Our Board

Board of Directors

Ben Lerer
Board Chair
Co-Founder & CEO, Group Nine Media

Nicholas R. Williams
Board Secretary
Partner, Clifford Chance

Eric Gioia
Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase

Karthik Krishnan
Global CEOBritannica Group (Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica Digital Learning, Britannica Knowledge Systems, Merriam-Webster, and Melingo)

Bonnie Bergstein
Vice President for Outreach, JDRF

Elysabeth Kleinhans
Artistic Director, 59E59 Theaters

Suraj Patel
President, Sun Group Companies

Greg Schiefelbein
New York Tri-State Director, Citi Community Development

Jeremy Selman
Chairman Emeritus
Development Director, Sydell Group, Ltd.

Eric Sobotka
PartnerDurational Capital Partners

Bishop Mitchell G. Taylor
Co-Founder & CEO, Urban Upbound

Brad Tully
Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase

Eric Weiss
Strategy Consultant, Accenture

Urban Upbound Federal Credit Union Board of Directors

Bishop Mitchell G. Taylor

Joyce Flannagan

Paul Salas

Lorraine Moore

Chhanda Sutton

Barbara King

Pastor Ron Hamlin

Urban Upbound Federal Credit Union Cooperative Advisory Board

Chhanda Sutton

Barbara King

Traci Stevens

Ben Lerer

Urban Upbound Board President

Ben Lerer is the Co-founder & CEO of Thrillist Media Group and the Managing Director of Lerer Ventures, one of New York’s most active angel funds. He was among Ernst & Young’s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winners, Vanity Fair’s “Next Establishments,” Crain’s “40 under 40,” Forbes list of “Most Powerful CEOs Under 40,” AdWeek’s “Young Influentials,” and Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Top 5 Entrepreneurs of the Year.” Lerer is an active mentor for NYC Venture Fellows, TechStars and E[nstitute].