Leadership + Governance

Board of Directors

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation’s board of directors is made up of forward-thinking business leaders, community champions, and civic-minded Americans who are deeply committed to preserving our national heritage.

For our executive team, please click here.
For governance information, please click here.

  • Albert C. Bellas, Board Chairman

    Senior Managing Director

    Klingenstein Fields Wealth Advisors

  • Luis Ubinas,
    Vice Chairman

    Former President

    Ford Foundation

  • Stephen A. Briganti

    President and CEO

    The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation

  • Joseph E. Doddridge

    Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife & Parks (Retired)

    U. S. Department of the Interior

  • Michael
    Donovan

    Vice Chairman

    Mediaocean

  • Emilio
    Estefan

    Founder and CEO

    Estefan Enterprises, Inc.

  • Massimo Ferragamo

    Chairman

    Ferragamo USA

  • Clementina Santi Flaherty

    Corporate Vice President Emeritus; Author and Philanthropist

    The Colgate-Palmolive Company

  • Christopher “Kip” Forbes

    Vice Chairman

    Forbes Publishing Company

  • Henry Louis “Skip” Gates

    Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director Hutchins Center for African & African American Research

    Harvard University

  • Jeffrey R.
    Gural

    Chairman and Principal

    GFP Real Estate, LLC

  • Karen
    Jurgensen

    Former Editor

    USA Today

  • Bruce P.
    Keller, Esq.

    Assistant United States Attorney, NJ

    Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney
    District of New Jersey
    Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, 1988-2015

  • Tommy
    Lasorda

    Special Advisor to Chairman and MLB Hall of Fame Manager

    Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Peter M.
    Lehrer

    CEO

    Lehrer Cumming

  • Josie
    Natori

    Founder and CEO

    The Natori Company

  • Michael J. O’Bannon

    President

    EOP Group

  • Deborah J.
    Simon

    Philanthropist

    Simon Property Group

  • Timothy M. Sweeney

    Executive Vice President; President, Global Retail Markets

    Liberty Mutual Insurance

  • Andrew
    Tisch

    Co-Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee

    Loews Corporation

  • Paul
    Verkuil

    President Emeritus

    College of William & Mary

  • Diane
    von Furstenberg

    Founder and Chairman

    DVF Studio LLC

  • Paul E.
    Weaver

    Former Vice Chairman

    PricewaterhouseCoopers