- Curricular Initiatives
- The Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics
- The KPMG Peat Marwick / Stanley R. Klion Forum
- The Paul M. Montrone Seminar Series on Ethics
- Military Initiative Programming
- Leadership and Ethics Week
- Diversity and Inclusion for All
- Leadership Conference
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Academic Conference
- Restoring Trust: New Realities and New Possibilities for Business Leadership
- Conscious Capitalism: How Ethical Executives Move the Needle Forward, One Business Decision at a Time
- Lucy Quist: A Global Role Model for Business Leadership
- Two Industry Pioneers Lead the Change for Clean Energy
- The Great Debate on the Ethics of Pricing in the Drug Industry
- Leading With Courage: Top Industry Trailblazers Discuss Pathways to Restoring Trust in Business
- Innovation and the Value of Privacy
- Events Calendar
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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.
Working with Bernstein Faculty Leaders, staff, alumni, and other student clubs, members of the Board develop, organize, and promote high-profile speakers through the Montrone Seminar Series on Ethics as well as sponsor Leadership and Ethics Week , various panels, and experiential learning activities throughout the year. These programs provide our Board members with the opportunity to interact closely with distinguished speakers, panelists, alumni and professors, as well as directly contribute to the student experience surrounding the topics of leadership and ethics.
Board Members for 2019-2020
Gabriel Blau is a nationally acclaimed advocate for civil rights and has served in numerous leadership positions in the LGBTQ movement, including Executive Director of Family Equality Council, Vice President at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, and is Chair of the Board for Equality New York, the statewide LGBTQ organization. Gabriel was co-founder and principal at VisibleU, a digital marketing firm, from 2002-2010. Gabriel’s work has been covered in newspapers and on television, including the New York Times, MSNBC, and Fox.
Shayla Campbell is a 2020 MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. She is also pursuing a Masters Degree at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. Shayla’s career began in New York working in marketing and event strategy consulting for a myriad of global clients in the financial services, aerospace, and technology sectors. She then pivoted her focus and joined an alternative investment policy association working on their public affairs team. Shayla has a passion for economic development and social impact initiatives in emerging economies. She has had the opportunity to work on projects in India and Uganda that have focused on financial inclusion, economic empowerment for women, and developing social enterprises. Shayla is interested in the role that ethical leadership plays in sustainability and social impact efforts within corporate governance structures. Shayla attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and holds a Bachelors Degree in International Studies and a minor in Philosophy.
Anita Dutta is a first-year MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. She spent the past three years working in business development at Dow Jones, where she worked on digital content syndication deals, product partnerships with major technology companies, and innovation projects for The Wall Street Journal. She's passionate about the intersection of media and technology, as well as the impact that the evolution of this relationship has on society. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Anita holds a BA in Political Science from The University of Chicago and is an avid long-distance runner in her spare time.
Michelle Ferber MBA '20 - MBA Board Co-Chair
Michelle is a 2020 MBA candidate at Columbia Business School concentrating on digital health and management. After graduating from Northwestern University with Material Science and Biomedical Engineering Degrees, she spent 3 years working in Information Technology for an Electronic Healthcare Record company. Michelle is passionate about exploring innovation in healthcare technology and understanding how these insights can be responsibly used to improve public health.
Alexander Fishman is an MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School. He holds a leadership role in the Military in Business Association at CBS. Prior to CBS, he served as a junior officer aboard the USS ALASKA (SSBN 732), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine. Alexander holds a BS in Oceanography from The United States Naval Academy.
Charles Gariepy MBA '20 - MBA Board Co-Chair
Charles is a first year at Columbia Business School, focusing on Media and Technology. Prior to CBS, he was the Director of Content Development at Mic Network, a digital media platform, and contributed to the production and development of documentary series for CNN, SundanceTV, Hulu, Facebook and other social platforms. After graduating from Yale with a degree in English literature, he co-founded the Yale AIDS Memorial Project and has been active in organizations that support LGBTQ issues ever since.
Eleanor Haglund is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. After studying Creative Writing, Psychology and Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University, she founded two startups: one in the e-book publishing space and the other in the pharmaceutical space. She was an inaugural member of the Innovation Scholars Program in Project Olympus. She has won awards in several startup competitions, including the McGinnis Competition, the CMU Venture Challenge and Hack-a- Startup. In college, she volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician, responding to medical emergencies in the Pittsburgh area as a Crew Chief. She is also an avid reader and writer of two novels. She is passionate about ethical leadership and the positive impact that responsible business can have on the world.
Anna Houseman is a first-year student at Columbia Business School. Before CBS, Anna taught kindergarten and fourth grade at KIPP New Jersey in Newark, NJ and fifth grade math at Success Academics in Brooklyn. She served as grade-level Assessment Coordinators and the regional Assessment Director at KIPP NJ, where she led her teams in using academic data to drive instruction to close the achievement gap. She spent the past nine months interning on the Clinton Foundation's early education team, where she created the business strategy for scaling literacy initiatives nationwide. At CBS, she is focused on honing her skills in design thinking and economics so that, after business school, she can focus on social impact initiatives in poverty alleviation. She is co-chair of the Associate Board at Xavier Mission and is an active volunteer at the Mission. Anna is originally from Atlanta, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors in Math and a Masters in Public Administration.
