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Derrick Phillip – Leadership Board Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field?  I currently manage The Economist Group’s custom content sales within the consulting and healthcare industries. After 12 years in advertising sales and marketing I intentionally pursued this role based on the growing importance of content marketing in advertising arena. What isread more
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Funmi Afonja – CUP Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I began my career as a credit analyst and over the years built on it at various financial service firms. At Standard and Poor’s, I leverage my credit and underwriting skills as a Director in the commodities team, focused on metalsread more
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Bank Street Head Start – Non Profit Partner Spotlight

Who is Bank Street Head Start? Bank Street Head Start provides 68 children and families a comprehensive educational program that meets their cognitive, social, emotional, health, nutritional and psychological needs. What is your mission? Bank Street Head Start’s mission is to empower and educate low-income families through a variety of comprehensive, high-quality services. What makesread more
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Dwight Yoo – Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a global law firm. My practice focuses on capital markets and other corporate transactions, principally in the insurance and banking industries. My parents are first-generation immigrants; neither was aread more
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Damon C. Butler – CUP Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a problem solver. As a Corporate Vice President at New York Life, I make the New Business process better, faster and more efficient. My interest in solving problems began at an early age and led me to major inread more
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Daniel Garza – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field?  I am currently an Area Director for One Main Financial – a subsidiary of Citigroup. I always wanted to be in finance and in business management (helping employees and customer achieve their financial dreams). I started with Citi 20 years agoread more
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Esther Kim – CUP Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I currently work as a Vice President within BlackRock’s US/CAN Institutional Sales Distribution Channel. Within that business, I roll up to the Chief Operating Officer with the mandate to streamline processes, produce internal/external collateral, develop product training, and better enable client-facingread more
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Brooklyn Arts Council – Non Profit Partner Spotlight

What is your mission? Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), an arts service and presenting organization, is the leading group supporting and connecting Brooklyn’s arts community.  Brooklyn’s cultural anchor since 1966, we are dedicated to serving Brooklyn artists and cultural organizations in all disciplines, and ensuring that Brooklyn residents of all backgrounds and ages have access toread more
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Jeffrey Mah – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I’m an IT Business Relationship Manager for Marsh where I oversee the Global IT initiatives in Sales & Marketing, Global Analytics and for our Multinational business.  My passion for technology started at a young age and I’ve always been fascinated howread more
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Faizah Malik – Leadership Board Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am in-house counsel at Single Stop USA, a national anti-poverty nonprofit and recipient of two White House Social Innovation Fund awards. Single Stop helps low-income Americans achieve economic security by facilitating and coordinating access to critical government benefits and cost-freeread more
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