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Advisory Board

Countless leaders, from social entrepreneurs to corporate executives to public servants, are aggressively committing themselves to make a difference in the world.

Thomas J. Tierney, MBA 1980

Chairman, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative Advisory Board
Chairman & Co-Founder, The Bridgespan Group


Board Members

James E. Canales

President and Trustee, Barr Foundation

Daniel Cardinali

President and Chief Executive Officer, Communities in Schools

Gerald Chertavian

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Year Up (MBA '92)

Stacey Childress

Chief Executive Officer & NewSchools Venture Fund (MBA '00)

Maya Chorengel

Senior Partner, Impact & Financial Services Impact Sector Lead, TPG/The Rise Fund (MBA '97)

Sir Ronald Cohen

Chairman, Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group & Chairman The Portland Trust (MBA '69)

Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande

President and Chairman, Sparta Group LLC

Joanna Jacobson

President, One8 Foundation (MBA '87)

Jacqueline Novogratz

Chief Executive Officer, Acumen

Mark Nunnelly

Executive Director of MassIT & Special Advisor to the Massachusetts Governor for Technology and Innovation (MBA '84)

Nancy Roob

President & Chief Executive Officer, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation & Chief Executive Officer, Blue Meridian Partners

Laurene Sperling

President, Sperling Family Charitable Foundation (MBA ’82)

Mark Tercek

President & Chief Executive Officer, The Nature Conservancy (MBA ’84)

In Memoriam

John H. McArthur, MBA 1959, DBA 1963

George Fisher Baker Professor of Administration Emeritus & Dean Emeritus, Harvard Business School
(1934-2019) | Founding Dean

John C. Whitehead, MBA 1947

Former Co-Chairman, Goldman Sachs & Former Deputy Secretary of State
(1922-2015) | Founding Chairman