Dr. Katherine Alley – The first female general surgeon in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area and the first to specialize in breast surgery, she has been the director of The Breast Center at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. and of The Betty Ford Breast Center at Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington, D.C. She has been a spokesperson on breast cancer for the American Cancer Society for many years and was the first female president of the Washington Academy of Surgery.
Michael Appel – Former Chairman of the Board of Loehmann’s and Lane Bryant.
Jim Farah – Wharton MBA, former President of Farah Jeans, a large, family-owned clothing firm; other fashion management positions with Bally, Robert Lee Morris and Charles Jourdan.
Jan Rogers Kniffen – Former SVP and Treasurer of the May Department Stores Company, now owner of a retail consulting firm.
Roedean Landeaux – FIT graduate and couturier who has produced collections for Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman and her own design firm for 30 years.
Ken Laughran – A trained designer with three decades of experience in both small and large design firms such as Karl Lagerfeld, Mary McFadden and the Gap.
J. Michael Schell – A Wall Street mergers and acquisitions attorney and former EVP of Mergers and Acquistions at Alcoa.
Peter Vaughn – Former SVP of Marketing for American Express.
Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallery – A luxury specialty department store owned by the Neiman Marcus Group, headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Jones Day – A legal institution with more than 2,400 lawyers on five continents.
Pitney Bowes – A Stamford, Conn.-based manufacturer of software and hardware and a provider of services related to documents, packaging, mailing and shipping.
Weber Shandwick – A leading global public relations firm with offices in 81 countries around the world.
Prism Public Affairs – A leading Washington, D.C. strategic communications firm that operates at the intersection of public policy and the media.
Jim Villa Showroom – The premier North American agent and importer of high end RTW womenswear, contemporary menswear, leather goods and accessories.
James J. Blanchard – Former Congressman, Michigan Governor, Ambassador to Canada and chair emeritus, government affairs practice group at DLA Piper.
Janet Blanchard – Meridian Council on Women’s Leadership, Former First Lady of Michigan and former Associate Director Presidential Personnel.
Harry Kamen – Former Chairman and CEO of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
Barbara Kamen – Former Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of New York.
Patti Liles – Principal and Founder, AdamsBurke Group, an executive search firm in North Carolina.