Leadership

About Urban Debate Leaders

Chairman:
Stuart H. Singer
Partner
Boies, Schiller & Flexner
Phone: 954-356-0011
ssinger@bsfllp.com

Governing Board Members:
Jeff Allred
Partner
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Eric Ball
General Partner
Impact Venture Capital

William J. Blechman
Partner
Kenny Nachwalter, P.A.

Wayne L. Firestone
Chief Executive Officer
National Honor Society Scholarship Fund

Joshua Friess
Founder
Two Point Strategic Consulting

Leonard A. Gail
Founding Partner
Massey & Gail

David Glass
Global Head, Muscle Diseases
Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

Michael Gottlieb
Partner
Willkie Farr & Gallagher

John Graham
Dean, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University

Kenneth A. Hersh
President and Chief Executive Officer
George W. Bush Presidential Center

The Honorable Kenneth M. Karas
U.S. District Court Judge
Southern District of New York

Janet Kavinoky
Vice President, Federal & State Governmental Relations
Vulcan Materials Company

Bobbie L. King, Jr.
Senior Attorney
NextEra Energy Resources

Mark T. Koulogeorge
Co-founder and Managing General Partner
MK Capital

The Honorable George S. LeMieux
Chairman of the Board
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.

Tammy McCutchen
Principal
Littler Mendelson PC

Meredith McClintock
CEO and Founder
Ready Solar

Nikhil Mirchandani
Managing Director
Inherent Group

Nirav Patel
President
The Asia Group

Arnaldo Perez
General Counsel
Carnival Corporation

Stephen C. Perry
President and CEO
Claritage Capital

James R. Roland
Director of Community Debate Programs
Emory University

Randal Sandler
Director of Client Services and Marketing
Bridgewater Associates

Scott H. Segal
Partner
Bracewell

John Stubbs
Fellow
Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Security

Shaun Van Horn
Partner
Jenner & Block

Jennifer Wade
Council Member
Cornell University College of Veterinary Advisory Council

Honorary Board Members:
David Boies
Chairman
Boies, Schiller & Flexner

The Honorable David L. Boren
President
University of Oklahoma

Wesley K. Clark
Chief Executive Officer
Wesley K. Clark

Willie E. Gary
Partner
Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. University
Professor and Director, Hutchins
Center for African & American Research
Harvard University

The Honorable Ken Salazar
Partner
WilmerHale

The Honorable Lawrence H. Summers
Charles W. Eliot University Professor
Harvard University

Laurence H. Tribe
Professor of Constitutional Law
Harvard Law School and Carl M. Loeb University Professor Harvard University

Honorable Sylvester Turner
Mayor
Houston, Texas

Paul G. Vallas
Board of Trustees
Chicago State University

David Zarefsky
Professor Emeritus
Communication Studies
Northwestern University

Rhonda Haynes
Executive Director
312-427-8100
rhondahaynes@urbandebate.org
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Julie Byun
Director of Finance and Administration
312-427-8101
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Greg Ekey
Director of Education and League Programming
312-427-2012
gregekey@urbandebate.org
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Luke Hill
Director of Data Systems & Performance Management
312-427-0389
lukehill@urbandebate.org
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Madalyn Messer-Brooks
Director of Development
312-427-0176
madalyn.messerbrooks@urbandebate.org
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Sara Sanchez
National Program Manager
312-427-0388
sarasanchez@urbandebate.org
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Linda Listrom
Former Executive Director
Since 2010, Linda has served as the Executive Director of Urban Debate. We thank her for her contributions and wish her the best as she retires.
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