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Board Member

Courtney King Murphy

Courtney King Murphy is Director, Strategic Partnerships for CECP, a CEO led coalition that believes that a company’s social strategy — how it engages with key stakeholders including employees, communities, investors, and customers —determines company success. Courtney joined CECP in 2009 and has held a variety of leadership roles across the organization.

Courtney began her career in broadcast journalism, as a Researcher at ABC News Nightline in Washington, D.C. with renowned newsman Ted Koppel anchoring the show, and she has experience in public relations at a publicly-traded company from her experience serving as a Press Officer at Sotheby’s Auction House in New York.

Courtney graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University with a B.A. in English, and she earned an M.A. in Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. Courtney serves on the Board of Trustees of the Baker Scholars Program at Georgetown University and has run seven marathons, raising funds for charities including Fred’s Team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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Board Member

Michael W. Green

Michael W. Green is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Broad Creek Capital, a private equity firm with offices in New York and Washington, D.C.  At Broad Creek, Mr. Green oversees a portfolio of investments in real estate, venture capital and growth equity. 

 

Prior to Broad Creek, Mr. Green was founding partner of a Washington, D.C. based law firm and real estate company.  He also previously practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of a large, international law firm. 

 

Mr. Green holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.   

Board Member

Rosemarie Calabro Tully, Esq.

With a decade of experience in Washington, Rosemarie Calabro Tully has served in strategic communications roles at a trade association, think tank, and the United States Senate, working on energy, trade, financial services, environmental and immigration issues. As the Director of Federal Communications and Public Affairs at the National Biodiesel Board, Calabro Tully developed and executed strategies related to federal policies that impacted the domestic biodiesel industry. Specifically, she handled the public relations efforts on a series of successful trade cases with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission to crack down on illegally traded biodiesel imports.

 

Calabro Tully previously led the press shop for Ranking Member Maria Cantwell on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee during the first bipartisan energy conference committee negotiations in nearly a decade. Before joining Cantwell’s office, Calabro Tully served as the press secretary for the Bipartisan Policy Center on the Democracy, Energy, Financial Regulatory Reform, Housing and Immigration Projects. Calabro Tully began her professional career with former Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

 

A native of Maryland, Rosemarie is a licensed attorney with a law degree from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law and bachelor’s degrees from Georgetown University in Government and Spanish.

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Christopher Murphy

Christopher J. Murphy is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking & Capital Markets division, based in New York. He advises investment grade corporate clients on financing solutions in the debt capital markets. Mr. Murphy joined Credit Suisse First Boston in July 2002 and has covered clients across a variety of industry sectors over the course of his career.

Mr. Murphy serves on the Advisory Board for St. Joseph School, which serves pre-K through 8th grade students and their families in the South Bronx, NY.


Mr. Murphy holds a B.A. from Georgetown University.

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Vanessa Castro, PMP, A-CSM

Vanessa is a Principle Project Manager at Derive Systems currently responsible for all projects and product deliverables for Derive’s Enthusiast Market. She is an accomplished Project Manager with over 10 years of experience at organizations ranging from top Fortune 15 Companies to 6-person startups. Her passion for continuous improvement drives product development. A proven record of excellence in defining and executing on new product roadmaps based on strategic business requirements allowing for market growth & penetration while adding customer value and the best end user experience follows Ms. Castro in her endeavors.

 

Vanessa currently serves as the Orlando Chair for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and as a member of the Valencia College Energy Management and Controls Technology Advisory Committee.

 

Vanessa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and holds several certifications from the Project Management Institute, and Scrum Alliance. While attending WPI she participated in two international projects. One in Australia focusing on Mathematics promotion in schools, and the other in Ireland focusing on developing a Wireless Remote Medical Data Monitoring System for Diabetes Patients. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida with her fiancée and two Dachshunds. In her free time, she is an advocate for Women and Minority in STEM Fields, Alzheimer’s Awareness, volunteers for animal rescue organizations and is actively training for her first marathon.

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Michael Lorusso, Esq.

Michael is an attorney with Dugan, Brinkmann, Maginnis and Pace, in Philadelphia. He concentrates his practice on large loss property subrogation representing insurers across the United States whose insureds have suffered damages. He also represents victims of catastrophic injury due to premises liability, motor vehicle accidents and other unfortunate events.

 

Previously, Michael handled complex commercial and class action litigation with a boutique firm in Philadelphia wherein he served as outside counsel to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and helped secure the 3rd and 8th largest verdicts in Pennsylvania in 2010.
 
