“Partnership with Children Elects Four to Board”
Partnership with Children elected four new members to serve on its board of directors: Jason Albanese, Lee Beck, Andrew Bettwy, and Jed Finn. Partnership with Children also announced a new Leadership Council whose members are committed to supporting the organization, but may not have the time required to serve as a board member.
“We are thrilled to welcome these four dynamic members to Partnership with Children’s Board of Directors to help us reach more at-risk children with critical social and emotional services, and to transform their schools into safe, supportive learning environments,” said Margaret Crotty, Executive Director of Partnership with Children. “Alongside the newly-formed Leadership Council, they will be terrific assets to the organization, united in their passion for Partnership with Children’s mission.”
The Leadership Council was founded by two past Board members Chris Heilmann, Managing Director and Chief Fiduciary Executive at U.S. Trust, and Thong Nguyen, President of Retail Banking and Co-head of Consumer Banking at Bank of America, and Gregory R. Raimann, Principal at Ernst & Young. The Leadership Council will work in concert with the Board of Directors to help secure sustainable funding for Partnership with Children and serve as ambassadors for the organization.
The new board members are:
Jason P. Albanese
CEO and Co-Founder, Centric Digital
Jason Albanese brings vision and mature judgment accumulated during a successful career building innovative B2B digital companies. His companies have specialized in delivering strategic growth to the Fortune 1000 through digital products and services. Leveraging diverse entrepreneurial and executive expertise, Jason’s forward thinking approach and strong digital background has enabled him to develop solutions that add significant value to B2B channels domestically and internationally. His focus is to create profitability and positive improvement upon the future of business, society and the environment by delivering digital innovations that catalyze change. For the past 5 years, Jason has led Centric Digital; a New York City based digital transformation company that works with traditional companies to accelerate their growth. Centric Digital has been recognized in 2014 as one of the Inc. 500 fastest growing companies in America (#34) and the #1 fastest growing company in New York.
Managing Director, BlackRock
Lee Beck, Managing Director, is head of BlackRock’s Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and US Wirehouse channels and a member of the US Wealth Advisory Executive Committee. Lee joined BlackRock from JP Morgan Asset Management, where he was head of the Global Strategic Relationship Group and Latin America FM. He managed the teams responsible for business, economic, and investment coverage at national, independent and regional wealth management firms, banks and offshore partnerships in the Americas. Lee was a member of the JP Morgan Funds Management Operating Committee and Global Investment Management Advisory Council.
Andrew Bettwy is a Partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Finance Group. His principal focus is the representation of financial institutions, private equity sponsors, and public and privately held companies in leveraged finance and other financing transactions. Andrew represents both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of transactions involving multiple industries and diverse debt capital structures, including acquisition financings, recapitalizations, multiple lien and subordinated debt financings, debtor-in-possession and exit financings, and private placements. Andrew has represented several leading financial institutions while at Proskauer, including Bank of America, Citibank, CoBank, Credit Suisse, Imperial Capital, Jefferies Finance and Lazard Capital Markets.
COO of Investment Products and Services, Morgan Stanley
Jed Finn is COO of Investment Products and Services, which includes the main investment businesses at MSWM: Advisory, Capital Markets, Alternatives, Funds, and Research. Prior to this role, Jed was head of Distribution Strategy in National Sales where he focused on driving Local Market Planning and aligning product resources with field opportunities. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Jed was a Partner in the Financial Services practice at McKinsey and Company in New York, where he led client engagements in Wealth Management, Asset Management, Institutional Securities, and Private Equity. His functional areas of focus included Strategy, M&A, and Operations.