David Brand, CEO
David Brand is a retired business executive with a broad knowledge of retail operations and over 30 years experience in building and developing retail teams. He has served as the Executive Vice President of the Haynes Furniture Company, Incorporated, located in Virginia Beach, VA, since 1976. Mr. Brand also served as a Legislative Aide to Senator Henry M. Jackson between 1975-1976. As current President and CEO of the Alliance for Global Good, David Brand has been driven by a lifetime devoted to philanthropy and charitable giving. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee for the Tidewater United Jewish Federation, an organization he previously presided over as President as well as well as a Chair of several committees. Mr. Brand’s myriad positions and organizational involvements have also included: General Campaign Chair and Men’s Campaign Chair, Tidewater United Jewish Federation; Member of the Board of Directors, Tidewater Big Brothers Big Sisters; Member of National United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership Cabinet.
Jerry Chasen, Vice President
As Vice President of AFGG, Jerry Chasen is spearheading the Alliance’s program and communications efforts. Mr. Chasen created The Advisors Project, an initiative encouraging professional advisers to create client relationships that are both satisfying to clients and advantageous for philanthropy, as a means for growing resources going to philanthropy. He was the principal of a successful estate planning practice, Chasen & Associates, PA, after earning a Master’s degree in estate planning from the University of Miami School of Law, and then serving on the school’s adjunct faculty in the graduate estate planning and taxation programs.
Past President of the Miami-Dade County Planned Giving Council and longtime member of the Council’s Board of Directors, Jerry currently serves on the National Board of Directors of SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and previously served as a member of the National Board of Directors of Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund. He is on the Professional Advisory Committee of the Foundation of Jewish Philanthropies, the United Way of Miami-Dade County, and the Dade Community Foundation, and is also chair of the DCF’s LGBT Community Projects Fund Committee.
Rodney W. Nichols, Science and Technology Consultant
Rodney W. Nichols, a consultant on science and technology policy, was President and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences from 1992 to 2001, Scholar-in-Residence at the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1990-92, and Vice President and Executive Vice President of The Rockefeller University from 1970-90. Earlier he served as an R&D manager in industry and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
A Harvard graduate and physicist, he is co-author of four books, many papers, given Congressional testimony, and spoken to corporate, academic, and governmental groups around the world on: research strategy; international cooperation; and economic development. Mr. Nichols led projects conducted in China, Japan, India, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America, and has advised many US government agencies as well as firms and private foundations.