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Leadership

Theo Killion

  • Board of Directors
  • Chair

Retired Chief Executive Officer, Zale Corporation

The Hill School, 1970* Theo Killion is the former Zale Corp. Chief Executive Officer who led the…

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Sheila Marmon

  • Board of Directors
  • Vice Chair

Founder & CEO, Mirror Digital

Sheila Marmon has a passion for the launch and operation of new businesses in the digital media…

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Rhonda Trotter

  • Board of Directors
  • Vice Chair

Arnold & Porter LLP

Rhonda R. Trotter is a Partner in the Complex Commercial Litigation Group at Arnold & Porter LLP….

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Rob Fullerton

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  • Vice Chair

Global Head of Leveraged Finance, Jefferies

Rob Fullerton is the Global Head of Leveraged Finance at Jefferies with over 24 years of investment…

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Shea Manigo

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Vice President, Growth & Strategy, CVS Health

Dr. Jacquetta Lashea “Shea” Manigo, PharmD, MBA is the Senior Vice President of Front Stores, Retail where…

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Kurt Van Wagenen

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Telecom Executive

Kurt Van Wagenen is a career telecom executive. He was most recently President and CEO of FirstLight…

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A. Louis Parker

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Retired Corporate Vice President, General Electric, Philips Academy, Class of 1973*

Louis Parker combines dynamism and clear vision with a gift for execution. With a record of generating…

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Suzan Morno-Wade

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Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Xerox

Suzan Morno-Wade was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer of Xerox in 2018.  She is also an Executive…

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Star McDade

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Sr. Vice President, Audit Services, USAA

Star McDade is a strategic thinker with a unique point of view driven by her personal intellectual…

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Allison Lawrence

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President, Black + Decker

A people-centered and results-oriented leader with extensive strategic planning and ROI-generating experience, Allison is currently the head…

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Tracey Koziol

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Senior Vice President, Global Offerings, Xerox

Tracey Koziol is executive vice president of Global Offering Solutions and chief product officer, responsible for products…

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Gerald Keefe

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Head of Global Banking for the Americas, HSBC

Gerry Keefe is co-head of Global Banking Coverage, head of Global Banking for the Americas region and…

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Michelle Gittens

  • Board Members At Large
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Director of US Transactional Video on Demand, Amazon, Phillips Academy Andover, 1999*

Michelle Gittens currently serves as the Director of US Transactional Video on Demand for Amazon’s Prime Video…

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Tayo Famakinwa

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Vice President and Head of Organizational Effectiveness, UPS

Tayo is Vice President at UPS. He was a Managing Director at Teneo, Inc., a global CEO…

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Ekene Ezulike

  • Board Members At Large
  • Board of Directors

Global Head of Corporate Services, Morgan Stanley

Ekene Ezulike is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and is the Global Head of Corporate Services….

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Keith Evans

  • Board Members At Large
  • Board of Directors

President, The Westminster Schools

Keith Evans was appointed President of The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia, in July, 2014. Prior to…

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Peter Allan Atkins

  • Board Emeritus
  • Board of Directors

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP

Nicole Melwood

  • Board Members At Large
  • Board of Directors

Director, Commonfund Asset Management

Roger G. Arrieux, Jr

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New York Managing Partner, Deloitte

As managing partner of Deloitte’s New York City offices, Deloitte’s US headquarters and largest office, Roger helps…

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Gennell Jefferson

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Partner, Investor Relations, The Vistria Group

Ms. Jefferson is a Partner at The Vistria Group focused on Investor Relations and Marketing for the…

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National Advisory Council

The National Advisory Council is a group of professionals under 40 dedicated to helping A Better Chance carry out its mission to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. Founded in 2009, the goal of the Council is to initiate and boost engagement for A Better Chance through a combination of fundraising and volunteer efforts. Each year the Council hosts The Rising Stars Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of rising professionals of color.

For information on joining the National Advisory Council, please contact events@abetterchance.org or 646-346-1330.

Council Leadership

Nicole Melwood

Director, Commonfund Asset Management

Council Members

Lisa Brice

Ballard Spahr LLP

Lauren Vick Burthey

J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Lawrenceville School, 2005*

David Cox

Netflix
New Canaan A Better Chance, 2005*

Khary Dennis

LionTree LLC
St. Andrew's School, 2013*

Rishi Gopaul

VP of Supplier Engagement for the Americas at Adm Group Ltd
Simsbury A Better Chance 1997*

Sadasia McCutchen

CapitalG
Trevor Day School, 2013*

Jarron Smith

Zeal Capital Partners

Regwood Snipes

PetVet Care Centers
Deerfield Academy, 2005*

Nicole Talerman

Bain & Company