Board of Directors

Team Members

Zach Aarons

Director of Digital Media, Millennium Hollywood

Zach Aarons is an expert in entrepreneurship, seed stage technology investing, consulting, and finance. He currently serves as the Director of Digital Media for Millennium Hollywood, a proposed real estate development project in Los Angeles, California. He has been an active angel investor in mobile technology, investing in the seed rounds of 40 companies. In […]

Paul Hoffman

President & CEO, Liberty Science Center

Paul Hoffman??is the President and CEO of the Liberty Science Center, one of the nation’s largest and most preeminent interactive science museums. He is a noted expert on the public understanding of science, and has advised NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and […]

Serena Altschul

Emmy Award-Winning TV Journalist

Serena Altschul is an Emmy Award-winning television journalist with two decades of experience in investigative journalism. She has produced for and appeared on Channel One News, MTV News, and CNN and is currently a correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning. Serena has also appeared on Conan O’Brien, Charlie Rose, and Bill O’Reilly, and has collaborated […]

Jolie Hunt-Potter

Principal, Hunt & Gather

Jolie Hunt-Potter??is the Principal of Hunt & Gather, a high-touch marketing and communications firm she founded in 2013, where she works with leading media, entertainment and technology companies. Hunt-Potter was previously the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at AOL.??From 2008 to 2012, she was Senior Vice President, Global Head of Brand and Public Relations at […]

Dan Barasch

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Lowline

Dan Barasch is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Lowline. He formerly led strategic partnerships at PopTech; held several strategy, operations, and marketing roles at Google; and worked in small business development within New York City government. Dan has also consulted for UNICEF in Nairobi and the 9/11 Survivors??? Fund in Washington DC. He began […]

Signe Nielsen

Principal, Mathews Nielsen

Signe Nielsen is Principal of Mathews Nielsen, an internationally recognized landscape architecture design firm based in New York City. She has led more than 400 projects, nationally and globally, and these projects have won almost every possible design award. But her sense of design’s public mission extends far beyond these interventions. In addition to her […]

David Barry

President, Ironstate Development Company

David Barry is President of Ironstate Development Company, which owns and manages thousands of residential, commercial, and mixed-use units throughout the New York/New Jersey region.?? His firm currently oversees approximately $1 billion in development, including the first major development of Staten Island’s North Shore.?? He led the transformation of the Cooper Square Hotel into the […]

James Ramsey

Creator & Co-Founder, Lowline

James Ramsey is Creator and Co-Founder of the Lowline, and is the principal of RAAD, a high-end design firm based in New York City. Ramsey???s experience in design began as an undergraduate at Yale University, where he won a Bates Fellowship to study cathedral design in Europe. He then went to work as a satellite […]

Jennifer Blumin

President, Skylight Group

Jennifer Blumin is President of Skylight Group, New York???s largest event venue company, whose repeat client roster extends from Ralph Lauren to BAM, the Whitney to Samsung and Google to Facebook. With a specialty in adaptive re-use, Skylight Group???s venues include the High Line; Skylight One Hanson, home of the beloved Brooklyn Flea; and Skylight […]
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