BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michelle Borré, CFA

Michelle is the former Senior Portfolio Manager, Head of Alternative Strategies at Invesco. She is currently focused on financial education through non-profit organizations providing personal finance instruction for young people and as the founder of a nascent financial education platform. Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. 

Delano-Brissett

Delano Brissett

Delano Brissett is a lifelong learner, educator, and technologist who has dedicated his life to empowering others to reach their fullest potential. A product of the New York City public school system, he is a tireless advocate for providing pathways to equal opportunities for everyone. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in mathematics, he returned to NYC to teach mathematics at Mott Hall 4 in Brooklyn, NY.

He then went on to earn an MBA and a Master’s in Education from Stanford University. After his time in education, Delano worked as a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group, where he advised executives and leaders in education, media, and technology. He then founded his own education technology startup focused on workforce training. He is currently a product manager at Google, where he has worked in a range of product areas, including Gmail and YouTube. Delano lives in Oakland, CA, with his lovely wife and two precious daughters.

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Gretchen Flicker, CFA.

Gretchen Flicker spent 25 years in the financial services industry, with nearly 21 years at Dimensional Fund Advisors. As a senior institutional investment executive, Ms. We Flicker filled several roles over her career including business development, key client management, the establishment of new business lines, and customized strategy and vehicle development. Early in her career, Ms. Flicker held positions with Hewitt Investment Group and SEI Corporation. In January 2019, Ms. Flicker stepped away from Financial Services to dedicate more time to her family and philanthropic activities.

Ms. Flicker served on the Saint Mary’s College Board of Trustees from 2011 – 2022, including as Treasurer from 2014-2017, as Vice Chair from 2018-2019, and as Chair from 2019 – 2022. She previously served as a director and the board secretary for The Friends of Avila Pier, Inc., a 501c(3) California Non-Profit Corporation. Ms. Flicker holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance and International Business. She holds an additional MBA from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a BA from Saint Mary’s College (IN) with majors in Mathematics and Business Administration.

Anders Hall, CFA

Anders is the Vice Chancellor for Investments and Chief Investment Officer at Vanderbilt University, where he is responsible for the university’s $7 billion endowment. Before joining Vanderbilt in 2013, he held positions at Duke University, Hewitt Investment Group (now Aon Hewitt) and Prudential Financial. Anders earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and public policy studies from Duke University and an MBA in economics and finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Meredith Jones

Meredith is Author of Women of The Street. Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns (And How You Can Too)—a 2016 Axiom Business Book Awards Gold Medal Winner. She founded MJ Alternative Investment Research in 2014.

Penny Novick

Penny is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley within the Institutional Equity Division (“IED”) as the Global Co-Head of Prime Brokerage and is a senior member of the management team serving within the Equity Operating Committee.  She serves on three advisory councils for Cornell University, is on the Managed Fund’s Association’s Board of Directors as well as two MS Divisional Diversity Councils. Penny holds a BS from Cornell University, graduating With Distinction and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.  She also holds a CPA license with the State of New York.

Sonya Park

Sonya Park

Sonya Park is a leader and senior sales executive in the financial services industry.  She is currently a Managing Director at State Street Global Advisors who oversees and leads a team covering the western region territory for business development and relationship management.  Prior to joining State Street Global Advisors in 2011, Sonya was a Vice President at Dimensional Fund Advisors in the Institutional Sales & Services Group. Prior to Dimensional Fund Advisors, Sonya was an Associate Director at Watson Pharmaceuticals. Sonya has also worked at Lehman Brothers as an Equity Research Analyst and began her career at SEI Corporation.  

Sonya is a strong advocate for gender equity and for building a pipeline of future women leaders and has spoken at industry events.  She collaborated with clients to produce a series of high-impact workshops to educate and drive change on the topic of gender diversity and equity.  In addition, through these collaborations, Sonya introduced innovative products to the marketplace that address the importance of having greater representation of female leaders across industries.  Ms. Park currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board for Technovation, a global tech education nonprofit that empowers girls to become leaders, creators and problem-solvers. She previously was Chair of the Governance Committee of the Technovation board from September 2019-March 2023.  She holds an MBA degree from New York University with concentrations in Finance and Marketing and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Economics.

