Board of Directors

Thomas P. Lockerby | Chairperson
Secretary of the Academy, Phillips Academy

Elizabeth Eun | Treasurer
Partner, RAFFA P.C.

Jean A. Baderschneider, PhD
Retired Vice-President, Procurement, ExxonMobil

Chris Busselle
Giving Principal, Google

Joel R. Charny
Vice President for Humanitarian Policy and Practice, InterAction

Suzanne Grimes
President & Chief Operating Officer, Clear Channel Outdoor North America

Gail MacKinnon
Executive Vice President, Government Relations, Time Warner Cable

Catherine A. McLean
Counselor, Global Public Affairs, Porter Novelli

 

Thomas P. Lockerby | Chairperson
Secretary of the Academy, Phillips Academy

Thom Lockerby is Secretary of the Academy at Phillips Academy (“Andover”). In this role, he leads the alumni engagement, development, and communications initiatives for the school. Mr. Lockerby has spent his entire career working in and consulting with charities, focusing on major and planned gift fund raising as well as organizational leadership. His expertise is advising donors and families about strategies to effectively maximize their philanthropy in concert with overall financial, estate planning, and wealth transfer goals.

Prior to joining Andover, Mr. Lockerby was the Vice President for Development at Boston College and directed its $1.5 billion comprehensive campaign. Previously, he served as Director of Gift Planning at Dartmouth College, Relationship Manager at Kaspick & Company, Vice President at PG Calc Incorporated, and Director of Development Relations at Harvard Business School. Early in his career, Mr. Lockerby worked as the Research Associate for Professor Michael E. Porter at Harvard Business School.

Mr. Lockerby speaks widely on the topic of effective philanthropy from both the donor and institutional perspectives and his articles have appeared in Planned Giving Today and the Journal of Gift Planning. He is former Board Chair of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly NCPG), is a past President of the Planned Giving Group of New England, and is a graduate of Harvard College.


Elizabeth Eun | Treasurer
Partner, RAFFA Inc.

Elizabeth Eun is an Accounting Outsourcing Partner at Raffa, P.C., an accounting & consulting firm specializing in nonprofits located in Washington DC. Ms. Eun joined Raffa in 1991 after 3 years with a local public accounting firm. She has more than 23 years of audit, accounting, and tax experience in not-for-profit organizations.

In addition to managing Raffa’s outsourcing practice, Ms. Eun provides a wide variety of consulting and business advisory services to Raffa’s clients. She also provides certain tax services to nonprofit clients. Ms. Eun has taught various seminars on topics related to nonprofit accounting and reporting. She has also written articles on accounting and human resources outsourcing topics which were published in the American Society of Association Executives journals and the Raffa website.

Ms. Eun graduated from George Mason University. She has a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate from the State of Virginia and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Society of Association Executives. She currently is a board member of the Association Mutual Health Insurance Company, where she serves as the Treasurer of the Board and the Chairperson of the Finance and Audit Committee. She was the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Asian American LEAD, where she also served as the Chairperson of the Finance Committee.


Jean A. Baderschneider, PhD
Retired Vice-President, Procurement, ExxonMobil

Dr. Baderschneider serves as the Chair of the National Leadership Council of The Polaris and is leading a global anti-human trafficking strategy (Vision 2020). Since May 1, 2013, she is also President of End Human Trafficking Now (EHTN), a Geneva, Switzerland based organization focused on engaging the business community in the fight against human trafficking.

Dr. Baderschneider retired from ExxonMobil in February 2013 where she was Vice-President, Global Procurement. She was responsible for all procurement, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, logistics, warehousing and accounts payables worldwide. Over the years, Dr. Baderschneider has traveled and worked extensively all over the world, particularly in Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Dr. Baderschneider is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Supply Management and the Executive Board of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).  She was appointed to the Department of Commerce's National Advisory Council of Minority Business Enterprises in February 2011.  She is a past board member of The Center of Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS) and the Procurement Council of both The Conference Board and the Corporate Executive Board. 

