Alex MacCallum ’99 (Moderator), General Manager, Direct to Consumer and Head of Product at CNN
Alex is the General Manager, Direct to Consumer and Head of Product at CNN. Previously, she was at the New York Times for eight years in a number of roles, most recently as the Head of Product for Standalone Products. Before that role, she ran the Cooking and Games products, was GM of video and as a masthead editor for audience development in the newsroom. She co-founded the New York Times Cooking product with Sam Sifton. A graduate of Brown University and UC Berkeley Law School, Alex previously worked for The Washington Post and The Huffington Post.
EB Kelly ’99, Managing Director, Tishman Speyer
EB leads Tishman Speyer's placemaking efforts globally and oversees Rockefeller Center. In her role, EB manages day-to-day operations of the center, including leasing, asset management, placemaking, and the operating businesses including Rainbow Room, Bar 65 and Top of the Rock. During her tenure at Tishman Speyer, EB has worked on the New York Acquisitions and Development team, Debt Capital Markets team, Innovation and the launching of Zo, Tishman Speyer's tenant amenity platform, and served as the Investment Committee Secretary. Prior to joining Tishman Speyer, EB was the Special Project Coordinator for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Capital Project Development under Mayor Mike Bloomberg, where she managed implementation of priority development projects including the High Line, the new Whitney Museum and the Brooklyn Cultural District. She also worked on the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. EB is the chair of the board of the Friends of Governors Island. She holds a BA from Yale University and a JD from Harvard Law School. EB lives on the Upper West Side with her husband, 5 year-old son and 3 year-old daughter.
Arielle Patrick ’07, Chief Communications Officer, Ariel Investments
Arielle joined the firm in 2020 and is responsible for all aspects of the firm's communications. As a corporate strategist and creative, she oversees Ariel's media relations, public and community affairs, internal communications, corporate and executive leadership communications, branding, and content marketing initiatives. Arielle also sits on the firm’s Operating Committee. She represents Ariel on the Public Communications Committee for the Investment Company Institute (ICI). Prior to Ariel, Arielle worked for Edelman, the world's largest communications consulting firm. There, she served as Executive Vice President & Transaction Director in the Financial Communications & Capital Markets practice. She formerly held a variety of positions at global PR firm Weber Shandwick, a subsidiary of IPG, within its Financial Communications, Crisis Communications & Issues Management, and Corporate Reputation Management practices. In her spare time, she is an investor and advisor to two early stage tech companies; sits on the National Advisory Board for Yellowstone National Park's foundation; the Board of Directors of The Harbor Sciences & Arts Charter School; the Steering Committee for the Young Fellows of The Frick Collection Museum; the President's Council of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History; and the Alumnae Board for the Princeton Tigerlilies. She is also a Founding Member of Chief, a private club for senior women executives. Arielle graduated with an AB in Classics from Princeton University.
Dr. Sarah Sayeed ’86, Chair & Executive Director, NYC Civic Engagement Commission
Sarah is the current Chair & Executive Director NYC Civic Engagement Commission and former senior advisor in the Community Affairs Unit of the New York City. She was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in June 2015 to expand outreach to Muslim communities across the five boroughs. Over the past two decades, Sarah has been instrumental in uniting religious leaders from diverse backgrounds in NYC, helping them to cooperate on solving prescient social problems. She also previously worked as a professor in public affairs at Baruch College in New York City. Sarah received her bachelor's from Princeton University, and her Ph.D. in communication from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Alison Stuebe ’91, Division Director for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Alison is a graduate of Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She completed fellowship training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s, and she earned a Masters in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has published more than 170 peer-reviewed articles. She is currently a Division Director for Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Distinguished Professor of Infant and Young Child Feeding at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. She has been awarded grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Her current research focuses on developing models for holistic and equitable care of families during the 4th Trimester. She is a member of the Steering Committee for Moms Rising North Carolina, and she is actively engaged in professional organizations. She is president of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and a former board member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. At the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, she is a member of both the Breastfeeding Expert Work Group and the Maternal Mental Health Expert Work Group, and she chaired the Task Force on Reinventing Postpartum Care.