Our Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

John Hayato Branderhorst
President
Presidio Sports Management / VP of Business Development

John joined the Board of Directors in February of 2013.  He first learned about KEEN in San Francisco while serving as President of the Golden Gate Triathlon Club in 2011. Over the next 2 years, he had the opportunity to interact with athletes at KEEN Aquatics while also helping raise money & awareness through fundraisers. He's honored to...

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Alison Kutler
Vice President
BCW Global / Executive Vice President and Deputy Market Leader, Washington, DC

Alison Kutler serves as Executive Vice President and Deputy Market Leader, Washington, DC, at BCW Global. She is responsible for market growth, talent management, financial performance and other key initiatives. She also advises clients on integrated communications strategies and serves as a member of BCW’s North American Leadership Team....

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Lori Holland
Secretary
Holland Law LLP / Partner

Lori is a licensed patent attorney who focuses on complex intellectual property litigation, including the representation of companies in patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and trade secret litigation.  She also counsels clients on various transactional matters, including software/technology licensing and transfer agreements,...

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Scott Wiley
Treasurer
Comerica Bank / Senior Wealth Advisor

Scott Wiley is a Senior Vice President and Private Banker with City National Bank’s Private Banking team. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, he specializes in providing complex financial solutions to high net worth individuals.
Scott has 19 years of experience in the financial services industry with...

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Elliott I. Portnoy
Immediate Past President
Dentons / Global Chief Executive Officer

Elliott Portnoy is the Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dentons, the largest law firm in the world.

As Global CEO, Elliott is responsible for management of the global Firm and its unwavering commitment to integrated client service across 158 offices in 66 countries. Under Elliott’s leadership, Dentons is experiencing a period of...

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Ray Bennett
Marriott International / President, Franchising U.S. and Canada

Raymond "Ray" Bennett is President, U.S. and Canada, Franchising and MxM MSB. In this role, Mr. Bennett will oversee the company’s domestic franchising efforts as he retains P&L responsibilities for Managed-by-Marriott Marriott Select Brand hotels in the U.S. He joins a growing franchise community with over 1,100 franchise management...

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Richard G. Blumenreich
KPMG / Principal, Retired

Richard G. Blumenreich is a principal in the Washington National Tax Practice of KPMG LLP. He focuses on federal taxation involving partnerships, real estate, depreciation, tax credits, amortization of intangibles, and leasing.

He joined KPMG in 1993. Before that, he was in the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel where he...

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Nyomi Knievel
LevelCredit / Vice President of Strategy & Business Intelligence

Nyomi Cassan is the Vice President of Strategy & Business Intelligence at LevelCredit.  Her role encompasses strategic partnerships, change management, analytics, organizational development and software optimization.

Prior to joining LevelCredit, Nyomi served as Vice President of Strategy & Implementation at Houlihan Lokey...

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Daniel C. Murphy
The Bozzuto Group / Chief Financial Officer

In his role as chief financial officer, Dan Murphy is responsible for directing the finance and accounting operations for all six Bozzuto companies, in addition to personally managing all debt and equity relationships. Dan joined The Bozzuto Group in 2003 as senior vice president and chief accounting officer and in 2006 was named operating...

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Putri Pascualy
Angelo Gordon / Managing Director

Putri Pascualy is a Managing Director and Credit Product Specialist focusing on Angelo Gordon’s multi-strategy and performing credit investment strategies. Prior to joining the firm in April 2020, Putri was a Partner and Credit Strategist for PAAMCO Prisma, where she sourced and created multi-strategy and tactical credit mandates covering...

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Estee R. Portnoy
JUMP DC / Senior Vice-President

Estee Portnoy oversees the day-to-day business & marketing activities for NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan.  In this capacity, she has worked extensively with Jordan and his advisors for over 19 years to manage and grow Jordan’s brand.  She has overseen Jordan’s business endeavors with companies such as Nike, Gatorade, Upper Deck, Oakley,...

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David Spierer
Co-Chair, Affiliates Committee
COO, Tele-Therapy Technologies International, LLC (T3i)

Dr. Spierer has his doctoral degree in Applied Physiology from the Department of Biobehavioral Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University.

He is the co-founder of Wellness Roundtable, LLC, a New York based telehealth company focused on prevention, wellness, and nutrition, which he co-found in 2014. His strong academic background in...

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Kevin Reiser
Co-Chair, Affiliates Committee
PwC

Kevin Reiser joined the Keen Los Angeles team in 2020 while looking for an organization where he could utilize his love of sports and working with kids. He serves as the KEEN Los Angeles...

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ADVISORY BOARD

Donald L. Rosenstein, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Rosenstein is Director of the University of North Carolina's Comprehensive Cancer Support Program with joint appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine. He also serves as Vice-Chair for the Division of Hospital Psychiatry and is the Training Director for the UNC Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine. The Comprehensive Cancer...

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Sheila Sankaran, M.A.
KNG Health Consulting, LLC / Chief Executive Officer

Sheila Sankaran provides day-to-day oversight of operations, strategic planning, marketing and communications, and business development at KNG Health while also contributing significantly to client reports and proposals.  Her recent KNG Health work includes analyses supporting the development of Medicare disproportionate share payment policy....

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STAFF

Kate Hurson
Executive Director

Kate came to KEEN in 1994 as a parent of a six year old son with autism. An active parent, she was soon asked to join KEEN's Board of Directors, where she became chair of the communications committee. She was deeply involved...

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AFFILIATE REPRESENTATION

Nidhi Chadda
Vice Chair, Affiliates Committee
Founder and CEO, Enzo Advisors

Nidhi Chadda is a generalist growth investor and advisor across public and private markets.  She is currently the Founder and CEO of Enzo Advisors, a global sustainability consulting firm focused on helping companies build best-in-class sustainable business models within an environmental, social...

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Jake Provost
Pacific Life / Senior Analyst

Jake began volunteering with KEEN New York in 2008 and joined the board the following year after becoming more involved in the programs.  While pursuing a management degree in the business school at University of North Carolina Charlotte, Jake worked in the afterschool program of an elementary school and gained experience working with children...

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Eileen Quan
Trilogy Education Services / Director of Analytics

Eileen holds a BS in Electronic Journalism from University of Oregon. She works as Director of Analytics at Trilogy Education Services. She also worked at various startups in the edtech, publishing and travel activity sectors building data strategy and business operations. Eileen previously volunteered at youth organizations including St. Mary’...

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Julie Soffner
Talent Development Manager, Enterprise Fleet Management

Julie Soffner rejoins the Board of Directors for KEEN after serving as the Executive Director since 2015.   Julie's background in corporate and non-profit management, with specializations in organizational development and engagement strategies, will help KEEN St. Louis grow and prosper into the next years of service to St. Louis children. Her...

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