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Sanford founded CitySquash in 2002. A strong believer in the enrichment program model pioneered by CitySquash’s sister programs in Roxbury and Harlem, Sanford works closely with the CitySquash staff and Board to improve the breadth and scope of organization. Sanford received his B.A. from George Washington University in 1973, a Ph.D. in Sociology from Catholic University in 1983, and an M.S.W. degree from Fordham University in 2005. A resident of Scarsdale, New York, Sanford is the President of Research Horizons, a marketing research firm, and previously held executive positions at other marketing research firms, including Market Facts, Elrick and Lavidge, Quick Test and Westat. Sanford has his own clinical practice and is a Board member of FJC – a foundation of donor advised funds. An avid squash player since the mid-1980′s, Sanford claims that he is still learning how to play the game.
Kim joined the CitySquash Board in 2010. Kim is an attorney in private practice, specializing in residential real estate. Previously, she was a litigator for Herrick, Feinstein in New York City. Earlier in her career, Kim held positions as a sports marketing consultant and account supervisor in support of major sporting events. Kim holds a B.A. and J.D. from St. John’s University. Kim has served on the Board of Trustees at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, CT since 2006. Kim serves in an advisory capacity for the Ossining Childrens Center and Villages in Partnership, a program working on development projects in Malawi, Africa. Kim and her husband, Paul, have three squash playing daughters, Alexandra, Christina and Victoria. The family resides in Scarborough, New York.
Tori joined the CitySquash Board in 2011. Tori owns Brilliance, Inc., an online diamonds and jewelry retailer. Tori received her B.A. from Trinity College in 1979. Tori also sits on the Board of the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation and has been involved in fundraising for the Taft School, Deerfield Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tori resides in Manhattan with her husband, Ken, and children, Skye and West, who are long time volunteers for CitySquash.
“Doug” joined the CitySquash Board in 2006. In 1994, Doug founded K2 Advisors, a fund of hedge funds based in Stamford, Connecticut. Prior to founding K2, Doug worked in the investment business in institutional sales, first at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities, and later at Tiedemann International Research, Ltd. Doug earned a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in 1984. Doug is involved with numerous nonprofit organizations and has served on the Board of Trustees of Outward Bound USA. Doug lives in Brooklyn, sails competitively, and has two children, one of whom is a top ranked junior squash player.
Icy joined the CitySquash Board in 2009. Icy graduated from Trinity College in 1994 and attended Columbia School of Social Work before becoming the Assistant Director of the International Institute for Alcoholism Education and Training. She created a substance abuse prevention program which she taught at Greenwich Academy, a girls K-12 day school in Greenwich, and through the Freedom Institute, an early intervention program located in New York City. Icy sat on the Board of Greenwich Academy from 1995-2001 and is currently a member of the Alumnae Board. She sits on the advisory boards of the Greenwich Teen Center and the Greenwich Point Conservancy. From 2002-2005 she volunteered at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, a long term rehabilitation Center. She currently resides in Riverside, Connecticut with her husband and four children where she wrote and published Sargeant’s Heaven, a book to help children process loss. She is currently working on her second book. Icy played squash at St. Paul’s School and Trinity College and now she enjoys playing singles with her son and doubles with anyone who is game.
Teri joined the CitySquash Board in 2009. Born in Montana, raised in California, Teri, a Communications Studies major at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, comes from the squash sidelines where she and her family have been long time supporters of CitySquash. Her three sons have developed lifelong friendships with CitySquash team members. She and her husband, Nick, make their home – and make room for lots of squash gear – in Greenwich, CT with sons: Christopher, Robert and Thomas, who play squash on the teams at Denison University, St. Luke’s School, and Rye Country Day School, respectively. An active volunteer, Teri enjoys helping others through community involvement and serves on many school, church and community committees.
David joined the CitySquash Board in 2011. David co-founded Level Global Investments in 2003. Prior to starting Level Global, David was an equity trader at SAC Capital. David graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, where he played on the varsity squash team. David serves on the Board of Trustees of the Guggenheim Museum and lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.
Michael is a founding member of the CitySquash Board. A partner of Hughes, Hubbard & Redd LLP, Michael specializes in bankruptcy law, representing banks, finance companies, equipment lessors and other creditors. He is involved in numerous charitable organizations, among them the Jewish Home and Hospital, UJA-Federation of New York, and his college and law school alumni organizations. He received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1973 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1977. Michael lives in Scarsdale, New York, and is an avid squash player whose energy, he says, far exceeds his ability. Michael also sails and skis.
