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The purpose of the center's Student Leadership and Ethics Board is to foster a culture and safeguard a tradition of principled leadership throughout the Columbia Business School community. The Board fulfills its purpose by developing, implementing and monitoring programs that cultivate leadership, build character, and promote ethical decision making, which, in turn, enable Columbia Business School students to become productive, moral, and caring participants in their companies and communities.
Each year, first- and second-year Columbia MBA and EMBA students are selected based on an interest in these areas, demonstrated leadership skills, and past academic and work experience.
Working with the faculty, staff, alumni, and other students, members of the Leadership and Ethics Board develop, support, organize, and market such center events as high-profile speakers and experiential learning activities. In doing so, Leadership and Ethics Board members have the opportunity to interact closely with distinguished speakers, panelists, and professors and to contribute to the MBA experience.
Members of the Leadership and Ethics Board also take part in the center's speaker dinners and interact with Bernstein Faculty Leaders.
Board Members for 2016-2017
Thomas Hendrix is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served for over nine years as an Infantry Officer and Green Beret, conducting multiple deployments to more than six countries. Most recently, Thomas served as a commander in the Counter Terrorism - Crisis Response Force for the Middle East and North Africa. Following his military service, Thomas has studied entrepreneurship and innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School, and currently works in finance in New York.
Aaron Allon is an EMBA candidate at Columbia Business School. After graduating from New York University with a BA in Economics, Aaron began a career in the investment management industry. In 2010, Aaron co‐founded a venture capital fund where he invests in early stage technology companies.
He is particularly interested in the necessity for sound leadership at hyper growth companies. During his time at Columbia University, he hopes to develop as leader so that he may better serve the teams of his current and future investments.
Jacqueline Churchwell is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School and is concurrently pursuing her Masters in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She was born and raised in Herndon, Virginia. Jackie graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Commerce and Concentrations in Marketing and Information Technology and a Minor in Leadership. At UVA, she spent four years serving as an Educator for Virginia’s Honor System as well as Overall Chair for Dance Marathon and Service Chair for McIntire School of Commerce. Jacqueline continues to be a Trustee of the University of Virginia and she is Co-Chair for her Class Reunion in 2016. After graduation, Jackie moved to New York City and worked at Citigroup as a Capital Markets Analyst in Structured Finance. She was with Citi for over a year when she decided to pursue her passion for leadership and organizational behavior taking a role as an Executive Recruiter at Russell Reynolds Associates. In 2014, Jackie joined Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund globally, in a recruiting research role. Jacqueline spent her summer before business as Chief of Staff in her family’s business, Tech 2000. Outside of work, Jackie is Treasurer for Winter Ball in the New York Junior League and also a member of the Select Committee the Strategic Oversight and Insight Committee and iMentor.
Daphne Chang is a consultant at Accenture within the Health and Public Service practice in New York. She focuses on healthcare operational strategy and has advised on the launch of the Health Insurance Exchanges and implementation of other Affordable Care Act (ACA) provisions. Daphne has participated in several projects through Accenture Development Partnerships, the non-profit group within Accenture that promotes international development, and has experience working in Africa. Prior to Accenture, she worked at the New York Stock Exchange in the Exchange Traded Products group and at KPMG in the Forensic Advisory group. Daphne holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Health and Societies.
Darren He is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. Previously, he worked at Exeter Group, Inc., where he was a Director of Product Development focusing on new healthcare systems, and also a Project Manager on the technology consulting team. Darren graduated from Harvard University in 2009 with a BA in Neurobiology and a minor in Health Policy. Outside of school, Darren is working on getting a socially-minded coffee start-up off the ground.
Daniel Katz is a first year EMBA student at Columbia Business School, and also Vice President of Global Strategic Projects at Swiss Re, a diversified reinsurance company. He began his career studying neuroscience, and at 17 years old published a paper on the neurophysiology of hunger in the Journal of Nutrition. While at University, he supported the founding of the Cornell Social Business Consulting Group, a pro bono student run consulting organization that now operates dozens of projects on 4 continents. After the financial crisis in 2008, he joined Swiss Re in 2009 with the hope of becoming a stabilizing force in an increasingly fragile global economy.
