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Our Honorees

Hope Goldstein

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Hope Goldstein, CPA, is the Co-Partner-in-Charge of the Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group at Marks Paneth LLP, a top 50 accounting, tax and advisory firm that serves 20% of New York’s largest charities.

Ms. Goldstein has dedicated her nearly 30-year career to helping nonprofits grow their reputations as financially sound and fiscally responsible organizations. Currently, she leads a team of more than 60 professionals who specialize in the nonprofit industry and focus on ensuring the accuracy and transparency of clients’ accounting records, audit documentation and tax filings.

Ms. Goldstein uses her expertise to support public charities, private foundations, colleges and universities, social services and membership organizations and cultural institutions – both in and out of the office. She has served on the boards of the Brooklyn College Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, Musical Theatre Works and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Ms. Goldstein helps to lead the Women’s Initiative at Marks Paneth, a group that supports the advancement of female employees and strives to create opportunities for women of the firm to connect, network and advance their professional skills.

Ms. Goldstein earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Brooklyn College.  She is a licensed CPA in the state of New York and an active member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she serves on the Not-for-Profit Accounting Committee and has previously served on the Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee, the Advancement of Women Committee and the Government Accounting and Auditing Committee.

A Girl Scout troop member during her childhood, Ms. Goldstein learned to value community involvement from an early age. She remains active in her community and serves as an Executive Committee member on the PTA of her son’s high school, Eleanor Roosevelt HS located in NYC. Her remaining time at home is dedicated to her husband and son, whom she considers her greatest gifts. 

Suzanne Gluck

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Suzanne Gluck is the Co-Head of WME’s Worldwide Literary Department, the largest provider of authors to the major publishing houses in the United States, with more than thirty agents in New York, Los Angeles, London and Nashville. In 2002, a year after she joined the company, she was one of the first two women elected to the William Morris Board of Directors.

Over her thirty-year career in the industry, Suzanne has represented over 100 New York Times bestselling books across a wide variety of genres.  Her books have changed the way we think about the world and have become a part of our popular culture, from groundbreaking literary fiction to works of nonfiction about history, science, and contemporary life. Her client list includes Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt of Freakonomics;  Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of The New York Times; Min Jin Lee, acclaimed author of Pachinko;  radio host and author Kurt Andersen;  perennial bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank; Peggy Orenstein,  author of the groundbreaking Girls & Sex; John Berendt, author of the record-breaking bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil;  acclaimed writer and director Adriana Trigiani; Meg Wolitzer, bestselling author of The Female Persuasion and The Wife; and generation-defining children’s author Judy Blume.

In connection with the Children’s Aid Society, Suzanne and her husband created a pioneering scholarship to sponsor young women throughout their college educations.  The program has grown to include career counseling and mentoring. She is also the Executive Angel of the Mt. Sinai Hospital’s Sharon Kalb Komarin Memorial Library, which serves patients, families and caregivers in the gynecologic cancer unit. 

Suzanne has been featured in many publications, ranging from the New York Times to Poets & Writers to The Hollywood Reporter. A 1981 graduate of Brown University, she lives with her family in New York City, where she was born and raised.

Renee LaRoche-Morris

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Renee LaRoche-Morris is the Chief Operating Officer of BNY Mellon Investment Management; in this role, Renee oversees Investment Management’s Operations & Technology teams, U.S. Strategic Initiatives team, Chief Administrative Officer, Proxy team, and Enterprise Data Strategy team.   She also manages a wide range of related responsibilities, including information security, IM's global premises strategy and strategic projects.

As former Chief Financial Officer of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Renee brings the unique perspective of understanding both business and financial drivers that are key to growth and client satisfaction. 

Prior to joining Wealth Management, Renee led Pershing’s Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Development functions. Renee joined BNY Mellon in 2003 on Pershing’s Global Client Relationships team where she held a leadership role focused on global strategy and operations. 

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Renee was a Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting where she specialized in strategy and operations for the financial services industry.

Renee began her career at the Chase Manhattan Bank where she completed the Retail Management Development Program and held positions in Database Marketing and Product Management.

Renee is the Co-chair of IMPACT, BNY Mellon’s Multi-cultural Business Resource Group and she sits on the board of Dress for Success Worldwide.

Renee holds a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Columbia Business School.

Alicia Tillman

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As the Chief Marketing Officer at SAP, Alicia Tillman is responsible for creating and accelerating the company’s marketing strategy and brand recognition across the globe. She is focused on driving the company vision of helping the world run better and improve people’s lives by building marketing programs and thought leadership to promote our exceptional product innovation and purpose driven initiatives.

Previously, Alicia was the Chief Marketing Officer of SAP Ariba, the world’s largest business to business commerce network. She was accountable for the development of the marketing strategy across the globe and rebuilt the company’s 18-year-old brand within her first seven months in the role. During her tenure, the business achieved double-digit revenue growth for eight consecutive quarters. Prior to joining SAP, she spent 11 years at American Express as the head of Marketing and Business Services after leading Public Affairs, Corporate Communications and Media Relations for the Global Business Travel division. Under her leadership, Alicia built a global organization recognized for developing a strong brand and consistent messaging that gave the business a leading voice in the industry. Throughout her career, she can be credited with many industry “firsts” – including launching the first ever business travel industry forum in China; creating American Express Business Travel’s first social media platform and creating the first customer loyalty product in the industry that used gamification mechanics.

Alicia has significant experience across marketing and product development, event management, branding, lead generation, public relations and investor relations, strategic planning, revenue management, organizational design and innovation. She has strong cultural competence leading global teams and is a dynamic public speaker and team motivator. A strong champion for women’s leadership and diversity at SAP, Alicia serves the executive sponsor for SAP’s Business Women’s Network in New York, which is comprised of 60 chapters around the world and over 10,000 members.

Alicia has been honored by many organizations for her work in marketing and communications. During her career at American Express, she was profiled by the European trade journal, Travel Trade Gazette Business, as one of the leading women in the business travel industry. She was awarded the American Express Chairman’s Award for Innovation twice and the Chairman’s Award for Exemplary Performance. During her time at SAP, Alicia was honored by Direct Marketing News as a 2016 Hall of Femme recipient which honored 15 exceptional chief female marketers. She was also recognized in early 2017 as one of 25 leading global marketing leaders by The Internationalist for outstanding accomplishments in the past year and changing the rules of contemporary marketing. Most recently, Alicia graduated from the prestigious Chief Marketing Officer program at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in June 2017.

Alicia is a graduate of Lycoming College and holds a BA in Mass Communications with an emphasis in International Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising. She works in the SAP New York City office and lives in New Jersey with her husband, Bill, and their two children, Riley and William.