Who We Are

Our President

Anne Welsh McNulty is the co-founder and managing partner of JBK Partners, with businesses including investment management and a private philanthropic foundation which is focused on leadership development and social change. Before starting JBK Partners, she was a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and a senior executive of the Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies Group.

Anne serves on the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute, and on the Board of Overseers at the Wharton School. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Child Mind Institute and the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. Anne is a Trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival benefiting children's charities in Collier County, Florida.

Anne earned her MBA in Finance & Insurance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated as valedictorian from Villanova University.

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Jurors

Madeleine K. Albright
Former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN. Current Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management LLC.
Brizio Biondi-Morra
Chair of the Social Progress Initiative, and former President and Chair of AVINA Foundation. Chair Emeritus of INCAE, the leading business school in Latin America.
Olara Otunnu
President of LBL Foundation, and former Under-Secretary General, Special Representative to the U.N. Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict, and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Uganda.
Darren Walker
Currently President of the Ford Foundation and Chair of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance. Former Vice President at the Rockefeller Foundation, and COO of the Abyssinian Development Corporation.

Previous Jurors

Sir Richard Branson
British entrepreneur and Founder of the Virgin Group, which manages over 400 companies and employs over 50,000 people in 29 countries. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the B Team.
Bill Gates, Sr.
Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Co-Chair of Thrive by Five Washington, a public-private partnership for early learning. Co-founder of the Initiative for Global Development.
Mary Robinson
Former and first female President of Ireland, and formerly United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Currently she is Executive Director of the Ethical Globalization Initiative.
Shashi Tharoor
An elected Member of Parliament and former Minister of State for External Affairs of India. Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, and prize-winning author of twelve books.
Judith Rodin
President of the Rockefeller Foundation from 2005-2017, and the first female head of an Ivy League university, President Emerita of the University of Pennsylvania.

Advisors

Cheryl Dorsey
CEO of Echoing Green. Formerly served in the White House and Department of Labor under Presidents Clinton and Obama. Serves on the board of the SEED Foundation, among others.
William Mayer
Founder of Park Avenue Equity Partners, a private equity firm focusing on mid-market companies, and previously the President and CEO of First Boston Corporation (now Credit Suisse).
Michael Klein
Chair of the CoStar Group, Inc, and the Shakespeare Theater Company. Founder of the Artistic Leadership Fund and the Sunlight Foundation, and Director of the American Himalayan Foundation.
Margot Pritzker
President and Founder of WomenOnCall, and Chair of the University of Chicago Urban Labs Advisory Council. She is a Trustee of the Aspen Institute and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Robert K. Steel
CEO of Perella Weinberg Partners. Formerly Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, CEO of Wachovia, Treasury Under Secretary, Deputy Mayor of New York City, and Chair of the Aspen Institute.

Board & Staff

Aprile Age
Executive Director
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Johnny McNulty
Board Member & Director of Communications
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Brynne McNulty Sarmiento
Board Member
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Kevin McNulty
Board Member
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Nina Sawhney
Program Manager
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Elaine Ferrara
Coordinator & Assistant to the President
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