Deval Patrick

Originally from the South Side of Chicago, Patrick was awarded a scholarship at 14 to Milton Academy through the Boston-based organization A Better Chance. After Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he clerked for a federal appellate judge and then launched a career as an attorney and business executive, becoming a staff attorney at the … Continued

Richelieu Dennis

Entrepreneur, investor and social commerce innovator Richelieu Dennis has a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation that traces back to his family’s roots in Africa and is sustained by a mission to serve underserved communities by advancing the philosophy of economic inclusion as a human right. In 1991 upon graduating from Babson College and being unable … Continued

Tia Breakley

Tia Breakley is the Chief Strategic Development Officer & Chief Governance Officer at Blue Meridian Partners, where she leads Blue Meridian’s Investor Relations team, and as a member of senior leadership, she also provides strategic support and guidance for the growth and development of Blue Meridian’s business model. Before joining Blue Meridian, Tia spent over … Continued

Vicki Palmer

Vicki R. Palmer is President of The Palmer Group LLC, a general management consulting company which she started shortly after her retirement from Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc in 2009. Ms. Palmer’s career in the Coca-Cola system spanned more than 25 years. At the time of her retirement, she was Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration. She … Continued

Mattie McFadden-Lawson

Scholar, philanthropist, and friend of the arts, Mattie McFadden-Lawson graduated magna cum laude with a Master’s degree from Howard University and holds a M.P.A. degree with honors from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Her extensive work in the arts, government, women’s leadership, and political fundraising has established her as a leader in these areas. … Continued

Broderick Johnson

Broderick Johnson is the EVP, Public Policy & EVP, Digital Equity for Comcast Corporation. Broderick oversees the company’s Public Policy team and holds overall responsibility for Comcast’s role in the digital equity space. Comcast is a leader in solutions to bridge the digital divide, and Broderick works closely with our partners in government and other … Continued

Kneeland Youngblood

Kneeland Youngblood is a Founding Partner and Chairman of Pharos Capital Group, a physician-founded private equity firm that invests in growing healthcare companies. Previously, Kneeland was Chairman of the American Beacon Funds, a $30 billion mutual fund, and held Director positions at Starwood Hotels, Gap, and Burger King.

Robyn Coles

Robyn Coles is currently president of TRATE Properties, a real estate management and ventures company. Prior to her current duties, Ms. Coles served as the CEO of Computer Marketing Services and CEO of Scientific Supplies Network, a medical supply company. She has been an active fundraiser for various healthcare causes and served as chairperson of … Continued

Tony Coles, MD

Dr. Coles is executive chairman and chief executive officer of Cerevel Therapeutics, a Bain-portfolio biotechnology company specializing in the development of new therapies for diseases of the central nervous system. Prior to Cerevel, Dr. Coles served as co-founder and CEO of Yumanity Therapeutics where he was instrumental in establishing and advancing potential new treatments for … Continued

Charles Phillips

Charles Phillips is Chairman of the Board of Infor, the third largest business software applications company in the world with 90,000 customers in 190 countries and 17,000 employees and was previously CEO of Infor for nine years. Prior to Infor, Phillips was President of Oracle Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. During … Continued