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In 2012, Posse launched the Veterans Program. Vassar College President Catherine Bond Hill asked Posse President and Founder Deborah Bial to consider applying the Posse concept to serve college-bound U.S. veterans. Posse’s board of directors unanimously approved the idea, and the Veterans Program was born, with Vassar as its first college partner.

The launch of the Veterans Program was made by possible by generous gifts from Todd Bourell, Garrett Moran, and Jeffrey Ubben and grants from Goldman Sachs Gives, Infor, JPMorgan Chase, The Moody’s Foundation, Newman’s Own Foundation and Viacom.

Special thanks to our partner colleges and universities for their investments in the program and belief in the promise of Veterans Posse Scholars.

Posse Veterans Program Staff

Marcus Felder, Director
Eric Barbour, Trainer
Sidney Covington, Trainer
Nicolette Dixon, Trainer
Kimiko Ebata, Career Program Manager
Amanda Montana, Program Coordinator
Molly Pearl, Program Director
Clareese Saunders, Trainer

National Board of Directors


Brad Singer, Partner, ValueAct Capital

President + Founder

Deborah Bial, The Posse Foundation


Philip M. Pead, Managing Partner, Beacon Point Partners


Juan Rajlin, VP & Treasurer, Google/Alphabet

Board Members

Jeff Abbott, Executive Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, Infor; Chair, Posse Atlanta Advisory Board
Michael Ainslie, Trustee, Vanderbilt University; Chair Emeritus
Koby Altman, General Manager, Cleveland Cavaliers; Middlebury College Posse Alumnus (New York)
Robbie Oxnard Bent, Lecturer in Writing, Purchase College
Alan Berro, Partner, Capital World Investors
Peter E. Blacker, Executive Vice President Digital and Emerging Businesses, NBCU Hispanic Enterprises & Content; Chair, Posse Miami Advisory Board
Alastair Borthwick, Head of Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Donella P. Brockington, Retired Vice President, Conduent; Chair, Posse D.C. Advisory Board
Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Anne Chwat, General Counsel & Secretary, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Hon. David N. Dinkins, Professor, School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University; 106th Mayor, City of New York
Annie Seibold Drapeau, Chief People Officer, Toast; Chair, Posse Boston Advisory Board
Henry Ellenbogen, Partner and CIO, Durable Capital Partners
Richard D. Fain, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Harold Ford, Jr., Private Sector
Steve Gallucci, Managing Partner, Deloitte; Chair, Posse New York Advisory Board
Jonathan Glickman, President, Motion Picture Group, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.
James S. Hoyte, Of Counsel, ADS Ventures; Founding Chairman, Posse Boston; Former Trustee, Wheaton College
Barbara Janulis, Private Sector
Michael Kluger, President, Salutation Capital
Steven M. Lefkowitz, Managing Partner, Sagewind Capital LLC
William M. Lewis Jr., Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Investment Banking, Lazard
Jon Meyer, Managing Director, Stockbridge Investors, Chair, Posse Bay Area Advisory Board
A.J. Murphy, Managing Director, Silver Lake Partners
Elizabeth P. Myers, Head of Global Equity Capital Markets, JPMorgan
Joshua Paulson, Founding Partner, P2 Capital Partners
Phillip Perelmuter, Partner, Wellington Management Company
Charles Phillips, CEO, Infor
Dan Pickering, Co-President, Chief Investment Officer, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.; Chair, Posse Houston Advisory Board
William A. Plapinger, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Chair, Vassar College Board of Trustees
Kim-Thu Posnett, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Jeffrey Raich, Co-President, Moelis & Company
Rick Rizzo, Retired CEO, C.B. Fleet Laboratories; Chair, Posse New Orleans Advisory Board
Peter Saravis, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Evive Health, LLC; Chair, Posse Chicago Advisory Board
Susie Scher, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Eugene B. Shanks Jr., Corporate Director, Private Sector; Trustee, Vanderbilt University
Kurt Simon, Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Adam Townsend, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Showtime Networks Inc.
Mitch Truwit, Co-CEO, Apax Partners
Jeffrey Ubben, Founder and Managing Partner, ValueAct Capital; Chair Emeritus
Daniel Weiss, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
James Wilcox, Managing Director, Wealth Manager, First Republic Investment Management; Chair, Posse Los Angeles Advisory Board
Barton J. Winokur, Partner, Dechert LLP


Timothy H. Ubben, Founding Chairman, Posse Chicago; Retired Founder and Chairman, Lincoln Capital Management; Trustee, DePauw University

Life Directors

Patricia Arnold, Trustee Emerita, Wheaton College
Anson M. Beard Jr., Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley
Anthony J. Collerton, Private Sector
Garrett Moran, President, Year Up
Diane B. Patrick, Esq., Retired Partner, Ropes & Gray; Former First Lady of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Veterans Partner Colleges and Universities

Contact Posse Veterans

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New York, NY 10005
Tel: (212) 405-1691
Fax: (212) 405-1697
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