JSAF Directors

Laura Ansell

Laura is the President and CEO of Brand Alloy, a boutique brand strategy and market research agency based in New York City. Brand Alloy helps clients grow revenue, create a stronger bond with customers, and beat the competition. Her expertise includes brand strategy and positioning, bringing the brand to life at each touch point, creating brand sparks, portfolio optimization, channel planning, and market segmentation.

Previously, Laura was Head of Brand Strategy in the New York office of PSB, a WPP-owned market research agency. She also worked as a brand strategy consultant at the Zyman Group. Before joining the consultant side of the business, Laura spent 17 years at AT&T Corporation in a wide variety of branding, marketing and management roles.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles. She lives in New York.

Laura is currently a JSA Trustee. She facilitated the JSA Foundation Board Retreat (pro bono) in 2018.

Beth Freeman

Beth Freeman was appointed a United States District Judge for the Northern District of California in February 2014.

She was previously a Superior Court Judge in California’s San Mateo County for 13 years, handling family law, law and motion and general trial assignments. Freeman is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of California at Berkeley and was admitted to the Washington, D.C. Bar in 1979 and the California Bar in 1981.

Freeman served as an associate at the Washington law firm Fried Frank Harris Shriver and Kampelman and as an associate at the San Francisco law firm Lasky Haas, Cohler and Munter. She was a deputy county counsel in San Mateo from 1983-2000. Beth Freeman previously served as a JSA Director. She was the first women to hold the position of JSA Board President. She is currently a JSA Trustee.

Freeman attended Ravenswood High School in East Palo Alto, Calif., and was a member of the Junior State chapter there.

Scott Garner

Scott Garner is a partner at the law firm of Umberg Zipser LLP in Irvine, California. His practice focuses on complex business litigation, with an emphasis on attorney liability defense and other business disputes. He is the immediate past chair of the California State Bar Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, and the current advisor to that Committee. He is the co-chair of the Orange County Bar Association Professionalism and Ethics Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar Association, and the President of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

Garner graduated from Troy High School in Fullerton, California in 1984, where he was Junior State Chapter President and Southern Empire Region Speaker and Mayor. He attended JSA UC Davis Summer School in 1982 and Georgetown Summer School in 1983. Scott earned a B.A. from Stanford University in 1988 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1991.

Garner lives in Laguna Hills, California with his wife Karen, his son, Espen, and his twin daughters, Annika and Helena.

Bonnie Goldberg Germain

Bonnie Germain is a Certified Public Accountant with over 27 years of experience providing personalized tax compliance, accounting, and business management services to individuals and small businesses. Her clients include writers, directors, producers, composers, lawyers, tech industry executives and other high net-worth individuals and their closely held businesses.

After graduating from the University of Southern California, Bonnie began her career with Peat Marwick & Mitchell (KPMG) in the Los Angeles office and later joined the local firm of Parks, Palmer, Turner & Yemenidjian as a tax manager prior to starting her own tax and business management practice in 1991. Bonnie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor organization for accounting and financial professionals.

Bonnie was a member of JSA from 1978 to 1981, serving as Angeles Region State Council Representative in 1980-1981. She attended Summer School in 1980 at U.C. Davis and Symposium in 1979 at the University of Southern California where set met her husband, Daniel Germain (Davis ’80, DC ‘81). Bonnie and Dan have two daughters, Michelle (Stanford ‘08) and Kayla (Georgetown ‘11).

Vishal Goradia

Vishal is an alumni of the JSA program and attended a JSA summer school session at Georgetown University. Vishal serves as a director of Indrani's Light Foundation, his mother's nonprofit dedicated to ending gender based violence. He has experience in reviewing budget and strategy for ILF and advising on hiring and organizational structure. Vishal also helped negotiate a $5,000,000 grant contract and steward the partnership between his mother and Population Services International, a Washington DC based NGO. This grant created start-up interventions towards ending gender based violence in India and Trinidad over a 5 year period.

Andrew Green

Andy Green is the Managing Director of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, he most recently served as counsel to Kara Stein, commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. In that capacity, he advised Commissioner Stein on securities law, financial regulation, and related economic policy matters. Major areas of focus included the implementation of swaps reforms under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the landmark legislation that reformed the U.S. financial system after the 2008 financial crisis, and the crowdfunding provisions of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups, or JOBS, Act, which sought to increase access to capital for small and midsize businesses. He also handled a range of accounting, asset management, corporate governance, and financial disclosure matters, as well as enforcement cases and international matters that came before the commission.

Prior to joining the SEC in 2014, Green served as counsel to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), for whom he handled banking, trade, budget, and legal matters. In that capacity, he served as staff director of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Policy from 2013 to 2014, with responsibility for oversight of monetary policy, systemic stability, currency, and general economic matters. He participated in the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010 and was the lead staff member for the Merkley-Levin amendment, which added the Volcker rule into the law. He also participated in the passage of the JOBS Act as the lead staff member of the Merkley-Brown-Bennet amendment, which authored the law’s crowdfunding provisions.

Prior to joining Sen. Merkley’s office in early 2009, Green practiced corporate law at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Hong Kong and Shanghai. His practice focused on corporate finance, initial public offerings, and cross-border merger and acquisition. Green holds a B.A. in government and an M.A. in East Asian regional studies from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Larry Klane

Larry Klane brings broad leadership experience in financial services across an array of wholesale and retail businesses around the world. He has developed and executed transformative business strategies with a focus on delivering tangible results.

Prior to co-founding Pivot Investment Partners, Larry was the Global Financial Institutions Group Leader for Cerberus Capital Management. In this capacity, Larry worked to maximize the value of the firm’s financial services activities, including new transactions as well as the existing portfolio of companies. He served on Board of Directors of Aozora
Bank, a publicly-traded bank in Japan in which Cerberus held a controlling interest.

