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Jun 2015

Hannah Yankelevich Named New ‘Reaching Out’ Board President

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Reaching Out is thrilled to announce that Hannah Yankelevich, an Associate at McKinsey & Company, will serve as the organization’s new Board President.  Hannah replaces Erik Hebert, Senior Director at HP Software Global Strategy & Planning, who has served as President from 2014-2015.  Erik will remain on the organization’s Board as a member at large.

Alongside the organization’s full-time Executive Director Matt Kidd, Hannah will work to ensure that the organization’s quality programming for current and alumni LGBT MBAs & graduate business students continues, while also putting renewed emphasis on programming specifically for LBT women and other under-represented segments of the LGBT community in the business and business school environments.

The organization added Robert Mark, Business Operations Manager for Apple, and Heather Rae Martin, Senior Manager of Strategy at Mylan Inc.  Reaching Out’s co-founder, James Robertson, departed the Board but will serve on a new Advisory Board made up of community partners & organizational stakeholders. The full advisory board will be named in the Fall.

Shane Proch-Wilson, a Consultant for The Boston Consulting Group, will move from member at large to the organization’s Secretary role.

Reaching Out is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to educating, inspiring and connecting LGBT business students & alumni to become the out leaders of tomorrow.  The organization is best known for its annual ROMBA Conference, which brings together over 1,400 current, prospective and alumni LGBT MBAs graduate business students along with professionals from the organization’s 80+ corporate partners.

The organization’s full staff & board can be viewed at: http://www.reachingoutmba.org/about-us-2/board-of-directors/

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