Meet the advisory board and staff that are inspiring New York City's young people to find their paths to success!

NFTE New York Metro Advisory Board

Ms. Shannah Albert
Senior Director, Market Strategy
SAP America

Ms. Jill Cress
Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Segments
MasterCard Worldwide

Mr. Mark Danchak, Chair
Invester, Consultant, Entrepreneur

Dr. Emma Felipe
Corporate Director Global CSR Program
AECOM

Mr. Rod Feuer
Chief Operating Officer
Signpost

Ms. Nia Gandy
Commercial Manager
GP Investments

Ms. Cheryl Gentry
CEO & Founder
Glow Media

Ms. Jennifer Gilbert
Founder & Chief Visionary Officer
Save the Date

Mr. Dave Gilboa
Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Warby Parker

Mr. David W. May
Corporate Chief Marketing Officer
AIG

Mr. Karim Moolani
Analyst
Silver Point Capital

Mr. Naeem Nelson
Assistant Vice President, Quality Assurance
State Street

Mr. T.R. Newcomb
Head of Business Development
Tumblr

Mr. Michael Portegello
Partner
Ernst & Young, LLP

Mr. Larry Quinlan
Global Chief Information Officer
Deloitte

Mr. Antuan Santana
Operations & Community Engagement
Microsoft

Mr. Benjamin Sarly
Director, Investor Relations
Lone Star Funds

Mr. Greg Sauter
Consultant

Mr. Mike Sepso
President and Co-Founder
MLG Pro

Mr. Ryan Sobeck
Private Wealth Advisor
Goldman Sachs

Mr. Fred Voccola
General Manager of Brand Networks
Yodle

Ms. Holly Wallace
First Vice President, Global Private Client Group
Merrill Lynch

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL  

Ted Myerson
CEO & Founder
FTEN, Inc.

Larry Quinlan
Global Chief Information Officer
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Jerry Speigel
Partner & Chair, Tecnhology, eCommerce and Privacy Group
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Eric Batscha
Director of Business Development
AppNexus

Evan Eichhorn, Co-Chair
Senior Associate
Ernst & Young, LLP

Tyler Flint
Manager, Business Development
Hearst Digital

Antoine Grant
Director of Strategic Initiatives
KIPP NYC

Heather Liu
Marketing Manager
Weber Shandwick

Reena Nazir, Co-Chair
Assistant Vice President
Barclays

Polia Petkova
Senior Associate
Ernst & Young, LLP

Keith Petri
Senior Vice President, Business Development
eDealya

Lyon Porter
Director of Sales & Leasing
Town Residential

Evan Rose
Founder & CEO
eCruit

Melinda Seli
Marketing Manager
Oliver Wyman

Ryan Sobeck
Private Wealth Advisor
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Katie Thiele
Representative
Town Residential

NFTE New York Metro Staff

Terry Bowman, Executive Director
Terry joins us from the New York City Department of Education where he has held several posts across the last seven years.  Most recently, he oversaw the development and implementation of policies impacting teacher effectiveness, teacher and principal compensation and various other critical labor and human capital issues.  In this capacity Terry partnered with the DOE Office of Accountability to use data in establishing a framework to evaluate and reward teachers and principals based upon student academic progress. Prior to that Terry oversaw Chancellor Joel Klein’s Strategic Response Group, which served on the front lines of communications efforts between the chancellor’s office and students, parents, district staff and public officials, and which reported on key trends to the DOE leadership team.  In this role, he worked closely with the Office of Community and Public Affairs and created the Translation and Interpretation Unit that leads district outreach to the 40% of city school parents whose first language is not English.

A product of North Carolina, Terry earned his BA in English and Political Science from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and his Master of Divinity at Harvard University.

Serene Gallegos, Development and Partnerships Manager bio

Jaimie Li, Program Manager bio

Carlos Mendoza, Program Manager bio

Melissa Metz, Program Manager bio

Lindsay Plavchak, Program Manager bio