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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.
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 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.
Adam is a first-year MBA student at Columbia Business School, focusing on Finance and Value Investing. He has previous experience in management consulting at KPMG helping global companies drive value across different parts of their business, including reducing costs through restructuring and consolidation as well as developing growth strategies. Growing up in Israel, Adam served as an Intelligence team leader in the Israel Air Force and earn his B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Tel-Aviv University.
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.
Julius is an Executive MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School. Julius’ passion revolves around using finance and technology to spur financial development in the developing world. Julius is managing financial accounts at the Blacksmith Institute, Inc.dba Pure Earth. He comes to the Board with an interesting educational and professional background and a great understanding of the world. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome and another BA in Philosophy of Education from the Catholic University of Central Africa. While training for the Catholic priesthood during his undergrad, Julius built strong financial skills by managing seminary accounts and learning more about the finance industry. Unable to merge finance and priesthood in the long run, Julius felt morally obliged joining the finance industry, where he could positively influence more lives. He brings to the board a thorough understanding of ethics and morality When he’s not in class or working for Blacksmith, he’s either watching or playing soccer. He enjoys the company of his lovely wife, Carine and their daughter–Ashé’ri.
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.
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.
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.
Shravalya “Shravy” Valet EMBA '20 - EMBA Board Chair
Shravalya “Shravy” Valet is a Program Manager for biotechnology projects supporting the Department of Defense in both developing technology strategy and implementing technology solutions. In her current role, Shravy manages large and complex defense contracts and leads business development efforts for the larger engineering team. She started off her career as a biomedical engineer for the United States Navy and transitioned into management consulting at Deloitte Consulting LLP where she delivered data analytics solutions to clients in various sectors including federal, healthcare, global benchmarking, and commercial sectors. Shravy is passionate about healthcare and technology, and about finding solutions to the tough problems that arise due to the intersection of healthcare and technology. She intends to leverage her Executive MBA education from Columbia Business School and her experience as a management consultant and program manager to design and implement technology strategy objectives at a healthcare/technology firm in her next position. Shravy holds a B.S. and a M.S in Biomedical Engineering from the George Washington University.
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.
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.