“It’s not about you, but about those who came before you
and those who will come after you.”

This is a common mantra for the 25,000 + SEO alumni around the globe. It’s also the reason that so many of our alumni go on to be leaders in their fields.

SEO alumni cross almost all industries and continents. They are CEO’s and senators, judges and district attorneys, philanthropists and trailblazers, board members and financial giants.

Some of our Prominent Alumni:

  • Banking, financial services, alternative investments
    • Hara Amdemariam*, Managing Director, and Co-Head of Financial Institutions Group North America, Lazard
    • Joseph Bae, Co-Chief Executive Officer, KKR
    • Frank A. Baker*, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Siris Capital Group, LLC
    • Walter K. Booker*, Chief Operating Officer, MarketCounsel
    • Peter Chung, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Summit Partners
    • John Civantos*, Senior Partner, Avance Investment Management
    • Amy Ellis*, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
    • Gilbert Andrew Garcia*, CFA, Managing Partner, Garcia Hamilton & Associates, L.P.
    • Carla Harris*, Senior Client Adviser, Morgan Stanley
    • Naureen Hassan, President, UBS Americas
    • Chris Lee*, Partner, Co-President of KKR Real Estate, KKR
    • Adam R. Karr,
      President and Portfolio Manager, Orbis Investments
    • Ninon Marapachi*, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    • Maybel Marte*, Managing Director, BlackRock
    • Kammy Moalemzadeh*, Founder and Managing Partner, Arcadia Investment Partners, LLC
    • Menna M. Samaha*, Co-Founder and Partner, Madison Avenue Partners, LP
    • Ramsey Smith*, Founder,
    • Edward Tam*, Managing Director, HPS Investment Partners, LLC
    • Verdun S. Perry*, Global Head, Blackstone Strategic Partners
  • Law and government
    • Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., Manhattan District Attorney
    • Julián Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development; former Mayor of San Antonio, TX
    • Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice
    • Taj J. Clayton*, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
    • Jia Cobb, U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    • Tiffany Cunningham, United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • Haywood Gilliam, U.S. District Court Judge, US. District Court, Northern District of California
    • Robin Meriweather, United States Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    • Deanne Millison, former Chief Economic Advisor for Vice President Kamala Harris
    • Breon Peace, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York
    • Julissa Reynoso, U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra
    • Terri Sewell, Congresswoman, Alabama 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives
    • Jamar Walker, U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    • Derrick Watson, Chief U.S. District Court Judge, District of Hawaii
    • Damian Williams, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York
    • Keith H. Wofford*, Partner, White & Case LLP
    • Andrea Wood, U.S. District Court Judge, Northern District of Illinois
  • Business, entertainment, media, nonprofit
    • Julissa Arce, Author, Speaker, Activist
    • Cesar Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal News Group
    • Xavier Gutierrez, President & CEO, NHL Arizona Coyotes Hockey Team
    • Lisa Hamilton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Annie E. Casey Foundation
    • Rhonda Powell, EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Strada Education Foundation
    • Robert Reffkin, Founder & CEO, Compass
    • Erin Teague, SVP Technical Advisor of Search, Ads, Maps, Bard, Gemini, Assistant, Shopping, and Payments, Google
    • Vicky Tsai, Founder, TATCHA
    • Charizma Williams, Chief Operating Officer, ACLU
    • Vivian Wu, Managing Partner, Ventures, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
    • Michael Yao, Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Finance, Alibaba Group

* indicates SEO Board Member

Most importantly, our alumni are mentors and supporters of the SEO mission to create an equitable society and propel others forward. 

SEO Leadership Institute

The SEO Leadership Institute is a resource for ongoing professional development that includes three distinct components: 

  • Making connections: Advice, mentorship, networking, and resources.
  • Professional and personal development: Access to online career management and skill-building training platforms, webinars, in-person events, executive coaching, cultural experiences, board service, and more.
  • Civic engagement: Access to experts and civic leaders in order to affect positive change.