Richard B. Saltzman (Chairman)
New York, NY
Richard B. Saltzman is currently a private investor. Most recent and up until November 2018, Mr. Saltzman served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Colony Capital, Inc. Over a 15 year tenure at Colony, he helped lead the transformation of the firm from a single opportunistic global strategy with approximately $3 billion of assets under management to a more multi-faceted diversified real estate investment manager and owner with approximately $43 billion of assets under management.
Prior to joining the Colony business in 2003, Mr. Saltzman spent 24 years in the investment banking business primarily specializing in real estate-related businesses and investments, concluding that chapter in his career as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch’s investment banking division. As a member of the investment banking operating committee, he oversaw the firm’s global real estate, hospitality and restaurant businesses. Previously, he also served as Chief Operating Officer of Investment Banking and had responsibility for Merrill Lynch’s Global Leveraged Finance business. Mr. Saltzman was also responsible for various real estate-related principal investments, including the Zell/Merrill Lynch series of funds, which acquired more than $3.0 billion of CRE assets and where he was a member of the investment committee.
Mr. Saltzman currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM), is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc., is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NorthStar Realty Europe Corp (NYSE: NRE), and serves on the Board of Directors of the I Have A Dream Foundation. Previously, he also served on the Board of Trustees of Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE: SFR) from January 2016 to June 2017. He was a member of the Board of Governors of NAREIT, on the board of directors of the Real Estate Roundtable, was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Urban Land Institute, was Treasurer of the Pension Real Estate Association, was a Director of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate and a past Chairman of the Real Estate Capital Policy Advisory Committee of the National Realty Committee.
Mr. Saltzman received his Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College in 1977 and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University in 1979.
Harlan M. Stone (Vice Chair)
President & CEO, HMTX Industries
Harlan is the President and CEO of HMTX Industries LLC, a global enterprise headquartered in Norwalk, CT consisting of a group of companies that manufacture and distribute decorative building materials. The HMTX family includes Halstead, the leading supplier of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) to The Home Depot; Metroflor, its signature residential brand in North America; Teknoflor, its focused health-care and institutional brand; Aspecta, its high-end global contract brand for architects and designers; and Vertex, the foundation of the international supply chain for HMTX.
With his company’s roots dating back four generations, Harlan began his career in Hong Kong and has continued his long-term involvement in product development and manufacturing in Asia to this day. He embodies the spirit of innovation and transparency, and is a firm believer in the positive benefits of each when it comes to growing this business.
He serves on Habitat for Humanity’s Asia Pacific Development Council, which is making incredible progress in expanding affordable housing access for low-income households in the region. Harlan has also enjoyed a nearly 30 year relationship with the Camphill Foundation, which provides a residential program for children with severe developmental disabilities.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Faculty of Arts and Science, Harlan holds a degree in Art History and his interest in the visual arts continues to this day. He is active in his local affiliation with the Trust for National Historical Sites – The Glass House in New Canaan, CT; as well as senior Patron of both the Metropolitan Opera and Guggenheim Museum.
Christopher S. Allen
Mr. Allen joined Palladium in 2017 and serves as a Principal. Mr. Allen serves on the Board of Directors of Palladium portfolio company Spice World and previously served on the Board of Directors of Palladium portfolio companies Del Real and Kar’s Nuts. Previously, Mr. Allen worked at Arlon Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm in middle-market food and agriculture businesses. Prior to Arlon, he was an investment professional at GenNx360 Capital Partners and Windjammer Capital Investors, where he sourced, led and structured investments in a range of industries, including food, specialty distribution, industrials and business services. Mr. Allen began his career as a consultant at Bain and Company. Mr. Allen graduated from the dual-degree engineering program at Morehouse College and the Georgia Institute of Technology with B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, respectively, and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Gregory F. Back
Managing Member, Free Sky Capital, San Mateo, CA
Greg Back is a technology investor and company builder based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an active angel investor, advisor, and occasional founder of early and growth stage companies, focusing on the software and Internet sectors. Previously, he was Managing Director at Warburg Pincus, the global growth-oriented private equity investor, based in New York. At Warburg, Mr. Back co-founded the Internet investment practice and led the application software practice. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President at InfoGroup, a publicly traded marketing data company, and an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Chicago and Scandinavia.
