The Opportunity Agenda Board members represent a diverse spectrum of disciplines, constituencies and approaches, yet all of them have demonstrated in their work a rare priority on cross-disciplinary collaboration, leadership development, a focus on results and a deep respect for diversity. In addition to diversity of experience, our Steering Committee and Advisory Board represents a diverse range in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, geography, and age. For a list of former advisory board members, please click here.

  • Timothy Wilkins, Chair of the Steering Committee

    Timothy Wilkins, a partner in the New York office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee (future Board of Trustees) of The Opportunity Agenda. Tim has extensive experience representing European, Asian and U.S. multinational corporations on cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and joint ventures. A Chambers Global highly-recommended lawyer in M&A in Japan, Tim has 11 years of experience working in Tokyo as an investment banker and lawyer.

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  • Bill Lann Lee, Co-Founder, Advisory Board Chair

    Bill Lann Lee, a distinguished civil rights lawyer, serves as Senior Counsel and Advisory Board Chair to The Opportunity Agenda. Lee is a partner with the law firm Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C. in Oakland, California.  Bill has extensive experience in the litigation of employment discrimination, police misconduct, housing discrimination, transportation equity, environmental justice, and other civil rights cases.

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  • Alan Jenkins, Co-Founder, Executive Director

    Alan Jenkins is Executive Director of The Opportunity Agenda, a communications, research, and policy organization dedicated to building the national will to expand opportunity in America. Before joining The Opportunity Agenda, Alan was Director of Human Rights at the Ford Foundation, managing grantmaking in the United States and eleven overseas regions. His prior positions include Assistant to the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he represented the United States government in constitutional and other litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court, and Associate Counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where he defended the rights of low-income communities facing exploitation and discrimination.

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  • Jeffrey H. Blattner , Strategic Advisor on Law and Public Policy

    Jeffrey H. Blattner is a recognized expert in complex legal policy matters involving antitrust, technology, and intellectual property. He is President of Legal Policy Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm providing strategic consulting services to businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and other nonprofit organizations.

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  • Michael Goldberg , Chief Financial Officer, AM ONLY

    Michael Goldberg became a financial adviser after building a successful, 17-year career in the recorded music and entertainment industries, where he most recently worked as the Chief Financial Officer at Verve Music Group at the Universal Music Group.

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  • Wayne M. Hewett, President & CEO, Arysta Lifescience

    Wayne M. Hewett is the President & CEO of Arysta Lifescience since January 2010.  Prior to that, Wayne was the Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations for GE worldwide. In December 2006, Wayne was named President and CEO of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

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  • Madifing Kaba, Management Consultant, PwC New York

    Madifing Kaba is a management consultant in the financial services advisory practice of PwC New York, specialized in strategy, operations and financial regulations. Madi has extensive experience in banking and capital market, having worked for 10 years as an institutional sales-trader in Paris, New York, and London.

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  • Joseph Lewis, Director at JCRA Financial

    Joseph Lewis is a currently a Director at JCRA Financial, a global financial risk consulting firm. In his role he is providing risk management advice on interest rates, foreign exchange, and commodities to Fortune 500 companies, real estate and private equity funds. Most recently, he was a Director in Citi’s Risk Solutions Group responsible for Technology, Retail and Industrial derivative origination, structuring and execution. He held similar roles at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital.

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  • David May, Managing Director of Global Marketing, Goldman Sachs

    David works on strategic branding and marketing initiatives for the Investment Management Division. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1996 to create a brand marketing capability within the Executive Office and was responsible for global brand strategy and marketing programs. David was named managing director in 2008.

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  • Sharon Pratt, Founder and Manager, Pratt Consulting, LLC

    Sharon Pratt, J.D., former Mayor of Washington, D.C., is the founder and manager of Pratt Consulting, a company that brings strategic consulting support to government, commercial and non profit clients. Pratt Consulting, founded in 2002, serves companies, governments and nonprofits by guiding and assisting them with developing policies, programs and initiatives in the spheres of sustainable energy, financial management, Enterprise Resource Planning, housing, small business development and homeland security.

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  • Favianna Rodriguez, Visual Artist and Co-Founder, Presente.org

    Favianna Rodriguez is a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer on a mission to create profound and lasting social change in the world. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, global politics, economic injustice, patriarchy, and interdependence.

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  • Sara Stuart , Director of Development and Communication at Union Settlement Association

    Sara Stuart is the Director of Development and Communication at Union Settlement Association, the oldest and largest social service provider in East Harlem. She has held similar positions at Citizens Union, a century old good government watchdog organization, and at Center for Community Alternatives, a leader in reducing reliance on incarceration.

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  • Lizz Winstead , Writer and Producer

    As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, Lizz Winstead has helped to change the very landscape of how people get their news. But she wasn’t just behind the scenes: As a performer, Winstead brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio's mid-morning show, where she brought on board Hip Hop legend, Chuck D and political big brain Rachel Maddow.

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