spotlight – Mar. 2012

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field?   As a consultant, I am the President and CEO of The Leading Niche, a global management consulting Firm.  We have an international, corporate and federal government client portfolio.  I pursued my entrepreneurial dreams after working for many years at a…
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Charlita Cardwell – CUP Leadership Board Spotlight- Mar. 2012

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a corporate attorney.  As a child, I had visions of being a lawyer and got on the path to do so early. Though, as a young child, I envisioned myself as a litigator, my interest in business and economics compelled…
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Jeri Powell – CUP Fellow Spotlight – Feb. 2012

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a State Director for StudentsFirst.  StudentsFirst is a national, bi-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming public education in America.  As a State Director, I manage legislative affairs for the organization across three separate states.  The work is a combination…
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Daisy Auger-Domínguez – CUP Member Spotlight- Feb. 2012

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Managing Director of Executive Search Initiatives at Time Warner Inc., a leading media and entertainment company.  My team and I are responsible for enhancing Time Warner’s executive employment brand with diverse communities, attracting and recruiting diverse executives, and…
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Fund for Public Schools – Nonprofit Partner Spotlight – Feb. 2012

Who is The Fund for Public Schools? The Fund for Public Schools partners closely with the New York City Department of Education to reform public education, giving the city’s 1.1 million students a better chance at a productive future. Since 2003, The Fund has raised nearly $300 million to support the city’s schools and the…
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Yusef Kassim – CUP Leadership Board Spotlight- Feb. 2012

  What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I work in the Investor Relations group at Eton Park Capital Management, an $11 billion multi-disciplinary investment firm. The core function of this group is to manage the global marketing, investor communication and service related aspects of the fund.  I…
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Whitney Tilson – CUP Member Spotlight- Jan. 2012

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I’m a value investor and run three different businesses related to this, with three different partners: money management (via three hedge funds and two mutual funds); two investment newsletters, Value Investor Insight and SuperInvestor Insight; and a conference business, the Value…
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Alvin Bowles – CUP Leadership Board Spotlight – Dec. 2011

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? Chief Operating Officer of Grab Networks.  After progressively serving at  several major media companies that already were on a successful track, I decided to challenge myself to rebuild, grow and direct a brand within the media business – leading it to…
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Lesley Horton – CUP Leadership Board Spotlight – Nov. 2011

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Staff Attorney at L&M Development Partners Inc. ("L&M"), a real estate development company responsible for over $2 billion of development and construction. Working with community, government and investment partners, L&M has built over 8,000 units of affordable and…
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Joshua Thompson – CUP Leadership Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I work in education policy in Newark, New Jersey, with a major focus on Institutional Advancement for Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School, one of the city’s most accomplished and storied institutions.  My focus has always been on education.  I came to my…
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Maria Fernandez – CUP Fellow Spotlight – October 2011

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am Senior Counsel, Trust and Compliance Officer, Global Compliance Programs.  In this position,  my team and I manage the elements, education and communications aspects of IBM’s global compliance program.     I spend much time coordinating with the regional Trust…
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