Board of Directors
Chairman of Hitachi, Ltd. Tokyo, Japan
Chairman, The Lovell Group
Senior Vice President, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Wealth Management
Sherry Salway Black
Director of the Partnership for Tribal Governments
National Congress of American Indians
President, Integrated Packaging Corporation
New Brunswick, NJ
President and CEO, TASC
Bruce MacLaury, PhD
President Emeritus, The Brookings Institution
Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives, Calvert Foundation
President & CEO, Incourage Community Foundation
President & CEO, The Hitachi Foundation
Board Members Emeriti:
The Honorable Charles A. Bowsher
Former Comptroller General of the United States
Joseph E. Kasputys, PhD
Founder and Chairman, IHS Global Insight
Chairman, IHS Advisory Board
As of January, 2013
Patrick Gross is chairman of The Lovell Group, a business and technology advisory and investment firm he formed after stepping down as founder and chairman of the executive committee of American Management Systems, Inc. (AMS) in 2001. AMS was a billion dollar revenue consulting, enterprise software and IT services firm, which he founded with four colleagues in 1970. Prior to founding AMS, Mr. Gross served on the staff of the Secretary of Defense.
Mr. Gross currently serves on a number of public company Boards of Directors including three NYSE firms: Capital One Financial Corporation, a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 firm; Waste Management, Inc. also a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 firm; Rosetta Stone, Inc. He also served on the boards of two NASDAQ firms: Liquidity Service, Inc.; and Career Education Corporation. Mr. Gross has served as board chairman and lead independent director of NYSE, NASDAQ and private equity owned companies and is currently chairing Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees. Mr. Gross also serves on the boards of a number of private, venture funded technology companies.
In 2009, Mr. Gross was appointed to the Defense Business Board, an advisory body to the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Gross serves on the Boards of The Hitachi Foundation, the Aspen Institute, Foreign Policy Association, the Committee for Economic Development [where he co-chairs the policy and impact committee], Jamestown foundation, DC Preparatory Academy [a charter school system with more than 1,000 students], the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and the Jamestown Foundation. He founded the World Affairs Council of Washington in 1980, served as chairman for a decade and remains an active board member.
Previously, he served on the boards of Georgetown University Hospital [vice chairman], Council for Excellence in Government [vice chairman], Intergovernmental Technology Leadership Consortium [co-chairman], Medlantic Healthcare Group [chairman of management subsidiary], Washington Hospital Center, Sidwell Friends School, and others.
Mr. Gross is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Washington Institute for International Affairs, and the Economic Club of Washington.
Jason Baron is Senior Vice President, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Wealth Management Hitachi Foundation Board Term: 2012-2016. Mr. Baron is the creator and portfolio manager for the Socially Innovative Investing (S2I) strategy in the investments group within U.S. Trust. Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Jason served as the group head for the community investing team at Lehman Brothers where he was responsible for the design and implementation of socially responsible and mission-oriented investment products. He began his career as an equity analyst following the diversified financial sector at Keefe Bruyette & Woods in their Hartford, CT office.
Mr. Baron earned his B.S. in business administration from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and his M.B.A. from Yale University’s School of Management where he focused on investment management and strategic philanthropy.
Before joining our Board, Mr. Baron served as an independent member of the Hitachi Foundation’s investment committee. He is also the Vice-Chairman of The City School, a Massachusetts based non-profit focusing on youth education and development. Jason is a guest lecturer and frequent presenter on socially innovative and sustainable investing topics.
Sherry Salway Black
Sherry Salway Black joined the staff of the National Congress of American Indians as director of the Partnership for Tribal Governance initiative in May 2009. She had previously served as a program consultant with NCAI. Ms. Black’s previous work experience includes 19 years as Senior Vice President of, and on the boards of directors for, First Nations Development Institute and First Nations Oweesta Corporation; six years with the Indian Health Service; and three years as the Executive Director of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
Ms. Black currently serves on the board of directors of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, First Peoples Fund, and the National Indian Child Welfare Association. She also serves on the advisory committee for the National Congress of American Indians’ Policy Research Center, the Board of Governors for the Honoring Excellence in the Governance of Tribal Nations program at Harvard University, and the advisory committee for the Kellogg Foundation Food and Fitness Initiative. She has recently been honored to be appointed as Director Emerita to the Hitachi Foundation where she had served as a board member for 13 years and is currently serving as a member of the Finance Committee. Past board positions include the Council on Foundations for seven years where she served as Treasurer and on the Executive, Governance, and Membership Committees. She is also a past board member of Trillium Asset Management Corporation, American Indian Business Leaders, Native Americans in Philanthropy and Women and Philanthropy.
Ms. Black has a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is Oglala Lakota and is originally from South Dakota.
