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.

WENDY BASSUK

WENDY BASSUK

Community Volunteer

ANDY GRAISER

ANDY GRAISER

Co-President & Founder

A&G REAL ESTATE PARTNERS

MATT LAUKAITIS

MATT LAUKAITIS

EVP, Global General Manager

SAP CONSUMER INDUSTRIES

KATHRYN CORDES

KATHRYN CORDES

Global Business Marketing Director

ALIXPARTNERS

COURTNEY HARDART

COURTNEY HARDART

Global Consumer and Retail, Apparel Goods Practices

SPENCER STUART

GENA SMITH

GENA SMITH

SVP, Human Resources & Head of Global Executive & Creative Recruitment

LVMH

JAN DULMAN

JAN DULMAN

Partner

ROSENFIELD & COMPANY

DAVID LANDAU

DAVID LANDAU

Partner

ELLENOFF GROSSMAN & SCHOLE, LLP

 
 

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

ALEXA DRIANSKY

Senior Vice President

ALIXPARTNERS

ANDY GRAISER

Co-President & Founder

A&G REAL ESTATE PARTNERS

DAVID LANDAU

Partner

ELLENOFF GROSSMAN & SCHOLE, LLP

LARRY LEONARD

Director, Turnaround and Restructuring

ALIXPARTNERS

ROSEANNE MORRISON

Creative & Design

THE IDEALEIER

PAUL ROSENGARD

EVP, Head of Wholesale

TRUE RELIGION

GENA SMITH

SVP, Human Resources & Head of Global Executive & Creative Recruitment

LVMH

REBECCA STEINER

Senior Vice President Sales

CENTRIC BRANDS

KATHRYN CORDES

Global Business Marketing Director

ALIXPARTNERS

MYRON EAGLE

Managing Director

ALIXPARTNERS

COURTNEY HARDART

Global Consumer Retail/Apparel/Luxury

SPENCER STUART

MATT LAUKAITIS

EVP & Global General Manager

SAP CONSUMER INDUSTRIES

ANN MACCARTHY

Managing Director

E.A. HUGHES & CO

DANA NABEREZNY

Vice-President, Jewelry Design & Innovation Workshop

TIFFANY & CO

MINDY SCHEIER

Founder & CEO

RUNWAY OF DREAMS

LYDIA N. SMITH

Chief Diversity Officer

VICTORIA'S SECRET

LANA TODOROVICH

President & Chief Merchandising Officer

NEIMAN MARCUS

HAIM DABAH

Founder & Chairman

KIDBOX

HEATH GOLDEN

EVP, Chief Strategy Officer

RANDA ACCESSORIES

ELAINE HUGHES

President & CEO

E.A. HUGHES & CO

VANESSA LEFEBVRE

SVP, Commercial

ADIDAS

IRA MELNITSKY

CEO

TOURNEAU

DAWN ROBERTSON

CEO

OCM

GARY SHEINBAUM

CEO

ASHLEY STUART

STEPHEN SPARROW

Sr. Director Retail & Fashion

SAP

 

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

CARY HANOSEK

VP & Wealth Management Advisor

MERRILL LYNCH

KYLE MAYNARD

Entrepeneur, Best Selling Author,

Speaker & Extreme Athlete

BART VAN SCHUNDEL

Founder and Owner

SPORTS STORIES

MEG ZUCKER

President and Founder

DON'T HIDE IT, FLAUNT IT

DIEDE DE GROOT

No. 1 Ranksed Wheelchair Tennis Player

Grand Slam Champion & Gold Olympian

DEBRA HOROWITZ

Director of Executive Recruiting

AUDIBLE

MARC MENKOWITZ, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

DAVID STEVENS

7-Time Emmy Award Winning Sportscaster,

Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Activist

RONALD GILLER

Managing Partner

GORDON AND REES LLP

JOHN KEMP

CEO

LAKESHORE FOUNDATION

DEBRA RUH

CEO

RUH GLOBAL IMPACT

SUSAN WINTERS

Lawyer, Shareholder & Giantomasi

CHIESA SHAHINIAN & GIANTOMASI

 

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

HANNON VINTAGE

HALEY COHEN

Community Development Manager

SHOPTALK

MELISSA EISEN

Senior Account Manager

OATH/VERIZON MEDIA SERVICES

LAURA JOGANI

Associate Banker

JP MORGAN PRIVATE BANK

MANISHA PALLA

Chief of Staff

SAP CONSUMER INDUSTRIES

GARRISON REDD

Founder, THE GARRISON RED PROJECT

Para-Powerlifter, TEAM USA

CALEY TAYLOR

3D Design Team Lead

CLO VIRTUAL FASHIONS

BLAKE AUSTIN

Prinpal

IRVING PLACE CAPITAL

JILLIAN CURWIN

Agent Assistant

CORNERSTONE TALENT AGENCY

EMILY FERRETTI

Business Marketing Manager

ALIX PARTNERS

MARGOT LANGENDORFF

eCommerce Analyst

FOOT LOCKER, INC.

JAMES (BUCKY) PIERCE

Client Partner

TWITTER

HALEIGH ROSA

Disability Advocate

EMMA TODOROVICH

Senior Sales Manager

GIORGIO ARMANI

CAMPBELL BRADY

Business & Product Development

CREARE GROUP

DAVE DUBOIS

Senior Assurance Associate

CITRIN COOPERMAN & CO.

ALLIE GRAISER

Director

A&G REAL ESTATE PARTNERS

ALIZAY NAQVI

Retail Strategy Consultant

ACCENTURE

HOLT QUEREY

Senior Media Strategist: Influencer Programs

GUCCI

CHLOE STEADMAN

Vice President, Underwriter

EUCID TRANSACTIONAL

STAFF

CHRISTINE MICKLETZ

Executive Director, SVP Fund Development

NATALIE BRENNER

Director of Events

DEBRA RUCKER

Director of Operations

DAWN SCHWARTZ

Director of Programs