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


Kathy Cassidy

Sr. VP & Treasurer (retired), GE

Marc Friedman

Chief Revenue Officer

Sanjay Gupta

Dean, Broad School of Business, Michigan State University

Randi Hedin

Co-President, RPX Research

Suzie Ivelich

Suzie Ivelich Consulting

Dan Janki

SVP – GE and President & CEO – Power Portfolio

Margaret Keane

President and CEO, Synchrony

Missy Kiernan

Alan Murray

President and CEO, FORTUNE

Rassaan Parris

Educator & Dean, The School for Tourism and Hospitality

John Raffaeli

Senior VP, Human Resources (Retired) Thomson Reuters

Amnon Rodan

Chairman, Rodan + Fields

John Seifert

Worldwide CEO, Ogilvy & Mather

Karen Seitz

Founder and Managing Director Fusion Partners

Melissa Taub

Kiernan Herner LLP Partner

Jim Ziolkowski

Founder, President & CEO

Jim Parke

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


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.

Jane Hackney

Managing Director, OCIO: Strategic Asset Allocation, State Street

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

Trevor Schauenberg

Catarina Schwab

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, NPX

Keith Sherin

Khozema Shipchandler

CFO, Twilio

Boston Board

Leslie Appleby

Don Epperson

Principal, Digital Trek

Allan Hackney

Patrick McGuinness

SVP & Chief Information Risk Officer, Manulife

Daniel O’Neil

Partner – PwC

Anthony Ostler

Senior Vice President, Investor Services Americas, State Street

Victoria Ostler

Program Director, Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization

Loredana Sandu-Vieil

Global Client Service Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Karen Vachon

buildOn Boston Board Chair

Chicago Board

Ellie Forman

Corporate Community Relations Manager, Mesirow Financial

Courtney Gentleman

SVP & Chief Marketing Officer Payment Solutions, Synchrony

Andrew Nolan

Partner, KPMG

Lori Nutter

Vice President, Salesforce

Don Resnick

Partner, Jenner & Block

James Richards

VP – Audit Staff GE

Peter Ricker

Chairman & CEO, MB Real Estate

Kyle Robbins

Senior Vice President – Tenant Advisory, MB Real Estate

James Seymour

Senior Managing Director, Capital One (buildOn Chicago Chair)

Kyle Weber

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Detroit Board (In Formation)

Daryl Brown

Regional Sales Manager, LinkedIn Detroit

Keely Crimando

Triple Crown Banker, Quicken Loans and buildOn Alum

LaRon Johnson

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

Kimberly Hoyle

Director of Business Development Metro Consulting Associates

New York Board

LaNelle Alexander

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

David Casto

Executive Vice President & Chief HR Officer, Synchrony

Fred Doss

Co-founder, Good Circle

John Gicking

Robert Green

EVP and CFO, Cambrex Corporation

Vinny Kiernan

Attorney, Kiernan Herner LLP

Ralph Layman

CEO & Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Management Partners, LLC

Soenke Lehmitz

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Shelley Leibowitz

Director, Morgan Stanley

Paul Nestro

Managing Director, State Street Global Advisors

Ranjit Samra

Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase

Andrea Valerio

Executive Director, Castleton Commodities International

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

Camilla Norman Field

Founder, Integral Coaching

David Gunning

Branch Manager, American Pacific Mortgage

Deepa Mahajan

Partner, McKinsey

Pam Martinson

Partner, Sidley Austin

Justin O’Connor

Partner, PWC

Brad Tewksbury

Senior Director, Oracle

Lynne Zydowsky

President, Zydowsky Consultants