MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
September 19th, 2014
BOSTON — MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is pleased to announce the addition of three new volunteer leaders to its Board of Directors. Kerry Sullivan, President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Dennis Pemberton Jr., Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Asset Alternatives and Ernesto Anguilla, Global Head of Communications, Bain Capital, bring professional skills and talents along with volunteer leadership experience to the organization’s growing board.
“Growing our leadership with members who bring, not only diverse experience and national networks, but equal passion for the role of quality youth mentoring in expanding opportunity enhances our strategy and implementation efforts as an evolving organization approaching its quarter-of-a-century mark,” said David Shapiro, MENTOR Chief Executive Officer. “Kerry Sullivan’s expertise and perspective in philanthropy and volunteerism, Dennis Pemberton’s wide-ranging entrepreneurial achievements and Ernie Anguilla’s diverse strategic marketing and communications experience align with our strategy and will complement the talents our volunteer leaders bring to the board.”
As President of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Kerry Sullivan leads a team responsible for implementing a broad range of national and international philanthropic programs associated with the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives. She is also responsible for the company’s global volunteer program open to the company’s more than 230,000 employees.
“Bank of America has long-been invested in elevating education and youth development through philanthropic engagement and corporate social responsibility,” said Sullivan. “I am eager to expand my personal commitment to advancing quality youth and teen mentoring by volunteering my time as a member of MENTOR’s Board of Directors.”
“As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Global Asset Alternatives, LLC, Dennis Pemberton Jr., is responsible for creating and implementing the organization’s vision, and identifying and executing investment strategies. Prior to starting the firm, Pemberton Jr., managed multi-million dollar investments for several large institutional investment firms.
“Through my ongoing volunteer efforts on national and international youth enrichment boards, I have seen first-hand the positive effects mentoring can have,” said Pemberton Jr. “I look forward to the opportunity being a part of MENTOR’s leadership and continuing my efforts to enrich and enhance the lives of young men and women in America.”
Ernesto Anguilla oversees all aspects of external affairs, public relations and internal communications through his role at Bain Capital. Prior to joining the firm, Anguilla was Senior Vice President and Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs Communications Executive for Bank of America, where he led communications for the company’s brand, marketing, corporate social responsibility and local market activities. Earlier in his career, he worked as Press Secretary to U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy and as a reporter for the Warwick Beacon in Warwick, R.I.
“MENTOR’s efforts to build capacity in the mentoring field are both strategic and inspiring,” said Anguilla. “I am thrilled to leverage my communications background in a volunteer leadership role for an organization like MENTOR that makes a strong commitment to public awareness as a key component to expanding quality mentoring opportunities for young people.”