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Alumni Board Panel

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Alumni Board Panel

Please join us for the Alumni Nonprofit Board Panel, hosted by the Social Enterprise Program's Nonprofit Board Leadership Program. Recent alumni will share information on nonprofit board service and potential paths to finding nonprofit board opportunities. Alumni will also discuss the unique dynamics of nonprofit boards, and the advantages of being on a board for both personal fulfillment and career opportunities.

Panelists include: Karen Adam '06, Board Member, Jericho Project; Katie Aldrich '09, Board Member, Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union and Yale Alumni Fund; Christian​Lee '07, Board Member, Bronxworks; and Jeff Turkanis '10, Board Member, Creative Arts Workshop for Kids.

Tuesday, February 18
5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Warren Hall, Room 208
1125 Amsterdam Avenue
(between 115th and 116th)
New York, NY 10025


Panelist Bios
Karen Adam '06 (Jericho Project)

Since 2011, Karen has served on the board of the Jericho Project (, an organization dedicated to ending homelessness and encouraging self-sufficiency for hundreds of individuals and families each year—for significantly less cost than a NYC shelter or jail.

Karen began her relationship with Jericho out of college, serving as a benefit committee member for several years before launching and chairing Jericho’s Associate Board. In 2013, she served as a 30th Anniversary Gala Co-Chair, helping to raise nearly a half-million dollars in support of Jericho’s comprehensive services.

When she is not serving as a board member or mother to 4-month-old Sam, Karen is active in her full-time position as VP, Business Development at brand engagement firm, Sullivan.

Katie Aldrich '09 (Neighborhood Trust)
Katie Aldrich is a Director on the Cross Platform Strategy Team at Bloomberg LP, the leader in delivering data and news analytics through innovative technology.  She is responsible for projects across Bloomberg’s analytical and media teams focused on increasing the value of the Bloomberg brand and its businesses.

Prior to joining Bloomberg LP, Ms. Aldrich was an Associate at McKinsey & Company in the media and technology practice.

Christian Lee ’07 (BronxWorks)
Christian Lee currently serves as SVP and Head of M&A for Time Warner Cable, where he is responsible for all acquisitions, divestitures, investments, and joint ventures across TWC’s businesses and new business initiatives.  During his career he has helped execute numerous transactions including the acquisition of DukeNet, the acquisition of Adelphia and associated system swaps and redemption of Comcast’s interest in TWC, the acquisitions of Insight, New Wave, Navisite, and the spin-off of TWC from Time Warner Inc.  He has also led TWC’s efforts in venture investing since the separation from Time Warner.

Before working at Time Warner Cable he worked as a Director in the Finance & Acquisitions department at Time Warner Inc. and prior to that he worked as an Associate in the Investment Bank at Citigroup.  Christian received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Carleton College.  He serves on the TWC Pension Investment Committee, the Alumni Board of Carleton College, and the Board of Directors of BronxWorks, a non-profit focused on helping underserved Bronx residents improve their economic and social well-being.  He lives with his wife and two children in Manhattan.

Jeff Turkanis '10 (Creative Arts Workshop for Kids)
Jeff Turkanis is an Director at Oxford Properties and is responsible for U.S. commercial real estate investment opportunities.  He was introduced to CAW through Columbia Business School’s Nonprofit Board Leadership Program in 2008.  He was asked to join the Board of CAW in 2011.  Jeff has been actively involved in the nonprofit community and previously served on the Copley Society of Art’s Circle Board of Advisors in Boston.  Mr. Turkanis holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor’s Degree from Washington University in St. Louis. 

February 18th, 2014 5:45 PM   through   7:00 PM
Warren Hall
1125 Amsterdam Ave
Room 208
New York, NY 10027
United States
Phone: (212) 854-1649