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Board of Directors

Members of our Board of Directors represent a diversity of experience and expertise. Their broad skills and resources help guide the Andrew Goodman Foundation into the 21st Century.


DAVID GOODMAN

DAVID GOODMAN

President

David Goodman is the brother of Andrew Goodman and the President of The Andrew Goodman Foundation and its Board of Directors. Professionally, David is a Principal of North Arrows LLC, which specializes in power and energy investments and formerly owned a portion of ISE Corporation of San Diego, specializing in designing and manufacturing hybrid electric drive buses. David is a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council Global Leadership Council, member of US Green Building Council, member of American Solar Energy Society, member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, on the Advisory Board of the Adirondack Natural History Museum (Wild Center) and a member of the Antioch College Board of Trustees.

SYLVIA GOLBIN GOODMAN

SYLVIA GOLBIN GOODMAN

Executive Director

Sylvia Golbin Goodman is the Executive Director of The Andrew Goodman Foundation and a member of its Board of Directors. She leads the Foundation’s programming and developed the Hidden Heroes Awards. Sylvia was Director of Corporate Communications for United American Energy Corp. from 1989 to 2001 and also developed and delivered original leadership training for the company. Before that she was an English teacher, Guidance Counselor and Dean for the NYC Board of Education. Sylvia also trained as a Life Coach and Earth Wisdom Teacher. In addition to her work at The AGF, Sylvia teaches earth-based spirituality and supports personal and social transformation via Consult Northstar, the company she founded. Sylvia is a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Council for Peace. Sylvia earned a B.A. (English) from Connecticut College in 1967, an M.A. (Education) from Syracuse University in 1968 and an M.S. (Counseling) from Fordham University in 1972.

MAJORA CARTER

MAJORA CARTER

Majora Carter, founder of The Majora Carter Group, is an urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She has received accolades from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, Goldman Sachs, as well as a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. Her 2006 TED talk was one of the first 6 videos to launch their groundbreaking website.

ROSS GARON

ROSS GARON

Ross Garon is Managing Director, Quantitative Strategies at Cubist Systematic Strategies. From 2002 until early 2009, Mr. Garon was the co-founder and Managing Member of Tykhe Capital LLC. Mr. Garon began his career in quantitative finance in 1993 when he joined D. E. Shaw & Co. and was a member of the team that established the firm’s London presence and successful customer business in equity-linked securities (now KBC Financial Products). In 1994, he moved to Tokyo to establish the Japanese presence of D. E. Shaw Securities International. In 1997, Mr. Garon joined Commerzbank’s fledgling securities operation as the head of global business management. In 1998, he returned to New York to become responsible for Commerzbank’s equities business in the United States. In 2000, Mr. Garon co-founded Blink.com, an internet technology company, which was subsequently sold. Mr. Garon graduated magna cum laude from Harvard.

EDWIN A. GOODMAN

EDWIN A. GOODMAN

Energized by the opportunities he saw being created by the Internet in the New York metropolitan area, Mr. Goodman co-founded Milestone Venture Partners in 1999. Between 1981 and 1999, prior to founding Milestone, Mr. Goodman was with the U.S. office of Hambros, a London-based merchant bank where he supervised the growth of the venture business from $5 million to $150 million of paid in-capital. Prior to Hambros, Mr. Goodman worked at Patricof & Co. (now Apax Partners), which he joined in 1974. Among other transactions, the Patricof fund invested $250,000 in the final private financing round raised by Apple Computer in the summer of 1977.

From 1970 through 1973, Mr. Goodman managed WBAI FM, an educationally licensed, listener-sponsored FM radio station in NYC. Before managing WBAI, Mr. Goodman joined the Bedford Stuyvesant Development & Services Corporation in Brooklyn, NY. His group made SBA-guaranteed loans to dozens of small businesses to encourage entrepreneurship and job creation.

Mr. Goodman started his business career by joining his family’s high-fashion retailing business, Bergdorf Goodman, in New York City. He spent five years with the firm and worked with his father on the sale of the business to Carter Hawley Hale Stores, a New York Stock Exchange company, in 1972. The Goodman family retains ownership of the land and building.

