Board of Directors
Sharon R. Egilinsky, Chair, SRE Solutions, LLCSharon R. Egilinsky, CEO and founder of SRE Solutions, LLC, has over 15 years of experience in the investment management industry. She has both advised and been an active member of the management teams of Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup, several of the industry's leading global financial services organizations. Sharon's areas of expertise include a wide variety of strategic matters, including business analysis and strategic plan development, corporate development, distribution strategies, creative joint ventures, partnerships and other forward-thinking business associations. Prior to founding SRE Solutions, Sharon was the Managing Director and Head of Strategy for the Asset Management business for Credit Suisse responsible for establishing and driving the strategy for Americas Asset Management. Prior to Credit Suisse, Sharon was Global Head of the Citigroup Global Transition Management business, a new business for Citigroup, which she was recruited to build and manage for the firm. Prior to her joining Citigroup, she held the role of Global Head of Product Development for Deutsche Asset Management and focused on designing investment products across asset classes and regions. Sharon began her career as a financial services lawyer specializing in the design and creation of traditional and alternative investment products including private placements, structured notes, fund-of-funds and commodity pools.
Steven M. Schall, President, Schall & Russo Planning Works, LLCSteven M. Schall is a partner in Schall & Russo Planning Works, a firm that helps non-profits and government agencies envision and implement change. To that end, Schall & Russo provides executive search, business consulting, consensus-building and real estate consulting. Prior to establishing Schall & Russo in 2002, Mr. Schall held positions as a non-profit executive overseeing child care, supportive housing and HIV/AIDS services; a senior level consultant and planner for community-based human service programs; and senior level planning positions in the HIV/AIDS and health care fields. Mr. Schall began his social work career in the late 1970s, first as a counselor at University Settlement's Beacon, NY summer camp, followed by several social work positions in children's services, criminal justice and emergency room services. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Mr. Schall has a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Social Work from Hunter College CUNY and a Bachelors degree from Swarthmore College.
Thomas W. Morgan, Treasurer/Vice President for Finance, New Mountain Capital, LLCThomas W. Morgan is a Managing Director at New Mountain Capital, LLC, a private equity firm established in 2000. Prior to joining New Mountain at its inception, he was a private equity investment professional with Bain Capital and an investment-banking analyst with CS First Boston in its Mergers and Acquisitions and Structured Finance areas. Mr. Morgan is currently a director of Governors of the Williams Club of New York and Project Enterprise.
Benjamin Schall, Assistant Treasurer, Rouse PropertiesBenjamin Schall is the Chief Operating Officer of Rouse Properties, a publicly traded REIT that owns 31 enclosed regional malls around the country encompassing 21 million square feet. Mr. Schall oversees Rouse's portfolio operations including asset management, development, construction and "big box" leasing. He was formerly a Senior Vice President with Vornado Realty Trust. In this capacity, his responsibilities included overseeing all facets of the 18 million square foot, 140 asset suburban shopping center portfolio. Prior to his private sector real estate career he worked at the New York City Economic Development Corporation and MDRC, the public policy think tank. Mr. Schall holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swathmore College.
Nancy Drosd, Secretary, ArtistNancy Drosd is a prolific artist who lives and works in New York City. Her paintings are in the collections of The Smithsonian Institute, the New York Public Library, Johnson & Johnson, Lehman College, among many others. Ms. Drosd has exhibited at many New York galleries including Tatistcheff & Co.
Ronni Fisher, Vice President for ProgramsRonni Fisher recently retired after spending 38 years in Early Childhood programs at University Settlement, where she was an Assistant Executive Director and was in charge of all the programs for young children, the after-school programs, and the adult literacy program. During her tenure, she oversaw the creation of the nation's first truly integrated childcare center, blending Head Start, Universal Pre-K and City-funded daycare programs into one, unified program. Ms. Fisher has served on numerous boards and commissions shaping the City's childcare initiatives.
Renée Eubanks, Vice President for Programs, SNR Denton US LLPRenée Eubanks is currently counsel at SNR Denton US LLP, an international law firm with offices throughout the US, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. As head of the Distressed Investing Group, Renée works with hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative investment entities who focus on special situation debt and/or equity investments. She earned her BS in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a law degree from Boston College Law School. She also holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Renée's other charitable activities include hosting test prep sessions for students seeking admission to her alma mater, Stuyvesant High School.
Gary J. Baumann, Vice PresidentGary Baumann was Deputy Area Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Ernst & Young's Continental Western Europe (CWE) Area, based in Paris. He served on CWE's Board of Directors, Ernst & Young's Global Operations Executive Committee, and the Global Management Group, EY's most senior management body. He retired after 35 years with Ernst & Young in October 2008. Mr. Baumann continues to be active in numerous business, social, community and charitable organizations. He is Chairman of the Riverside Symphony Orchestra in New York, and a member of the Board of Advisors, College of Business and Administration, The University of Detroit Mercy. While overseas, he was a member of the European Executive Council, which comprised C-suite executives from leading global companies with European operations. He is the former President of Camp Oakland Youth Programs, Inc., a residential treatment program for troubled children, and Treasurer and Director of the Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Baumann graduated from The University of Detroit with a B.S. in Finance and his M.B.A. He was Adjunct Lecturer, Graduate School of Business, The University of Michigan. He and his wife, Marlene, are the owners of Riecine, an award-winning producer of red wines in Tuscany, Italy.
