Advisory Council

The Boston Debate League (BDL) Advisory Council was established to contribute to the support network of our students and the BDL staff. The guidance, talent, and support of the Advisory Council is essential to the success of our programs. In concert with BDL staff and board, Advisory Council members are key players in helping to expand our network and resources to ensure the success of our programs.

The BDL Advisory Council is comprised of 4 standing committees:

Friends of BDL

Legal Community

Program Committee

Young Professionals Group

Benefits of joining the Advisory Council

Networking with a diverse group of individuals

Leadership and professional development opportunities

Opportunity to work more closely with students on an ongoing basis

2012-2013 Advisory Council

Josh Alwitt: VP of Talent Development, Sapient Corporation Chair of the Advisory Council
Abhi Bhakta: Owner, Super 8 Watertown MA
Andrew Brokos: Founder, Boston Debate League
Richard Chang: Headmaster, Josiah Quincy Upper School
Joshua T. Cohen; Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Alison Eggers: Associate, Bingham McCutchen LLP Co-chair of Legal Community
Elbert Hardeman: Business Risk Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Julian Harris, M.D.: Director of the Office of Medicaid, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Noah Kaufman: Associate, Foley Hoag Co-chair of Young Professionals
Alex King: Senior Analyst, Altman Vilandrie & Co.
Zena Lum:  Search Director, Lois L. Lindauer Searches, LLC
Jim Murphy: Debate Coach, Weston High School
Tom Nakayama: Professor/Chair, Northeastern University
Greg Peterson: Partner, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers
Matt Schnall: Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
Jose Sierra: Principal, Fish & Richardson Co-chair of Friends of BDL
Victoria Thavaseelan: Associate, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Mike Wasserman: Director of Development, Bottom Line Co-chair of Friends of BDL
Paul Wexler: Director of Forensics, Needham High School
David Wolfish: Associate, L.E.K. Consulting Co-chair of Young Professionals

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