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Kathleen Tait

Kathleen Tait, Chair

Kathleen Tait, Chair, is currently a full-time parent; prior to becoming a mother, she was a Vice President and Co-Portfolio Manager of a growth equity fund with over $1 billion in assets under management.  While at J.P. Morgan, Ms. Tait worked on the firm-wide Diversity Task Force, which resulted in policies that helped to retain women and minority employees.  This work was a natural outgrowth of the work Ms. Tait performed while serving as a Special Assistant to Earle G. Graves, a member of the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission under the Clinton administration.  Ms. Tait is Treasurer of the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, an Audit Committee member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and previously served on the Executive Board of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) during a time of explosive growth for the organization.  She currently serves on the Global Advisory Board of PPFA.  Ms. Tait is also a Board Member of the Retreat, a women and children’s shelter on the East End of Long Island.  She is a fundraiser for Jack and Jill of America, Metropolitan Chapter and Village Community School (VCS).  Ms. Tait is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College and has an MBA from Columbia Business School.  (New York, NY)