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Susan L. Solomon
CEO, The New York Stem Cell Foundation
Susan L. Solomon is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of The New York Stem Cell Foundation, which was established in 2005 to provide private support for human embryonic stem cell research. Ms. Solomon has served on the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in New York City for more than a decade. As an active health-care advocate she is also a member of NYAMR (New Yorkers for the Advancement of Medical Research) and the New York Council of the Joslin Diabetes Center. An attorney by training, Ms. Solomon practiced law with Debevoise & Plimpton before beginning a twenty-year career in new media, entertainment and investment banking. She was founding Chief Executive Officer of Sothebys.com, and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lancit Media Productions and as President of Sony Worldwide Networks, a pioneering internet broadcasting provider, and has also worked as an executive at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings and MMG Patricof & Co and was the founding executive of Solomon Partners. She is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Regional Plan Association, and a member of the Board of the New York Festival of Song. She has three sons and is married to Paul Goldberger, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer on architecture.