Our Board

STRIVE’s Board of Directors are deeply committed to helping disconnected individuals transform their lives through employment. Along with fulfilling the standard duties of board members, many lead workshops for our participants, sharing their experience and expertise in the workforce with those who are trying to enter it.

H. Thompson Rodman, Jr., Chairman and Co-Founder, Director, Deutsche Bank

Judith McElnea, Vice Chairman, Partner, The Jeffrey Group

Brian Friedman, Treasurer, President, Jefferies Capital Partners

Gerald Ellis, Secretary, Senior Consultant and Executive Coach

Sam Hartwell, Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder

Tunde Banjoko, Executive Director, STRIVE London

Richard Barthelemes, Retired

Richard Brown, Vice President of Philanthropy, American Express

Arthur Kokot, Principal, Kokot Realty Enterprises, Inc.

Andy Rahl, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Randy Zeno, Outside Director, Glory Foods

Laura Slutsky, President/CEO, People Finders Productions

Philip Weinberg, Chief Executive Officer, STRIVE