Marilynn Joyner is an Executive MBA candidate at Columbia Business School (EMBA Global Class of 2021). She is currently a Sales Management Manager at CBRE in New York City where she works closely with the executive leadership team to expand CBRE’s Northeast market share, provide guidance and oversight to sales professionals, and support overall sales operations. Prior to joining CBRE, Marilynn was a commercial real estate brokerage professional at JLL in New York City representing international clients on their office space portfolios. Marilynn has a Master of Professional Studies Degree in Real Estate from Georgetown University, and Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degrees in both Political Science and Dance Performance from the University of South Carolina.
Jackson is a MBA candidate at Columbia Business School, Class of 2020. Prior to CBS, Jackson was an Associate Director in the Life Sciences practice at Navigant Consulting, where he led engagements with pharmaceutical companies to develop product and portfolio strategies. Jackson has a PharmD from Rutgers University, and is passionate about both innovation and ethics in healthcare.
Allison Kline EMBA '20 - EMBA Board Chair
Allison Kline is an MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School (EMBA Class of 2020). She is currently the Director of Foundation and Government Relations for Park Avenue Armory, a nonprofit that supports large-scale artistic work by artists of all disciplines and backgrounds. She has been a member of the team since the organization’s first season in 2010-2011 and has enjoyed a variety of perspectives on the Armory’s unconventional model and the needs of its artists, audiences, students, and staff. Prior to the Armory, she was a producer and manager for site-specific, multi-disciplinary productions, including the US premiere of Punchdrunk's Sleep No More (Boston 2009-2010) and public festivals and events with Nuit Blanche New York.
Benjamin Milakofsky is the Chief of Staff at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. He previously worked at the U.S. Department of the Interior where he was the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary and the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary. After working for the Presidential Transition Team, Ben spent nearly three years working in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs. In November 2011, he became the White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of the Interior. Ben was the Department of the Interior's Ex-Officio representative to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council (Board of Trustees). Ben served a three year term on the Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and was the Vice President for Young Leadership on the Executive Committee in 2016. He was also co-chair of Young Leadership where he served on numerous task forces and committees. Ben currently volunteers with Dorot where he spends time monthly with an octagenerian. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park. In his spare time, Ben has run two marathons and climbed Mount Rainier in July 2017.
Shintaro is a first-year MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. He spent about 4 years working in wholesale banking at a Japanese bank and 5 years working in management at a chemical company, which is also a Tier-1 automotive supplier. In the last 5 years, he used most of his time to manage North American operations, including approximately 20 facilities in US, Canada, and Mexico. At Columbia Business School, Shintaro is focused on sharpening his skills in Corporate Strategy and decision making. He is also passionate about understanding corporate social responsibility and governance. After graduating from college in 3 years, he completed graduate school at the Graduate School of Commerce of Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan.
Kerry is a 2020 EMBA candidate at Columbia Business School. She currently leads a team of marketers at Amazon focused on driving growth within Amazon's online grocery businesses, including Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market. Prior to her current position, Kerry held a variety of functional roles across Amazon and was one of the first members of the Prime Now team, Amazon’s first 1- and 2-hour delivery service. Kerry holds a BA in English from Davidson College.
Conor O’Boyle is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. Before CBS, Conor spent five years at Accenture Federal Services in Washington, D.C., working as a consultant with federal government agencies such as the Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services. Conor represents Columbia Business School’s class of 2021 to the Columbia University Senate and serves as the co-chair of the Senate Student Affairs Committee. Conor graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Political and Social Thought.
Hande Oney EMBA '20 - EMBA Board Vice Chair
After completing her architecture degree from Pratt Institute and working for Rafael Vinoly Architects in New York, Hande joined her family architecture company based in Istanbul, Turkey. Until beginning the Executive MBA program at Columbia, she held the position as business development and marketing director at Oney Architecture. She is enthusiastic about entrepreneurial opportunities in the intersection of business of architecture. Her future goal is to start her own consultancy company, focusing mainly on architects and designers.
Nishant is a 2021 MBA candidate at Columbia Business School concentrating on Financial services and the Energy Sector. He is a Petroleum Engineering graduate and has 7 years of experience of managing large cross-functional and cross-cultural teams in Upstream Oil and Gas Organizations. He has managed CAPEX intensive projects and supported Capital Investment decision making for growth projects. Additionally, he has managed 24-hour rig operations for large global teams to ensure efficient on-site. operations. Outside of work he is passionate about outdoor photography, hiking and long-distance running.
Soohyun is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. Prior to CBS, she worked at Symantec Corporation, where she began her career in business operations of an enterprise services group. Most recently, she worked in corporate finance, where she led cost restructuring and synergy attainment within shared services, namely Legal, Security, and Public Affairs in connection with M&A and divestitures. Soohyun is passionate about ethical leadership, corporate governance, and diversity and inclusion. She holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia.
