Jonathan Klein

Chair of the Board

Jonathan Klein is co-founder and Chairman of Getty Images, Inc., a leading digital media company powering the communications of businesses around the world. His foresight into leveraging the tremendous value of exceptional content and services, innovative technologies and new business and licensing models has transformed Getty Images into one of the most successful international digital media companies.

Since co-founding Getty Images in March 1995, Mr. Klein has led the company’s strategic direction, executing a broad-ranging consolidation strategy by successfully acquiring and integrating more than 100 collections and companies worldwide, including PhotoDisc and iStockphoto, respectively the pioneers in royalty-free and microstock imagery. Mr. Klein drove Getty Images’ successful entry into news, sports and entertainment imagery, as well as video, music, digital asset management, rights services and assignment photography. Under his direction, Getty Images has built a comprehensive network of exclusive commercial partnerships with the world’s most prestigious media, publishing and entertainment companies, as well as with 50 of the most prominent sports governing bodies across the globe. After 12 years of trading publicly on the NASDAQ and the NYSE, Mr. Klein successfully took Getty Images private, in partnership with Hellman & Friedman, in a $2.4 billion transaction in July 2008.

Mr. Klein is the recipient of numerous media and philanthropic awards. The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria presented him with its 2005 award for “Business Excellence for Innovation.” Under his stewardship, the International Center of Photography awarded its Trustee’s Award to Getty Images for commitment to the field of photography. Mr. Klein was also recognized by Fast Company, in its “Fast 50,” as a business leader who “will change the way we work and live over the next ten years” and named number one on American Photo’s list of the “100 Most Important People in Photography.”

Mr. Klein serves on the Board of Directors of The Committee to Protect Journalists; the Board of Directors of Grassroot Soccer; the Advisory Board of GBC Health; and the Board of Trustees of the Groton School. Mr. Klein is also on the Boards of Directors of Getty Images, Etsy, Squarespace and Getty Investments.

Before founding Getty Images, Mr. Klein led the media industry group for the London-based investment bank Hambros Bank Limited. A native of South Africa, Mr. Klein spent much of his life in England and lives with his wife and three sons in New York City.

 

Natasha F. Bilimoria

Natasha Bilimoria is a dedicated and outspoken leader and advocate for global health and development issues, including AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and nutrition. She currently serves as the Director of U.S. Strategy for the GAVI Alliance. In this role, she leads GAVI’s efforts to mobilize U.S. support to fund childhood immunization in the world’s poorest countries.

While President of Friends of the Global Fight, she led U.S. efforts to support the lifesaving work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Ms. Bilimoria worked closely with U.S. policy makers to successfully promote the Global Fund as one of the world’s most powerful tools to fight disease and poverty, improve health and lives, and promote stronger communities worldwide.

Ms. Bilimoria has more than a decade of leadership experience within the U.S. government and at respected nongovernmental organizations. She was recruited to become President of Friends in 2005, after serving as Acting Director of Public Policy at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. At Glaser, Ms. Bilimoria cultivated unprecedented U.S. support for global programs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and led efforts to bring care and treatment to the world’s most at-risk populations. Her efforts contributed significantly to the dramatic growth for the organization, which became one of the first recipients of funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Prior to joining Glaser, Ms. Bilimoria held positions in the Clinton Administration at the White House and in the Treasury Department, where she worked on domestic economic development issues. She was a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, where she served on the state, national security, defense, intelligence and arms control agency review team. There, she led the team’s efforts on a comprehensive review and analysis of all U.S. global health programs. These roles have given her a keen and well-rounded perspective on health and development, both in the U.S. and abroad.

As a global health authority in Washington, D.C., Ms. Bilimoria was asked to serve as a member of the U.S. delegation to the 2011 U.N. High-Level Meeting on AIDS. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Alliance of Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Americas; the U.S. Fund for the Global Fund; and the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases Advisory Committee.

 

Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush is CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, an organization that mobilizes a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. Over the past two years, Global Health Corps has placed 126 fellows from nine countries to work with nonprofit and government health organizations like Partners In Health and the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, and the United States.

Before joining Global Health Corps, Ms. Bush worked for two years in Educational Programming at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, where she supported design thinking programs for high school students and faculty.

After graduating college, she worked for Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Capetown, South Africa, and interned for UNICEF in Botswana. Ms. Bush is a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation Steering Committee and is on the Board of Directors of Covenant House International and PSI. She is a Draper Richards Foundation Social Entrepreneur and a fellow of the Echoing Green Foundation, which selected Global Health Corps as one of the 14 most innovative social start-ups worldwide out of 1500 applicants. Ms. Bush graduated from Yale University in 2004 with a degree in Humanities.

 

Susan Smith Ellis

Susan Smith Ellis is the Principal at Sudbury Road, a content development company. Previously, she was the Chief Marketing Officer at Getty Images and Managing Director, Chief Marketing Officer at Morgan Stanley.