Albert D. (Al) Fuller is President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Packaging Corporation (IPC); one of the United States’ largest African-American owned and operated manufacturing companies. IPC provides corrugated packaging and packaging solutions across several industries and has been highly ranked on the prestigious Black Enterprise Magazine listing of the largest Black-owned companies in America for the past 15 years in a row most recently as number 33.
A cum laude accounting graduate of the Florida A&M University (FAMU), School of Business and Industry, coupled with a MBA from Wharton School of Business, Mr. Fuller has over 25 years of experience in the packaging and paper industry. Mr. Fuller is a recognized Industry leader and is routinely sought out by Corporate Purchasing Executives and Industry Publications for his insights on Packaging trends and Industry Health.
In 1992, Mr. Fuller was able to realize his goal of business ownership when he teamed with another entrepreneur to acquire a struggling corrugated manufacturing plant in New Brunswick, New Jersey and formed Integrated Packaging Corporation. Through Mr. Fuller’s leadership and direction Integrated Packaging has grown exponentially, adding two additional manufacturing facilities in Detroit, Michigan and Alexandria, Louisiana as well as a point-of purchase display design and manufacturing company in New York City. IPC currently employs over 200 people – many of whom are minorities living in economically disadvantaged areas IPC has grown to over $150 million in revenues in 2008 and is has major supply positions with some of the largest global consumer product companies such as PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble, and Pizza Hut.
In 2008 IPC was given the “Minority Supplier of the Year” award from P & G. In 2007, Harvard Business School (HBS) created and began to routinely teach the IPC Case Study to students in corporate social responsibility.
Although building IPC into a major brand is a full time job, Mr. Fuller’s passion remains in improving lives of minority and underprivileged people everywhere. To that end Mr. Fuller is a Board member of the Hitachi Foundation whose stated purpose is finding solutions to poverty. Mr. Fuller also donates and fundraises for historically black colleges, black churches, civic organizations, and other institutions that focus on empowering historically impoverished populations. Mr. Fuller is an accomplished public speaker and donates his time to discuss community outreach ideas to audiences both small and large. Via Mr. Fuller’s mandate, IPC was a large donor to assist evacuees associated with Hurricane Katrina.
Mr. Fuller and his wife Robin are the proud parents of three boys, one of whom is following in his father’s footsteps and is matriculating at FAMU.
David H. Langstaff
David H. Langstaff, President and Chief Executive Officer, TASC leads a team of 5,000 engineers, technologists, analysts and other experts who provide advanced system engineering, integration and decision-support services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government.
Before assuming the position of president and chief executive officer of TASC in March 2011, Langstaff had served as chairman of TASC’s board of directors since December 2009, when the company separated from Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Previously, Mr. Langstaff was president, chief executive officer and director of Veridian Corporation, from its formation in 1997 until its sale to General Dynamics in 2003. Veridian was an advanced technology company that specialized in mission-critical national security programs primarily for the Intelligence Community, military and U.S. government agencies involved in law enforcement and homeland security.
Langstaff has held several leadership and board positions with companies in the defense sector including SRA International, Inc., QinetiQ Group PLC, and The Olive Group. Earlier in his career, Langstaff was chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chief executive officer of Veridian’s predecessor companies. In 2009, he was named to the Defense Business Board, which provides independent advice to the secretary and deputy secretary of defense.
In addition, Langstaff is a senior seminar moderator on values-based leadership with The Aspen Institute, a global institution that brings together leaders from industry, government and various organizations. In 2010, he assumed the role of chairman of This I Believe, Inc., an educational organization dedicated to publishing and broadcasting essays written by people on the core values that guide their daily lives. He also serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Aspen Institute Business and Society policy program, is a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, and sits on boards of other nonprofit organizations in the fields of the arts, education and environment.
Mr. Langstaff earned a B.A. in history from Harvard College, and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Bruce K. MacLaury
Bruce MacLaury served from 1977 to 1995 as President of The Brookings Institution, a nationally known public policy research organization based in Washington, DC. Upon his retirement in September 1995, he was given the title of President-Emeritus. On November 15, 1996, Dr. MacLaury was appointed Chairman of the Emergency Transitional Education Board of Trustees for the District of Columbia Public Schools, a volunteer position that he held until May, 1998.
Prior to his tenure at Brookings, Dr. MacLaury held positions of increasing responsibility in the Federal Reserve System. He started his professional career as an economist in the Foreign Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. While on leave from this institution, he spent a year as an economist at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.
After serving as Vice President of the Federal Reserved Bank of New York, he moved to the Treasury Department as Deputy Undersecretary of Monetary Affairs for the Nixon Administration from 1969 to 1971. Thereafter he became President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, thus making him a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve's senior policy-making board, from 1971- 1977.