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Tricia Rothschild

Tricia Rothschild is an entrepreneurial financial services executive who previously served as the Chief Product Officer and Co-Head of Global Markets at Morningstar and also as President of Apex Fintech Solutions. She is currently a non-executive director of Nitrogen (formerly known as Riskalyze), the Vice Chair of the CFA Institute board of governors, and also serves on the board of directors for the Financial Fitness Group and is an industry advisory for Advent International.

In her 26-year career at Morningstar, she led data, analytics, research, and software P&Ls from start-up to global scale. She appeared on Financial Planning’s 2021 “Most Likely to Change Wealth Management” list and received Investment News’ 2020 “Women to Watch” award.

She is active in philanthropic efforts, including co-founding the Chicago Giving Circle, and is a member of a local a-cappella group, The Sheridan Singers. In addition to being a CFA Charterholder, she earned an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in Russian and East European economics from Indiana University.

Arthur Steinmetz

Art is the former Chairman, CEO and President of OppenheimerFunds. After joining the firm in 1986, Art was an analyst, portfolio manager and Chief Investment Officer. Art was named President in 2013, CEO in 2014, and, in 2015, Chairman of the firm with $250 billion under management.

Reginald G. Sanders, CFA, CAIA

Mr. Sanders is Director of Investments for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. He was previously Manager of Pension Investments for Eastman Kodak Company. Before Eastman Kodak, Mr. Sanders was an equity research analyst for AEW Capital Management and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Mr. Sanders is a graduate of Florida A&M University and Harvard Business School, where he was a Robert A. Toigo Fellow. Mr. Sanders currently sits on the State of Michigan Investment Board and on the Investment Advisory Committee of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

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Stephen Tisdalle

Stephen Tisdalle most recently served as the Chief Brand and Demand Generation Officer for TIAA and Nuveen Asset Management where he served on the Executive Operating Committee. He was responsible for the enterprise-wide brand strategy and demand generation campaigns across 5 million active and retired participants at more than 15,000 institutions.

Prior to TIAA/Nuveen, Stephen was the Chief Marketing Officer of State Street Global Advisors, the third largest asset manager in the world, with $3.8 trillion in assets under management. He was responsible for brand and advertising, digital strategy, global institutional and intermediary marketing, internal/external communications and social media. Stephen was also a member of the Executive Management Group, the company’s most senior strategy and policy-making team.

Stephen and the marketing teams he has led are recognized for their award-winning campaigns that position brands in the national narrative on major issues to increase awareness and attract new audiences. He pioneered and led the Fearless Girl campaign that has helped raise awareness around the globe of the power and potential of women in leadership, as well as the
connection between increasing gender diversity on boards and long-term company performance.

Stephen has won numerous industry accolades and awards, including four Grand Prix topnhonors at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Advertiser of the Year at the Clio Awards, Best in Show and the CMO Pencil from the One Show Awards, the Grand Effie awards for both Most Effective Brand and Most Effective Marketer, as well as Individual Marketer of the Year from the ANA.

Prior to joining State Street Global Advisors, Stephen served as Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing for OppenheimerFunds, Inc. and its subsidiary OFI Global. He was responsible for promoting the firm’s thought leadership and investment strategies across Retail, HNW and Institutional channels within Brand Advertising, Corporate Communications and PR, Digital Strategy, Creative Services and Integrated Channel Marketing.

Stephen has a broad range of experience in various senior leadership roles in brand and advertising at both Ogilvy and Saffron Brand Consultants. He also has a deep bench of business strategy and change management experience from his senior manager roles at IBM and PwC Consulting, in both the US and the UK.

