Gregg Gonsalves has been elected co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Foundation. Gregg, an alumnus of JRF (Class of ’89) and a board member of the Foundation since 2006, is an investor with Integrated Capital LLC, a leading, hotel-focused, private real estate advisory and investment firm. Prior to joining Integrated Capital LLC, he was a Managing Director in Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Real Estate Group and Mergers Leadership Group, and was named Partner in 2004, responsible for Goldman’s Real Estate Merger & Acquisition Business.
Named a JRF Scholar in 1984, Gregg received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in 1989 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1993. He was also the first recipient of the Ralph E. Ward Achievement Award, established by the former chairman of Chesebrough-Ponds Inc., (now Unilever) and the Jackie Robinson Foundation to recognize the graduating JRF Scholar with the highest cumulative grade point average.
"Gregg brings a great depth of experience to this position and has lived our passion for creating enriching opportunities for our many Scholars," said JRF Founder Rachel Robinson. "I am delighted that he has chosen to give his time and leadership talents back to the Foundation during this period of immense growth."
“One of the key roles of any nonprofit Board is to continually ensure that it has the right set of skills, talents and attributes represented in its membership and in its leadership,” said JRF Board Co-Chair Leonard S. Coleman, Jr. “Gregg has all the ingredients to serve and to lead this great organization.”
Gregg also serves on the Board of Directors of A Better Chance, and he is a member of the Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Board of Visitors.