From 2007 until 2011 Ms. Smith Ellis was the Chief Executive Officer of Product (RED): A global marketing company whose partnerships help combat the AIDS pandemic in Africa. As CEO, Ms. Smith Ellis streamlined the organization, expanded Product (RED)’s reach and widened its web of partnerships. She collaborated with iconic brands like Nike, Apple and Starbucks to develop (RED) products and co-branding campaigns.

During her tenure, Product (RED) launched a series of initiatives, including (RED) Wire and (RED) Nights – both of which focused on collaborations with renowned musical artists. At the same time Product (RED) acquired more than two-and-one-half-million followers on Facebook, Twitter and the joinred.com website. In addition, while she was CEO, Product (RED) partnered with Sotheby’s to produce the largest grossing contemporary art auction in recent history, which raised more than $42 million for the Global Fund. As a result of all these efforts, Product (RED), in roughly three-and-a-half years, contributed more than $180 million to the Global Fund..

Ms. Smith Ellis served as well as a spokesperson for Product (RED) and its mission to fight the AIDS pandemic. Her efforts gained her national recognition from media outlets and academic institutions. She was featured in Fortune magazine’s 2009 Boards issue. She has been a keynote speaker at conferences at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, the Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School. Fast Company Magazine named her #25 of the Most Creative People in Business 2010.

As part of Product (RED)’s educational outreach, Ms. Smith Ellis served as Executive Producer along with Spike Jonze on the documentary, The Lazarus Effect, which aired on HBO. The documentary was widely acclaimed by film critics and public health officials around the world. In June 2013 she was named one of the “Ten Most Generous Marketing Geniuses.”

Prior to joining Product (RED), Ms. Smith Ellis served as an Officer and Executive Vice President of the Omnicom Group of Companies, the world’s largest advertising and marketing services corporation. Ms. Smith Ellis previously served as Executive Vice President at BBDO, the nation’s leading advertising agency. During her tenure there she worked with Fortune 100 brands and incubated Atmosphere, BBDO’s digital agency. Prior to BBDO she was a senior executive at Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos.

She is also a board member of the Greenwich International Film Festival and an Advisory Board member of I Relaunch. She is Executive Producer of the documentary “Get The Picture,” which was released in 2104.

 

Helene Gayle

Helene D. Gayle is CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative, a nonprofit organization that implements programs that bring together varied stakeholders to address complex global social challenges. Previously, she was president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization. An expert on global development, humanitarian, and health issues, she spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control, working primarily on HIV/AIDS. Dr. Gayle then worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, directing programs on HIV/AIDS and other global health issues.

Dr. Gayle serves on public company and non-profit boards including: The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the New America Foundation, the ONE Campaign, and the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she serves on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Public Health Association, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Named one of Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women,” she has authored numerous articles on global and domestic public health issues, poverty alleviation, gender equality, and social justice.

Dr. Gayle was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She earned a B.A. in psychology at Barnard College, an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University. She has received 13 honorary degrees and holds faculty appointments at the University of Washington and Emory University.

 

Eric Kessler

As founder and Managing Director of Arabella Advisors, Eric Kessler has built a social venture firm dedicated to making philanthropy more effective. His client work at Arabella includes philanthropy strategy, evaluation, foundation management and project execution. Mr. Kessler has spearheaded evaluations of many of the world’s most significant nonprofits and served as executive director of numerous foundations through the Arabella Foundation Management platform. His insights on civil society and effective philanthropy are often quoted by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and National Public Radio’s “Marketplace.”

In addition to founding Arabella, Mr. Kessler also founded and serves as president of the New Venture Fund, an innovative, independent 501(c)(3) organization that houses donor collaboratives, serves as a global grant-making intermediary, and provides fiscal sponsorship to new project ideas inspired by philanthropists and foundations. He is also a co-founder of the Creation Care Fund and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Kessler served as the National Field Director for the League of Conservation Voters and then as a White House appointee, helping to manage conservation issues during the Clinton Administration. He spent seven years in the former Soviet Union, Southeast Asia and throughout the Middle East, training civic and political organizations on effective organizing strategies and advising donors who invested in their efforts.

Mr. Kessler is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, the Association of Small Foundations, the Environmental Grantmakers Association, and Summit Series. He is on the board of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers. He also serves as a trustee of his own family’s foundation, which holds assets generated by the sale of a fifth-generation family-owned business.

Mr. Kessler is a Co-Owner, with Chef Mike Isabella, of Graffiato, an up-and-coming restaurant in Washington, D.C. He holds an International M.B.A. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

 

George Lee

George Lee is Chairman of Global Technology, Media and Telecom Group and Chief Information Officer for the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. He is responsible for covering a number of large capitalization technology clients. Mr. Lee joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 and was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2004. Additionally, Mr. Lee sits on the Board of Advisors for the Monterey Institute of International Studies at Middlebury College.

 

Michael Madnick

Michael Madnick is the Senior Vice President of Global Philanthropy at CCS Fundraising. He has served in various leadership positions in the international philanthropy arena, and most recently served as the Deputy Executive Director for the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. Prior to this position he was Deputy Director for Global Health Policy and Advocacy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he managed portfolios spanning government relations and issue advocacy, while also spearheading a new “Emerging Donors” initiative, intended to cultivate major and new philanthropic resources and partnerships for global issues. Mr. Madnick also served for many years as the Senior Vice President at the United Nations Foundation, where he institutionalized an organization-wide partnership approach to generate additional financial and other support for UN causes.

