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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
Nicolette Dixon, Trainer
Kimiko Ebata, Career Program Manager
Joshua Henderson, Trainer
Charlotte Johnson, Program Director
Amanda Montana, Program Coordinator
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, Corporate Treasurer, Mastercard

Board Members

Jeff Abbott, Executive Vice President, Global Channel Business Unit, 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)
Michael Beckwith, Managing Director, Maverick Capital; Chair, Posse Bay Area Advisory Board
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, 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 Human Resources Officer, Moderna Therapeutics; Chair, Posse Boston Advisory Board
Henry Ellenbogen, Vice President, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
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
Kelly Granat, Managing Director, Lone Pine Capital
James S. Hoyte, Of Counsel, ADS Ventures; Founding Chairman, Posse Boston; Former Trustee, Wheaton College
Barbara Janulis, Private Sector
Michael Kluger, Managing Director, Altaris
Steven M. Lefkowitz, Managing Partner, Sagewind Capital LLC
William M. Lewis Jr., Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Investment Banking, Lazard & Co., Ltd.
Elizabeth P. Myers, Head of Global Equity Capital Markets, JPMorgan
Diane B. Patrick, Esq., Retired Partner, Ropes & Gray; Former First Lady of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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
Jeffrey Raich, Co-President, Moelis & Company
Rick Rizzo, Retired CEO, C.B. Fleet Laboratories; Chair, Posse New Orleans Advisory Board
Susie Scher, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Eugene B. Shanks Jr., Corporate Director, Private Sector; Trustee, Vanderbilt University
Jonathan W. Thayer, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Exelon Corporation; Chair, Posse Chicago Advisory Board
David A. Thomas, President, Morehouse College
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
Wade Fetzer, Retired Partner, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Past Chairman and Current Member, University of Wisconsin Foundation Board of Directors
Garrett Moran, President, Year Up

Veterans Partner Colleges and Universities

Contact Posse Veterans

14 Wall Street
Suite 8A-60
New York, NY 10005
Tel: (212) 405-1691
Fax: (212) 405-1697
 [email protected]

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