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Advisory Committee

Brian Hetherington is a founder and the Chairman of The ABD Team, a boutique consulting firm providing risk management, insurance brokerage, human resources, and retirement consulting services. He earned his BA in political science with high honors from Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences in 1988. Brian is also an alum of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Worldwide Broker Network and the Industry Insurance Charitable Foundation.

Jill Schaeffer Hetherington is senior vice president of business development at the ABD Team, a boutique consulting firm providing risk management, insurance brokerage, human resources, and retirement consulting services. She earned her BA in business management, economics, and sociology from Bucknell University. Jill earned her MBA with honors from Harvard Business School, where she was a recipient of the prestigious Dean’s Award for exemplary leadership. Jill currently serves on the Silicon Valley board of directors for How Women Lead and is an active volunteer in her sons’ schools.

Mala Htun is Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. She is also the Deputy Director of ADVANCE UNM, an NSF-funded effort to boost faculty and student diversity at the University of New Mexico. Mala is a leading scholar on diversity issues in the field of political science. Her work has been published in the American Political Science ReviewPerspectives on Politics, and Politics and Gender. She is a member of the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows.

Adam Karr is Managing Director of Orbis Investment Management (US), LLC, and a director of its parent company, Orbis Investment Management Limited. Adam is a 1992 honors graduate from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Economics. He earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Adam currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sponsors for Education Opportunity (SEO) and as a Trustee of Northwestern University.

Brian Posner is the founder and President of the Point Rider Group LLC. From 2005 to 2008, he was the CEO, President, and co-Chief Investment Officer of ClearBridge Advisors LLC, which is one of the largest mutual fund companies in the United States. Brian received his BA in history from Northwestern University and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a Trustee of Northwestern University.

Paula Pretlow is a former senior vice president of The Capital Group, a $1.4 trillion-dollar privately held investment management firm. She received both her BA in political science and an MBA in Finance from Northwestern University. Paula currently serves on the Board of Trustees of The Kresge Foundation, the Board of Governors for the San Francisco Symphony, and the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University.

Jeffrey (Jeff) Zukerman is a founding partner of Zukerman Gore Brandeis & Crossman LLP, a New York City based law firm. He maintains a diverse practice that includes corporate and real estate transactions, executive compensation (with a particular emphasis on the financial services industry), and employment law. Jeff earned a BA with honors in political science from Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences in 1979. He earned his JD in 1982 from the Washington College of Law of the American University, where he was the Articles Editor of its Law Review. Jeff is a member of the Weinberg College Board of Visitors, is co-chair of Northwestern’s Leadership Circle New York Regional Council, and a member of the New York Regional Campaign Committee. He also served for many years as a member of Northwestern’s Alumni Admission Council.

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