D. Ben Benoit is the Chief Financial Officer of the Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, Inc. Prior to this, Mr. Benoit was a Senior Vice President in the Private Bank & Trust Division of U.S. Trust/Bank of America. He has over 30 years’ experience assisting individuals and organizations with financial, estate, tax planning and investment management services.
Barbra Bluestone Rothschild
Barbra Bluestone Rothschild, M.D., is a lecturer in clinical ethics at Columbia University. She has taught medical ethics at the graduate level for 20 years, and was an ethics researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from which she earned undergraduate and medical degrees, in the area of informed consent and genetic research as well as the researcher’s perception of intellectual property. She is an advisor to the Oak Foundation and serves on the board of Yaffed, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the educational rights of children.
Christopher Buck is the Founder and Chairman of the Board at Retro Report. He developed the project concepts over a ten year period, collaborating with co-founder Larry Chollet. Buck is a former television editor most recently as a senior editor at The National Basketball Association. He presides currently as president of The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation in New York City. Buck graduated from Emerson College with a BS in Communications in 1983.
Todd Larsen is president of the global Nexis Solutions division of LexisNexis. In previous roles, he was the C.E.O. of Blurb, a digital publishing platform, president of the news, sports and entertainment groups at Time Inc., and president of Dow Jones & Co. At Dow Jones he oversaw the business operations of The Wall Street Journal and he played a pivotal role in establishing a successful paid business model for the Journal’s digital editions. Todd graduated with a B.A. from Colgate and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Justin Nyweide is a Founding Partner and co-CIO of HMI Capital. HMI is an investment management firm based in San Francisco and Boston with over $5 billion in assets that invests globally in technology, media, and financial services companies. Previously, he worked in private equity. Justin graduated from Harvard College with honors in History and competed for both the varsity Baseball and Swimming teams. He has served on the board of Reveal/CIR, a journalism nonprofit based in California, since 2012.
Richard Tofel, currently a distinguished visiting fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was the founding general manager of ProPublica and its president from 2013 until September 2021. During the period of his business leadership, ProPublica won six Pulitzer Prizes and was recognized repeatedly with many other prestigious awards for achievements in journalism. Tofel was previously the assistant publisher of The Wall Street Journal. Prior to ProPublica, he served as vice president, general counsel and secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a board member and advisor to groundbreaking media organizations. Tofel is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School.
Alexandra Wallace is the Head of Media & Content at Yahoo! Previously, she was Senior Vice President of NBC News and executive in charge of Today and Meet the Press. She was also previously the Executive Producer of Nightly News and Rock Center. Wallace began her career as an intern in the CBS News London bureau. She has worked with Google, Mic, and The Wall Street Journal. She has been honored with 11 Emmy Awards, 2 Dupont Awards, a Gracie Award and a Peabody Award, as well as a John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement from the Columbia College Alumni Association, for which she is a member of the Board of Directors. Wallace is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations as well as a CUP board member and lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
Paula L White
Paula L White is the executive director of Educators for Excellence, an advocacy organization serving New York City public school educators, and a respected expert on education issues including career and college readiness and teacher diversity. She has taught elementary grades; founded and led a public charter school; and served as the Chief Turnaround Officer in charge of statewide public school improvement. Her past appointments include serving on the New Jersey Council for Young Children. Ms. White earned degrees from Spelman College and Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Dana Wolfe is a broadcast journalist, documentary and live event producer, radio show and podcast creator. She was the founding executive producer of Intelligence Squared U.S., an award-winning live debate series. She also served as executive director of The Rosenkranz Foundation. After more than a decade as a producer for ABC News, Nightline with Ted Koppel, Wolfe worked as an independent media consultant for countless news divisions. Her work as been recognized with five Emmys, a duPont-Columbia Award, and six consecutive radio awards for the debate series. Editorial producer for the documentary Lebanon: Borders of Blood, the film won six Israeli Academy Awards in 2021. She received her B.A. from York University in Toronto and her M.A. in international studies from New York University.