Mr. Back has been interested in supporting the education of underprivileged youth for more than three decades. Most relevant to his IHDF board service, when fellow students at the Stanford Graduate School of Business began to form an “I Have A Dream” program affiliated with the school in the early 1990s, he helped form the tutoring program. The tutoring program was ultimately comprised of approximately seventy graduate students who supported at-risk elementary students in East Palo Alto, CA. One hundred percent of his Dreamer cohorts graduated from high school and the vast majority continued on to college.
Mr. Back graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, and has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Andrew J. Berg
Principal, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Homrich Berg, Atlanta, GA
Andy is co-founder and chief executive officer of Homrich Berg. He founded the firm with the belief that high-net-worth individuals need access to personalized alternative investment vehicles that balance appropriately with the entirety of their portfolio. Andy offers his diverse clientele hands-on counsel and oversees the management and operations of the firm. He is credited with developing HB’s model for serving clients’ wealth management needs on a fee-only basis.
Andy’s expertise spans the wealth management profession and includes financial and estate planning, taxation and investment strategy.
Andy is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, North Atlanta Tax Council, the Georgia Planned Giving Council and the Atlanta Estate Planning Council. Additionally, Andy is a Registered Financial Advisor with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). Andy’s leadership extends beyond the office. Andy serves on the board of directors for the Andrade Faxon Charities for Children, the Leadership Council for the American Diabetes Association, the Corporate Advisory Board for the Georgia Goal Scholarship Program, Inc., the Atlanta Opera and the Buckhead Coalition.
He is a contributor to the financial media and has been profiled in Financial Planning magazine. Andy has been quoted on topics related to wealth management and investments in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Investment Advisor, Investment News, Financial Advisor and Investor’s Business Daily, among others. Additionally, Andy has been a featured commentator on television, radio programs and news features throughout the Southeast.
Andy was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of Atlanta’s top financial leaders, first in their Who’s Who section and as Atlanta’s only representative from an RIA firm in the publication’s Power 50 Banking and Finance list. Additionally, Andy had been named by Catalyst magazine as one of Atlanta’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs, Worth magazine as one of the country’s top financial advisors and Barron’s as a top independent advisor. Andy was the recipient of the 2011 HONORS Award from the Financial Planning Association of Georgia.
He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in management accounting from Purdue University.
Braynard O. Brown
Attorney, Grant & Eisenhofer, New York, NY
Bobby is a former NFL player with extensive relationships across several professional sports organizations and Wall Street firms. Bobby attended high school at the national sports powerhouse, St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he earned All-State and All-American honors in multiple sports. In college, he became a two-sport student-athlete at the University of Notre Dame, where he broke records in both football and track & field. He also graduated with a triple major and a minor concentration. In his senior year he was awarded the Westwood One Student-Athlete of the Year.
After graduating from Notre Dame, Bobby was signed by the Green Bay Packers and then went on to play for the Cleveland Browns. After playing in the NFL, Bobby returned to Notre Dame to obtain his law degree. While there, he became the president of the Black Law Students Association. Bobby then took a role as a transactional attorney at Riker Danzig, a large, corporate law firm in New Jersey, and brought sports-related clients to the firm. Bobby was a certified NFL agent for 10 years and negotiated several NFL contracts worth millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.
Bobby obtained his MBA from Yale in 2011. At the Yale School of Management, he served as the Co-Chair of the Black Business Alliance and Co-Captain of the Debate Team. He then began his career in financial services as a sales & trading associate at MF Global and passed the Series 7 FINRA exam. Since 2012, Bobby has taught sports and entertainment related college courses in his “spare time” as an adjunct professor. In his role as an adjunct professor at both Montclair State University and Mercy College, he teaches law courses (Contract Law and Entertainment Law) and business courses (Finance & Marketing in Sports Business and Sports Finance and Administration), respectively. In 2017, he was awarded the highly coveted Adjunct Professor of the Year award at Montclair State University.
Bobby moved to the buy-side of Wall Street in 2014 by leading external, institutional sales in the asset management group of Rockefeller & Co. At Rockefeller, Bobby covered college endowments and public pension funds. Bobby also developed a new pipeline of sports and entertainment clients for the wealth management group at Rockefeller. Most recently in 2018, Bobby took a role at an internationally renowned securities litigation law firm, Grant & Eisenhofer, in NYC. Separately, Bobby has devoted his time and efforts to providing financial literacy to professional athletes and has assumed a business development role at a boutique sports & entertainment wealth management firm. Bobby has well-developed relationships and has sourced wealth management prospects from the NBA, NFL, Premier Soccer League, USA Track & Field, Boxing, IndyCar racing, and Formula 1 racing.