James serves as the co-president of the student body at Columbia Business School and is a member of the Student Leadership and Ethics Board. He represents a student body of 1600 on issues the impact life on campus. To advance the causes of inclusion and wellness on campus, James works directly with administrators, faculty, and staff on campus and provides vision and leadership across these diverse populations. Prior to pursuing his MBA, James was a founding member of Deloitte, LLP’s Crisis Management practice, where he built trusted relationships with Fortune 500 companies and other organizations to help prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises. James holds a BA from Middlebury College.
Amanda Pfabe is a first year MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. Prior to CBS, Amanda served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and deployed in support of counter-terrorism and stability operations. She is passionate about the positive impact that ethical leadership can have on individuals and organizations. Amanda holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College.
Dalicia Ramey is a 2021 Executive MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of SkinnyMs., a highly successful online business platform focused on healthy recipes, exercise and educating and inspiring women interested in health and fitness. Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, Dalicia delivered marketing and PR solutions for Fortune 500 clients through consulting as well as her executive roles with Moet Hennessy and MGM Mirage. Dalicia is passionate about ethical leadership and diversity inclusion in the workplace and is eager to apply her experience in cross-functional leadership to the Student Leadership and Ethics Board.
Megan Simon is a 2021 MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. Megan spent 3 years working in human resource consulting for clients in the financial services, marketing, and technology sectors. Megan is interested in corporate social responsibility and exploring the intersection between the ethical case and the business case for CSR. Megan attended the University of Florida and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in Spanish.
Mei-Li da Silva Vint is the Chief Compliance Officer of Brevet Capital Management. She is a legal and compliance expert with experience executing M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions and serving institutional investor clients. Prior to joining Brevet Capital, Mei-Li served almost five years within Morgan Stanley’s Bank Resource Management division where she covered key institutional clients in the fixed income and equity space and structured private secured loans. Mei-Li began her career as a corporate attorney with McDermott Will & Emery, an international law firm where she executed cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, private offerings, and venture capital and private equity transactions. She earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and received a B.A. in English and Communications from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mei-Li is on the board and the Governance Committee of the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance. She is fluent in Portuguese.
John Stacey III is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School, Class of 2020. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Business Economics, he started as the third employee at Course Hero, an education technology company located in Silicon Valley serving students and educators around the world. During his time at Course Hero, John founded and led the Operations and Campus Growth department and helped the company scale to over 160 employees who serve 17 million global users. John also sits on the Board of Directors for the international non-profit organization Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent. During his time with Books for Africa, John has focused on supporting the 1 Million Books for Gambia project which provides educational resources for libraries, schools, and medical training centers across The Gambia.
Paul is a 2020 MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a BA in English, he worked in the litigation department at Davis Polk & Wardwell before transitioning into investment and trade compliance roles at various hedge funds including D. E. Shaw, Highbridge Capital, and HPS Investment Partners. He currently serves on the Development Committee for 501(3)(c) organization Right to Dream USA and holds leadership roles in the Columbia Student Investment Management Association and Columbia Business School’s Impact Fund, Microlumbia. Paul is passionate about ethical leadership, impact investing, and educational access. He is also an avid reader and writer.
Kyle Wetzold is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School, Class of 2020. After graduating from the University of Chicago with a BA in Economics, he worked in private equity before transitioning into predictive analytics, and litigation & management consulting. Kyle is currently a Director of Data & Analytics in FTI Consulting’s New York office, where he specializes in advanced analytics, cybersecurity, and product development. He holds a leadership role in Columbia Business School’s Technology Business Group, and is an active member of the Adams Street Foundation’s Junior Board. Previously, Kyle served on the Arts Board for the Bronx Charter School for the Arts and Read Ahead’s Junior Board. Kyle is passionate about corporate social responsibility and diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and enjoys film, literature, and triathlons in his spare time.
Barry is an Executive MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School. He has extensive experience in the Insurance and Financial Services fields and currently leads digital transformation projects that are redefining how commercial insurance is purchased and serviced. Barry is passionate about the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise and enrolled to Columbia Business School seeking strategies to develop economic empowerment for underprivileged communities through the power of entrepreneurship. He serves as a lead pastor in New Jersey and has partnered with local nonprofit service providers to carry out public service programs and engage in community-oriented ministry. Barry has also worked extensively on faith-based social and economic justice campaigns throughout NJ, working closely with both interfaith groups and secular organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Sciences & Technology from Penn State University and a Master of Divinity Degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary.
Connie Zhou is a first-year MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. After graduating from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business she spent two years at Morgan Stanley in a data analyst role using HR data to create actionable business solutions. Most recently, she spent the past three years working as a management consultant at Huron Consulting Group where she worked on developing technology solutions for higher education institutions. Connie is passionate about the direct impact that ethical leadership has on mutual respect, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.