About our Board of Directors
Meet the Board
As editor-in-chief, Janice L. Tuchman leads the editorial team creating content for the Engineering News-Record enterprise—online, in print and at live events. She is active in many construction organizations and has developed a broad network of industry sources, who help keep ENR on top of the latest trends and innovations. She has traveled the world to visit outstanding projects and speak to groups and universities.
Tuchman has served on the National Research Council’s Board on Infrastructure and continues to serve on the Industry Leaders Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She is a member of the National Academy of Construction, where she works with the membership and communication committees, and with the exclusive heavy industry leadership group, The Moles. She also serves on the industry advisory council of the Dept. of Civil Engineering at Columbia University.
She joined the board of B2P in 2015 and has traveled with the board to Aspen, Bolivia and London. A highlight of her involvement was attending the opening ceremonies for a bridge in the mountains of Bolivia that involved an arduous climb 700 ft down to the bridge site—and back up again!
Tuchman has been awarded the G.D. Crain Award for Distinguished Editorial Career, given by the global business information association, Connectiv. In 2014, she won both the Beaver’s “Service & Supply” Award for outstanding achievement in heavy engineering construction as well as the Carroll H. Dunn Award from the Construction Industry Institute for “outstanding contributions to improving the cost effectiveness of the United States construction industry.” She is an honorary fellow of the Society for Marketing Professional Services. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Tuchman lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband Joseph Rosta—a singer, actor and poet. Her daughter, Celia, recently earned her doctorate in anthropology and is an adjunct assistant professor at York College in Queens.
Anne Maria has deep expertise in international development that has been honed over multiple years working with the the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and previously as a development strategist with Dalberg Global Development Advisors. Anne Maria recently joined the executive suite of AGRA, a dynamic African-led partnership working across the African continent to help millions of small scale farmers and their families lift themselves out of poverty and hunger. In her role, Anne Maria develops and manages key strategic partnerships to drive a coordinated approach to investing in and driving inclusive Agricultural transformation. An actuary by training, Anne Maria previously served as a Senior Project Manager with Dalberg Global Development Advisors and before that was a Senior Actuarial Analyst with a leading life insurance company in East Africa.
For much of her career Inga has been working at the World Bank on innovative financing mechanisms and has led projects across infrastructure and social sectors in Africa, South Asia, and East Asia Pacific. She is an economist by training with an expertise in results-based financing across multiple sectors, including education, energy, water and sanitation. In 2012-2013, Inga served as Chief of Staff at the Moldovan Ministry of Education where she headed the Minister’s Cabinet. She was on the forefront of the education reform and the development of the new Education Strategy and amending the Education Law. Inga holds an MSc in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and a BA in Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies, Moldova.
Ben has over 30 years of experience in consulting and transactions in the construction and private equity industries. Through his firm Leap Financial, Ben provides advisory and board services to firms and their owners.
Ben was Managing Director of a Denver-based private equity firm, where he was responsible for acquiring and turning around distressed companies. For nearly twenty years prior, Ben was a Principal at FMI Corporation in the firm’s investment banking practice.
Ben has spoken to construction industry organizations and published in industry journals. He is active in CFMA, and is a past National Secretary. Ben has a BA in Geography and Economics, Magna Cum Laude and an MBA in Finance and Real Estate, both from the University of Denver.
Sue Dorsey joined the Gates Family Foundation in 2016 and is the Senior Vice President of Finance, Administration and Impact Investing. She has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, international development and finance. Sue is responsible for all financial management, accounting, investment management, human resources, reporting, compliance, and impact investing activities at the Foundation. Prior to coming to Gates, Sue served for seven years as the Chief Financial Officer for Water for People. Water for People is an NGO focused on sustainable, market-based solutions to global water and sanitation challenges. Prior to joining Water for People, Sue spent 12 years as the Executive Director of Friendship Bridge, a microfinance and education organization operating in Vietnam and Guatemala. Sue served as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Costa Rica from 1990-92, working in small business development. Prior to the Peace Corps, Sue worked for several years in banking and finance with the First National Bank of Maryland. Sue was an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School for International Studies from 2007 to 2016. She has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance from the University of Vermont. Sue has served on the Board of Humentum (formerly InsideNGO) since 2013 and as Treasurer since 2015. She also currently serves on the Board for Mountain Area Land Trust in Evergreen. Sue married a fellow Peace Corps volunteer and is a mom to three kids on the verge of adulthood. Sue spends as much time as she can outdoors running, skiing and backpacking in the mountains of Colorado.
Ken Frantz is the Founder of Bridges to Prosperity. He has been in the construction and development industry for over 40 years, most of which was spent directing the activities of his own firm. Ken has received national and state commendations for construction and scheduling excellence and has served on many boards including the Board of Directors for the Associated Builders and Contractors. He has volunteered tens of thousands of hours to over 20 charitable organizations, from Rotary International to Bridges to Prosperity.