Tony Di Spigno
Tony Di Spigno was the senior vice president of the Resource Development Group at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. He led national fundraising and strategic resource development in support of Enterprise’s efforts to end housing insecurity in the United States.
Tony has more than 30 years of experience in tactical and strategic planning, systems analysis, and board and partnership development. Before joining Enterprise in 2010, Tony was chief advancement officer for Outward Bound USA, where he created national fundraising strategies and was responsible for reversing a downward trend in fundraising despite a particularly challenging financial market. Prior to that, he was national vice president for resource development for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, where he led a highly successful fundraising team. As senior vice president for resource development for Habitat for Humanity International, Tony built a brand new team that successfully grew fundraising efforts to new levels. He has also served as vice president for university relations at the University of Portland in Oregon and as executive director of Community Counseling Service Co., Inc., in New York City.
Tony received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Education in business policy from the University of Portland. He has served as a pro bono consultant to many nonprofits.
Co-Chairman, Bed Bath & Beyond, Union, NJ
Warren Eisenberg has a deep commitment to “I Have A Dream.” In addition to his role on the national Board of Directors, he serves on the boards of “I Have A Dream” Foundation – New York Metro Area and “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Plainfield, NJ. Mr. Eisenberg also sponsors the Temple Emanu-El “I Have a Dream” program in Westfield, NJ. In addition to his commitments to “I Have A Dream,” Mr. Eisenberg serves on the boards of Berkshire Hills – Emanuel Camps, Hand In Hand, and Gift of Life.
Mr. Eisenberg has more than 45 years of experience in the retail industry. He co-founded Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. and has served as a director since its start in 1971. He is currently the company’s Co-Chairman, and has also served as Chairman (1992 to 1999) and Co-Chief Executive Officer (1971 to 2003).
Managing Partner, Clarendon Group, North Potomac, MD
Mark Fornasiero became involved with “I Have A Dream” in 1992 as a business school student, helping to launch the athletic program for the East Palo Alto, CA Flood School. In the following year, he co-founded the after-school program, which provided supervision, academic support, and extracurricular activities for the students. In addition, Mr. Fornasiero served on the Board and as Director of Corporate Fundraising for The MBA Challenge for Charity, the largest MBA nonprofit organization worldwide.
Mr. Fornasiero is Managing Partner with Clarendon Group, a firm focused on developing investments and providing strategic advisory services to the transportation and logistics industry. In 2000, Mr. Fornasiero conceived and co-founded RoadLink as Clarendon’s first investment, which became the first national company focused on pick-up/delivery of intermodal (ocean/rail) containers. Mr. Fornasiero served on RoadLink’s Board and held the roles of CFO and Chief Strategy Officer until 2008, following the company’s sale. Previously, Mr. Fornasiero was a management consultant in the transportation/logistics practice of A.T. Kearney.
Mr. Fornasiero graduated with honors from Cornell University with bachelor’s degrees in operations research and economics in 1989. He earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1994, where he received a Public Management Program certificate and was named an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Lewis D. Friedland
Senior Advisor, Mileway
Lew has been active in the commercial real estate business for over thirty-five years, focusing on the logistics sector. He currently serves as an advisor to and/or investor in several logistics investment platforms and fintech start-ups in the U.S, Canada and Europe.
Lew holds a BS degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chair and CEO of Mandel Group Inc.
Janell Lewis, MSW
Executive Director IHDF - Los Angeles
Janell Lewis currently serves as the Executive Director of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation-Los Angeles (IHADLA). She is responsible for the development, operations, and oversight of IHADLA programs and staff. She also holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Southern California (USC), with an emphasis in Community Organization, Planning, and Administration (COPA), and serves as Field Instructor to USC MSW interns that provide direct support to the nonprofit’s students and families.
Before joining IHADLA’s executive team, Janell held years of experience effectively managing teams and programs within education and mental health amongst diverse populations. Distinctively, she has facilitated comprehensive clinical and academic support for students in elementary through post-secondary education, including work with elderly adults. Her work has demonstrated a centralized theme of supporting individuals, organizations, and communities. Janell’s personal mission is to educate on the systemic barriers that impact the underserved while empowering community members to optimize growth and ignite resilience to ensure all have access and the tools necessary to maximize their full potential.