Paul W. Brandow, Vice President, E*Trade FinancialPaul W. Brandow is an Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of E*Trade Financial Corporation, the online bank and securities broker headquartered in New York. Prior to joining E*Trade he spent thirty-four years at JPMorgan Chase and was President of JPMorgan Securities when he retired from the firm in 2006. Mr. Brandow holds a BA from Hamilton College and an MBA from Harvard University. He is also a Trustee of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.
James K. Finkel, Vice President, Duff & PhelpsJames K. Finkel is a managing director and head of the Complex Assets Solution Group at Duff & Phelps, a leading financial advisory and investment banking servicescompany. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of Dynamic Credit Partners, LLC which managed a variety of funds totaling at its height approximately $5 billion. Prior to establishing DCP, Mr. Finkel was a Managing Director with Deutsche Bank in London. He is an avid wine collector and translates French books and articles on wine, is the Chairmanof the Wine Committee at the University Club, and is a Chevalier du Tastevin and a Commandeur de Bordeaux and Commandeur des Costes du Rhone. His other charitable interests involve the Lymphoma Research Foundation and The Colorado College. Mr. Finkel received the Charles B. Stover Lifetime Achievement Award from University Settlement in 2011 for his efforts chairing seven annual wine dinners which have grossed over $5 million in donations.
John J. McCormick, Vice President, Telos Asset ManagementJohn J. McCormick III is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Telos Asset Management, LLC ("Telos"), a credit-focused asset management company located in New York City and a subsidiary of Tiptree Asset Management Company ("TAMCO"). TAMCO is a subsidiary of Tiptree Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: TIPT). Prior to Telos becoming part of TAMCO in 2012, Mr. McCormick was a Senior Managing Director of Tricadia Holdings L.P. ("Tricadia") and remains a limited partner of Tricadia, although he no longer engages in any investment advisory activities related to Tricadia.
Prior to joining Tricadia in 2006, Mr. McCormick was a Senior Vice President of GE Capital's Global Sponsor Finance Group where he was responsible for originating, analyzing and structuring senior secured loans, second lien and mezzanine capital instruments and equity investments. Prior to GE, Mr. McCormick spent eight years in the Merchant Banking Group of Compagnie Financiere De Paribas, a French Investment Bank (now part of BNP Paribas). In that role, he originated, closed and served as the portfolio manager for debt and equity investments alongside private equity sponsors. Mr. McCormick began his career at J.P. Morgan & Co., where he spent six years as a member of the Corporate Finance - Natural Resources Division.
Mr. McCormick received a B.S. from St. John's University and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University where he has served as a guest lecturer for Debt Capital Markets and Valuation courses. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of Kane Magnetics International, Inc. and has held the position of Board Observer on several private equity-backed companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of University Settlement Society of New York, America's oldest settlement house.
Mr. McCormick is a former member of the United States Marine Corps, having graduated as the honor man of Platoon 1077, MCRD Parris Island and served in Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division.
Mr. McCormick and his wife Julie reside in Westchester County, New York and have two daughters, Isabella and Quynh Anh.
Katherine Sexton, Vice PresidentKatherine Sexton (Katie) was born and raised in New York City and is currently a third-year student at New York University School of Law. Her father, John Sexton, is the President of New York University and her mother, Lisa Goldberg, was the president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation. Ms. Sexton was an art history major at Yale University, where she worked at the Yale University Art Gallery. After graduating from Yale, she taught skiing to children in Beaver Creek, Colorado. She hopes to work in the nonprofit world upon graduation from law school in May 2014. She enjoys, travel, skiing, and photography.
Alan P. Winters, Vice President, Kingdon Capital ManagementAlan Winters is Chief Operating Officer and Principal of Kingdon Capital Management, LLC. In his 21-year association with the firm he has also worked as an Analyst, Portfolio Manager and as Chief Investment Officer. During an extended sabbatical from 1997-2002, he moved to Paris with his family and, upon his return, taught fifth grade for two years in a Bronx public school. In addition to his commitment to University Settlement, Mr. Winters is a trustee of the Alan and Hope Winters Family Foundation. He and his wife Hope have three daughters: Sloane, Haley and Rose. He received the Charles B. Stover Lifetime Achievement Award from University Settlement in 2011 for his decade-long commitment to the organization.
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University Settlement Senior Management:
University Settlement's 8th Annual Fine Wine Dinner & Auction was a great success with a few special guests - Master Chefs Jacques Pépin and
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