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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

Adam Lessuck, Director
Kimiko Ebata, Career Program Manager
Eleni Kalisch, Senior Advisor for Recruitment
Molly Pearl, Program Director

National Board of Directors


Brad Singer, Partner, ValueAct Capital

President + Founder

Deborah Bial, The Posse Foundation


Philip M. Pead, Managing Partner, Beacon Point Partners; Founding Chairman, Posse Atlanta


Juan Rajlin, VP & Treasurer, Google/Alphabet

Board Members

Koby Altman, General Manager, Cleveland Cavaliers; Middlebury College Posse Alumnus (New York)
Alan Berro, Partner, Capital World Investors
Peter E. Blacker, Executive Vice President, Revenue Strategy & Innovation, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises; 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.
Annie Seibold Drapeau, Chief People Officer, Toast; Chair, Posse Boston Advisory Board
Henry Ellenbogen, Partner and CIO, Durable Capital Partners
Harold Ford, Jr., Private Sector
Steve Gallucci, Managing Partner, Deloitte; Chair, Posse New York Advisory Board
Glenn H. Greenberg, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Brave Warrior Advisors
David B. Harrison, Senior Partner, Deloitte
Barbara Janulis, Private Sector
Michael Kluger, President, Salutation Capital
Jennifer Kopylov, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.
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, Head of Markets, 40 North Capital LLC
Elizabeth P. Myers, Head of Global Equity Capital Markets, JPMorgan
Michael Passilla, Chief Executive Officer, Posillipo Ventures, Inc.; Chair, Posse Atlanta Advisory Board
Joshua Paulson, Founding Partner, P2 Capital Partners
Phillip Perelmuter, Partner, Wellington Management Company
Charles Phillips, Chairman of the Board, Infor
Dan Pickering, Founder, Pickering Energy Partners and Senior Advisor, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Company; Chair, Posse Houston Advisory Board
William A. Plapinger, Senior Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Former Chair, Board of Trustees, Vassar Colleges
Kim-Thu Posnett, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Jeffrey Raich, Co-President, Moelis & Company
Jenny Rickard, President and CEO, The Common Application, Inc.
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
Nana O. Sarpong, Orthopedic Surgery Chief Resident, Columbia University Medical Center; Brandeis University Posse Alumnus (New York)
Susie Scher, Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Kurt Simon, Managing Director and Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Leah Stearns, Chief Financial Officer, CBRE
Adam Townsend, Chief Financial Officer, VIZIO, Inc.
Mitch Truwit, Co-CEO, Apax Partners
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


Michael Ainslie, Trustee, Vanderbilt University; Posse Chair Emeritus
Jeffrey Ubben, Founder, Managing Partner, Member of Managing Committee, Inclusive Capital Partners; Posse Chair Emeritus
Timothy H. Ubben, Founding Chairman, Posse Chicago; Retired Founder and Chairman, Lincoln Capital Management; Trustee, DePauw University

Veterans Partner Colleges and Universities

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Tel: (212) 405-1691
Fax: (212) 405-1697
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