Dr. Baderschneider is a member of the Advisory Council for the President Lincoln’s Cottage, a Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  In addition, she is on the Board of Trustees of the Maret School in Washington, D.C.  She is a member of the Advisory Council of the ILR School at Cornell University and a long time member of Cornell's President's Council of Cornell Women.

Dr. Baderschneider has a Masters degree from University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Joel R. Charny
Vice President for Humanitarian Policy and Practice, InterAction

Joel R. Charny is Vice President for Humanitarian Policy and Practice at InterAction, the alliance of U.S.-based relief and development organizations. He is responsible for leading InterAction’s work on humanitarian response, which involves engaging with the U.S. government, the United Nations, and member non-governmental organizations on both practical and policy matters, including funding availability, impact and effectiveness, and reform efforts in the sector.

Prior to joining InterAction in October 2010, Mr. Charny was the Vice President for Policy with Refugees International, a Washington-based humanitarian advocacy organization. In his tenure with Refugees International he conducted humanitarian assessment missions to Pakistan in the aftermath of 9/11, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, the Chinese border with North Korea, Indonesia and Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the tsunami, the Central African Republic, Burma, Syria, Kenya and Sudan.

Mr. Charny joined Refugees International in July 2000 after working for four years in Cambodia as Deputy Program Manager with the CARERE project of the United Nations Development Program. Prior to working for the UNDP in Cambodia, Mr. Charny spent sixteen years with Oxfam America, a relief and development organization based in Boston. He first worked inside Cambodia during the famine emergency there in 1980 and went on to manage the agency’s work in Southeast Asia and the wider Asia region. In 1989 he became Overseas Director and in 1994 Policy Director.

Mr. Charny is the author of Acts of Betrayal: The Challenge of Protecting North Korean Refugees in China, published by Refugees International in 2005. He is also the author of articles on humanitarian issues in volumes published by Kumerian Press and the Brookings Institution, as well as articles for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Economist, The Asian Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Forced Migration Review, and Harvard International Review.

He has an A.B degree in European History from Brown University and a Masters degree in international education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Chris Busselle
Giving Principal, Google

Chris Busselle works at Google.org and oversees Google's anti-slavery and education grantmaking. His team runs Google's Global Impact Awards program and broader charitable efforts, which include a $50+ million yearly budget in support of tech innovators driving social impact at scale. He currently serves on the board of Polaris, which runs the US National Human Trafficking Resource Center. In past lives Chris was an investment banker, attorney, family office CEO, non-profit founder and cleantech VC. He lives with his wife and twin boys in San Francisco.  

Suzanne Grimes
President & Chief Operating Officer, Clear Channel Outdoor North America

Suzanne Grimes is President and Chief Operating Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor North America. A member of the company’s Global Leadership Team, Suzanne is directly responsible for growing business in the U.S. and Canada, which currently exceeds $1.3 billion, while also contributing to overarching international business strategy. She oversees every aspect of operations for Clear Channel Outdoor’s largest business unit including sales and marketing, product and strategy, technology, finance, real estate and public affairs.

Suzanne is leading the transformation of Clear Channel Outdoor North America into a dynamic media business that fully captures the potential of integrated marketing opportunities with today’s connected, socially engaged and mobile consumers. She levies her experiences from a storied 20-year career in print with venerable brands including Condé Nast, News Corp and Reader’s Digest. In her print tenure, Suzanne launched new titles and digital products while also growing revenues during periods of enormous transformation.

Prior to joining Clear Channel, Suzanne served as President of the U.S. Lifestyle Communities group at Reader’s Digest Association where she reshaped a multi-platform portfolio of assets including allrecipes.com, Every Day with Rachael Ray and the Taste of Home family of brands. Previously with magazine empire Condé Nast for ten years, Suzanne led advertising sales across a portfolio of 30 consumer magazine brands and digital businesses, but earlier served as vice president and publisher of Glamour, Allure and Women’s Sports & Fitness magazines. Prior, she worked as senior vice president at News Corp and president and publisher of TV Guide, the nation’s then-largest weekly, which resulted in The Wall Street Journal calling her an “industry wunderkind.”

