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Rising Leaders Council | Our Leaders

Meet our team. This incredible group includes the most innovative, dedicated, creative young professionals in NYC. They commit their time, talent, and treasure for at least a year to the RLC in this leadership role. Most members love it so much, they hang out for years. This could be you! Want to learn what it takes to join this crew? Click here for details about membership.


Rising Leaders Council | Phil Kirschner SVP, Workplace Strategy Consulting JLL   Rising Leaders Council | Thomas Murray Managing Director Sachs

Finance Chair

Rising Leaders Council | Julian Keogh Senior Benefits Consultant Willis Towers Watson

Membership & Social Engagement Chair

Gus Garcia

Managing Director, Structured Solutions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Event & Fundraising Co-Chairs

Melody Serafino

Founder/Partner, No. 29 Communications

Friends Committee Chair

Rising Leaders Council | Miryam Amsili Business Development Associate Yext

Committee Members

Whitney Anderson


Cushman & Wakefield

Megan Mainardy

Assistant Vice President

J.P. Morgan

Abasi Aniton

Director of Technology

Cristo Rey New York

Adam Oestreich

First Vice President

Merrill Lynch

Jessica Barrett

Head of Business Development


Christine Paul


Christine Paul Events

David W. Berke


Cushman & Wakefield

Melody Serafino


No. 29 Communications

Eric Brown



Mousmi Sharma

Managing Director

Hudson Bay Capital

Mark Doramus


Centerview Partners

Michael Sher


Atlas Holdings LLC

Gus Garcia

Managing Director

Bank of America

Kevin Song


Soros Fund Management

Kyle Hartman

Investment Banking Analyst

Piper Jaffray

Simmone Taitt

Head of Business Development

Gracious Eloise

K. Brooke Hunter


Bank of America

David L. Tsin


Westerman Ball Ederer Miller Zucker & Sharfstein, LLP

Eric Immerman

National Corporate Accounts Agent

CY Benefits

Dwight Williams

Mathematics Teacher

Teach for America

Samantha Levenstein

Portfolio Advisory

Askia LLC

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