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John Alexander

John Alexander

  • President and Founder, CBORD Group
  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • 1953 (64 years old)

John Alexander is president and founder of The CBORD Group, Inc., a company inspired by his foodservice experience at Cornell University. While earning an undergraduate degree in physics, John worked in several capacities for the Department of Dining Services at Cornell, including managing the university's first two "Pickup Store" convenience stores. Later, as assistant business manager, he developed the dining department's systems for food production and cost control. John Alexander is a graduate of Cornell University

Jaime Allen

Jaime Allen

  • , SC Johnson
  • Female
  • Caucasian
  • 1978 (39 years old)

Jaime Allen is currently a Director of Marketing at Darden Restaurant Group in Orlando, Florida. There she leads Marketing Strategy for Promotion Pipeline, Merchandising and Local Marketing for the Olive Garden brand.

Prior to joining Darden, Jaime spent 8 years at SC Johnson in Marketing working on new product development and various brands such as Scrubbing Bubbles, Edge, Skintimate and Glade. Jaime has worked briefly as a personal chef and has passed the Level 1 Master Sommelier exam.

Jaime Allen is a graduate of Cornell University.

Randy Allen

Randy Allen

  • Founder and CEO, Girls-Explore
  • Female
  • Caucasian
  • 1946 (71 years old)

Randy Allen is Founder and CEO of Girls Explore. Girls Explore broadens the horizon of possibilities for girls through creating dolls that can be role models in major fields of science, sports, the arts, the humanities, and business and professions. Each role is a reflection of the woman who is a leader in her field. Prior to founding Girls Explore, Allen served as an executive vice president of Kmart and had become partner at Deloitte & Touche at a time when few women made it past the glass ceiling at major corporate consulting firms. Randy Allen is a graduate of Cornell University.

Sharon Allen

Sharon Allen

  • Partner, Deloitte
  • Female
  • Caucasian
  • 1951 (66 years old)

Sharon L. Allen is Chairman of the Board of Deloitte LLP. As chairman of an organization with nearly $11 billion in annual revenues, Sharon's governance responsibilities include leading the efforts of the board to provide oversight and guidance to the management of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Sharon's influence and governance responsibilities extend beyond her U.S. leadership roles. She is a member of the global board of directors of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, where she serves as the U.S. representative on the global governance committee and chairs the global risk committee. With 36 years of audit and consulting experience, Sharon works to ensure that Deloitte achieves its vision to be 'the Standard of Excellence,' and oversees the organization's relationships with a number of major multinational clients. Sharon is a member of the Women's Leadership Board at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and serves on the board of directors of Catalyst Inc., the national board of the YMCA, and the Autry National Center. She also served on the President's Export Council in Washington, D.C. Frequently honored for her contributions to business and community leadership, Sharon has been named to Forbes list of 'the 100 most powerful women in the world' for the past four years. Crain's NY Business cited her as one of the most powerful business women in New York and in 2008, she was once again named by Directorship as 'one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance.' She received the 'Making A Difference for Women' award from the National Council for Research on Women, has been named the Financial Women's Association's Woman of the Year, received the Work Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institute, and earned the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Business Leader Award. Sharon Allen holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Idaho.

JB Allred

JB Allred

  • Founder, Allred and Associates
  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Not Available

JB Allred is the founder of Allred and Associates. Allred & Associates, Inc. is an innovative design and engineering company specializing in the development of sophisticated products for medical device manufacturers.

Eric Allyn

Eric Allyn

  • Owner, Welch Allyn
  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • 1964 (53 years old)

Eric Allyn is one of the owners of Welch Allyn, Inc, a company founded in 1915 when Allyn's great-grandfather invented the ophthalmoscope.

Today, Welch Allyn is a 100% family-owned company,employing some 2,800 people worldwide. Welch Allyn is a recognized leader in Medical devices, producing instruments ranging from blood pressure gauges and stethoscopes to wireless cardiac monitoring equipment.

Allyn began his career at Welch Allyn in 1982, and worked in a variety of functions through the company, including US and international sales, marketing, business development, product management and executive management. He spent more than five years abroad running various businesses, with responsibilities in both Europe and Asia. He now serves on Welch Allyn's board of directors, and is chairman of the company's voting trust. He chairs the investment committee at the Allyn Foundation, serves on the board of the Gifford Foundation, is chairman of the board of Auburn Memorial Hospital, and is a board member of the Hospital Trustees of New York State. In addition, Allyn is the managing partner of several private investment funds. He is a former board member of Hand Held Products, Inc. (eventually sold to Honeywell) and Everest-VIT (eventually sold to GE).

Allyn attended Dartmouth College, and earned an MBA from University of Virginia. He lives in Skaneateles with his wife Meg O'Connell and their three daughters.

Bob Alter

Bob Alter

  • Chairman, Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc.
  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • 1951 (66 years old)

Bob Alter is the Chairman of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc, a Southern California-based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Sunstone currently owns 47 hotels primarily in the upper-upscale and upscale segments operated under franchises such as Marriott, Hilton, InterContinental, Hyatt and Fairmont.

