Mary Kay Henry serves as International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest-growing union in North American with 2 million members in healthcare, public, and property services. She also serves as a trustee of SEIU's benefit funds with over $2 billion in assets.
Henry joined SEIU staff in 1979, rising to become chief healthcare strategist and International Executive Vice President in 2004. She led the union's efforts to win a stronger voice for healthcare workers and enact historic healthcare reforms. In 2010, Henry was unanimously elected International President.
Henry sits on the boards of the Economic Policy Institute, American Income Life, Fresh Thinking, and is an advisory member of the National Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice. She also serves on the Change to Win Leadership Council and is a founding member of SEIU's gay and lesbian Lavender Caucus. Henry previously served on the executive board of Families USA and was a labor adviser to the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops.
As Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, William Von Hoene oversees corporate development, corporate strategy, legal, regulatory, government affairs, investments and communications for Exelon Corporation, the nation's number one competitive energy provider. He previously served as executive vice president, Finance and Legal, of Exelon. Von Hoene joined Exelon in February, 2002 and has held numerous positions before assuming his current responsibilities in February 2012. He serves on Exelon's Executive Committee and is a member of the Boards of Directors of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, the Alliance to Save Energy, and the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of Flying Food Group and is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, a joint venture between Exelon and EDF which owns five nuclear units.
Prior to joining Exelon, Von Hoene was a senior partner at Jenner & Block, specializing in complex civil and white-collar criminal litigation. While at Jenner & Block, he served on the management committee and, at various times, as hiring partner and chairperson of the firm's pro bono and diversity committees.
John Rogers is the Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Ariel Investments. Rogers' passion for investing began at age 12, when his father began buying him stocks as Christmas and birthday gifts. His interest in equities grew at Princeton University, where he majored in economics, and over the two-plus years he worked as a stockbroker for William Blair & Company, LLC. In 1983, Rogers founded Ariel Investments to employ a patient, value strategy in small and medium-size companies.
He strongly believes in giving back to Chicago, sitting on the corporate boards of Exelon and McDonald's, and serving as trustee to the University of Chicago. Nationally, Rogers is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a director of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. In 2008, he was awarded Princeton University's highest honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award, presented each year to the alumnus whose career embodies a commitment to national service. Following the election of President Barack Obama, Rogers served as co-chair for the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2009. In 2013, Rogers was featured alongside legendary investors Warren Buffett, Sir John Templeton and Benjamin Graham in the distinguished book: The World's 99 Greatest Investors by Magnus Angenfelt. Rogers received an AB in economics from Princeton University, where he was also captain of the varsity basketball team.
Robert L. Greene is President & CEO of the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC). NAIC is the industry association representing diverse-owned private equity firms and hedge funds, many of which rank amongst the highest performing funds in the nation. Bob is responsible for leading the association’s capital and policy advocacy, performance research, member services, and strategic alliance development.
In addition to his leadership of the NAIC, Bob serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), a $65 billion public pension plan. The Virginia Retirement System administers a defined benefit plan, a group life insurance plan, a deferred compensation plan and a variety of other retirement benefits for over 600,000 state employees. Bob has served on and led a number of committees of the board including the Audit & Compliance Committee, Administration & Personnel Committee, and Investment Policy Committee.
Bob received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), in Richmond, Virginia. While at VCU, Bob was a recipient of the University's Distinguished Service Award and served as a Virginia Governor's Fellow in the Office of the Attorney General.
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