Mr. Madnick speaks regularly on the subject of global philanthropy and partnerships, has published a chapter on the subject in a 2010 publication titled “Global Philanthropy,” and serves on a number of boards and advisory committees. He holds an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany and a law degree from Pace University.

 

Jonathan Orszag

Jonathan Orszag is Senior Managing Director and member of the Executive Committee at the economic consulting firm Compass Lexecon. Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Orszag served as the Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Director of the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, and as an Economic Policy Advisor on President Clinton’s National Economic Council.

He was named the youngest member of “the world’s 40 brightest young antitrust lawyers and economists” and one of the “Best Young Competition Economists” by the Global Competition Review and was honored with a leadership award by the Corporation for Enterprise Development.

In addition to his leading role at Compass Lexecon, Mr. Orszag is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center for Communication Law & Policy. He has testified before Congress, U.S. and international courts, the European Court of First Instance and several domestic and international regulatory authorities.

Mr. Orszag received a M.Sc. from Oxford University, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude in Economics from Princeton University, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was named a USA Today All-USA College Academic Team. He is also a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy.

 

Jeffrey L. Sturchio

Jeffrey L. Sturchio is President and CEO at Rabin Martin, a global health strategy consulting firm, and former President and CEO of the Global Health Council. Before joining the Council in 2009, Dr. Sturchio was vice president of Corporate Responsibility at Merck & Co. Inc., president of The Merck Company Foundation and chairman of the U. S. Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), whose 180 member companies represent some 85 percent of total US private sector investment in Africa. While at Merck & Co., Inc., for more than a decade he was a leader of the company’s global HIV/AIDS policy and was centrally involved in the UN/Industry Accelerating Access Initiative established in 2000 to help improve HIV/AIDS care and treatment in the developing world. He was a member of the board of the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships in Botswana (2005-2009) and a member of the private sector delegation to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (2002-2008).

He is chairman of the BroadReach Institute for Training and Education and a member of the boards of the U. S. Pharmacopeia, the Corporate Council on Africa, and the Museum of AIDS in Africa. Dr. Sturchio is also currently a visiting scholar at the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University; Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs; a principal of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; and an advisor to amfAR, the Clinton Global Initiative and the NCD Alliance. He received an AB in history from Princeton University and a PhD in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania. His publications include Noncommunicable diseases in the developing world: addressing global gaps in policy and research (edited with L. Galambos, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).

 

Linda Woolley

Linda Woolley is a C-level executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience across diverse industries. Most recently, she established the Trustworthy Accountability Group, a non-profit that roots out online fraud, malware and piracy. She previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) where she created and executed a new strategic plan for the world’s largest trade association for data-driven marketers. Before DMA, Ms. Woolley founded and managed all activities for Legislaw Consulting, a public affairs and government relations firm. As the firm’s principal, she worked with clients from a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, transportation, banking and defense. As the Director of ITT Industries’ Washington office, Ms. Woolley served as the chief spokesperson for the company regarding all its D.C. activities.

Ms. Woolley has made many presentations and media appearances. She gave the keynote address at the DMA Annual Conference in both 2012 and 2013. Her expertise has been cited in more than 500 publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Politico and others. In addition, Ms. Woolley previously served as the Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Digital Advertising Alliance. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Council; the Board of Directors of the Carlton Club; the Board of Directors of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council; and as a member of the Washington National Cathedral Flower Guild.

 

Edward W. Scott Jr.

Chair Emeritus

Edward W. Scott Jr. is the founder of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He is an experienced and successful business executive, a former Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Government, and an active supporter of a number of philanthropic initiatives.

In early 1995, Mr. Scott co-founded BEA Systems, Inc. He served both as President of BEA and as Executive Vice President for World Wide Field Operations, supervising BEA’s sales, marketing, and services operations.

Prior to BEA, Mr. Scott spent seven years at Pyramid Technology, where he managed worldwide sales and marketing. Before Pyramid, Mr. Scott was part of the team that started the Federal division of Sun Microsystems where he spent three years at the time Sun was a private company. In 1978, Mr. Scott founded Office Power, Inc., an office automation firm that was purchased within its first year by Computer Consoles, Inc., of Rochester, NY.

Before his career in the high-technology industry, Mr. Scott was an executive in the U.S. government for 17 years. In his last government assignment, he served as an Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Transportation during the Administration of President Carter. He also worked for 10 years at the U.S. Department of Justice where he served seven Attorneys General.

Mr. Scott has been an active and engaged philanthropist working to fight global poverty for more than a decade. In addition to Friends, he also founded and Chairs the Center for Global Development and the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty and co-founded DATA, now the ONE Campaign. Mr. Scott also serves on the Board of U.S. Global Leadership Council (USGLC) as well as other organizations supporting global issues.

Mr. Scott holds a B.A. and an M.A. in political science from Michigan State University. He also has a B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics from the University of Oxford.