Atlas Corps is pleased to announce new additions to our Board of Directors and to bid a fond farewell to those completing their service. The new Board members officially joined the Board in February 2020. They bring diverse professional backgrounds, a commitment to service, and passion for the Atlas Corps mission to develop individuals, strengthen organizations, and promote innovation. You can meet our Board of Directors on our website.
Atlas Corps also expresses our appreciation for the years of service and leadership provided by our outgoing Board members. Thank you to Arturo González Vargas and Mary Beth Goodman We look forward to their continued contribution to Atlas Corps as they transition to a new role. Arturo provided a statement about his experience with the Board of Directors
“Atlas Corps means a lot to me, and in many different ways. My fellowship truly was one of the most impactful experiences in both my personal and professional life. It changed me and set me in the career path I aspired to; it made it possible. I met the most amazing people: the Fellows from all classes, my newfound community in the city that became my second home, the Board Members, the staff… I cannot find the right words to express my gratitude to all of them and to Atlas Corps itself. Being able to join the Board of Directors gave me the opportunity to remain connected to this community I love and to give back to this organization that gave me so much. I truly feel like I stood on the shoulders of giants.“
Atlas Corps New Board Members
(as of February 2020)
For nearly 30 years, Nancy has worked at the intersection of the public, private and nonprofit sectors to bring bold, creative solutions to persistent social challenges. She is known for her strategic thinking, exceptional facilitation skills, ability to forge effective partnerships, gift for communicating complex concepts in clear and simple ways, and knack for bringing vision to reality. Nancy spent more than a decade in consulting firms, leading APCO Worldwide’s corporate responsibility practice and then heading the D.C. office for Portland-based Metropolitan Group. During those years, Nancy redesigned corporate philanthropy and community relations programs for several Fortune 100 companies, including UPS, Johnson Controls and Freddie Mac. She also led strategy and communication projects for foundation and nonprofit clients.
Nancy served as executive vice president and senior advisor for social innovation at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, where she led the organization’s initiative to scale the impact of effective nonprofits. While with Steve and Jean Case’s family foundation, Nancy led international grantmaking and developed innovative fundraising efforts for grantees helping to provide clean drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nancy holds a master’s degree in public affairs from University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School, a master’s in health communication from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from University of Dayton. Nancy currently serves on the board for the global nonprofit Pact and was board chair for six years.
In 2018, Nancy launched the Intrapreneurs Influence Lab, a year-long training and coaching program to help social purpose leaders accelerate massive change inside their organizations. Nancy teaches intrapreneurship and leadership for the executive education program at Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business.
Noah Simon, UBS
As a senior member of Epstein Partners at UBS, Noah focuses on providing strategic guidance and direction for their most sophisticated Private Wealth clients. He builds long-term relationships by advising clients on more complex wealth management solutions, including pre-transaction planning, philanthropy, insurance optimization and risk management. Previously, Noah was Director of Private Client Service and Wealth Advisor at Stone Toro Investment Advisors LP.
Noah is the founding Chair of the Children’s Village (CV) Leadership Council—a group of young professionals interested in supporting at-risk youth in the pursuit of success. Noah is also a member of Nexus Global Philanthropy Community of exceptional young social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and impact investors committed to creating a better world. In his spare time Noah is an avid outdoor enthusiast, has climbed mountains the world over (e.g., Kilimanjaro), and enjoys golf and snowboarding. Noah holds a B.S. in Finance from Syracuse University.
Gretchen Ehle, Atlantic Council
Gretchen Ehle is a non-profit executive with over 15 years of experience in foreign policy, international diplomacy, and global entrepreneurship. She is currently the Director of Institutional Giving (Government) at the Atlantic Council where she is responsible for strategic business development growth for the Council in the public sector. Most recently she was the Vice President for the global programs division at the Meridian International Center quadrupling division revenue during her 10 year tenure at the organization.
Gretchen has completed all coursework towards a PhD in Public Policy with a focus on International Entrepreneurship from George Mason University where she received an M.A. in International Commerce. She received her B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University. Ms. Ehle is an avid contributor to her community through her membership in her local Rotary Club and Junior League. Gretchen lives in Woodley Park with her husband Quinn and Carolina Dog, Dingus.