Marianne Diorio is a communications specialist and writer. She was recently Senior Vice President, Global Brand Communications, Corporate Image, The Estée Lauder Companies and has been in the beauty and fashion business for more than 30 years. After graduating from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, she joined Condé Nast in the Art Department of Vogue magazine. She then became the Fashion and Beauty Editor of Bride's magazine, a title which she held for five years. Her first foray into the cosmetics industry was as Director of Public Relations for Prescriptives in 1983 and she continued to work at The Estée Lauder Companies in varying responsibilities for 30 years until her recent retirement.
She took a few brief absences from the Company, one in 1999 to work as the Beauty and Style Director of Allure magazine. At The Estée Lauder Companies she held various positions including the Vice President of Global Communications for the Clinique and Estée Lauder brands. Marianne was ultimately promoted to oversee Global Communications for the full portfolio of brands including Estée Lauder, Clinique, Origins, M•A•C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Donna Karan, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox and Editions des Parfums Frédéric Malle.
In her Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Image role, Marianne directed the editorial content, look, experience and presentation of the Company. This included oversight of the Corporate digital properties- elcompanies.com, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Marianne is married to still life photographer, James Wojcik and they have a daughter, Tiki, currently a student at Tulane University. They live in downtown NYC with their adorable dog, Chestnut.
Jack Sussman was promoted to Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment in March 2006.
In his position, Sussman, who has been head of CBS specials since 1998, serves as the Network’s chief liaison to the music industry, working with managers, recording artists, record labels and music suppliers to identify new and established performers whose music or personal appearances can be integrated into the Network’s primetime series, movies, specials and live events.
Sussman also works with CBS’ interactive division to identify music-related content for wireless and the Internet. Sussman oversees the Network’s blue chip events and specials, such as “The Grammy Awards,” “The Tony Awards” and “The Kennedy Center Honors,” as well as CBS’ annual presentations of the “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” “Academy of Country Music Awards” and “A Home for the Holidays.” In addition to specials and music, Sussman remains CBS’ executive in charge of live event entertainment programming, such as “Survivor” finales and reunion specials.
Larry is a Wall Street veteran with over 40 years of experience, including positions as President of Angelo, Gordon & Co – a $26B alternative investment manager, Deputy Comptroller and Chief Investment Officer of $150 Billion New York City Retirement Systems, Global Head of Credit Suisse First Boston Private Equity, and Chairman of DLJ Merchant Banking.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Tulane University, Vice Chairman of the New York Police & Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund, Girls Who Invest and until early 2014, a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Investors Advisory Committee on Financial Markets. Larry has also served on numerous boards of directors of public and private companies.
An iconoclast known for his creativity, perseverance, judgment and balanced disposition, Larry has distinguished himself in both the private and public sectors, while at the same time holding fast to his belief that the road less traveled is more interesting in business and in life. Larry has trekked in the Himalayas, Alps and Patagonia, and has been married to his Newcomb sweetheart, Laurie Schloss (NC ‘77), for almost 40 years.
Mr. Moore is a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of MidCap Financial, where he is responsible for all finance, accounting, and treasury activities. MidCap is a middle market-focused specialty finance firm that provides senior debt solutions to companies across all industries. MidCap specializes in $10 million to $200 million loans and has $10.9 billion in assets under management as of 11/30/16. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta and focuses in five areas:
Before co-founding MidCap in 2008, Mr. Moore created and ran for five years as Managing Director/Segment Leader, Merrill Lynch Capital Healthcare Finance’s nationally focused asset-based lending business, generating and closing 127 transactions totaling $2.11 billion in new business volume. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Moore was Senior Vice President/Segment Leader at GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services, where he was responsible for managing national Core Asset-Based Lending activities. GE’s asset-based portfolio comprised approximately $1 billion in fundings to approximately 200 clients.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Moore managed all portfolio activities for GE Healthcare Financial Services and its predecessors, overseeing a $3.1 billion portfolio of cash flow, real estate, and asset-based loans. Before entering the specialty finance industry in 1999, Mr. Moore spent 11 years in commercial banking with Crestar Bank, Citibank (both in Washington, DC), and First Bank and Trust of New Orleans, where he was President and CEO for three years.
Mr. Moore holds a B.S. in Management from Tulane University and an M.B.A. from Loyola University. He is married to a fellow Tulane graduate, lives in Chevy Chase Maryland, and has three children, the oldest of whom is currently a student at Tulane. Mr. Moore also serves on the board of directors of The Youth Leadership Foundation.
Curtis Colden is an Emmy Award winning producer and writer of documentary and competition reality shows. He received a Primetime Emmy Award for his work on The Amazing Race (CBS), as well as a Prism Award as a producer on The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC). For nine straight seasons, he has run the Live Eviction show for Big Brother (CBS).
His other producing credits include: The Biggest Loser (NBC), Rock Star: INXS (CBS), The Island (CBS), Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls (NBC), and recently American Grit hosted by John Cena, and the newly revamped Celebrity Apprentice starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. .