Mr. Goodman is a former board chair and a current life trustee of the Board of the Choate Rosemary Hall School and is a former board chair and a current member of the Board of FIT (The Fashion Institute of Technology), an 11,000-student college within the State University of New York system. Mr. Goodman holds a BA in English Literature from Yale College in 1962 and an MS from Columbia University Business School in 1979. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from June of 1962 to June of 1967.

CHARLES IMOHIOSEN

CHARLES IMOHIOSEN

Charles Imohiosen is a first-cousin of Andrew Goodman. He is the Senior Director of Value Engineering and Global Head of Customer References at Infor. Previously, Mr. Imohiosen was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of the Empire State Development Corporation by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. He also worked for the Obama Administration in Washington D.C. as Counselor to the Deputy Administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Administration, where he provided policy advice to Lisa Jackson, Administrator and the Deputy Administrator on a wide range of issues, including environmental technology and finance and community engagement. Charles has a long history of working on local civic engagement issues, having served as a local Democratic District Leader for the Upper West Side of Manhattan, an advisor to Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, a representative to the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District, a director for the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center. Previously, he served as an associate at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. He graduated from Williams College with Honors in 1997, Harvard Law School in 2002, and served as law clerk to Judge Colleen McMahon in the Southern District of New York from 2003-2004.

EDWARD LOWENTHAL

EDWARD LOWENTHAL

Mr. Lowenthal is one of two Co-founders of the Wellsford Group of public and private companies. He served as President and CEO of its NYSE listed REIT, Wellsford Residential Property Trust from its IPO in 1992 to its merger with Equity Residential Property Trust (NYSE: EQR) in 1997. Currently, Mr. Lowenthal is Co-Managing Member of Wellsford Strategic Partners LLC, a private investment firm organized to acquire real estate special situations including equity and debt investments. Mr. Lowenthal presently serves as a non-executive Director of two NYSE listed companies: Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. and as non-executive Chairman of American Campus Communities. Previously he has served as a director of EQR and as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts from 1992-2000. Mr. Lowenthal serves as a Trustee and Vice-Chairman of The Manhattan School of Music and is Chairman of its Executive and Finance Committees. He received a B.A. degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1966 and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1969, where he was an editor of the Georgetown University Law Journal. Mr. Lowenthal is Andrew Goodman’s first cousin.

DICK MOLPUS

DICK MOLPUS

Dick Molpus is Founder and President of Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, a timberland investment management organization that oversees 1.5 million acres of timberland across the United States. Prior to his work with the Molpus Woodlands Group, Mr. Molpus served three terms as Mississippi’s Secretary of State. Mr. Molpus has also taken a special interest in education and racial healing throughout his career. He was instrumental in passing Mississippi’s historic Education Reform Act of 1982. In addition, along with his wife, Sally, he founded Parents for Public Schools, an organization that supports local public schools and works with parents to ensure high standards. This initiative now has seventeen chapters in twelve states. Mr. Molpus is a native of Philadelphia, Mississippi. As Mississippi’s Secretary of State he made a formal apology in 1989 on behalf of his home town and the State of Mississippi to the families of Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and James Chaney. In 2004 he was involved in the founding of the Philadelphia Coalition, which resulted in the trial and conviction of Edgar Ray Killen, the organizer of the murders of Messrs. Chaney, Schwerner and Goodman.

COREY WEISS

COREY WEISS

Corey Weiss has a background in engineering, physics, business management and philanthropy. He spent the early part of his career in the semiconductor industry in both technical and management positions for a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. In 1998, Mr. Weiss founded Applied Technologies Consulting, a business consultancy that serves clients of technology driven enterprises. Mr. Weiss is also an active investor evaluating, making and monitoring investments across asset classes. He is currently a Board member, advisor and fiduciary to a variety of organizations including the Karan-Weiss Foundation (founded by Donna Karan and Stephan Weiss, founders of the NY based fashion house Donna Karan International) and the Green Meadow Waldorf School, of Chestnut Ridge, NY. Mr. Weiss holds a Masters degree in Applied & Engineering Physics from Cornell University, NY and a BA in Physics and a BS in Electrical Engineering both from Rutgers University, NJ.

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