The American Red Cross in Greater New York is proud to welcome seven new members of its regional Board of Directors:
- Tonia Bottoms Esq., Managing Director & Senior Managing Counsel for BNY Mellon’s Pershing
- Katherine J. Brennan, Esq., General Counsel, Marsh LLC
- Kermitt Brooks, Executive Vice President, General Counsel for The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian Life)
- Tracy Brown, VP-Global Head Talent for PayPal
- Marilu Galvez, Vice President-Community Engagement and Development for WABC-TV
- Steven Joenk, Chief Investment Officer for Equitable
- Joseph Montesano, Head of Equity Trading- Americas at Goldman Sachs
“We are delighted to welcome Tonia, Kate, Kermitt, Tracy, Marilu, Steven and Joseph to our board. We are grateful for their passion and dedication which will help strengthen our life-saving Red Cross mission across our region,” said Mary J. Barneby, CEO, American Red Cross Greater New York Region.
“I am so thrilled to welcome such an enthusiastic and talented group of board members. I look forward to their support in the ongoing stewardship of the Red Cross mission,” said John Osborn, Board Chair, American Red Cross Greater New York Region.
Tonia Bottoms is the Managing Director and Senior Managing Counsel for BNY Mellon’s Pershing. In her role, Bottoms specializes in the areas of retirement plans and financial products. She provides advice and guidance regarding the compliance and oversight of retirement and education savings products. She is also Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Advocate for Pershing and is a member of Pershing’s Executive Committee.
Katherine J. Brennan
Kate serves as the General Counsel of Marsh LLC where she leads all legal and compliance strategy for the Marsh business globally. Kate also chairs Marsh McLennan’s ESG management committee and the Company’s enterprise-wide Crisis Management Team.
Kermitt Brooks is Executive Vice President, General Counsel at The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian Life). In this role, he is responsible for managing Guardian’s enterprise-wide legal, compliance, corporate governance, and government affairs functions. He is also executive sponsor of Guardian Life’s Inclusion & Diversity Council. Brooks has significant experience in the industry, both as an insurance executive and as a regulator.
Tracy Brown is Global Head of Talent for PayPal where he drives efforts to attract, retain and develop talent for the company, leading a team of professionals responsible for talent acquisition, learning and leadership development, succession management, employee engagement as well as diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging. Brown has more than 20 years of leadership experience in delivering innovative people solutions, developing, and managing high performing teams.
Emmy award-winning journalist Marilu Galvez is the Vice President of Community Engagement and Development for ABC Owned Television Station WABC-TV, the nation’s number one local news station, and the committee lead for the DMED Networks Diversity Equity and Inclusion team. She is responsible for community outreach efforts and growing existing relationships with organizations in the market. She aligns news, programming, marketing, and talent with cause-related events and campaigns and leverage opportunities to have efforts supported by advertisers.
Steven M. Joenk
Steven M. Joenk is the Chief Investment Officer at Equitable and a member of the company’s Operating Committee. He oversees the investment of Equitable’s $75+ billion general account portfolio and the development and implementation of the firm’s derivatives & hedging programs. He also serves as Trustee, Chief Executive Officer and President of Equitable Investment Management Group, LLC (Equitable IMG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Equitable.
Joseph Montesano is the Head of Americas Equity Trading at Goldman Sachs and is responsible for the Program Trading businesses globally. He has been with Goldman Sachs for over 20 years and currently serves on the Global Markets Division Operating Committee.