Daniel W. Drake is the president of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Funds, and chairman of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Fund for Engineering, Technology and Science. From 1967-1998, Dan served as managing director of J.P. Morgan & Co. and continued to consult with the firm until 1999. Dan also served as managing member and chief operating officer of Middlebury Capital Partners LLC from 1999-2001. From 2003-2009, he was the associate publisher of the Nantucket Independent LLC. Dan is currently involved on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations, including the Linda Loring Nature Foundation and the Nantucket Shellfish Association, serving as president for both organizations. Dan received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Rochester in 1964 and his J.D. from the Albany Law School of Union University in 1967. Dan was admitted to the New York Bar in 1967. He and his wife Judith reside in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Craig Saperstein (T’95) is a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. He assists clients in developing and implementing sophisticated government relations strategies at the federal and state levels that are geared to provide a demonstrable return on investment. Craig lobbies on behalf of corporate, nonprofit, foreign sovereign, and public sector clients in Congress, the Executive Branch, and state and local governments. He represents clients on a variety of policy issues, including financial services, cybersecurity, international trade, veterans, energy, economic development, transportation, and health care matters.
Louden Richason (T’19) is the SVP of Strategic Partnerships at Zogo Finance, a financial technology start-up that partners with financial institutions to help them educate, engage, and empower the next generation of financial decision makers. He graduated from Duke in with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Throughout his time at Duke, Louden participated in several Kenan programs, including DukeEngage, DukeImmerse, and Citizenship Lab.
Derek Lindsey (T’14) graduated with a B.S. in economics before moving to New York to work in Financial Services. He has held roles as a market economist at BNP Paribas, as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman (serving large financial institution clients), and in strategy and product management at J.P. Morgan. Currently, he is part of the Strategy and Business Operations team at Carta. At Duke, he was involved in a number of Kenan initiatives—including DukeEngage Dublin and the Kenan Focus program.
Jennifer Hainsfurther Saperstein (T’05) is a partner in the Washington DC office of Covington & Burling LLP, where she serves as vice chair of the Anti-Corruption Group and a Managing Partner for Legal Personnel. Jennifer’s practice focuses on advising clients on compliance issues arising under anti-corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Jennifer also leads cross-cutting compliance projects to help companies build and improve their compliance programs across areas of regulatory expertise, and conducts internal investigations on issues related to workplace culture, diversity, and inclusion. Jennifer was recognized by Law360 as a 2020 “Rising Star” in Compliance.
Fouad Bashour (T’98) is a founding partner of CIC Partners and has been with CIC and its predecessor since 1999. CIC Partners is a private equity firm that invests in growth-oriented middle market companies primarily in the food and restaurant industries. CIC manages the personal capital of its investment team and operating partners, who are successful CEOs and entrepreneurs, and seeks to partner with owner/operators, founders, and management teams. He began his career at The Boston Consulting Group. He is a former trustee of the Alcuin School in Dallas, TX and previously served on the Duke Annual Fund Advisory Board. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife Dr. Jennifer Bashour and their two children.