Wednesday
Oct142009

Leadership

Anna R. Lee

Founder and Board Chairman, Opera Singers Initiative

Anna Lee has spent the past ten years in business operations and strategy, scaling and professionalizing companies, and advising organizations on strategy and transformation. As an entrepreneur, she launched Opera Singers Initiative to provide mentoring and help opera singers develop critical business and entrepreneurial skills to build a successsful and sustainable career in the arts.

As an opera singer, Anna Lee launched her career at the age of fourteen starring in numerous musical theatre, opera, and theatre productions before coming to New York to join the faculty of the Steinhardt School of Education, Culture and Human Development as an Adjunct Professor at New York University.  Anna Lee has been featured in Crain’s Gotham Gigs, WNYC STAR Initiative, Harvard Business School’s Community Partner’s Program, a Crimson Scholar, and was finalist for Global Arts Fellowship which acknowledges extraordinary artists. Recently, Anna was a featured panelist and speaker at the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference and Fordham University discussing business, innovation, and strategy in the arts.

Anna can be reached at anna@operasingersinitiative.org.

 

William R. Lee III

Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Board President

Mr. Lee is recognized as an entrenched, prolific, and accessible component of the commercial real estate landscape and well known by many in the industry. Highly respected by his peers, Mr. Lee specializes in providing first-hand insight for tenants he represents, while also focusing on point of service trust for acquisition, disposition and emerging industry specific companies.

Prior to joining Cushman and Wakefield, Mr. Lee worked at Newmark Knight Frank, with such significant assignments as the marketing and disposition of approximately 242,000 RSF of office space in Manhattan with a proposed buildable availability of 500,000 RSF.  Additionally, sourcing and assembling an RFP response for The Loews Corporation's Building Agency of 150,000 RSF in Tennessee, and separately for Dallas. On the tenant side of transactions, Mr. Lee was instrumental in sourcing C.V. Starr & Co.'s national RFP in corporate services and lease administration, The Associated Press’ National RFP for Lease Administration and Transaction Services,  Intuit in Project Management and General Corporate Services, and The United Way in New York City disposition and acquisition RFP.

Mr. Lee began his corporate real estate activity at Insignia/ESG in Manhattan and was leasing account executive at CB Richard Ellis where he sourced the Misys International Banking Systems account and was a member of the internal disposition and acquisition team who executed a combined acquisition of 53,000 RSF in Downtown, Midtown and New Jersey in repositioning. Also during that time, Mr. Lee represented J.P Morgan in  a number of deals including a 45,000-square-foot sublease at 120 Broadway Downtown where he has worked for 2 years. Additionally,  he has acted as tenant representative for Or Music, LLC in their move from the GM Building to 37 West 17th Street. He has coordinated multiple brokers in a subleasing disposition at 15 Exchange Place in Jersey City for NASDAQ. Mr. Lee's goals for servicing his clients revolve around generating superior ideas, advising his clients on best practices, drawing deep market insights, leveraging landlord and tenant relationships, and simplifying standard Manhattan protocol.

Bill can be reached at bill.lee@cushwake.com

 

Entela Hana

International Controller - Property Casualty, AIG

Board of Directors

Ms. Hana began her career in public accounting with KPMG LLP. She has worked with a number of Fortune 100 companies, primarily focused on companies that service the consumer and industrial markets. Her financial expertise includes assisting multinational companies to access US capital markets to raise funds through debt and equity offerings.

While at KPMG LLP, Ms. Hana also served as a National Instructor of professional staff for eight years, instructing on both developmental topics (including public speaking, board room presentations) and accounting, financial, and regulatory matters. She also served as a mentor of professional staff for seven years, coaching staff on professional and career development.

 

Justin Kelton

Attorney - Goldberg Weprin & Ustin

Board of Directors 


Mr. Kelton has authored numerous articles regarding various aspects of commercial litigation. His articles have been published by The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Westlaw's Practical Law, NYCLA and other publications. Mr. Kelton was appointed by Hon. Ann Pfau, then-Chief Administrative Judge of the New York State Unified Court System, to serve as a member of the New York State Court System’s E-Discovery Working Group. In this capacity, Mr. Kelton works closely with judges and court staff to develop and implement e-discovery pilot programs, educational materials, and best practices, and to address the practical and technical problems related to e-discovery which face litigants and courts today. 

Additionally, Mr. Kelton was selected to serve as Co-Chair of the NYCLA Joint Subcommittee On The Second Circuit’s Proposed Local Rules, in which capacity he helped to advise the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on its creation and implementation of its Local Rules. 

Mr. Kelton received his JD from Albany Law School. While in law school, Mr. Kelton was a research assistant to Prof. Annette Kahler, director of the Science and Technology Law Center. Mr. Kelton was also selected to represent Albany Law at the 2006-2007 National Moot Trial Court Competition, where he became Albany Law School’s highest ranking competitor. In addition, Mr. Kelton was a Semi-Finalist in the Karen C. McGovern Senior Prize Trials Moot Court Competition. Mr. Kelton was also an Albany Law School student ambassador.

Mr. Kelton is admitted to practice in New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.


Clayton Deutsch

President & CEO, Boston Private 

Advisory Committee

Mr. Deutsch is currently President and Chief Executive Officer at Boston Private Financial Holdings. Mr. Deutsch began his career in banking in the 1970s and has been at McKinsey since 1980. He brings deep experience with a number of leading financial institutions, including particular expertise in the private banking, wealth advisory, and wealth management sectors. Mr. Deutsch has also been heavily involved in leading and managing McKinsey as he helped establish and build McKinsey's preeminent Financial Services practice globally.

Most recently, Mr. Deutsch served as the global leader of McKinsey's Merger Management Practice since 2006. He managed the Midwest Complex of McKinsey offices including Chicago, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Cleveland and Detroit from 1993 to 2005. Previously, Mr. Deutsch founded and led McKinsey's Great Lakes Financial Services practice from 1986 to 1995. Mr. Deutsch has served as Chairman of McKinsey's Principal Review Committee, a member of the Director Review Committee, a long-time member of the Shareholders Council (McKinsey's board of directors) and Chair of the Professional Standards Committee.