Under Alter's leadership, Sunstone has increased its market capitalization from $1.4 billion to $3.9 billion in total enterprise value and increased

Bob Alter is a graduate of Cornell University.

Scarlett Alvarez

Scarlett Alvarez

  • Managing Director, AES
  • Female
  • Hispanic
  • Not Available

Scarlett Alvarez is the Regional Managing Director of Investor & External Relations for AES Latin America. Alvarez joined AES via its relationship with EDC in 2002 as Director of Investor Relations. In 2005 she was promoted to EVP of Investor & External Relations which included social responsibility, public affairs and media relations in addition to Investor Relations. While at EDC, Alvarez worked on numerous international bond offerings. Additionally, she led the listing of EDC on the Latibex stock exchange in Madrid: the first listing of a Venezuelan company. Prior to joining EDC, she worked in the public telecommunication company of Venezuela (a subsidiary of Verizon) to coordinate their debt refinancing. Scarlett Alvarez received her B.A. in Business Administration from Universidad Metropolitana in Venezuela and a postgraduate degree in Capital Markets from New York University.

Elizabeth Ambrose

Elizabeth Ambrose

  • Founder, Bridges Cornell Heights
  • Female
  • Caucasian
  • Not Available

For Elizabeth Classen Ambrose, Bridges Cornell Heights, a premium enhanced assisted living residence located adjacent to Cornell's campus, represents the culmination of more than 20 years of geriatric care immersion. Her journey began in 1989 when she founded a NYS licensed home health care agency in partnership with her sister, Patricia Classen. Within two years, their agency grew from four to more than 120 employees, becoming the largest privately owned licensed agency in upstate NY. Their partnership evolved with the opening of three high quality, assisted living homes in 1994, 1996 and 1998. Through these experiences, Ambrose recognized a strong need for a premium retirement facility closely connected with the cultural and ongoing educational opportunities of Cornell University.

In 2001, Ambrose created Bridges Cornell Heights, the first licensed Enhanced Assisted Living Residence (EALR) in NY, and as such became the prototype for the state's EALR designation. Its training/staff development methods provide a framework for the NYS DOH quality assurance guidelines, and it was recognized for sensitive development in a historic district by Rotary and City of Ithaca. Ambrose's inspiration comes from a love for people, especially older, wiser people, and she plays an active role in the lives of the residents who call Bridges home.

Lynn Ambrosia

Lynn Ambrosia

  • Vice President, Campbell's Soup Company
  • Female
  • Caucasian
  • 1957 (60 years old)

Lynn Ambrosia is currently the Vice President of Retail Fresh at Campbell's Soup Company. Previously, she was Vice President/General Manager for Sauce and Meal Preparation for Campbell USA, and Vice President, Global Soup Strategy and New Business, North American Soup.

Prior to coming to Campbell's in 2002, Ambrosia spent 17 years at Nabisco and most recently Kraft where she was Vice President, New Business Development with responsibility for acquisition synergies. Other assignments at Nabisco included Vice President, Strategy / Business Development; Vice President of Marketing at Nabisco Biscuit Company and General Manager of Specialty Biscuits.

Lynn Ambrosia earned both her Bachelor of Science degree and MBA at Cornell University.

Meredith Amdur

Meredith Amdur

  • Founder, Julian.ai
  • Female
  • Caucasian
  • Not Available

Meredith Amdur is a technology industry executive and general manager with a diverse background as both a P&L manager (CEO) and team builder in multiple sectors: big data analytics, enterprise software/SaaS and digital media (online, hardware, video, music, gaming and news/information). She charted and executed profitable growth (and turnaround) strategies for tech enterprises in North America and Europe ranging in scale from the Fortune 100, to microcaps, to start-ups. Meredith Amdur received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MBA from Cornell University.

Saeed Amidi

Saeed Amidi

  • Founder, Plug And Play Tech Center
  • Male
  • Asian
  • Not Available

Saeed Amidi is the President and CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center. Plug and Play is a large incubator in Sunnyvale, CA which offers a range of services from full service office space to strategic advice to direct investments to start-up companies. In addition, Amidi is the Founding General Partner of Amidzad which he co-founded in 2000. He is a serial entrepreneur and a seasoned executive with over 23 years of experience in founding, operating, and growing successful companies.

Amidi has been closely involved with more than twenty new emerging growth companies, of which 2 became public companies (PayPal (acquired by eBay) and Preview Systems).

Saeed Amidi co-founded the Amidi Group in 1980, a conglomerate of privately-held business enterprises consisting of several domestic and international entities with significant manufacturing, distribution, trading, retail, and real estate holdings. For the past 23 years, he has chaired and spearheaded the operations and management of a number of the Amidi Group entities, growing the aggregate value of its assets under management to over $250M.


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