Larry joined Cerberus after serving as the Chairman and CEO of Korea Exchange Bank, a leading Korean commercial and retail bank of approximately $100 billion of assets with an international presence. He led the bank through the global financial crisis to the landmark sale by the Bank’s majority private equity shareholder—the largest transaction in Korean banking history.

Prior to leading Korea Exchange Bank, Larry served as President of the Global Financial Services division of Capital One Financial Corporation. Larry joined Capital One in 2000 to help lead the company’s transformation to a diversified financial services business. His responsibilities during his tenure at Capital One included a broad range of consumer and business finance activities in the United States, Europe and Canada. He also oversaw all
merger and acquisition activities.

Prior to Capital One, Larry was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and ran the Corporate Trust and Agency Services business acquired from Bankers Trust. Earlier in his career, Larry spent a decade in a variety of US and overseas consulting and strategy roles.

Larry received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College. In 2007, he was nominated by the President of the United States to sit on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

James Lintott

Before co-founding and becoming chairman of Washington, D.C.’s Sterling Foundation Management LLC, James Lintott was head of one of the nation’s largest private foundations. Prior to turning his full focus to private foundation management, Lintott was the chief financial officer of a division of a $35 billion privately held company, where he worked closely with the principals and played a critical role in a variety of important philanthropic endeavors.

Lintott received his J.D. (with distinction) from Stanford Law School, as well as an M.A. in applied economics and B.A. degrees (Phi Beta Kappa) in economics and political science from Stanford University. He was a senior editor of Stanford Law Review. Lintott was also instrumental in developing the non-profit Stanford Law School Asian Trade Consortium and was a founding member of the non-profit Stanford Law and Business Society.

A member of the White House Fellows Selection Panel, Lintott also serves on the boards of a number of nationally known charities, including the Tax Foundation and is an advisory board member of the American Festival of the Arts. Lintott was also a vice chair of the Asia Society’s Annual Benefit and was named a US-Japan Fellow. He is a founder and director, along with his wife, of their family foundation.

Lintott first got involved with JSA by attending the Junior Statesmen Washington, D.C. Summer School in 1981. He was an active member of the W.F. West High School JSA chapter in Chehalis, Wash. and served as Pacific Northwest director of debate in 1981/1982.

Lorrayne Ward

Lorrayne Ward is currently Executive Administrative Director at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin. The Dell Medical School is the first new medical school to be created at a Tier One research university in the past 50 years, and Lorrayne was part of the founding team for the School. Her current role encompasses business and strategy for a Department covering 11 clinical specialties, and she has grown the team to over twenty faculty and staff. She has worked in healthcare and business internationally and domestically for over a decade. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (MBA), Harvard Kennedy School (MPP) and Harvard College (BA). More importantly, in the late 1990s she was a JSA Chapter President (West Torrance High School), two-term Angeles Region Mayor, Southern State Statesperson of the Year, and a graduate of the Stanford and Georgetown Summer Schools.

Tom Warden

Tom is the President of Bridgevine Strategy Partners, LLC where he advises senior management teams in the development and execution of data and analytics strategies. He also is an advisor to startup and early-stage ventures in the insurance and financial services industries.

Prior to founding Bridgevine, Tom was the chief data officer for AIG’s Life and Retirement businesses where he led the evolution of their data management and business analytics capabilities and the implementation of data governance processes. He also led various initiatives that demonstrated the value of using “big data” in managing consumer insurance markets.

Prior to joining AIG in 2012, Tom led Allstate Insurance Company’s corporate research center in Menlo Park, CA. There he led teams of data scientists and developers to mine predictive insights from Allstate’s vast data archives that could be applied to current business problems. He also directed the company’s forward-thinking basic research efforts that led Allstate to develop (among other things) its initial e-commerce strategies and telematics-based insurance products. Before beginning his twenty-five years at Allstate, Tom was the co-manager of a hedge fund and participated in buyout transactions of public and private companies.
Tom earned his MBA at Harvard University in 1984 and graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Accounting in 1982. He is a non-practicing Chartered Financial Analyst.

Tom’s relationship with JSA began in 2011 as a member of a volunteer consulting team from Harvard Business School Community Partners, an HBS alumni group that donates time to Bay Area non-profits. The team was engaged to help JSA develop a new strategic plan that would guide the organization through the next five years. At the end of this engagement, Tom was asked to join the board of directors.

Tom lives in The Woodlands, Texas with his partner Becky. His daughter Elizabeth is a communications specialist at Change For Kids, a New York City-based non-profit.

Kaetlyn Loeffler Malatesta

Kaetlyn Loeffler Malatesta is a rising senior at Mercy Burlingame High School and will be serving as the 2020-2021 Northern California Governor. She also has the privilege to serve as the Board Representative to the Junior State of America Foundation and sits on the nationwide Council of Governors. Kaetlyn joined JSA her freshman year, after some convincing from her then history teacher and school TA. She fell in love with the organization after the first convention, and has been heavily involved in it ever since. Kaetlyn joined the Northern California Cabinet her sophomore year as an agent. Her junior year she became Director of CIA, and learned in depth about the JSA foundation. She loves the community built around JSA, and her goals as governor specifically include strengthening chapters from the ground up, and increasing diversity and inclusivity.

Outside of JSA you can find her boxing or surfing. She also plays quite a few musical instruments, including some piano, flute, and percussion. She is very active in her local community, and volunteers at her local library. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandparents and brother. Most days, though, you can find her playing with her dogs, or driving aimlessly down the beautiful California coastline.