Peter Hero is Senior Fellow at the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University Graduate Business School. From 1988-2006 he was President of Community Foundation Silicon Valley, a $1+ billion regional community foundation. Previous to this, Peter was President of the Maine College of Art.
He is the founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) Foundation, serves on the Boards of Directors of PBS, Skoll Foundation, Ebay Corporate Foundation, American India Foundation, and chairs the World Bank Advisory Committee on global community foundation development. Peter holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, BA (magna cum laude) and MA in art history from Williams College, and an honorary doctor of laws from the Maine College of Art.
In 2002 Czech republic President Vaclav Havel appointed Peter to the Council of Advisors to the Nato Summit in Prague.
His latest book, Local Mission, Global Vision: Community Foundations in the 21st Century was published by the Foundation Center in New York in 2008.
Eric Kolodner is a lawyer whose career has involved positions in the private sector and non-profit sector. He is currently a Principal at Armacom International. Prior to joining Armacom, Eric was Associate General Counsel in London at Financial Security Assurance (FSA).
Eric’s non-profit experience includes serving as Director of Programs and General Counsel for Trace Foundation, a New York-based organisation that funds and operates development projects in minority areas of western China. He has also worked with various other non-profit organisations, including the Ford Foundation and Human Rights Watch.
Eric received both a law degree (J.D.) from New York University (NYU) School of Law and a master’s degree (M.P.A) in international affairs from Princeton University in 1995. During his graduate training, Mr. Kolodner served as an editor of the NYU Law School Journal of International Politics and published extensively on matters relating to international law and development. Eric received his undergraduate degree (B.A.) in 1988 from Brown University. He is a member of the New York State bar.
Jack Lange is a partner in the Corporate Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, based in Hong Kong. Jack’s practice is concentrated principally on mergers and acquisitions with a particular focus on the representation of private equity and venture capital funds and other financial investors in connection with their activities in Asia, including investment activities and portfolio company financing and acquisition activities.
Jack was named as one of ALB’s annual “HOT 100” practitioners in 2011 which recognizes the leaders and practitioners who have had the greatest impact on the legal market in Asia. He is part of AmCham’s Government Relations Group in Hong Kong and served as President of The American Club Hong Kong for 2012.
Jack is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia and Hong Kong. He graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1981 and from Princeton University, summa cum laude, in 1977. Prior to joining Paul, Weiss in 1988, Jack served in the Office of the Legal Advisor of the U.S. Department of State.