Dr. MacLaury was a director of American Express Bank, Ltd., National Steel Corporation, and The St. Paul Companies. He previously served as a director of the Dayton Hudson Corporation (Target) and The Vanguard Funds. He is currently a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, and an elder of the National Presbyterian Church.
Jennifer Pryce, Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives, Calvert Foundation, overseas three teams at Calvert Foundation: strategic initiatives, marketing, communications and social media and investor partnerships. The strategic initiatives team anchors its work around the development of initiatives that combine a social issue with the power of impact investing such as Women Investing in Women Initiative “WINWIN” (launched in 2012), and Green Strategies to Fight Poverty (launched in 2009). WINWIN is the only retail impact investing product available to US residents that is focused on supporting organizations which are dedicated to empowering women.
Ms. Pryce previously oversaw the management and growth of Calvert Foundation’s domestic investments, including investments in community development finance institutions, affordable housing development and initiatives around healthcare clinics and charter schools. Prior to the Calvert Foundation, she worked with Nonprofit Finance Fund as the Director of the Washington DC-MD-VA office. She held positions at Wall Street firms, working at Neuberger & Berman as an equity research analyst and Morgan Stanley’s London office in the Investment Banking division. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon, Africa as well as worked at the Public Theater in New York City.
Ms. Pryce received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Union College and an MBA from Columbia University. She serves on the Boards of Appletree Institute, a Washington D.C. Public Charter School and IEL, Institute for Educational Leadership, a national nonprofit at the forefront of innovative efforts that bring together leaders across the various sectors of education, workforce development and child- and youth-serving systems. She is a graduate of Leadership Greater Washington class of 2011.
Kelly Ryan has served as President & CEO of Incourage Community Foundation since 1996. She has been nationally recognized for her transformative work at the foundation, which has been catalytic in shaping strategic economic development opportunities in the Wisconsin Rapids region. Incourage, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, was the honored recipient of a 2008 Council on Foundations' Critical Impact Award for their integrated, grassroots approach to community economic development.
Ms. Ryan is the lead organizer of a rural initiative designed to close the work skills gap by aligning resources, strategies, and policy through coordination across a regional workforce system; Incourage's initiative is one of the first rural sites in the US selected to participate in the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. She is also directing efforts to build community leadership capacity and local place-based strategies for change, and has created effective programs to develop adaptive skills and foster civic engagement.
As a multi-year Knight Community Information Challenge recipient, Incourage is partnering with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to identify the key role information exchange plays in systems change and community development. Incourage is increasing community access to relevant and credible information while offering opportunities for individuals to develop their skills to become active information consumers and producers.
Named to The NonProfit TImes' Power & Influence Top 50 in 2011, Ms. Ryan was specifically recognized for increasing access and opportunity through her leadership in rural community development philanthropy. Ms. Ryan has been a driving force in the innovation of community foundations, and has helped redefine the role of these organizations in our nation's economically-challenged rural areas. She has served on numerous boards and steering committees, including: Council on Foundations' Community Leadership Team, Community Foundation Division of the Wisconsin Donors Forum, National Task Force on Community Leadership through CFLeads and Knight Foundation National Advisory Committee on Information Needs of Communities.
Barbara Dyer is president & CEO of The Hitachi Foundation, a senior advisor to Hitachi’s CSR strategy team and a Senior Lecturer and Visiting Scientist at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
The Hitachi Foundation, established by Hitachi in 1985, is an expression of the company’s commitment to global corporate citizenship. Ms. Dyer has sharpened the Foundation’s focus on the role of business in society, with an emphasis on the role of business in ameliorating poverty in America. Under Ms. Dyer’s leadership the Foundation has been an influential force in the CSR/Social Sustainability field and instrumental in shaping two major national collaborative philanthropic initiatives – Jobs to Careers with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the United States Department of Labor; and the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. In 2010, Jobs to Careers received the Critical Impact Award and the National Fund for Workforce Solutions received Distinguished Grantmaker of the Year for Collaboration, the highest honors bestowed by the Council on Foundations.
Ms. Dyer is a Trustee of Clark University and a member the American University School of Public Affairs Dean’s Advisory Council. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Dyer had an extensive career in public policy as co-founder of the National Academy of Public Administration’s Alliance for Redesigning Government, Deputy Executive Director and Director of Policy Studies with the National Governors’ Association affiliate, the Council of Governors’ Policy Advisors, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior in the Carter Administration, and Deputy Executive Director of the Western Regional Office of the Council of State Governments. She has also been executive director of a community nonprofit organization and a high school teacher.
She is a graduate of Clark University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.