Michael graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in 2002 and from Villanova University School of Law in 2006. He is a member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) and has contributed to and authored several subrogation related articles. He regularly serves as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court System and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and various Federal Courts.

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Dan Ryan

Dan is a partner at Milestone Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm based in suburban Philadelphia, where he leads the firm’s business development and debt capital markets efforts.  He is a member of Milestone’s investment committee and has served on boards of directors and provided oversight to several Milestone portfolio companies since joining the firm in 2008.  Dan is also the head of business development at PeakEquity Partners, a lower middle market private equity firm focused on software investing.

 

Previously, Dan was a vice president in the investment banking division of Susquehanna International Group, and prior to Susquehanna he was an associate in the investment banking division of Friedman Billings Ramsey (now B. Riley FBR).

 

Dan currently serves on the board of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

 

Dan holds a BSBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

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Shannon Green, M.D.

Shannon B. Green, MD is a Ob/Gyn and partner at Foxhall Ob/Gyn Associates, PC in Washington, DC.  She attended Georgetown University where she received both her B.S. and M.D.  She then completed her residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at George Washington University.

 

Dr. Green is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She enjoys practicing in all areas of Obstetrics and Gynecology, including preventative women's health and minimally invasive surgery.  

 

She is a member of the Georgetown University Alumni Association's Board of Governors and serves as Community Engagement Chair for Sibley Hospital's Young Professionals Board. 

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Board Member

Vikram Agrawal

Vikram Agrawal is an operationally-focused investment & management professional with
significant experience in the United States and the Emerging Markets. Vikram is currently a
Senior Associate at Patriarch Partners, a US-focused turnaround private investment firm based
in New York. Patriarch Partners manages investments in dozens of companies across many
industry sectors, ranging from industrials to business services consumer-focused brands
including MD Helicopters, Hussey Copper, Oasis Water, Rand McNally, Intrepid Healthcare,
180s, Stila Cosmetics, & Snelling Staffing. Previously, Vikram had worked in investment banking & emerging markets leveraged finance. At the International Finance Corporation (the private sector arm of the World Bank Group), Vikram raised financings for private sector companies and projects in the emerging Europe, Middle East, & Africa (EMEA) region.

 

Vikram started his career in fixed income investment banking with Citigroup’s Latin American Credit Markets team where he focused on originating, structuring, and marketing structured debt & quasi-equity financings for Latin American & Caribbean companies and quasi-sovereign entities.
 

Vikram received his MBA from Yale School of Management and his bachelor’s degree from
Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Vikram is currently a member of the Board
of Governors for the Georgetown University Alumni Association, Co-Chair of the Georgetown
University Class of 2007, and is a class leader for his Yale SOM alumni class. In his free time,
Vikram likes to mentor students & younger professionals, advise entrepreneurs & startups, travel, grill, and play & watch sports.

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Kirwan Elliott

Kirwan B. Elliott is a Managing Director in the Municipal Capital Markets group at Janney Montgomery Scott in Philadelphia. Mr. Elliott is a public finance investment banker responsible for coverage of state level issuers, counties, municipalities, school districts and higher education institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region. He has assisted clients in issuing over $20 billion of bonds in the municipal market.

Mr. Elliott is currently a Member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer for Saint Helena parish’s CYO program. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia.

Mr. Elliott graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and International Business and a minor in Government.

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Stephanie Thoeny

After graduating Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2005, Stephanie started her insurance career at Philadelphia Insurance Companies and soon after continued her work in the insurance industry as a Sales Executive at CBIZ and then most recently at Lamb Insurance Services.

 

Stephanie currently works in Conshohocken, PA at Lamb Insurance Services which is a Property & Casualty and Employee Benefits specialty insurance brokerage firm exclusively dedicated to insuring nonprofits and social service organizations. Stephanie has spent the last two years on the Board of Directors of Blue White Scholarship Foundation (BWSF) at Villanova University.

 

Stephanie spends most of her free time with her husband and two young sons. Stephanie also enjoys supporting her nonprofit clients by helping to fundraise and supporting their missions as a business partner.

Board Member

Matthew Burke

Matthew is a vice president at Whitehorse Capital, the direct lending credit arm of asset management firm H.I.G. Capital. He has over ten years of investing experience, including prior positions at BNP Paribas, GE Capital, and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

 

Through the years he has underwritten over $3.25bn in senior financings to middle-market companies across industries, with a meaningful percentage in the telecommunications, media, and technology verticals.

 

Matthew earned a B.S.B.A from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. A Massachusetts native, he loudly roots for his hometown teams while based in New York.