Gerry joined the CitySquash Board in 2013. A Managing Director at J. P. Morgan, Gerry is head of the firm’s N.A. Leveraged Finance Group. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 1994, Gerry worked at CitiGroup and PaineWebber Inc. Gerry received a B.A. In Economics from Georgetown University. Gerry and his wife, Caroline, have three children, Megan, Dylan and Ryan, who are all active squash players. Gerry and his family live in Bronxville, New York.
Robert joined the CitySquash Board in 2005. As vice president of the The Osborne Group, Inc., Robert advises not-for-profit organizations on campaign planning, leadership and major gifts, annual giving, board management, and marketing. Previously, Robert was director of development first at the New York based St. Aloysius School, then at the Center for Constitutional Rights, also in New York. A published writer and experienced grants writer, Robert serves as a member of the board of Brooklyn Community and Housing Services and the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project. A resident of Manhattan, Bob graduated with a B.A. from Cornell University in 1993. Bob became addicted to squash, he claims, on the first day that he was introduced to the sport in 2004.
Jerry joined the CitySquash Board in 2010. A Partner at Goldman Sachs, Jerry runs a trading desk in the Fixed Income department. He joined the firm in 1998 after graduating from Colgate University with a BA in English and Economics. Jerry and his wife Meagan have three young daughters and live in New York City. He is an avid squash player and loves golf and skiing.
Palmer joined the CitySquash Board in 2006. He earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1972 and after graduation worked at IBM for 30 years. At IBM, Palmer was responsible for all pricing of IBM systems and software in Asia and Australia (during which time he played for the Japanese national squash team), and later helped start the Commercial Finance division of IBM Credit. Subsequently, Palmer became the CEO of US Squash and during his tenure implemented internet player support, restructured operations, and oversaw the Centennial Ball, the largest fundraiser in the history of the organization. Palmer holds three national and one intercollegiate squash titles. He serves on the board of Surf City Squash and is a member of the Church and Ministry Committee of the UCC in SE Connecticut. Palmer has six children and lives in Pound Ridge, New York.
Peer joined the CitySquash Board in 2003. A managing partner of Blue Orchid Capital, a fund of hedge funds which he co-founded in 2003, Peer has spent his career in finance, working at firms such as the Pearl Street Group, Credit Suisse First Boston, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, NatWest Markets, and PW Group, Inc. Peer earned a B.A from Dartmouth College in 1978 and an M.B.A. from Wharton in 1983. A co-founder of the Steamboat Foundation, Peer is also on the board of trustees of The Brunswick School, and he is a former board member of The Hotchkiss School and St. Vincent’s Hospital. Introduced to squash in college, Peer has been a devoted player ever since and in 2003 he won the 45+ U.S. Doubles Nationals Championships with former CitySquash Board member Peter Briggs. Peer lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Gillian joined the CitySquash Board in 2003. After receiving her B.A. from the University of Colorado, in Boulder, in 1972, Gillian worked as an assignment editor at CBS’s WBBM-TV in Chicago. Upon receiving a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 1981, Gillian worked at Crain’s Chicago Business. Now a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut, Gillian has been a Greenwich Academy trustee, and is currently on the boards of the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich. Gillian learned to play squash in Chicago, and enjoyed watching her daughter, Charlotte, a CitySquash mentor, play in high school and in college.
Jeff is a founding member of the CitySquash Board. Currently a research analyst at Robotti & Company, an investment firm, Jeff previously practiced law in New York City. Jeff earned his B.A. from Harvard College in 1976, an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Michigan in 1978, and a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1982. While at Harvard, Jeff captained the team to the 1976 national intercollegiate team title. He is now busy raising six children in New Rochelle, New York, and enjoys playing squash recreationally. Jeff previously served on the board of Amistad Mission, an orphanage and mountain medical clinic in Bolivia, and as a trustee of Holy Family Church in New Rochelle.
Tim joined the CitySquash Board in 2009. Before joining CitySquash in 2002 as the organization’s Executive Director, Tim was a four-time All-American and two-time captain on the squash team at Harvard College, where he received a B.A. in 2000 in Comparative Religion and where he also played varsity soccer. After graduation, Tim competed on the professional squash tour for two years and played for the U.S. Men’s National Team. Tim has served on the board of U.S. Squash and is the chair of the U.S. Squash Doubles Committee. In 2005, Tim co-founded the National Urban Squash and Education Association, and in 2012 he became its second Executive Director, a role he holds concurrently while at CitySquash. Tim grew up in Cincinnati and lives in Manhattan.