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Board of Directors

Robert Lee has been Chair of the board of directors for 13 years.

Robert Lee is the Senior Vice President and Creative Director at Global Strategy Group (GSG), where he leads creative strategy for Fortune 500, startups, and issue advocacy clients. Rob joined GSG in 2021 to co-lead The L@B, GSG’s in-house creative + digital agency.

Robert was formerly Senior Vice President, Global Creative Director at Newsweek. He has served as Vice President, Creative Director, at Kenneth Cole, as well as at Publicis, NY, where he’s best known for his work building the Champion athletics brand. Robert created Capital One’s now-famous tagline “What’s in your wallet?”. He has worked for Donna Karan on her philanthropy, Urban Zen Foundation, and various brands including Ralph Lauren, Microsoft, BMW, and many others. Robert has directed a music magazine with Craig Tilford, former art director of the seminal UK publication, The FACE, and continues to expand his creative horizons across various mediums.

He is also the founder of Howl Group in Brooklyn, NY, an advertising/design collective. Robert received his B.A. from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ.

 


 Kelly Morris has been a member of the board of directors for 12 years and is owner of Conquering Lion Yoga and the Infinity Call. She has been touted by New York Magazine and The New York Times as one of NYC’s premiere yoga instructors.
 


Marc Murphy has been a member of the board of directors for 10 years. He is a New York Times acclaimed chef who owns Benchmarc Restaurants which include Ditch Plains and Landmarc Restaurants of New York. Marc is also a judge on the Food Network’s TV show  “Chopped”.


Michael Winsch has been a member of the board of directors for 9 years. He is owner of the Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom.

 


George Karafotias is in his first year as a member of the DASSdance board of directors. George is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Shearman and Sterling, a global law firm based in NYC. He has extensive experience in U.S. and cross-border M&A transactions, advising clients on public company transactions (negotiated and unsolicited/hostile), spin-offs, going private transactions, consortium bids, private M&A transactions, joint ventures and strategic investments.  He regularly works closely with boards, special committees and senior management on their most complex and strategically significant transactions. George also advises clients on corporate governance and compliance related matters. He has experience across a wide range of industry sectors, including mining and metals, industrials, infrastructure, healthcare, food and agriculture, shipping and transportation, sport and financial services.

 

Danielle Wilkins is a founding member of DASSdance and is in her 8th year as a member of the board. Danielle holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford and is currently the Program Director at Issaquah Dance Theatre.
 


Daniel Wilkins has been a member of the board since its inception in 2000 and is the founding Artistic Director of DASSdance.

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