Breakthrough New York is pleased to welcome David Geithner to its Board of Directors. Mr. Geithner is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of IMG Events | On Location, an Endeavor Company.
“I strongly believe that education is the key to long-term success,” Mr. Geithner says. “I’m extremely excited to join the board of Breakthrough New York and to help the organization deliver on its mission to empower students from low-income backgrounds to graduate from college and pursue a fulfilling career.”
“David brings a wealth of experience to our board, as well as a deep understanding of the power of education and lack of equal access to it,” says Beth Onofry, Executive Director of Breakthrough New York. “His addition to the team comes at a critical time of growth for the organization, and we are so excited to work together to steer and support this strategic path forward.”
“I am very excited to welcome David to the Board of Directors. He will be a tremendous asset to the team as we embark on this new phase for the organization,” says David Sherman, Chair of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Geithner has spent the last three decades building a career as a finance executive at several of the biggest media companies in the US. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Conde Nast, where he oversaw strategic planning and optimized the financial performance of the firm. He earned his MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and is now an advisory board member of the Kellogg Finance Network.
About Breakthrough New York
Breakthrough New York is a ten-year academic and social enrichment program that prepares students from low-income backgrounds to succeed in competitive high schools, colleges, and careers. The non-profit organization serves over 500 students from grades seven through college. Over 90% of Breakthrough students graduate from college each year.