Friday, February 8, 2013
We’re thrilled to welcome three new members to the 826 National Board. Jordan Kurland is founder and owner of Zeitgeist Artist Management, a company focused on cultivating long-term careers for independently minded artists. He is a partner in Noise Pop, one of the nation’s most respected and long-standing music festivals, and co-founder of the Treasure Island Music Festival. Jordan also serves on the boards of the Stern Grove Festival and Air Traffic Control.
Leah Williams joins the board as a legal, policy, corporate strategy, media, and public affairs expert. She currently serves as General Counsel of the national education and research agency WestEd, and her writing has been published through SFGate.com, The Recorder, Benefit Magazine, and CityFlight Magazine. Leah is also an in-demand speaker on philanthropy as a means to inspire and impact communities, diversity, corporate social responsibility, education, and social justice issues.
Tessie Topol is Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Affairs at Time Warner Cable. Her position includes leading the company’s philanthropy program, Connect a Million Minds™, a five-year, $100 million initiative to inspire the next generation of problem solvers by connecting young people to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and careers. Time Warner Cable joined with 826 National last summer to integrate hands-on science learning into workshop curricula at 826NYC and 826LA.