Ken received his undergraduate degree from Washington State University and his master’s degree from Golden Gate University. He enjoys sailing, scuba diving, hiking, mountain drone photography, and tough logistical challenges. Ken lives with his wife Cheri in Yorktown, Virginia, where together they raised Preston, Brendan, and Sarah. He has donated substantial financial resources and volunteered full-time at Bridges to Prosperity for 10 years. Currently, Ken can be found on-board My Cherie Amour, a catamaran, with his wife Cheri and friends sailing in the Mediterranean & Caribbean. His Rocky Mountain drone imagery can be found here.
Gretchen Gagel, PhD, President of Greatness Consulting (www.greatnessconsulting.com) has enjoyed a three-decade career in management consulting with a focus upon the construction industry. She is currently living in Australia, teaching leadership and change to post-graduates and MBA students at both the Australian National University and the University of Denver, and continuing to consult. To learn more about Gretchen visit https://www.linkedin.
Sridhar is a partner in Bridgespan’s Boston office, having joined in 2013. At Bridgespan, Sridhar has worked with nonprofits in a number of sectors, including global development, education, mental health, and early childhood development.
Sridhar has co-authored “Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy,” (Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2016) and “Lessons for Nonprofits Seeking to Grow a Promising Program,” (Bridgespan.org).
Prior to Bridgespan, Sridhar worked as a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in San Francisco, working across a range of practice areas, including health care, education, and technology, media, and telecom. Before BCG, Sridhar served as a program analyst for the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Task Force. He also has worked for the Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative (now the Clinton Health Access Initiative) in Delhi, India, as well as for the Sewalanka Foundation, a local Sri Lankan nonprofit focused on issues of economic empowerment and community mobilization. Sridhar started his career as an associate at Katzenbach Partners LLC (now part of Booz & Co.).
Sridhar holds a BA in history from Columbia University, a JD from the Harvard Law School, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Stuart became a Trustee of Bridges to Prosperity UK in 2019. He is Chair of Goodenough College, London, a Trustee of the British Red Cross and a Senior Partner of McKinsey & Company. At McKinsey he advises leading businesses, government departments and not-for-profit organisations on strategy, finance, organisation, operations, technology and analytics. His primary focus is on organisations involved with infrastructure and logistics, and he has extensive experience helping manage their relationships with governments and other stakeholders.
Among other board roles, Stuart was for some years a member of the worldwide governing body of the Order of St John (a UN-accredited charity working to improve health and wellbeing in more than 30 countries); during this time he helped establish an innovative maternal and neonatal care programme in a number of African countries. He has also been Co-Chair of the Global Infrastructure Initiative.
Stuart is an elected Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, The Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce, and The Linnean Society. He is also a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London and an Assessor for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
I believe that every person has a right to safe access – and the innovative, scalable approach B2P embraces is built to act on that belief. Since joining B2P as a volunteer in 2006, I’ve worked alongside a growing team of leaders and game changers who, in partnership with isolated communities around the world, provide safe year-round access to education, healthcare, and markets through pedestrian bridge-building. Together, we’re connecting the rural last mile.
My passion for engineering began early – I was a passionate fan of legos as a kid (still am, as a matter of fact). I pursued a BSc. degree in Civil Engineering and a BA in Studio Art at the University of Iowa, and later completed a graduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. My graduate research was conducted with National Academy of Engineering member Bernard Amadei, and considered locally-appropriate geotechnical survey and pedestrian bridge design for rural applications. I have taught Cable-Supported Pedestrian Bridge Design at the University of Colorado in the Mortenson Center for Engineering in Developing Communities, and in 2016, took a sabbatical to complete an MBA at Säid Business School at the University of Oxford, where I served as the Managing Director for the Oxford Seed Fund. In this role, I selected and managed a team of 10 fellow MBAs to oversee deal flow, due diligence, and term negotiation for high growth Oxford-led startups, while also being responsible for screening applicants of the Skoll Venture Awards.
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Jonathan Nash is President and CEO of Blumont, an international organization working with communities around the world to provide relief, support recovery, and create a more resilient future. Jonathan joined Blumont with more than 20 years of international development experience and previously served as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Strategy and Business Development.
Before joining Blumont in 2019, Jonathan served as the Acting Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Operating Officer at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a US government agency focused on alleviating global poverty through economic growth. During his 13 years at MCC, he supported and oversaw the development, implementation, and management of dozens of projects in countries across Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific.
Jonathan began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, working to establish health clinics and strengthen environmental education and land management efforts. He was a senior analyst at the US Government Accountability Office, where he conducted performance audits of federally funded programs, and served as a policy analyst with the Population, Health and Environment Program of the Population Reference Bureau.
Jonathan holds a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.