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
PWC / Strategic Policy Advisers Leader

Alison Kutler serves as the leader of the Strategic Policy Advisers practice at PwC. Alison has more than 20 years experience in government and the private sector developing and leading business, regulatory and policy strategies at the U.S. and global level.

Prior to joining PwC, Alison served as Chief of the Consumer and Governmental...

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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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Hilary Keeley
Treasurer
Sontag Foundation / Executive Director

Hilary Keeley is the Executive Director of the Sontag Foundation, one the largest private funders of brain cancer research in the United States. Prior to joining the Sontag Foundation, Hilary served as the Chief Legal Officer- Florida Operations at The Nemours Foundation, a non-profit pediatric health system created by philanthropist Alfred I....

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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 / Chief Lodging Services Officer The Americas

Raymond "Ray" Bennett is Chief Lodging Services Officer, The Americas for Marriott International, Inc.  Mr. Bennett participates in the development and leads the execution of corporate product and service strategies at more than 3,200 hotels in North, Central, and South America.  He is also responsible for driving brand differentiation in Food...

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Richard G. Blumenreich
KPMG / Principal, Washington National Tax Practice

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 Cassan
Co-President
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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Gabrielle Longobardi
JPMorgan Chase / Managing Director & Location Strategy Leader

Gabrielle Longobardi is a Managing Director and the Workforce & Location Strategy Leader for Asset and Wealth Management (AWM). In this role, she leads the efforts across the world as it relates to real estate planning and strategy, workforce initiatives and headcount projections. She is also part of the Firmwide Business Workforce Strategy...

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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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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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Gerald Sherman
Dentons / Real Estate Attorney

Jerry knows a thing or two about commitment.  A founding KEEN Chicago Board member, Jerry continues to be one of the organization’s greatest supporters.  Jerry has also been an attorney at Dentons for more than 50 years.  His dedication makes him an invaluable resource for KEEN Chicago and KEEN USA.
Jerry and his wife, Geri, another true...

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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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