EXECUTIVE TEAM

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Current Executive Team Members

Isabel Wright, President

Isabel Wright is the President of NEACOL. She comes with great knowledge of the organization, as she is a founding member and past president. Isabel was born and raised in Colombia and has a deep passion for working toward improving conditions for underserved children.

Earlier in her career, Isabel was a project associate at the Ford Foundation, under the umbrella of NYU Wagner's school, in which she analyzed the effectiveness of Ford’s PRI portfolio and exit strategies in the microfinance field. She did her internship with the United Nations focusing on researching and mapping diverse international funding agencies for microfinance. At the United Nations, she was a member of the UN international Year of Microcredit. Isabel started her professional career in the academic field, she was the Academic Coordinator for the Business School at Universidad Iberoamericana and a professor of Financial Analysis and Budget Management at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Colombia.

Isabel holds a Bachelor‘s degree in Business from Universidad Jorge Lozano and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University. Isabel enjoys spending time with her family and friends, wine tasting and running.

Ricardo Rodriguez, Vice President

Ricardo Rodriguez is the Vice President of NEACOL. He is currently the Chief Information Technolgy Officer at American Financial Systems, leading Software Development and IT Operations of the Company and serving as a member of its Board of Directors. Prior to this role, he acted as Second Vice President for Guardian Life Insurance, a Fortune 300 company, and held other positions in the same arena. He also founded two IT-related companies. Ricardo has a strong interest in the non-profit sector. He was involved with NEACOL previously as the co-chair of the IT committee. He was also part of the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) as a STEM advisor.

Ricardo holds a Master's Degree in Finance and an MBA, both from HULT International Business School, a Master's Degree in Information Systems Management from Harvard University, a B.S. in Computer Sciences from Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria and completed four years of Electronic Engineering and Mathematics education at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. He was also a Teaching Assistant / Fellow at Harvard University and Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria, involved with Software Development and Database Design.

Ricardo has published research in the computer technology field in academic scenarios and magazines of national circulation such as MSDN Magazine and VB Advisor. He also has also been selected as one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics in Information Technology in the U.S” by HITEC for six consecutive years and also featured by Hispanic Engineer & IT Magazine as one of the “Top Hispanics in Computer Science and Computer Engineering”.

Danielle Jennings, Treasurer

Danielle Jennings is the Treasurer of NEACOL. She became involved with the organization by volunteering at the annual galas and is excited to join the NEACOL team in this capacity.

Danielle is currently an associate at Appleton Partners, Inc., a private investment management firm located in Boston, MA. Prior to her current position, Danielle worked at Cambridge Appleton Trust as an Assistant Trust Operations Manager and at The Natick Soldier Systems Center, a branch of the Department of Defense, as a budget analyst.

Danielle was born in and resides in Massachusetts. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and skiing. Danielle received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Roger Williams University.

 

 

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