Stephen earned his M.A. in History from the University of California, Los Angeles and his B.A. (Hons) in History from the University of British Columbia. He and his wife have two sons and reside in Boston.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Ceci Marshall

Ceci Marshall works in revenue strategy at Google, focused on incentive design and global advertising strategy. Prior to her role in revenue strategy, Ceci worked as the chief of staff for the VP of Subscriptions at YouTube.  Ceci holds a deep passion for increasing financial literacy amongst children and teens. She has channeled her passion through the creation of a social media account @FinancesReimagined, where she aims to educate on personal finance fundamentals, breaking down complex financial topics into digestible and informational graphics. 

Dr. Angela McShepard-Ray, Ed.D

Dr. Angela McShepard-Ray, Ed.D is the Principal at MLK High School in Nashville, TN, a top ranked, academically rigorous school. Dr. McShepard-Ray holds a Doctorate of Education from Vanderbilt University.  
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Amy Miller – Canada

Amy Miller is a financial industry leader and the Global Head of Loan Syndications at Scotiabank with over 19 years of experience. She holds a Master’s degree in International Banking and Finance from Columbia University. Amy is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion within organizations and a skilled public speaker.

Viraj Parikh

Viraj Parikh is a Managing Partner at TechCXO, LLC (outsourced CFO consultancy) with over 25 years of experience as an education and software executive, board director, investment manager and analyst, and Big 6 accountant.  

Judy Ricketts

Judy is Executive Vice President of Operations at LPL. Prior to that, she was Managing Director of Investor Services at TD Ameritrade, where she worked for over 20 years.

Tracy Sedlock

Tracy Sedlock has taken a strong interest in RTSWS given her overall interest in diversity and education opportunities, and she knows firsthand that financial literacy is an important component of both.  She serves as Accel’s Chief Operating Partner and has been with the firm since 1995. Tracy worked as a manager of investments at Princeton University, focused on alternative assets and planned giving. She was also an auditor for Deloitte & Touche where she focused on clients in the financial services sector. 

Matthew Stone, CFA

Matthew Stone is a strong advocate for diversity in the financial industry. He has been with the University of Chicago since 1999. From 1999 to 2009 he initiated and then managed the endowment’s external hedge fund manager portfolio. Beginning in 2009 his portfolio expanded as he was named Managing Director of Public Markets and Absolute Return. His team is responsible for investment decisions in public equities, hedge funds, public credit, private debt and fixed income. Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in finance and marketing from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

ALUMNAE COUNCIL

Devanshi S.

RTSWS Alum ‘22
Hunter College High School (New York, NY)
Currently a student at University of California, Los Angeles

Jezell G.

RTSWS Alum ‘22
Rogers High School (Newport, RI)
Currently a student at the University of Rhode Island

Katelyn P.

RTSWS Alum ‘21
Lincoln Park High School (Chicago, IL)
Currently a student at Tulane University

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Khujista U.

RTSWS Alum ‘22
Stuyvesant High School (New York, NY)
Currently a student at Baruch College

Laura S.

RTSWS Alum ‘22
Benito Juarez Community Academy Chicago, IL)
Currently a student at Loyola University Chicago

Marsela D.

RTSWS Alum ‘20
Baruch College Campus High School (New York, NY)
Currently a student at Bard College

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Mira R.

RTSWS Alum ‘20
Panther Creek High School (Raleigh, NC)
Currently a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Natalie V.

RTSWS Alum ‘22
Hunter College High School (New York, NY)
Currently a student at the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School of Business

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Noelle L.

RTSWS Alum ‘18
Ravenwood High School (Nashville, TN)
Currently an Analyst at Guggenheim Partners

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Stella X.

RTSWS Alum ‘22
Hunter College High School (New York, NY)
Currently a student at Yale University

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Trisha R.

RTSWS Alum ‘21
Panther Creek High School (Raleigh, NC)
Currently a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Victoria L.

RTSWS Alum ‘22
Hunter College High School (New York, NY)
Currently a student at Harvard University

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