Paul Tumpowsky, the Chairman of InSITE, stated on their election to the board, “Originally InSITE’s Board was mainly comprised of involved InSITE alumni. We designed the Board this way because most of the issues that the Board worked on were internal and not that interesting to people that were not in the organization before becoming Board members.”
“Over the years, the student leadership has improved the planning and execution associated with running InSITE on a day to day basis. Now I believe that we can start to face more outward and begin to bring others on who represent the constituents that InSITE works with – venture capitalists (Chip Meakem and Alex Ferara), entrepreneurs, and the NY technology community as a whole.”
“I have approached two members who I feel we can trust and who I think represent the other constituents, NY technology and entrepreneurial community to join the Board. Both individuals have been involved with InSITE since its inception and are willing to put in the time and effort to support the organization. They also bring unique skills and relationships to the group.”
“We are very happy that dawn and Mac have joined the Board. I am confident that their participation will be valuable to the students and the organization overall. I would like to thank two outgoing members of the Board, Dina Penny and Todd Tiberi for their service over the years.”
“Having seen InSITE’s growth, since it’s inception when it was under the NYNMA umbrella, I’m impressed with how Paul and his student InSITE teams work with NY early-stage companies and VCs, to form valuable and helpful relationships, that only foster the continued growth of the NYC technology startup ecosystem. I’m also honored to be asked to serve on the board, and help InSITE help form our successful entrepreneurs and VCs of tomorrow,” said dawn barber on the announcement.
Mac Lipscomb added, “I have joined the InSITE Board, an entrepreneur mentorship program run by NYU and Columbia law and business students. Started 10 years ago, I was involved at the beginning and have been very impressed with the organization’s development. Without hesitation, the quality of talent accepted into this organization will define many leadership positions for industries, governments, and the legal and ethical foundations of many dynamic businesses of the 21st century.”
Both new Board members bring a remarkable range of experience in technology and entrepreneurship to the InSITE Board:
dawn barber is the co-founder of NY Tech Meetup http://www.meetup.com/ny-tech/ . dawn has extensive experience in planning and organizing groups and conferences in and around the New York technology community, since having been one of NYNMA’s directors from 1998-2001.
MacAdory Lipscomb Jr is the “go-to-guy” shaping how Americans and the world view Media, Sports, Celebrities, Politics and Technology. In a career ranging from the Carter White House to 2009’s Tiger Woods’ self-immolation, with a stop for the Mike Tyson ear-biting incident, he was a founding executive of XM Satellite Radio with corporate credentials that also include Accenture, Showtime Networks Inc, WorldSpace, and start up & venture coaching of 400+ CEOs including the IPO road show for Live Person. He is one of those rare executives that connect all the dots with McAdory & Co. Strategic Communications, a general management, marketing and crisis communications consultancy. A Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future, Mac also has an MBA from Colorado, a Master’s in Speech Communications from Auburn University, and a Government and Politics degree from the University of Maryland where he is a member of the Executive Committee of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences Board of Visitors. He is a Cable Pioneer and was honored with the inaugural Cable Industry Vanguard Award for Public Relations.