buildOn Boards

Meet our global board leadership

The buildOn movement is made up of passionate and determined people from all walks of life who are committed to the belief that service and education can end poverty. Our boards include community and business leaders from throughout the country.


National Board of Directors

Diahann Billings-Burford

CEO, RISE

Marc Friedman

Chief Development Officer, buildOn

Sanjay Gupta

Dean, Broad School of Business, Michigan State University

Randi Hedin

Co-President, RPX Research

Suzie Ivelich

Suzie Ivelich Consulting

Dan Janki

CFO, Delta Airlines

Margaret Keane

Executive Chair, Board of Directors, Synchrony

Missy Kiernan

Shelley Leibowitz

Director, Morgan Stanley

Alan Murray

President and CEO, FORTUNE

Meisha Ross Porter

CEO, The Bronx Community Foundation

Rassaan Parris

Educator & Dean, The High School for Energy and Technology

Amnon Rodan

Chairman, Rodan + Fields

John Seifert

Worldwide CEO, Ogilvy & Mather

Karen Seitz

Founder and Managing Director, Fusion Partners

Jim Ziolkowski

Founder, President & CEO, buildOn

Jim Parke

Vice Chairman & CFO, GE Capital, Founding Board Member 1991-2018 (in memoriam)

Global Advisory Board

Skyler Badenoch

CEO, Hope for Haiti

Rich Been

Founder, True Leader Coaching

Jim Bell

Jeff Bornstein

Managing Partner, Generation Capital Partners

Lee Cooperman

Founder & CEO, Omega Advisors, Inc.

Robert Green

EVP and CFO, Cambrex Corporation

Jane Hackney

AJ Klenk

Managing Partner, Capstone Companies

Eric Miller

Head of Securitized Products Sales, Credit Suisse

John Myers

Denis Nayden

Chairman, James Alpha Holdings

Geoffrey Norman

EVP (retired), GE Asset Management

Jim Reynolds

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Loop Capital

Ryan Richert

Executive Director of Global Media Golin

Peter Ricker

Chairman & CEO, MB Real Estate

Alex Rohan

Managing Director, Miller Buckfire

Trevor Schauenberg

Catarina Schwab

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, NPX

Keith Sherin

Khozema Shipchandler

COO, Twilio

Boston Board

Teresa Epperson

Digital Trek

Allan Hackney

Sendy Lamour

buildOn Alum

Mel Martin

Case Researcher, Harvard Business School (buildOn Alum)

Patrick McGuinness

SVP & Chief Information Risk Officer, Manulife

Daniel O’Neil

Partner – PwC

Loredana Sandu-Vieil

Global Client Service Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Karen Vachon

buildOn Boston Board Chair

Chicago Board

Courtney Gentleman

SVP & Chief Marketing Officer Payment Solutions, Synchrony, buildOn Chicago Board Chair

Andrew Nolan

Partner, PwC

Don Resnick

Partner, Jenner & Block

James Richards

Kyle Robbins

Senior Vice President – Tenant Advisory, MB Real Estate

James Seymour

Senior Managing Director, Capital One

Kyle Weber

Chief Strategy Officer, Elevance Health

Detroit Board

Daryl Brown

Regional Sales Manager, LinkedIn Detroit

Oscar Ford

Prudential Financial

Amanda Goodspeed

Director of Business Development, Granger Construction

Shawn Hill

Deputy Executive Director, College and Career Readiness, DPSCD

Kimberly Hoyle

Managing Director, Sales & Marketing, Lambert, buildOn Detroit Board Chair

LaRon Johnson

Head of Americas: Start-Ups – Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Michael E. Smith

Executive Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Sean Wessman

US Central Region Cyber Practice Leader, EY

New York Board

LaNelle Alexander

Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – L+M Development Partners Inc.

DJ Casto

Executive Vice President & Chief HR Officer, Synchrony

Keia Cole

Head of Digital Experience, Mass Mutual

Fred Doss

Co-founder, Good Circle

Rob Jasminski

Global Head, Citi Investment Management

Ralph Layman

CEO & Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Management Partners, LLC

Soenke Lehmitz

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Paul Nestro

Managing Director, State Street Global Advisors

Ranjit Samra

Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase, buildOn New York Board Chair

Shannon Smith

Vice President, SWS Capital Management

Andrea Valerio

President & CEO, VERBIO North America

Jennifer VanBelle

Senior Vice President GE Capital, CEO and Treasurer of GE & GE Capital

Steve Wanner

Partner – Ernst & Young

West Coast Board

Liam Doyle

Senior Vice President, Salesforce, buildOn West Coast Board Chair

Camilla Norman Field

Founder, Integral Coaching

Suzanne Kounkel

Chief Marketing Officer, Deloitte

Deepa Mahajan

Partner, McKinsey

Pam Martinson

Partner, Sidley Austin

Justin O’Connor

Partner, PWC

Eric Standifer

President and CEO, Blaylock Van, LLC.

Brad Tewksbury

Senior Director, Oracle

Lynne Zydowsky

President, Zydowsky Consultants