Fall 2017| Posse National Newsletter


Brad Singer Becomes Chairman of Posse Board, Tim Ubben Ends Interim Term

Brad Singer, a partner and the COO at ValueAct Capital, has assumed the chairmanship of The Posse Foundation’s national board of directors, effective this past July. With Brad taking the role, longtime board member Tim Ubben concludes a year as interim chair.

“It is always a joy to support Posse and serve however I can,” says Tim. “It has been my varsity nonprofit for many years now, and I leave the chairmanship knowing that the organization is in great hands.”

“It is an honor to chair Posse’s national board of directors,” says Brad. “Posse is doing such critical work to prepare a diverse pipeline of talent for leadership positions in the workforce. It’s a mission that I’m excited to continue to champion in this new role.”

Brad joined the Posse Boston Advisory Board in 2006 and the national board in 2008. In 2013, a gift from Brad and his wife Ali to Brad’s alma mater, the University of Virginia (UVA), supported the institution to sign on as a Posse partner. He also helped UVA fund the addition of a Veterans Posse—making them a dual-city partner. Brad holds a B.S. from UVA and an M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

As the founding chairman of Posse Chicago and a national board member since 2000, Tim has been one of the Foundation’s most influential and generous supporters. His leadership has been a critical factor in the Foundation’s exponential growth over the years. Tim, and his son Jeff Ubben, who chaired the board from 2007-2016, have made combined contributions to Posse totaling $50 million.

“I know that Brad will be a fantastic new leader for the national board and a great partner as we work towards Posse’s 2020 goals,” says Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial. “Tim has always been there to step in for Posse and did a phenomenal job at the helm of the board while we looked for a permanent chair. We thank him for many years of incredible service to the organization.”

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