The Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation is delighted to announce the addition of two distinguished individuals to its Board of Directors: Tatia Mays-Russell ‘84 and Daniel D. Miller ‘99. These accomplished alumni bring a wealth of expertise and a commitment to advancing the mission of the Alumni Foundation.
Denice Clarke Ware ‘83, President of the Board, expressed her excitement about the new additions, stating, “Knowing each of the new board members personally, there is no doubt in my mind that each one will jump in and share their talents and expertise to the benefit of our board and greater alumni community. Our remarkably diverse board is fortunate to have them join us.”
L. Tatia Mays-Russell ‘84, R. Daniel D. Miller ‘99
Tatia Mays-Russell ‘84: A Financial Visionary
Tatia Mays-Russell, a graduate of the Class of ‘84, is a seasoned financial officer and transformation leader with an impressive career spanning several industries. With strategic prowess, Tatia has excelled in talent development, change management, and risk mitigation. She has held key roles in sports, media, publishing, transportation, and other services.
One of Tatia's remarkable achievements is her role as the Chief Financial Officer at the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), where she oversees the financial management for the union representing MLB players. She's known for establishing robust financial controls, advising on key strategic initiatives, and ensuring compliance.
Tatia's influence extends beyond the world of sports. As Deputy Chief of Strategic Initiatives at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, she spearheaded initiatives to enhance system performance and economic efficiency. Additionally, she played a pivotal role in turning around the National Lacrosse League's financial fortunes and has a solid track record in sports finance.
With an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Materials Science Engineering from Cornell University, Tatia is not only a financial expert but also a certified Change Management and Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt professional. Her commitment to community involvement includes serving as a Lead Teen Advisor for Jack & Jill of America Inc.
Daniel D. Miller ‘99: A Financial Maestro
Daniel D. Miller, a distinguished member of the Class of ‘99, currently serves as the Deputy Executive Director for the New York City Board of Education Retirement System (BERS). In this role, he manages the investment program, develops policy guidelines, and implements risk management parameters for a $9 billion pension and 403B plan. Under his leadership, BERS has achieved remarkable success, beating its benchmarks and increasing membership.
Beyond BERS, he's a board member of the NY National Association of Securities Professionals Foundation, a member of the US AID Africa Institutional Investors Advisory Council, and a member of the Charter Financial Analyst Institute’s Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee.
Daniel’s accolades include awards from the National Association of Investment Companies and the National Association of Securities Professionals. His expertise has also made him a sought-after speaker at conferences worldwide.
Daniel holds a Bachelor’s of Science in business administration from the University of Rhode Island (URI) and a Master’s in advanced management and finance from Columbia University.
The Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation, founded by Dr. Mathew Mandery ‘61, Achilles Perry ‘58, and Mike Weiss ‘57, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the 2023-2024 academic year.
Knowing each of the new board members personally, there is no doubt in my mind that each one will jump in and share their talents and expertise to the benefit of our board and greater alumni community. Our remarkably diverse board is fortunate to have them join us.
Denice Clarke Ware ‘83
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