Antonio Marte is a first year MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. He spent more than four years in consulting, addressing some of the most challenging strategic issues across multiple industries (mainly banking, private equity, automotive, and industrial goods) in Europe, where he focused on strategy, restructuring, and corporate finance topics. Passionate of Leadership and Ethics, Antonio is interested in governance challenges in Partnerships and Venture Capital contracts, as well as in value creation through socially responsible investments. He holds a Master of Science in Management, Economics, and Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and is an Italian native speaker.
Gregory Morison is a first-year MBA candidate. After graduating from Georgetown University, he joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and worked with Montana Legal Services Association in Missoula, MT. He then moved on to a paralegal position at a private law firm before receiving his JD from Fordham University School of Law. Gregory then entered the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps where he served for over five years as a defense attorney and as a staff advisor to overseas military commanders. After leaving active duty, he worked as a litigator representing various government agencies. He is still a reserve officer in the Navy.
J.T. Munch is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in Finance in 2009, J.T. joined Teach For America and spent two years teaching middle school math in the South Bronx. Following two years in the classroom he transitioned to finance, spending two years as an investment banker with Centerview Partners and two years as a private equity investor with Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company.
Scott Nichols is a 2017 MBA candidate at Columbia Business School and a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). His work focuses on strategy and major change, advising large organizations across a variety of industries in both the public and private sectors, including media, consumer/retail, and telecommunications. Prior to joining BCG, Scott was a foreign policy adviser at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra and a litigation and competition (antitrust) lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons. One of his interests is improving the transfer of innovation, leadership, and management best practice between the private and public sector. His personal interests include travelling to Africa (especially Zimbabwe), reading (especially Dickens), cooking (especially seafood), tennis (especially Wimbledon), and politics (especially international).
Jessica Rifkind is a first-year MBA student who worked as a management consultant for philanthropists and nonprofits before school. With Arabella Advisors, she helped Malala Fund, Gates Foundation, Ikea, and other philanthropists increase their impact. She also helped nonprofits expand to new cities and evaluate impact investment opportunities as a Senior Associate at Nonprofit Finance Fund. Outside of class, Jessica competes in Ironman and marathon races, participates in data hackathons, and sits on the board of directors of Giving Circles Fund and At the Crossroads. She graduated from Cornell in 2009 with a BS in Applied Economics and Management.
As President-Alternate Site for American Medical Depot, Gregg manages all aspects of the medical/surgical supply distribution business including executive sales, field sales, customer service, vendor relations, and risk management. Gregg is responsible for P+L, strategic planning and budgeting, merger and acquisition activity and tactical legal initiatives. Gregg has served on HIDA’s Physician Council since 2009. Prior to entering the healthcare industry, Gregg practiced law with nationally recognized law firms with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate work. Gregg is married and has two sons. In his spare time, Gregg coaches youth soccer.
Alex Tint is a first year MBA candidate from Summit, New Jersey. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, Alex joined NBC Sports where he worked in production for over five years. During his tenure, Alex worked on a variety of live sporting events including Super Bowl XLVI, the English Premier League, the Tour de France, the Stanley Cup Finals and multiple Olympic Games. Before Alex left to attend Columbia Business School, he was co-producer of a daily NASCAR studio show and was heavily involved in the long-term planning of the entire NASCAR on NBC property and served as the main liaison between NASCAR and NBC Sports.
Todd Wisman is a first year MBA student originally from Harrisonburg, VA. After graduating from West Point in 2006 with a BS in Nuclear Engineering, Todd spent over nine years in the US Army where he served as an Infantry and Special Forces Officer. As a student he continues to serve in the military and will return to the US Army following completion of his studies. During his time in service he deployed five times to the Middle East in support of US combating terrorism efforts. Todd continues to rely on leadership principles forged throughout a lifetime of athletic and military experiences to guide his decision-making in often dynamic and multifaceted situations. He also enjoys studying Negotiations and Organizational Change.
Si Yang is currently managing a team of Statistical and Research Analysts and department’s summer interns at Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY). Prior to joining the FRBNY, he worked at CQS Asset Management (London) and Deutsche Bank (NYC & London) as valuation and product controller. He has a BS in Finance, Leadership & Consulting from SUNY Binghamton. He served as the Vice President of Multicultural Affairs for Binghamton’s Student Association and Academic Vice President for its Asian Student Union. He likes cycling, movies, tennis, exploring and sci-fi.