Most recently, the COVID-19 crisis has presented challenges that Janell has helped innovatively address by forming more community partnerships, systematizing online communication, prioritizing mental health support, and finding new avenues to secure program resources. She has strived daily to assure that the basic needs and the academic, emotional and social needs of all members of the IHADLA community are addressed during this very trying time of job loss, illness, and uncertainty.
Rory Greiss (Legal Counsel)
Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, New York, NY
Mr. Greiss has extensive experience in the areas of (i) mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies representing both purchasers and sellers in widely diverse industries, (ii) leveraged buyout transactions, (iii) public and private equity and debt financings, (iv) corporate restructurings representing companies in bankruptcy proceedings or in “out-of-court” workout situations and (v) dispute resolution among partners and shareholders in closely held partnerships and corporations.
Recently, Mr. Greiss has handled several major acquisitions for a high-technology company in the high-brightness light emitting diode, solar, data storage and semiconductor industries, the sale of the assets of a juvenile furniture manufacturer, the acquisition of an urban not-for-profit hospital, the restructuring of a major health-care provider including the sale of its long-term care and contract rehabilitation business, a $220 million convertible subordinated note offering, and the representation of the audit committees of two separate public companies in connection with an internal investigation into accounting irregularities and alleged wrongdoing claimed in a “whistle blower” complaint.
Mr. Greiss also regularly represents companies in the entertainment and pharmaceutical industries and has extensive experience in intellectual property acquisitions and licensing agreements. Mr. Greiss’ pharmaceutical industry experience includes the settlements of patent infringement litigations.
Mr. Greiss has spoken at numerous seminars on topics including the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on private companies, the design and implementation of disclosure controls and procedures, and the initial public offering process.
Jeffrey R. Gural
Chairman & Principal, GFP Real Estate LLC
Jeffrey Gural is Chairman of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the largest independent real estate service firms in the world. Headquartered in New York, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and London-based partner Knight Frank operate from over 200 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents. Here in New York they currently manage approximately one hundred fifty buildings in the Metropolitan area of which the partners have an ownership interest in forty-one of these buildings.
Mr. Gural is responsible for all acquisitions and the managing and leasing of 8,000,000 square feet of properties that Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s partners have an ownership in. In addition he is responsible for the overall supervision of the company’s non-institutional portfolio.
Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in 1972, he was a member of the staff of Morse-Diesel Construction Co. for approximately six years where he was responsible for the supervision and construction of more than one million square feet of new office space in such notable buildings as 437 Madison Avenue and 645 Madison Avenue.
Mr. Gural is a member of the Board of Directors of The Real Estate Board of New York; President of the New York Chapter of The Starlight Children’s Foundation; Chairman of “I Have A Dream Foundation” – NY Metro Area and Co-Sponsor of the Chelsea-Elliot “I Have a Dream” Program; former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Times Square Business Improvement District; member of the Board of Trustees of Cooper Union and The New School; Chairman of the Board of Directors for Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York; member of the Board for Eugene Lang College; Vice President of The Broadway Association; member of the Board of Directors of the Eldridge Street Synagogue; member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of the Upper Westside; member of the Board of the Settlement Housing Fund; member of the Board of Directors of New York City Outward Bound; and member of the NYC Board of Directors for the March of Dimes. Mr. Gural is a member of the Board of Directors of the UJA-Federation, where both he and his father, Aaron Gural, were honored at the organization’s 1995 Annual Luncheon.
As a sideline, Mr. Gural is a major owner and breeder of Standardbred racehorses and has a farm in Stanfordville, New York. He owns two racinos in Upstate New York.
Mr. Gural is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is married, has three grown children, six grandchildren and resides in Manhattan.
Llewellyn P. Haden, Jr.
President, Wales Business Management, Inc., Atlanta, GA
In 1987, Llewellyn P. Haden sponsored a class of 47 Dreamers in Atlanta, GA. Since then, he has gone on to serve as the President of “I Have A Dream” – Atlanta, and is a past Chairman of the national “I Have A Dream” Foundation.
Mr. Haden is president of Wales Business Management, Inc., an Atlanta based company that manages the business affairs of high income executives, athletes, and entertainers. In addition, he is president of Albemarle Corporation, also based in Atlanta, which facilitates the placement of money between small to medium-sized companies and real estate developers, and investors and/or lenders. Mr. Haden received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University, and he began his career in the banking field.
In addition to his commitments to “I Have A Dream”, Mr. Haden is a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and sits on the Advisory Board of Project Pericles. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of America’s Charities and is a former Chairman of the Atlanta-Fulton County Zoo, Inc.