Throughout her career, Suzanne has created innovative, multi-dimensional media programs for advertising clients that have helped grow brands, driven sales and delivered marketing ROI. Her industry leadership is widely recognized. AdAge named her a “Women to Watch;” Folio 500 included her among their “Brightest Lights,” and Irish American Business counted her among their 100. Suzanne currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and is an active media commentator at industry events and through blogs including Huffington Post and MediaBizBloggers.com.

 

Gail MacKinnon
Executive Vice President, Government Relations, Time Warner Cable

Gail MacKinnon was named Executive Vice President and Chief Government Relations Officer for Time Warner Cable in 2008. Ms. MacKinnon reports to Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt.  She oversees the company’s Washington, D.C. public policy office and is responsible for the company’s legislative and regulatory strategies. 

Previously, Ms. MacKinnon served as Senior Vice President of Global Policy for Time Warner Inc. where she helped oversee all of Time Warner’s government, political and public policy activities in Washington D.C. Prior to joining Time Warner Inc., Ms. MacKinnon served as Senior Vice President for Government Relations at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the principal trade association of the cable industry.  In this capacity, Ms. MacKinnon was responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day management of the cable industry’s outreach efforts to Members of Congress and the Executive Branch. Before assuming her position at NCTA in January of 2006, Ms. MacKinnon worked in government relations for several cable companies including Viacom, Telecommunications Inc. (TCI), and Turner Broadcasting. Ms. MacKinnon began her professional career in 1985, working nine years for U.S. Representative Jack Fields, the ranking Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Telecommunications and Finance Subcommittee. 

Ms. MacKinnon graduated from Georgetown University in 1985 with a B.S.B.A. in marketing.  She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and serves as chair of the Development Committee.  She earned a Stanford School of Business certificate in Executive Leadership, upon successful completion of the WICT Senior Executive Summit graduate level immersion program.  In May 2012, NCTA awarded Ms. MacKinnon a Vanguard Award for Government & Community Relations.  She joined the Polaris Board in May 2013.

Catherine A. McLean
Counselor, Global Public Affairs, Porter Novelli

Catherine "Kiki" McLean provides leadership for the Washington DC office, leads the agency's global public affairs efforts and is a member of Porter Novelli's Executive Committee. In her work, she drives message development for high profile clients; leads execution of public launches of major initiatives for not for profit and corporate concerns; manages rapid response strategies for clients in crisis; provides media training for CEOs and national political candidates; and builds communications infrastructure for new and growing organizations. One of the top public affairs strategists in the country, she appears frequently on national television as a commentator on politics and current events.

Throughout her career, McLean's work has focused on the communications and politics of public policy. A veteran of six presidential campaigns including the historic 1992 Clinton-Gore campaign, McLean has more than 25 years experience leading strategic communications initiatives.

Previously, Kiki founded the communications practice at The Dewey Square Group and served as partner for a public affairs consulting firm for 15 years. McLean served as a senior communications staffer in a variety of capacities for President Clinton including the Democratic Leadership Council, the 1997 G8 Summit and the Democratic National Committee. She has served as a Senior Advisor to the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign, appeared frequently as an on-air surrogate for the Obama for America campaign, and helped develop the acclaimed Vice Presidential announcement strategy for the 2004 Kerry campaign. McLean also served as the national press secretary and spokesperson to Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign in Washington, DC and was the spokesperson for Joe Lieberman as the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee in the 2000 general election.

Kiki McLean is a native of San Antonio, Texas and received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Communications from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. She currently serves as a member of the CLEARCorps USA Board of Directors.

 
 
 
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