Director, Exotic Derivatives, Bank of America
Mr. Loshak holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Babson College and sits on the Board of Emerging Artists International, a nonprofit organization located in Brooklyn, NY.
Executive Director, Internationals Network
Joe is Executive Director of Internationals Network for Public Schools. As Executive Director, Joe is responsible for growing and strengthening Internationals Network’s proven approach to providing outstanding educational opportunities for English language learners. Joe focuses on organizational strategy, core values, partnerships, policy and advocacy, and fundraising. Previously, Joe served as more...
Joe holds a B.A. in History and Hispanic Studies from Connecticut College and a M.A. in ESL/Secondary Education from The George Washington University in Washington DC. He is a graduate of the New Leaders for New Schools urban principal preparation program.
Dr. Claire E. Sylvan
Founder/Senior Strategic Adviser,
Claire E. Sylvan is the founding Executive Director of Internationals Network for Public Schools. Since its incorporation in 2004, Internationals Network has substantially increased the number of affiliated International High Schools while sustaining and deepening a dynamic collaborative network based on a quarter of a century of excellence and school based practice. Prior to foundingmore...
Claire attended McGill University and Brooklyn College as an undergraduate and received masters and doctoral degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
Deborah North is a partner at the international law firm Allen & Overy where she advises on a broad range of derivatives and structured finance transactions, with a focus on over-the-counter derivatives and structured synthetic products. Ms. North received a LLB, Law with honors from King's College, London, and a Diploma in Legal Practice with distinction from the College of Law. She was admitted at the Bar of the State of New York in 2000. Ms. North has been published in the International Financial Law Review and Derivatives Week.
Chief of Staff & Senior Vice President, Queens Library
Gitte Peng is a Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President at Queens Library. She is also an independent documentary filmmaker with a background in law, advocacy, and public education reform. Her film work has included a focus on the lives of new immigrant students in New York City. Prior to her current job, Ms. Peng served for five years as Senior Education Policy Advisor to Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott. She played a lead role in crafting and implementing the school governance reform legislation establishing mayoral control of the schools, advised on all issues of education policy and reform, and developed more...
Ms. Rodriguez holds a B.A. and an M.A. from SUNY Binghamton, and earned her School District Administration (SDA) certificate from SUNY College at Cortland.
President, Onyx Renewable Partners, LP
Ja Kao is a Managing Director in Blackstone Advisory Partners LP focusing on structured transitions. Before joining Blackstone in 2008, Ms. Kao worked as a tax associate with the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York. Ms. Kao received a more...
Board Chair Emeritus
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Mr. Frankel is a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs in the Securities Division, where he works on developing new businesses and products in the Credit Trading businesses. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 and became Managing Director in 1997. Prior to working at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Frankel was a Vice President at Credit Lyonnais where he managed North American Interest Rate Options, and was a Vice President in Interest Rate Option Trading, for Banque Indosuez. A native of London, Mr. Frankel graduated in Mathematics from Cambridgemore...
Tamara Butler Battaglino
Senior Managing Director,
Co-Head Education Practice Parthenon-EY
Tamara Butler Battaglino has been a partner in The Parthenon Group for over ten years, and is a leader in the firm’s Education Industry Center of Excellence. The clients that seek her expert advice on issues related to new venture creation, strategic development, and operational excellence include new businesses, Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, and some of the world’s largest foundations. Ms. Battaglino has worked extensively with corporations in the information and education sectors, providing support for those in the K12, higher education,more...