DIRECTORS

Ellen Gustafson

Director

Kathy Roth-Douquet

Director

Ellen Gustafson is a social entrepreneur who co-founded the consumer goods company FEED Projects, non-profits FEED Foundation and Food Tank and is the author of “We the Eaters.” She has worked for the UN World Food Program and ABC News, was a founding board member of Bronx Success Academy 1 charter school, and speaks around the world on entrepreneurship and food systems. She’s a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and actively engaged in local and global health, security and development.

Kathy Roth-Douquet is an attorney and author with over 20 years experience bringing cross-sector solutions - government, nonprofit, private-sector, and foundation resources - to create greater value. She founded the largest nonprofit mobilizing military families it he country, has served in the Clinton White House and Pentagon (on outsourcing and privatization), has been a senior foundation executive, written award-winning books on public affairs, and develops private investment strategies using government financing programs to foster market-driven solutions to public problems.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Greg Mauro 

Chairman of the Board

Greg Mauro is founder and managing partner of Learn Capital, which has the largest portfolio of education technology investments in the world. Greg has co-founded four venture backed startups used by millions across the education, wireless, and media sectors; most recently Greg was a co-founder at Edmodo, where over 33 million teachers and students safely connect in online classrooms, collaborate on assignments, discover new resources and more and also co-founded Nextivity, SmartDrive, and Tachyon. He has been active in the charter school movement since 2000, and is a member of Gen Next and the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Jeff Rosenthal 

Board of Directors

Jeff Rosenthal is involved in every aspect of Summit, from master planning, design and development for Summit Powder Mountain to directing musical and content programming, community curation, and overall management of Summit’s ventures. Jeff directs the Summit Action Fund, which makes seed and angel investments in startups that drive positive disruptive innovation, is on the advisory boards of Invisible Children and the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and works closely with UNICEF Innovation Labs, The UN Foundation, among others.

 

Jeremy Keele 

Board of Directors

Jeremy Keele is Executive Director of the Policy Innovation Lab at the Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. The Lab is dedicated to developing innovative and data-driven approaches to solving difficult social problems. Prior to joining the Lab, Jeremy was senior advisor to Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams from 2013 to 2015. During his time at Salt Lake County, Jeremy advised the Mayor on his key policy initiatives, including financing, transportation, homelessness, criminal justice, health, culture and the arts and economic development. Prior to joining Salt Lake County, Jeremy practiced corporate transactional law in New York, London and Los Angeles with the law firms of Cleary Gottlieb and Latham & Watkins, from 2006 to 2013. Jeremy received his JD from New York University in 2006, a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 2006 and bachelors degrees in Biology and French from Brigham Young University in 2001. Jeremy is married (Amy) and has three boys (Liam 9, Heath 5, Jude 2).

Sara Boettiger 

Board of Directors

Sara Boettiger is a Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She is an economist and social impact advisor who has worked with governments, companies, foundations, and private investors to improve how we catalyze change in the lives of the poor and underserved. Sara is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation and serves on the board of the Planetary Skin Institute. She is co-founder of a number of non-profits centered on the application of technology to meet the challenges of global poverty, has worked on the faculty of UC Berkeley and as a faculty fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

 

Josh Hanna 

Board of Directors 

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Josh Hanna is a partner in the real estate group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, one of the world’s leading law firms with approximately 1,600 lawyers practicing across the globe. Josh represents Summit in the acquisition and development of Powder Mountain, in addition to structuring and negotiating a broad range of investments on behalf of many other prominent U.S. and international real estate investors. He is actively involved in Kirkland’s pro bono work for charitable and not-for-profit clients, including several within the Summit community.

Joseph Spence

Board of Directors

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Joseph S. Spence, II is a Vice-President at Goldman Sachs.  He is also Co-Founder of the We Are Maker’s –SLC Initiative, an organization dedicated to teaching underserved youth science, technology and business skills. Prior to his career at Goldman Sachs, Joseph worked at Standard & Poor’s where covered approximately $144 billion in debt spanning all sectors, grades, strategies and regions.  He has also held roles in equity research and corporate treasury with broad managerial and client relationship responsibilities.

 Prior to his career in finance, Joseph worked at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP within the intellectual property law group were he translated patents and other legal documents from Japanese to English. Before his time at Stroock, he worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a member of the prestigious NASA Academy in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Joseph graduated from Columbia Business School.  He holds diplomas in yoga therapy & teaching from the secular Indian Institute of Yoga based in Patna, India and has taught various types of meditation for over 20 years.  He also holds a second degree black belt in Japanese Swordsmanship from Ehime Prefecture, Japan.

 


STAFF

Sophie Hearn

Program Manager

Sophie Hearn is Program Manager at the Summit Institute. She has been at the Institute since 2015. Prior to that she worked in digital advertising. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Willamette University. She’s a native to the Bay Area, but loves spending time in the mountains of Utah.