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MLCCC Board of Directors

In November 2008, the MLCCC received a grant from the Shirley and Morrison C. Boyd Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation. Part of the funding has been used to build a formal Board of Directors. The volunteer group represents a number of Greater Philadelphia community members who come from diverse backgrounds but share common excellence in terms of business and academic profiles.


Kathleen Chen

  • Litigation Associate for Lowe and Associates and Schutjer Bogar LLC
  • Trial Attorney, Assistant Corporation Counsel for the office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA in Biology
  • University of Pennsylvania, Fels Institute of Government, MGA
  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, JD

Sue Cheng

  • Founder, ABD International, LLC, an international business development company
  • Owner and President, Easternwise Medical Inc., a global company dedicated to providing World-Class service to hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers and private clinics in the United States and around the world
  • 10+ years of experience in IT project management, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering at Siemens, Baja Systems and Huazhong Optoelectronic Technology Institute
  • MS in Computer Science, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • B.S in Mechanical Engineering, Sichuan University

Terry Cooke

  • Current 2010 Public Policy Scholar with the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington DC, researching policy implications of US-China clean energy cooperation/competition
  • Founder of GC3 Strategy, which works with US companies seeking to partner in Greater China
  • Director of the World Economic Forum (2006-2008), responsible for Asian Corporate Partnerships
  • Career member of the US Senior Foreign Commercial Service (1988-2002)
  • UC Berkeley, PhD and MA; Princeton University, BA
  • Diplomatic fluency in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, German and French

Thomas Le

  • Senior Actuary (20+ years of both domestic and international insurance and reinsurance expertise) at XL Insurance Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, Guy Carpenter LLC, Zurich Reinsurance Centre, CIGNA, and other reputable insurance related firms
  • His work centers around the pricing and reserving of large, complex commercial risks for both property and casualty, capital modeling, and enterprise risk management
  • Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society
  • Member of the American Academy of Actuaries
  • University of Pennsylvania, BS in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Parent of Weekend School students

Joe Petrucci

  • 17 years experience in media and communications, including broadcasting, newspapers, public relations and online publishing.
  • Award-winning journalist
  • Director of Marketing and Business Development, JPM Catering and Events
  • Founder of Ardmore Accordion Academy
  • East Stroudsburg University, BA in Communication Studies

Melanie Quackenbush

  • 12+ years at The Glenmede Trust Company, Friends Select School, W.E.B. DuBois College House, Tokyo Classified Magazine, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Computing Japan / J@Pan, Inc., and The Philadelphia Daily News
  • Drexel University LeBow College of Business, MBA
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA

Eric Settle

  • VP and Financial Advisor at Bernstein Global Wealth Management
  • Consultant at IKON Public Affairs and lead lobbyist for the PA law mandating insurance benefits for children with autism
  • Chief Counsel for UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania and for AmeriChoice, a UnitedHealth Group Company
  • Regional General Counsel for Aetna US Healthcare
  • Deputy General Counsel to PA Governor Tom Ridge
  • Private law practice at Fox, Rothschild, O'Brien & Frankel and at Wolf Block
  • The George Washington University, JD with honors
  • Colgate University, BA cum laude in political science
  • Trustee of Colgate University and Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital

Steven Suh

  • 4 years at Shire and AstraZeneca
  • National Association of Asian-American Professionals: Philadelphia Chapter, Officer
  • University of Illinois, BS in Business Administration

Sonya Weigle

  • Co-founding partner at ESmith Legacy, a commercial real estate development and acquisition company
  • President of Axum Partners, a comprehensive business consulting firm
  • Carnegie Mellon University, MS in Management
  • University of Pittsburgh, degrees in Political Science, Psychology and English Composition
  • Co-founder of the Urban Community Economic Development Initiative
  • Founder of netWorkingMommy, an online community for Moms who are entrepreneurs, business owners, and corporate executives
  • Member of several Boards including The Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education Center, Committee member for Achievability, The Elite Companies Charitable Foundation and The African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Recent speaker at the WEEN (Women Entrepreneurs in Entertainment Network) event, the Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Jennie Wu

  • Deputy Chief of Strategic Planning and Implementation, School District of Philadelphia
  • Special Assistant to the Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia
  • Columbia University, Urban Education Leadership Program, PhD
  • Stanford University, BS