Unsere Führung

Wir brauchen starke, vorausschauend-denkende Führungskräfte für unsere Mission, Kindern zu helfen, smarter, stärker und netter heranzuwachsen. Und wir haben sie - ein Team von versierten Experten, die alle auf ein Ziel fokussiert sind: Kindern zu helfen.

Das Kuratorium

Mr. Frans Hijkoop

Former Executive Vice President
Chief Human Resources Officer
MetLife, Inc.

Steve Youngwood

Steve Youngwood

Chief Executive Officer
Ex Officio Member of the Board
Sesame Workshop

Jeffrey N. Watanabe, Esq.

Former Chairman of the Board
Sesame Workshop
Retired Founder Watanabe Ing LLP

Mr. Varun Chandra

Managing Partner, Hakluyt & Company

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Thasunda Brown Duckett

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Lee Eastman

Eastman & Eastman

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Kathleen G. Elsesser

Global Chair Consumer Retail and Healthcare Groups, Investment Banking Division
Goldman Sachs

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Carla Harris

Vice Chairman
Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor
Morgan Stanley

Ms. Marlene Hess

Board Chair, International Women's Health Coalition
Member, Council on Foreign Relations
Former Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Inc.

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Valerie Jarrett

Distinguished Senior Fellow
University of Chicago Law School

Dr. Amy Beth Jordan

School of Communication and Information
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Paul Lindley OBE

Ella's Kitchen

Ms. Jenna Mack

Executive Producer and Host of In the Grey

Mr. Michael G. Manasse

President and Chief Operating Officer
Peterson Management LLC

Ms. Gabrielle Sulzberger   

General Partner 
Rustic Canyon / Fontis Partners LP

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Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

President Emerita
Spelman College

Ms. Ann Rubenstein Tisch

Founder and President
The Young Women's Leadership Network

Mr. Jeffrey Weiss

Five Forty Investments

Globaler Beratungsausschuss

Vincent Mai


Jane D. Hartley

Tom Donilon

BlackRock Institute
Former National Security Advisor to President Obama 

Michele Flournoy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
WestExec Advisors
Former Undersecretary of State of Defense for Policy under President Obama

Hosh Ibrahim

Deborah Lehr

Tsitsi Masiyiwa

Luis Alberto Moreno

Former Colombia Ambassador to the U.S.
Former President of the Inter-American Development Bank

Adm. Mike Mullen

Mary Menell Zients

Leadership Council

Our Leadership Council is composed of individuals representing a variety of industries, regional perspectives, and professional expertise dedicated to Sesame Workshop’s mission. Members provide thought leadership, serve as ambassadors, and support Sesame Workshop by sharing their time, treasure, knowledge, and networks to engage the broader community.

Jason Graefe


Robert Tichio


Mariam Alsikafi

Jenna Arnold

Chief Impact Officer

Erica Blob

Drew Collins

Irene Hong Edwards

Peter Friedland

Katie Hockmeyer

Kim Klimczak

Tyler Lewis

Michelle Marra

Patrick McGinnis

Tai Mendoza

Former Litigator

Krista Milam

Brette Wolff Ottavino

Sarah Richardson

Florence Ann Romano

Lindsay Shookus

Anita Tandon

Maya Tichio

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