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Fran Hauser
Partner at Rothenberg Ventures

Independent Voting Member
Board Chair

Fran Hauser is currently a partner at Rothenberg Ventures and was an early investor in online retailer ZADY, professional network LevoLeague, and children's media startup Hullabalu. Before diving into the world of venture capital, Hauser spent 15 years in the digital media space, most recently as the President of Digital for Time Inc.'s Style and Entertainment Group (SEG). In her role, she oversaw PEOPLE.com, StyleFind, myrecipes.com and the digital properties for brands including Entertainment Weekly, InStyle, Essence, PEOPLEenEspanol and Real Simple. Prior to coming to Time Inc., she was a Vice President of AOL's Programming Group and also spent four years at Moviefone. In 2011, Hauser was named to Folio magazine's annual FOLIO: 40. A summa cum laude graduate of Pace University, Hauser received both a BBA and MBA. She serves on the Board of Directors of both the Online Publishers Association (OPA) and the Young Women's Leadership Network.

Suhas Apte
Vice President, Global Sustainability, Kimberly-Clark

Independent Voting Member

Suhas Apte is a senior executive with thirty four years of professional experience (3 years in Europe, 12 years in Asia-Pacific, 19 years in USA) covering all facets of business management – strategic planning, marketing, finance, product development, operations, alliances, acquisitions, customer and supply chain management. He joined Kimberly-Clark in 1978, and has developed a valuable global perspective and extensive industry experience working in roles which include Vice President & Global Sustainability Officer, President, Europe Family Care, Vice President Developing & Emerging Markets-Baby and Child Care and Vice President Personal Care Sector Asia-Pacific. Suhas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Univ. of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. Suhas and his wife Megha live in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Laura Callanan
Scholar in Residence, University of California-Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Independent Voting Member

Laura Callanan is an independent consultant, author and teacher in the field of social innovation. She is currently Scholar in Residence at UC-Berkeley/Haas School of Business, a Visiting Fellow at New York University/Wagner School of Public Service, and a Senior Fellow with The Foundation Center. Laura is also an adjunct professor at New York University's Stern School of Business where she teaches on the social innovation and the nonprofit capital marketplace. Laura was a consultant with McKinsey & Company's Social Sector Office, and served as Senior Adviser at the United Nations Development Programme. She was Executive Director of The Prospect Hill Foundation, and held senior roles with The Rockefeller Foundation and the Wallace Foundation. Laura earned a BA from Barnard College, and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University‘s School of International and Public Affairs. Laura is currently a member of the artists' colony the Corporation of Yaddo, and an advisory board member of the Centre for Social Innovation.

Megan Cunningham
Founder and CEO, Magnet Media

Independent Voting Member

Megan Cunningham is the Founder and CEO of Magnet Media, an award-winning content marketing solutions provider and next-generation digital video studio. She began her career in production for PBS, HBO, Nickelodeon, and MTV, moving to Virtual Media in 1997 where she worked in TV and film, including projects with Oprah and Woody Allen. She helped lead the company's growth from 2 to 40 people before leaving as Director of Biz Dev to launch Magnet Media.

In 13 years, Magnet Media has become known for its pioneering approach to reaching audiences through compelling storytelling on emerging platforms, beginning with an award-winning series of educational DVDs in 2000 and an evolution to a focus on high quality web-based video. In 2008, it launched its digital marketing services practice and today produces award-winning web video and social media campaigns for many of the largest brands in media, entertainment and technology, including Apple, Microsoft, Google, ABC, Showtime, AP, and more.

Maulik Doshi
Managing Director - BlackRock Solutions

Independent Voting Member

Maulik Doshi is a Managing Director at BlackRock Solutions, the risk and advisory services group of global investment manager, BlackRock. He is responsible for managing relationships with BlackRock Solutions' enterprise risk management and advisory services clients. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2001, he served in various roles at KPMG and Freddie Mac in structured finance, operations and analytics. Maulik has served on the alumni board for JMU's school of business and also served as a charter member of TiE, a non-profit organization that fosters global entrepreneurship through mentoring, education and networking.

Maulik earned a Bachelors degree in finance from James Madison University, and a Master's degree in finance from American University.

Brian Walsh
Executive Director, Liquidnet For Good

Independent Voting Member

Brian is passionate about the intersection of social impact and business value. He currently oversees the philanthropy program for Liquidnet, the global marketplace for institutional investors. In 2007 Brian helped launch "Liquidnet For Good,” the corporate social engagement program that leverages Liquidnet's resources – including financial capital, human capital, creative capital and expertise – to create local and global social impact. Beyond extensive employee engagement programs and a comprehensive partnership with a youth village for orphans in Rwanda, Liquidnet For Good's "Markets for Good” initiative applies the company's core competency - using technology to make markets more efficient – to address inefficiencies in the social sector. Liquidnet is collaborating with others to effectively use the tools of philanthropy and impact investing to unleash more money for good.

A. J. Wasserstein
Private Investor

Independent Voting Member

A. J. Wasserstein is a private investor, with a long-term orientation, interested in lower middle market businesses, and philanthropic organizations, where he can be positively impactful using his experiences, time and capital. A. J. was the founder and CEO of ArchivesOne, the third largest records management company in the United States. He successfully built ArchivesOne into a super-regional records management company employing 400 people before selling to Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) after 17 years of operation. At ArchivesOne, 38 acquisitions were successfully completed to supplement growth. A. J. graduated from Colgate University and received his MBA from New York University. He completed the Owner/President/Manager Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. A. J. is the Chairman of American Auto Auction, LLC; a board member at Facility Maintenance, LLC; an Operating Partner at Baird Capital Partners; a trustee at the Connecticut Community Foundation and a trustee at Waterbury Hospital.

Dennis Whittle
Co-Founder of GlobalGiving

Dennis Whittle is co-founder of GlobalGiving, where he was CEO from 2000 though 2010. Currently he is Executive Chairman of Ashoka Changemakers and a co-founder of Feedback Labs. He is also President of The Whittle Group, an advisory practice that helps organizations and companies invent the future. During 2011-2012 he was Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University and Professor of the Practice/Global Social Entrepreneur in Residence at UNC-Chapel Hill. From 1997-2000, Dennis was part of a troika that led the World Bank's Corporate Strategy and Innovation units, where his team created the Innovation Marketplace (1998) and the Development Marketplace (2000). From 1992-1997, he ran a variety of initiatives in the Bank's Russia program, including housing reform, energy efficiency, and structural adjustment programs. From 1987-1992, Dennis was an economist in the World Bank's Jakarta office advising the Indonesian Ministries of Finance and National Development, and managing projects in the agriculture and forestry sectors. Before joining the World Bank in 1986, Dennis worked in the Philippines with the Asian Development Bank and with USAID. Dennis graduated with honors in religious studies from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and did his graduate work in development studies and economics at Princeton University. Dennis also completed the Executive Development Program at Harvard Business School.

Chris Wolz
President and CEO Forum One Communications

Independent Voting Member

Chris is President and CEO of Forum One Communications, overseeing overall business strategy and operations and advising clients in implementing innovative online services to accelerate their impact on important global problems. Chris is a regular speaker and trainer on online strategic communications for policy-focused organizations, web 2.0 for issue impact, the use of blogs and online collaborative tools, and building organizational structures to run successful web operations. Chris has worked in international development in rural Nepal, and as an environmental policy analyst in the Executive Office of the President/Office of Management and Budget. He has a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Last Updated: July 22, 2015

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