Chief Education Officer, Mayors Office of Education, Philadelphia PA
Mr. Otis Hackney is the Chief Education Officer for the City of Philadelphia in the Mayor’s Office of Education (MOE). In this role, Otis oversees two major initiatives for the city of Philadelphia: PHLpreK and Community Schools. Both programs were designed, built and implemented in the first term of the Kenney administration. Otis’ role is to provide leadership to improve education in the city, and this was demonstrated with assisting the team to return the School District of Philadelphia to local control with a mayoral appointed board. With his team in MOE, Otis facilitates collaboration and partnership with stakeholders to strengthen the local educational landscape and advance key educational policy. Otis and MOE follow the guiding vision that every child deserves access to great schools close to where they live.
Before joining MOE, Otis was the principal of South Philadelphia High School. He helped heal racial divisions and fostered a collaborative, welcoming environment, successfully guiding the school through three years of compliance with a US Department of Justice consent decree. The Philadelphia Inquirer chronicled the transformation of the school under Mr. Hackney’s leadership throughout 2010 and 2011 in a Pulitzer Prize-winning series. Otis was determined to bolster academic achievement and transform the school into a model for other diverse urban high schools though a community schools approach.
Otis is a graduate of West Philadelphia High School, Temple University (B.A. Secondary Mathematics Education, 1998) and Lehigh University (M.Ed. Educational Leadership, 2006). He is a dedicated educator who began his career while still a student at Temple University, working with underprivileged youths in various family support programs in South Philadelphia as well as Philadelphia’s Freedom Schools program.
Principal, Oak Tree Management, New York, NY
Jere Lucey is a Managing Director in the U.S. Capital Markets group at Jones Lang LaSalle in New York, where he is a senior leader in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Special Asset Services unit – working with domestic and foreign banks and financial institutions in the valuation and sale of legacy commercial mortgage assets. JLL’s Special Asset Services has valued and/or sold over $44 billion in mortgage loans for financial institutions since 2010.
Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle in July 2006, Mr. Lucey worked in the New York office of Capmark Finance (formerly GMAC Commercial Mortgage), a real estate finance and commercial mortgage servicing company. In his six years at Capmark, Mr. Lucey originated more than $1.3 billion in debt and equity for his clients – which include opportunity funds, REITs and private real estate owners.
In the commercial mortgage finance business since 1986, while at Prudential Securities, Mr. Lucey was part of the team that advised the Resolution Trust Corporation on their first commercial mortgage-backed securitization.
Mr. Lucey received his BA from Georgetown University, and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Lucey is a Governor of the Urban Land Institute Foundation.
S. Selene Oh
Chief of Staff, Affiliated Managers Group
Selene Oh is Chief of Staff to the President and CEO at Affiliated Managers Group, a publicly traded global asset management firm with $775bn in assets under management. Selene assists with the ongoing business management of the firm and is responsible for the execution of strategic projects and cross-functional initiatives. Previously, she led Investor Relations and was responsible for the oversight of Treasury and Capital Management, including capital markets/financing transactions, since joining AMG in 2015. Prior to joining AMG, Selene was Head of Asset Management at BMO Capital Markets in the Investment and Corporate Bank and an Executive Director in UBS Investment Bank’s Global Financial Institutions Group in New York and London, where she focused on the coverage of asset management companies globally and worked on a wide array of mergers and acquisitions advisory and capital raising assignments in the sector.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian Studies and International Relations from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Video Review Project Lead, Major League Soccer
Danilo is a media and entertainment professional with over 10 years of experience working in digital media and cable television. Danilo is currently overseeing the development of the Video Assistant Referee initiative for Major League Soccer, an experimental project that will look to introduce video replay across all major domestic and international soccer leagues.
Previously, Danilo was head of commercial affairs for the digital group of Abu Dhabi Media, where he managed the strategy and operations for super.ae, a sports website serving fans in the Middle East and North Africa. Danilo also managed the digital distribution rights to the Barclay’s Premier League, creating one of the first on line and mobile sports streaming platforms in the region.
Danilo previously worked as Director of Media Investments for lstithmar World Capital in Dubai, sourcing and managing media investments, including the purchase of a minority stake in Cirque du Soleil. Prior to his experience in the Middle East, Danilo worked in strategy and operations for various brands at MTV Networks, including MTV, Vh1, Tr3s and LOGO. He began his career as a corporate finance analyst at Lehman Brothers.
