Brad Rolston, President
Brad Rolston is Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Dow Jones & Company, Inc., the publisher of The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining Dow Jones, he was an attorney in the business and finance practice at Thelen Reid & Priest in New York. He earned his BBA, with honors, from Emory University in Atlanta and his JD, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University in Virginia, where he received the American Jurisprudence Awards for both Publicly Held Business and Close Business Arrangements.
Margo Johnston, Vice President
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Kyle Spencer, Vice President
Kyle Spencer is a New York-based journalist/producer and frequent New York Times contributor who writes about race class and the American classroom. Her work has appeared on the front page of The New York Times and on the paper’s Styles, Metropolitan, Metro and Education Life sections. She has written for New York magazine, The Washington Post, Slate, The Harvard Education Letter and numerous national newspapers. She recently co-produced a Frontline segment – Separate And Unequal – about the resegregation of American public schools and has appeared on The Brian Lehrer Show, The Talk of The Nation, and many NPR-affiliated stations. Her comic memoir She’s Gone Country -Dispatches From A Lost Soul In The Heart of Dixie was published in 2002 by Vintage Books. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. She grew up in Lower Manhattan – first in the East Village, and then in SoHo. She made her theatre debut in 1975 at the age of five – not far from the New York Neo’s current home – in a musical at The Third Street Music Settlement. She has been on the board since 2009.
Shaun Pappas, Treasurer
Shaun W. Pappas, Esq. is a corporate and real estate attorney at a boutique law firm in Manhattan. Hepractices in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group and the Development and Offering Plan group. Shaun litigates a wide range of commercial cases and represents several condominium and cooperative boards throughout New York City. Shaun also assists in drafting cooperative and condominium offering plans and represents clients in connection with the purchase and sales of cooperative and condominium apartments. He previously served as a legal assistant in the Southern District of New York for Judge Harold Baer, Jr. and was an associate at a large law firm in Manhattan. Bar Admissions: New York and New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; Education: Binghamton University (B.S., cum laude, 2005); Cardozo Law School (J.D., 2008).
yoshi kuroi, Secretary
yoshi kuroi is the Interim Managing Director for the New York Neo-Futurists and has been with the company since 2010. Previous administrative and technical work includes San Francisco Shakespeare in the Park (The Comedy of Errors), Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Urinetown), City Lights (The Queen of America), GRIT (Spike Heels), Nutshell Company (Much Ado About Nothing), Soundstage (Spring Awakening), Downstage (2011-2012), and Midnight Cabaret(2007-2012). He holds a BA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College.
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Gary Belsky, who joined the NYNF board in 2008, is chief content officer at Elland Road Partners, a media and editorial consulting firm. The former editor in chief of ESPN The Magazine and ESPNInsider.com, Gary is an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University and a featured columnist for Time.com, where he writes about business, psychology, personal finance and sports. An author of several books, Gary lectures frequently around the country on decision-making, effective selling and consumer behavior. In addition to his work for the Neos, Gary serves on the board of Urban Pathways, one of New York City’s largest providers of services to the homeless and mentally ill. He has seen Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind more times than he can count.
Emily joined the NYNF Board in Spring 2014. She is currently partner in a real estate consulting and brokerage business, based out of TOWN. Emily’s brings a background in finance, investment and special project management to Board. She has post graduate degrees in Architecture and Finance, and enjoys using her skills to work with Clients in setting and achieving their investment goals. Besides her work for the Neos, Emily serves on the Junior Board for Urban Pathways and is a Junior Associate at the MoMA. When she is not at a TML show, Emily enjoys hanging out with her dog Jack.
Mike Puckett is a Neo-Futurist! Learn more about Mike here.