List of Board of Directors.
Each board member serves for a one year term, renewable after a yearly evaluation. We follow the normal protocol using a quorum for any voting decision.
Each director is versed in General expectations, roles & responsibilities, fiduciary duties, given conflict of interest, whistle blower and compensation policy document. Barring our CEO all board members claim zero compensation, and we have kept this policy since the board’s inception.
David J. Siegel, Chairman, 2013- present.
David J. Siegel joined the Board of Shoe4Africa in December 2013 and began serving as the Chairman in 2015. As an avid runner he has participated in the NYC Marathon for the past 8 years on the Shoe4Africa marathon team. In addition to his work with the Shoe4Africa organization, David is a Senior Vice President at ED&F Man Capital Markets, a 150 year old global commodities brokerage firm co-managing the Equity Derivatives Sales and Trading Division. Prior to joining ED&F Man Capital Markets, Mr. Siegel was a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Marathon Asset Management a Global High Yield Hedge Fund with $12 billion under management. Mr. Siegel received a BSE in Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at The University of Pennsylvania, and lives in Manhattan with his family.
Alex A. Green, Treasurer 2015- present.
Alexander A. Green joined the Shoe4Africa board and began serving as Treasurer in 2015. An avid runner, he has also participated in the NYC Half Marathon as a member of Team Shoe4Africa for the past four years. In addition to his work with the charity, Alex is General Counsel at Merx Aviation, a global aircraft leasing and management company headquartered in New York with a portfolio of over 100 commercial jet aircraft. Prior to joining Merx in 2018, Alex served as Executive Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Secretary at Aircastle, a publicly traded aircraft leasing company based in Stamford, Connecticut, and he was previously an associate in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. Alex received an AB in East Asian Studies from Princeton University and a JD from Columbia University School of Law, and lives in Manhattan with his family.
Toby Tanser, Secretary, 2006- present.
Toby is the founder and CEO of S4A. A former professional athlete he was on the board of the NYC marathon for 15-years, is a SUBWAY commit to Fit Ambassador, on the Runner’s World Coaches advisory board, and is a freelance sports journalist, and published best-selling author with four books. Splitting his time 50-50 in NYC and Eldoret, Kenya, he has more than a hands-on position with Shoe4Africa. Over in the states he gained a Mayor’s proclamation for his work for inner-city kids in NYC, acts as the Vice President for a disabled organization (the Achilles), is the International Head Coach of Chai Lifeline, and has spent years voluntarily advising and helping a large number of charities. His mission is to make the greatest impact on every single day in the world around him.
Jonathan Lang, Compliance officer, 2015- present.
Jonathan Lang joined the board of Shoe4Africa after serving as a volunteer for a number of years. In his professional life, Jonathan is the Chief Information Officer for Colony NorthStar, a commercial real estate investment firm. In his role with Shoe4Africa, Jonathan serves as head running coach for our teams that participate in races as a fundraising vehicle, and coordinates with the other board members to identify growth opportunities for the charity.
Zeynep Inanli, 2015-present.
Zeynep Siegel joined the Board of Shoe4Africa in May of 2015. As an avid runner and athlete Zeynep has participated in 3 New York City Marathons on the Shoe4Africa team. In addition to her work with the charity, Zeynep is a Director of New Business Development at Quality Building Service a private New York based Building Services Company. Prior to joining QBS in 2009, she was the Director of Sales at Carlos Falchi, a handbag designer and manufacturer. Zeynep received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and was one of Turkey’s top three tennis players from 1995-2000. She lives in Manhattan with her family.