Bill Lee joined Cushman and Wakefield’s Manhattan Office in 2009 as an associate director. Mr. Lee is recognized as an entrenched, prolific, and accessible component of the commercial real estate landscape and well known by many in the industry. Highly respected by his peers, Mr. Lee specializes in providing first hand insight for tenants he represents, while also focusing on point of service trust for acquisition, disposition and emerging industry specific companies.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Reneé Rodríguez, Artistic Director of Curious Frog Theatre Company, Renee hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an award-winning director, and a teacher, private coach, San Francisco might best recognize Reneé’s name as head of the Bay Area Actors Network Group (BAANG), a listserv and social network which ran for 8 years, long before Facebook or blogs came into recognition. She has directed with Curious Frog Theatre Company, which she founded in 2006. As Executive Producer of Curious Frog, she has produced several plays and events, and has additionally directed four of Toni Seger’s plays. Seger’s Rope of Sands, part of the 2011 Planet Connections Festivity, under Reneé’s direction earned nominations for Best Playwright and Best Actress, as well as Best One-Act Production Set. Reneé earned her MFA in Acting at Indiana University, is an SAFD advanced actor/combatant recognized in all 8 weapons, and is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Alana Marie Urda is (Co-Founder, Artistic Director) of ADC where she pursues using dance for a purpose through her choreographic works, documentaries and company events. Urda has envisioned and produced a range of distinguished dance events, charity projects, and educational workshops with ADC. Her ADC repertoire has been celebrated in renowned NYC venues and tours both nationally and internationally. Commissioned for numerous projects, she has set choreography on dancers across the states and presented work at Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Series, Boston University, BBKings, Sant'Angelo in Vado, Italy, Brunei, Asia, The Times Center, Ailey Citigroup, and Merce Cunningham Studio. Urda is an Artist in Residence at Bridge for Dance and Grant Recipient of the NYC Dance Response Fund, a program of Dance/NYC established by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. With a BFA in dance from FSU, she is Assistant Director of The Trinity School After School Program, a Teaching Artist at New York City Center, and is Choreographer for the West Side Y’s Professional Kids Company and The Events in Orlando, FL. Her extensive freelance highlights include choreographing for Lily Chiam’s debut album concert in Brunei, Asia and Off-Broadway productions, Angels, the Musical / Duke Theatre, Dear Mr. Rosan / 777 Theatres, and Into the Woods Jr./ The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater. She has worked with artists such as Peter Kalivas, Ronnie Demarco, Suzanne Farrell, Dan Wagoner, and Jawole Zollar. As an entrepreneur, she continues to create dance events that involve community engagement and provide more job opportunities for dancers.
Marcus Cheong, Producer, was the founder and producer of the Australian based production companies, ZERO G, TOTAL VISUAL SOLUTIONS, and THE HISTORY OF THEATRE AND MUSIC. As the director of these organizations, Marcus produced several stage plays, concerts and television programs including GODSPELL, CELEBRATION OF WORD AND SONG and IGNITE FILM FESTIVAL. Now based in New York, Marcus is the producer of the Broadway bound stage musical ANGELS and a co-founder of SYMPHONY 61.
Jennifer McMillon, Certified Public Accountant, has worked in the Financial Services Industry for the past five years and currently works at Centerbridge Partners, L.P. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Georgia and New York. Jennifer is active in the charity community, focusing on organizations that target education and cancer awareness. Jennifer has a great appreciation for the arts and acknowledges the hard work and sacrifice that comes with every performance.
Kayla Carpenter is thrilled to be serving ADC and its mission to “dance for a purpose.” She joined Amalgamate behind the scenes in 2008 and quickly became invested in the company’s commitment to providing opportunities to emerging artists and using meaningful collaboration to impact new audiences through dance. Currently, Kayla is using her passion for life-long learning as a Learning and Development professional at JetBlue. As an Arts Educator, Kayla works with several schools and students in New York City and her home state of Pennsylvania.