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CLUB 2018 Leadership Update

12/08/2017 8:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

CLUB Community-

The last 2 years have been an exciting time for women leaders and to be a part of The CLUB! Our 5th Anniversary last month proved there continues to be a vast need for our community.  As we prepare for the road ahead, our leadership team and member volunteer corps continues to grow stronger than ever

I’m thrilled to announce that the CLUB’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Board Member Laraine McKinnon as the CLUB’s 2018/2019 president, and to welcome three new additions to our Board of Directors: Maya Tussing, Principal and West Co-Head at Alesco Advisors, Sherry Hashimoto Main, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer at University of California, Santa Cruz, and Lauren Rothenberg, Litigation Consultant at R&D Strategic Solutions. I’ll continue to serve on our Board of Directors through the transition, eventually moving to our Advisory board, and look forward to contributing to our community in different ways.

Laraine McKinnon

2018/2019 CLUB President & Founder of strategic consulting firm LMC17

A tireless advocate for high potential underrepresented talent, Laraine joined the CLUB just after it was launched and launched the CLUB Incubator, a women's leadership advocacy program, and builds diagnostics and programs to support the onboarding, retention and promotion of diverse talent.  She’s served on the CLUB’s Board of Directors since 2015 and continues to serve as the Incubator program’s co-Director.

Laraine is the founder of LMC17, a strategic consulting firm that blends behavioral science, big data and practical implementation ideas to address challenges and opportunities in the retirement industry, diversity & inclusion and talent development. As an acknowledged retirement readiness expert, Laraine helped improve retirement outcomes for millions of Americans through key roles at BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors, and Wells Fargo Nikko Investment Advisors. Laraine currently serves on the Advisory Board of Betterment for Business and on the Advisory Board of Emtrain. 

Maya Tussing

Principal and West Co-Head at Alesco Advisors

Maya is a relatively new member of the CLUB but jumped right in, volunteering for the membership committee. Earlier this year she developed and launched the Make The Ask program for the CLUB, a 3-month interactive program to help women craft their “ask” and negotiate for more, for which she received this year’s Groundbreaker CLUBbie award.

Maya is a wealth advisor and co-leads the San Francisco presence of Alesco Advisors, an SEC-registered investment advisory firm servicing the investment needs of foundations, endowments and high net worth individuals. Previously, she led BlackRock’s U.S. Institutional Index Asset Allocation business, responsible for over $200B across all asset classes, investment styles and vehicles. She held senior risk management roles at firms such as BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors, Visa, and GE Capital and has coached hundreds of men and women at all levels of corporate and non-profit organizations to achieve personal and professional success and satisfaction. Maya serves as a board member and Finance Chair for, a nonprofit providing entrepreneurship education to elementary and middle school children.

Sherry Hashimoto Main

Chief Communications & Marketing Officer at University of California, Santa Cruz

Sherry joined the CLUB in 2015 and is a graduate of the 2017 Incubator program.

At UC Santa Cruz, Sherry works to enhance and protect the university's public face and lead the teams responsible for marketing, news and media relations, and social media. She is a leader in the higher education communications industry with 15 years of experience in creative and digital strategy. More recently, she has become the chief crisis and issues communications advisor to executive leadership at the university. Sherry was recently appointed to serve a two-year term as an advisor to the University of California Board of Regents.

Lauren Rothenberg

Litigation Consultant at R&D Strategic Solutions

Lauren joined The CLUB in 2015 and has served as the Managing Director for the CLUB in San Francisco since early 2017. She has led the efforts to increase the number of programming and networking events in San Francisco and develop our membership there, for which she received this year's Evangelist CLUBbie Award.

Lauren is an experienced litigation consultant and attorney with expertise developing litigation strategy in a wide variety of matters including intellectual property, contract, product liability, antitrust, securities, insurance, employment, and professional malpractice cases. She routinely consults with clients in the technology, banking, pharmaceutical, medical device, energy, insurance, automotive and consumer product industries.

Maya, Sherry and Lauren will join existing board members Mindy Morton, Anuradha (Anu) Gali, LouAnn Conner, Laraine McKinnon and me to form the CLUB’s 2018 Board of Directors.

Please join me in welcoming Laraine, Maya, Sherry and Lauren to their new roles!

Kristiane Koontz

CLUB Founding Board Member & 2016/2017 President

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