Charles A. Bowsher
Distinguished service – to both public institutions and the private sector – has been the hallmark of Chuck Bowsher’s notable career.
On September 30, 1996, he completed a 15-year term of office as the Comptroller General of the United States and head of the General Accounting Office (GAO). With a congressional mandate to audit, evaluate, or investigate virtually all federal operations, GAO under his leadership became increasingly involved in some of the most important issues of the day, producing in-depth reports both at the specific request of Congress and on its own initiative. GAO issued major studies on matters ranging from health care reform and the savings and loan banking crisis to the federal budget deficit and efforts to “reinvent government.” Meanwhile, the agency continued to monitor “high-risk” governmental activities that could lead to major losses from waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement.
His appointment as Comptroller General by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 capped a background of experience in both government and corporate endeavors. He was associated with Arthur Andersen & Company for 25 years, except for a 4-year period between 1967 and 1971, when he served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management. His work in that role earned him Distinguished Public Service Awards from both the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense.
Since retiring as Comptroller General, Mr. Bowsher has joined the corporate boards of American Express Bank, DeVry, Inc., SI International, and the Washington Mutual Investors Fund. He was recently appointed as a public member of the board of the National Association of Securities Dealers, which oversees the NASDAQ system and the over-the-counter securities markets. From 1997 to 2001, he was also chairman of the Public Oversight Board, an independent, private-sector body that monitors and reports of the self-regulatory programs and activities of the SEC Practice Section of the Division of CPA Firms of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Currently, Mr. Bowsher serves on the advisory board of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and Glass Lewis & Co.
From 1997 to 2000, he served on the board of National Steel Company (now part of U.S. Steel); from 1999 to 2001, on the board of Newport News shipbuilding (now part of Northrop); and from 1999 to 2003, as treasurer and trustee of the Washington National Cathedral Foundation. In addition to these and other directorships and board activities, Mr. Bowsher is a trustee of the Center for Naval Analyses, the United States Navy Memorial Foundation, the Logistics Management Institute, the Concord Coalition, The Hitachi Foundation, and the Washington Hospital Center, and serves on the advisory boards at several universities.
Born in Elkhart, Indiana on May 30, 1931, Mr. Bowsher graduated from the University of Illinois in 1953. He served two years in the U.S. Army and received an M.B.A. degree in 1956 from the University of Chicago. He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from five universities and has received official honors from Yale University, University of Chicago, Ohio State University, and the University of Illinois.
Joseph E. Kasputys
Dr. Joseph Kasputys founded Global Insight, Inc. in March 2001 to join together the world's premier economic information and consulting firms, consisting of Data Resources (DRI) and WEFA (formerly Wharton Economic Forecasting Associates). Over the ensuing years, he acquired and integrated eight additional companies providing economic and business information. He served as Chairman, President and CEO until the sale of Global Insight to IHS, Inc. on October 10, 2008. Dr. Kasputys now serves as Chairman of IHS Global Insight.
Dr. Kasputys also serves as Chairman of the IHS Advisory Board, which recommends innovative approaches for the development and integration of IHS business units to provide clients with better products and services. The IHS Advisory Board investigates and advises on opportunities to enter new markets, introduce new products and services, and improve the IHS competitive position, either through internal development or acquisition. In addition, Dr. Kasputys is a charter member of the Advisory Council for IHS Global Insight's Center of Excellence for Forecasting, Modeling and Computation.
In 1996, Dr. Kasputys founded Decision Economics, Inc. with noted economist Dr. Allen Sinai, where he continues as Chairman.
Dr. Kasputys was Chairman, President, and CEO of Primark Corporation from 1987 to 2000. He transformed this New York Stock Exchange company from a $1.7 billion diversified energy company into a leading global provider of financial and economic information. In September 2000, Kasputys successfully completed the merger of Primark with Thomson Financial and served as Chairman of Thomson Financial until his founding of Global Insight. Prior to Primark, Kasputys served as Executive Vice President of McGraw-Hill. From 1977 to 1984, Kasputys held positions at Data Resources, culminating in his election as President and Chief Executive Officer.
From 1972 to 1977, Dr. Kasputys served in the U.S. Department of Commerce, rising to the position of Assistant Secretary. Previously, he was Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration and worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam conflict. He was Deputy Director of the White House task force formed to deal with the Arab oil embargo in 1973, and subsequently participated in the founding of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Dr. Kasputys holds both master's and doctor's degrees from Harvard University, and serves as a director on a number of boards. He is the Co-Chairman of the U.S.-based Committee for Economic Development, a leading business group that develops and promotes policies to improve economic growth. From its founding in 1985 to 2005, he was a board member of The Hitachi Foundation, serving as its Chairman for his last eight years with that organization.