LEADERSHIP

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

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MINDY SCHEIER

Founder & CEO
RUNWAY OF DREAMS FOUNDATION

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

We are proud to introduce our prominent governing body.

 
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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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GENA SMITH
SVP, Human Resources &Head of Global Executive & Creative Recruitment
LVMH
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KATHRYN CORDES Global Business Marketing Director ALIXPARTNERS, link to VIEW BIO ​

 
KATHRYN CORDES
Global Business Marketing Director
ALIXPARTNERS

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COURTNEY HARDART Global Consumer and Retail, Apparel & Luxury Goods Practices SPENCER STUART, link to VIEW BIO

 
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, link to VIEW BIO

 
CATHY LEONHARDT
Managing Director and Partner
PJ SOLOMON COMPANY
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JAN DULMAN Partner ROSENFIELD & COMPANY, link to VIEW BIO

 
JAN DULMAN
Partner
ROSENFIELD & COMPANY
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DAVID LANDAU Partner BALLARD SPAHR LLP, link to VIEW BIO

 
DAVID LANDAU
Partner
MEISTER SEELIG & FEIN LLP
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 ELISA SCHWARTZ Community Volunteer, link to VIEW BIO


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.

 
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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 REAL ESTATE PARTNERS
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DAVID LANDAU
Partner
MEISTER SEELIG & FEIN LLP

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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
CEO
OCM
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GARY SHEINBAUM

CEO

ASHLEY STEWART

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LANA TODOROVICH
President & Chief Merchandising Officer
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 &
Head of Global Executive & Creative Recruitment

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, link to VIEW BIO

 

JEFF AXELRAD

Managing Director

AMAZON WEB SERVICES

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MATT GOLDSTEIN Senior Director of Marketing Partnerships MADISON SQ GARDEN, link to VIEW BIO

 

MATT GOLDSTEIN

Senior Director of Marketing Partnerships

MADISON SQ GARDEN

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JOHN KEMP President & CEO THE VISCARDI CENTER AND SCHOOL, link to VIEW BIO

 

JOHN KEMP

President & CEO

THE VISCARDI CENTER AND SCHOOL

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SUSAN WINTERS Lawyer, Shareholder and Chairman CHIESA SHAHINIAN & GIANTOMASI, link to VIEW BIO

 

SUSAN WINTERS

Lawyer, Shareholder and Chairman

CHIESA SHAHINIAN & GIANTOMASI

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BART VAN SCHIJNDEL
Founder and Owner
SPORTS STORIES

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DIEDE DE GROOT
No. 1 Ranked Wheelchair Tennis Player
Grand Slam Champion & Gold Olympian



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CARY HANOSEK VP & Wealth Management Advisor MERRILL LYNCH, link to VIEW BIO

 

CARY HANOSEK

VP & Wealth Management Advisor

MERRILL LYNCH

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KYLE MAYNARD Entrepeneur, Best Selling Author, Speaker & Extreme Athlete, link to VIEW BIO

 

KYLE MAYNARD

Entrepeneur, Best Selling Author,

Speaker & Extreme Athlete

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MEG ZUCKER President and Founder DON’T HIDE IT, FLAUNT IT, link to VIEW BIO

 

MEG ZUCKER

President and Founder

DON’T HIDE IT, FLAUNT IT

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RONALD GILLER Managing Partner GORDON AND REES LLP, link to VIEW BIO

 

RONALD GILLER

Managing Partner

GORDON AND REES LLP

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DEBRA HOROWITZ Director of Executive Recruiting AUDIBLE, link to VIEW BIO

 

DEBRA HOROWITZ

Director of Executive Recruiting

AUDIBLE

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MARC MENKOWITZ Orthopedic Surgeon, link to VIEW BIO

 

MARC MENKOWITZ

Orthopedic Surgeon

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DEBRA RUH

CEO

RUH GLOBAL IMPACT

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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 Stylist and Personal Shopper JOSEPH ABBOUD ​

LILA ABBOUD

Owner

HANOON VINTAGE

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JILLIAN CURWIN

Agent Assistant

CORNERSTONE TALENT AGENCY

 LAURA FELD Cultural Programs Assistant AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION ​

LAURA FELD

Cultural Programs Assistant
AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION

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LAURA JOGANI
Associate Banker
JP MORGAN PRIVATE BANK

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MANISHA PALLA
Chief of Staff
SAP CONSUMER INDUSTRIES
 

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GARRISON REDD

Founder, THE GARRISON REDD PROJECT

Para-Powerlifter, TEAM USA

 CHLOE STEADMAN Vice President, Underwriter EUCLID TRANSACTIONAL ​

CHLOE STEADMAN

Vice President, Underwriter

EUCLID TRANSACTIONAL

 BLAKE AUSTIN Principal IRVING PLACE CAPITAL ​

BLAKE AUSTIN

Principal

IRVING PLACE CAPITAL

 DAVE DUBOIS Senior Assurance Associate CITRIN COOPERMAN & CO. ​

DAVE DUBOIS

Senior Assurance Associate

CITRIN COOPERMAN & CO.

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EMILY FERRETTI

Business Marketing Manager

ALIX PARTNERS

 MARGOT LANGENDORFF eCommerce Analyst FOOT LOCKER INC. ​


MARGOT LANGENDORFF
eCommerce Analyst
FOOT LOCKER INC.

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JAMES (BUCKY) PIERCE

Client Partner

TWITTER

 SEAN RUCKER Associate CHURCHILL REAL ESTATE HOLDING ​

SEAN RUCKER

Investment Associate

CHURCHILL REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS

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CALEY TAYLOR

3D Design Team Lead

CLO VIRTUAL FASHIONS

 CAMPBELL BRADY Administrative Assistant TAILORED BRANDS ​


CAMPBELL BRADY
Business & Product Developer
CREARE GROUP

 MELISSA EISEN Senior Account Manager OATH/VERIZON MEDIA SERVICES ​

MELISSA EISEN

Senior Account Manager

OATH/VERIZON MEDIA SERVICES

 ALLIE GRAISER  Director  A&G REALTY PARTNERS ​


ALLIE GRAISER
 Director
A&G REAL ESTATE PARTNERS

 ALIZAY NAQVI Senior Assortment Planner PVH ​

ALIZAY NAQVI

Senior Assortment Planner

PVH

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HOLT QUEREY
Senior Media Strategist: Influencer Programs
GUCCI

 KRISTIN SCHAEN Global Consumer Marketing Strategy Analyst   CITI ​


KRISTIN SCHAEN
Assistant Vice President 
 CITIBANK

 EMMA TODOROVICH Associate GIORGIO ARMANI ​


EMMA TODOROVICH
Senior Sales Manager
GIORGIO ARMANI

STAFF

 

Meet our very own dream team.

 
REBECCA BAEURLE Executive Director, link to VIEW BIO

 

REBECCA BAEURLE

Executive Director

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DAWN SCHWARTZ

 Director of Advancement & Partnerships

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DEBRA RUCKER Director of Operations, link to VIEW BIO

 

DEBRA RUCKER

Director of Operations

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