Danilo graduated with an MBA in media management from Columbia Business School, a BA in Mathematics and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.
Danilo’s experience being a part of the 1986 Rohatyn Dreamer cohort (Lower East Side) made possible all of the accomplishments he was able to realize.
J. Ronald Terwilliger
Chairman Emeritus, Trammell Crow Residential, Oyster Bay, NY
Ron Terwilliger is currently non-executive Chairman of Terwilliger Pappas Multifamily Partners which focuses on rental apartment development in the Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh/Durham markets. He is Chairman Emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential Company, a national residential real estate company and the largest developer of multifamily housing in the U.S. for several decades during his tenure as CEO.
Ron is an honor graduate of the United States Naval Academy. After serving five years in the Navy, he received his MBA degree with High Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Business where he was elected a Baker Scholar.
Ron is past Chairman of the Urban Land Institute and currently serves as a Trustee. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the Wharton Real Estate Center. Ron is additionally past Chairman of the International Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity and currently chairs Habitat’s Global Development Council. Ron serves as Chairman of the I Have a Dream Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to educating low-income children. He also serves as Chairman of the Enterprise Community Partners Board of Trustees. Ron serves on the boards of the U. S. Naval Academy Foundation, the Urban Institute, Horatio Alger Association and Colony Starwood Homes.
Ron’s philanthropic contributions include a $5 million gift to establish the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing. Ron’s $5 million gift to the Enterprise Foundation created the Enterprise Terwilliger Fund – targeted to create 2,000 affordable homes annually. He has pledged and contributed more than $20 million to the U.S. Naval Academy. His $100 million legacy gift to Habitat for Humanity International will help 60,000 families access improved housing conditions.
Ron was inducted into the National Association of Homebuilder’s Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2009, Ron was honored by the National Housing Conference with the Housing Leader of the Year Award.
Ron was honored in 2009 by the United States Naval Academy as a Distinguished Graduate for his lifetime commitment to service, personal character and distinguished contributions to our nation. In 2012, Ron was honored with the National Patriotism Award by the National Foundation of Patriotism. Ron was the recipient of the 2013 ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. Ron was also selected for the Prestigious Horatio Alger Award – Class of 2014, bestowed upon individuals who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education.
In 2014, Ron established the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families to recalibrate federal housing policy to more effectively address our nation’s critical affordable housing challenges and to meet the housing needs of future generations.
Co-Founder, Williams Island, Miami, FL
Since sponsoring Miami’s first “I Have A Dream” program in 1995, Stephanie Trump has helped grow Miami into one of the largest “I Have A Dream” regions in the country, with nearly 800 Miami Dreamers ranging from second graders to college students. Ms. Trump was so inspired by the success of her first Dreamer class that, soon after their graduation from high school, she sponsored another class – this time serving 96 kindergarteners in North Miami Beach – and also co-Sponsors another cohort of Miami students.
Ms. Trump is part of the family of developers that conceived the 80-acre condominium enclave on the Intracoastal Waterway in South Florida known as Williams Island, as well as the Acqualina Resort and Spa at Sunny Isles Beach. She continues to play an integral part in the architectural, design, and training processes of these properties. In addition to her work with “I Have A Dream”, Ms. Trump is involved with the Greater Miami Federation, and was one of the founders of American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro, a nonprofit community center for the education and treatment of children with developmental and mental disabilities. Ms. Trump was born and educated in South Africa, and has a bachelor’s degree in English, speech and drama, and a master’s degree in education.
S. Steven Yang, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
Dr. S. Steven Yang is a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine and serves as an attending surgeon at NYU Langone Health and Director of Clinical Affairs in the Division of Hand Surgery at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital (Hospital for Joint Diseases). Prior to that Dr. Yang was Director of the Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital-Northwell Health. He served on the Medical Executive Committee of MEETH/North Shore-LIJ Hospital System. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Dr. Yang received his BS from Yale University, an MD from the Duke University School of Medicine, and an MPH in health policy and management from the Harvard School of Public Health. He trained in general and orthopedic surgery at the Lenox Hill Hospital and received fellowship training at the Hospital for Special Surgery. His research and scholarly work are published in numerous peer reviewed journals and textbooks. Dr. Yang is a frequent presenter and invited speaker at national and international conferences and is an opinion leader in surgical reconstruction of the upper extremity.
Dr. Yang is the board chair of the Korean American Community Foundation. He is a former board member of the Council of Korean Americans and other nonprofits.