Erika Irish Brown Board Member

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Erika Irish Brown is the chief diversity officer at Goldman Sachs. Erika joins the bank from Bloomberg, where she served as their first-ever diversity and inclusion officer. She also led diversity hiring efforts at Bank of America and Lehman Brothers.

Holding a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University at Albany, State University of New York and an MBA from Columbia Business School, Brown has worked for numerous companies including
Morgan Stanley, the U.S. Treasury and Lehman Brothers. In addition, she served on President Obama’s Treasury Transition Team during his first term.

Erika was honored by the Toigo Foundation in 2011, recognized as one of the Network Journal’s 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business in 2013 and selected as a Trailblazer by the National Council on Research for Women in 2014. Currently serving as the Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Erika lives in Teaneck, NJ with her husband Frank and their three sons Frank III, Evan and Bradford.