• President's Society
  • Santander

    Support from Santander Universities helps students in the President’s Society receive a stipend and travel allowance to complete program activities, including attending networking events, completing study tours and internships, and participating in other activities designed to prepare them for the future.

  • President’s Society programs are developed and conducted by a volunteer team of industry leaders who bring real world smarts and access to the students. 

    President’s Society Advisory Council


    • Richard Abbe: Principal and Managing Partner of Iroquois Capital
    • Corrine Barsky: Patron of the Arts and President’s Society Founder
    • Robyn Barsky:  Co- Owner of Zounds Hearing of New York and President’s Society Founder
    • Hollis Gonerka Bart. Partner, Withers Bergman LLP, Head of U.S. Litigation and Employment
    • Peter DiCapua: Chairman at Code Green Solutions
    • Karen Dubinsky: President of Marketing Insights and President’s Society Founder
    • Robert Gilman: Managing Director at Morgan Stanley
    • Mark Healy: CEO and President of American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.
    • Len Horovitz, M.D.: Internist and founding member of the NY Piano Society
    • Robert Lipp: Executive Chairman of StoneRiver Holdings
    • Audrey Lipton: Attorney
    • Ron Marshall: Principal and founder of Wildridge Capital Management
    • Jon Masters: Principal of Masters-Rudnick Associates, LLC
    • Larry McQuade: Founding Partner of River Capital International
    • Barry Rosner: Senior Managing Director at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
    • Elan Ziff: Portfolio Analyst at Invesco and President’s Society Founder

      The Advisory Council members participate in classes, host cultural events, and provide support for the President’s Society program.


      Other Class Speakers and Supporters

      Matt Allain: Senior Managing Director, The Leo Group

      Eric Becker: Analyst, Water Island Capital

      Robin Benet: Managing Director at Yves Durif Salon

      Matt Berglass: President, Berglass& Associates

      Alan Brinkley: Allan Nevins Professor of History and former provost at Columbia University

      Cecilia Briones: Foundation Board member; Director of UBS AG, New York Branch 

      Mary Ann Cloyd: Leader, Board of Governance at PWC

      Sharon Garfunkel: Fashion and merchandising Consultant at Fox’s Dept. Store

      Tamar Howson: Principal, Howson Associates

      George Hulse: VP of External Affairs at HealthFirst

      Joe Kanon: Author

      Dr. Gunter Kopcke: Professor of the Humanities at Institute of Fine Arts

      Jessica Morgan: VP of Development at Departure Films

      Evangeline Morphos: Producer and Professor of Film Studies at Columbia

      Arturo O’Farrill: Jazz Musician

      John Orrico: Foundation Board member; President, Water Island Capital.

      Rachel Posner: EVP at American Stock Transfer & Trust Co.

      Jonathan Richter: Managing Director RREEF America LLC

      Chip Raymond: General Partner, Charles Raymond Consulting, Inc.

      Suresh Sani: Foundation Board member; Trustee of the Sani Family Foundation

      Lisa Selz: Foundation Board member

      Joyce Siegel: Artist

      Ken Siegel: SVP, Loew’s Corporation

      Marilyn Skony Stamm: Foundation Board member; CEO of Stamm International

      Robin Straus: President of Robin Straus Literary Agency

      Chris Terenzi: EVP at American Stock transfer & Trust Co.

      Pamela Weinberg: Career coach and Personal Branding Strategist

      Angie Yu: Foundation Board member; EVP G. Star Apparel, Inc.

      Chava Ziff: SVP and Account Director at BBDO


      Robert-Gillman  “After meeting Freda Raitelu, the only two words I could think of were ‘truly inspiring.’ She represents a textbook example of the importance of a great school like LaGuardia and its President's Society program. The proverbial sky is the limit for this remarkable student.” –Robert Gilman, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
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