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Claire has been passionate about and involved with GGF since she met Carrie Rich in 2014, and she currently serves as the Chair of our Young Executives Council. Her full time job is leading Talent Operations at Axios. Prior to joining Axios, Claire worked at POLITICO for nearly four years, holding a series of business development, sales and talent acquisition roles. Prior to POLITICO, Claire worked at Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates in Washington, where she supported their clients’ policy initiatives across a broad array of industries. Claire is a graduate of Tulane University and a proud fan of all things Louisiana.
Nora Jabbour is a Private Wealth Advisor at Goldman Sachs, where she manages assets on behalf of wealthy families, foundations, and institutions. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Nora was a college women's basketball coach at several east coast institutions. Nora received her MBA and BSBA in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Andrew Moses is the Head of Marketing & Sales at MorganFranklin Consulting. In addition, he is co-founder of Autism Speaks U, a national initiative of Autism Speaks that engages students from universities across 20+ states in advocacy, awareness, and fundraising. Andrew is the youngest alumni to ever win Penn State’s Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award -- awarded once per year by the Penn State Alumni Association, the world's largest dues-paying alumni association.
Alexandra Burtoft Gilroy
Alex is currently a clinical specialist for Genentech where she is part of the Hemophilia sales force. Alex has worked for Genentech for 7 years across multiple products and functions and is extremely passionate about helping patients. She graduated from Wharton's healthcare management program in 2015.
Ian Mitchell heads the Washington, DC office for The Graham Company, an insurance brokerage and risk management firm working with large, high risk organizations. He grew up in Philadelphia and spent time playing Football professionally in Frankfurt, Germany. Currently resides in Annapolis, MD with his wife, Hillary.
Kristen is a Manager in Deloitte Consulting's Strategy and Operations Practice. She has over five years of consulting experience, advising clients on strategic transformation, operations improvement, and advanced analytics projects. Kristen also serves as the Chief of Staff for the Federal Analytics Practice, where she provides advisory support to firm leadership on all aspects of the business. In her free time, Kristen serves on the board of ArtStream Organization. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
William Classen currently serves as a Director at 360 Real Estate Advisors specializing in tenant representation and lease negotiations for clients across the Washington metropolitan area. Prior to joining 360 Real Estate Advisors, Mr. Classen was an associate broker at Newmark Knight Frank where he was responsible for representing many prominent Washington, DC metro tenants in transactions including Adams and Reese LLP, Full Measure Education, Perfecta, GSSR, Council For Logistics Research and Federal Practice Group. He began his career in Washington, DC at The Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner), a leading best practice advisory and technology company, where he focused on account management and new business development within the corporate finance and strategy practice. Mr. Classen graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and financial management and was a member of the Student Body President’s Cabinet, Undergraduate Student Government, Sigma Pi Fraternity and LeaderShape (formerly the LeaderShape Institute).
Alana Cheeks-Lomax is a healthcare strategy manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Government and Public Sector Practice. She has over 8 years of consulting experience advising clients on large scale business transformations utilizing data and analytics to develop strategies to support better health outcomes. Prior to Deloitte Consulting, Alana worked at Project Renewal a non-profit which focused on providing social services to New York City's most vulnerable populations . She is passionate about bridging her background in non-profit, public policy, and business to create sustainable solutions for social impact. Alana is also a proud alumna of Carnegie Mellon University where she holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Healthcare Policy and Management from the Heinz School.
Jeff has founded and worked with social enterprises and initiatives at the intersection of food systems, sustainable and community development and climate change, both in the US and South Africa. In 2014, he co-founded Up Top Acres, a rooftop farming social enterprise that converts underutilized city land into productive farmland and event spaces. More recently, worked for Misfit Foods, a startup social enterprise that fights food waste by creating delicious food products out of misshapen fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be discarded. Jeff studied business and social entrepreneurship at the UMASS Amherst and University of Cape Town Business Graduate School. Recently, he completed graduate level intensive certificate training in Social Enterprise Management and Impact investing at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
Halle Abraham is an incoming management consulting analyst at Accenture, from West Orange, NJ. She is currently finishing her studies at the University of Pennsylvania where she is studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with a specialization in Globalization and a minor in Africana Studies. At Penn, Halle has served as the Chief of Staff of the Wharton Africa Business Conference and the Director of the the Ideas for Action Accelerator by the World Bank and the Wharton School. Additionally, she is currently the President of the Gamma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and the President of the Black Pre-Law Association. She is passionate about social impact, global issues, policy interventions, and entrepreneurship.
John is a Director of Business Development at POLITICO and has over 6 years of strategic sales and marketing experience. In his current role, John helps Fortune 500 companies navigate complex legislative and regulatory challenges through a variety of partnerships with POLITICO. Prior to his current role, John spent time in both the US Senate and at Signal Consulting Group. John became passionate about GGF after attending the 2018 Global Good Fund Gala where he was inspired by the amazing impact stories of the GGF fellows and the positive social change they created in their communities. He holds a BA in English Language and Literature from Sewanee: The University of the South and currently resides in Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington DC.