LEADERSHIP

WE ARE FOREVER GRATEFUL TO OUR EXTRAORDINARY LEADERS.
TOGETHER WE WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE DREAMS BECOME REALITIES.

 

MINDY SCHEIER

Founder & CEO
RUNWAY OF DREAMS FOUNDATION

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

We are proud to introduce our prominent governing body.

 

 
WENDY BASSUK
Community Volunteer
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ANDY GRAISER
Co-President & Co-Founder
A & G REALTY
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MATT LAUKAITIS
EVP, Global General Manager
SAP CONSUMER INDUSTRIES
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KATHRYN CORDES
Global Business Marketing Director
ALIXPARTNERS

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COURTNEY HARDART

Global Consumer and Retail, Apparel

& Luxury Goods Practices

SPENCER STUART

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CATHY LEONHARDT

Managing Director and Partner

PJ SOLOMON COMPANY

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JAN DULMAN

Partner

ROSENFIELD & COMPANY

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DAVID LANDAU

Partner

MEISTER SEELIG & FEIN

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ELISA SCHWARTZ

Community Volunteer

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FASHION INDUSTRY COUNCIL

 

The Fashion Industry Council is a think-tank of seasoned retail & fashion industry experts who help Runway of Dreams lead a movement of inclusion in the fashion industry for people with disabilities.  The Fashion Industry Council strives to increase awareness and relationships across retail, brand and adjacent industries, recruit change-makers to the mission, and fuel the success of our annual centerpiece event - A Fashion Revolution Runway Show and Gala.

 

 
DAVID BASSUK, CHAIR
Managing Director
ALIXPARTNERS

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ALEXA DRIANSKY

Senior Vice President

ALIXPARTNERS

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ANDY GRAISER

Co-President & Co-Founder

A & G REALTY

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DAVID LANDAU

Senior Counsel

THE AMYNTA GROUP

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LARRY LEONARD

Director, Turnaround and Restructuring

ALIX PARTNERS

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IRA MELNITSKY

CEO

TOURNEAU

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CHRISTINA NEAULT

Consultant Fashion Events

PIER 59 STUDIOS

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MINDY SCHEIER

Founder & CEO

RUNWAY OF DREAMS

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STEPHEN SPARROW

Sr. Director Retail & Fashion

SAP

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KATHRYN CORDES

Global Business Marketing Director

ALIXPARTNERS

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MYRON EAGLE

Managing Director

ALIXPARTNERS

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COURTNEY HARDART

Global Consumer Retail/Apparel/Luxury

SPENCER STUART

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MATT LAUKAITIS

EVP & Global General Manager

SAP CONSUMER INDUSTRIES

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CATHY LEONHARDT

Managing Director & Partner

PJ SOLOMON

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ROSEANNE MORRISON

Fashion Director

DONEGER GROUP

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DAWN ROBERTSON

Partner

WHYZ Partners

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GARY SHEINBAUM

CEO

ASHLEY STEWART

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LANA TODOROVICH

President & CMO

NEIMAN MARCUS

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HAIM DABAH

Founder & Chairman

KIDBOX

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HEATH GOLDEN

EVP, Chief Strategy Officer

RANDA ACCESSORIES

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ELAINE HUGHES

President & CEO

E.A. HUGHES & CO.

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VANESSA LEFEBVRE

SVP, Commercial

ADIDAS

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ANN MACCARTHY

Managing Director

E.A. HUGHES & CO.

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DANA NABEREZNY

Vice-President, Jewelry Design & Innovation Workshop

TIFFANY & CO.

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PAUL ROSENGARD

EVP, Head of Wholesale

TRUE RELIGION

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GENA SMITH

SVP, Human Resources

LVMH

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LEADERSHIP ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

The Leadership Advisory Council serves as a critical community champion for Runway of Dreams.  Members help advance our mission in numerous ways by providing professional expertise; strategic advice; diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives; philanthropic support and connections to local, national and international resources.

 

 

JEFF AXELRAD

Managing Director

AMAZON WEB SERVICES

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CARY HANOSEK

VP & Wealth Management Advisor

MERRILL LYNCH

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KYLE MAYNARD

Entrepeneur, Best Selling Author,

Speaker & Extreme Athlete

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MEG ZUCKER

President and Founder

DON’T HIDE IT, FLAUNT IT

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RONALD GILLER

Managing Partner

GORDON AND REES LLP

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DEBRA HOROWITZ

Director of Executive Recruiting

AUDIBLE

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MARC MENKOWITZ

Orthopedic Surgeon

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DEBRA RUH

CEO

RUH GLOBAL IMPACT

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MATT GOLDSTEIN

Senior Director of Marketing Partnerships

MADISON SQ GARDEN

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JOHN KEMP

President & CEO

THE VISCARDI CENTER AND SCHOOL

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SUSAN WINTERS

Lawyer, Shareholder and Chairman

CHIESA SHAHINIAN & GIANTOMASI

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JUNIOR BOARD

 

The Junior Board is a dynamic group of next generation leaders who offer a fresh perspective and new ideas for advancing Runway of Dreams’ mission.

 

LILA ABBOUD

Owner

HANOON VINTAGE

JILLIAN CURWIN

Agent Assistant

CORNERSTONE TALENT AGENCY

LAURA FELD

Cultural Programs Assistant
AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION

MARGOT LANGENDORFF

eCommerce Analyst

FOOT LOCKER INC.

JAMES (BUCKY) PIERCE

Client Partner

TWITTER

SEAN RUCKER

Investment Associate

CHURCHILL REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS

CALEY TAYLOR

3D Design Team Lead

CLO VIRTUAL FASHIONS

BLAKE AUSTIN

Principal

IRVING PLACE CAPITAL

DAVE DUBOIS

Senior Assurance Associate

CITRIN COOPERMAN & CO.

EMILY FERRETTI

Business Marketing Manager

ALIX PARTNERS

ALIZAY NAQVI

Senior Assortment Planner

PVH

HOLT QUEREY

Retail Coordinator

GUCCI

KRISTIN SCHAEN

Global Consumer Marketing Strategy Analyst 

 CITI

EMMA TODOROVICH

Associate

GIORGIO ARMANI

CAMPBELL BRADY

New Business Development Assistant

CREARE GROUP

MELISSA EISEN

Senior Account Manager

OATH/VERIZON MEDIA SERVICES

ALLIE GRAISER

 Director

 A&G REALTY PARTNERS

MANISHA PALLA

Account Executive

SAP AMERICA

GARRISON REDD

Founder, THE GARRISON REDD PROJECT

Para-Powerlifter, TEAM USA

CHLOE STEADMAN

Vice President, Underwriter

EUCLID TRANSACTIONAL

STAFF

 

Meet our very own dream team.

 

 

REBECCA BAEURLE

Executive Director

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DAWN SCHWARTZ

 Director of Advancement & Partnerships

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DEBRA RUCKER

Director of Operations

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