Notable BGS Members

Our members are notable for the contributions they have made around the world in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors. Some are famous for their accomplishments so you’ll recognize their names or what they’ve done. They include a Nobel Prize winner, an Olympian, inventors, and CEOs of global companies and international nonprofit organizations.

Here are a few of our members, identified either by their name or their position.



2016 Nobel Prize winner in Economics

Bengt Holmstrom, Professor of Economics at MIT



President of High Point University, Businessman and Motivational Speaker

Dr. Nido Qubein



Former Board Chair & CEO DuPont; co-chair Paradigm for Parity

Ellen Kullman



Co-founder & CEO of Ellevest Global Women’s Index Fund

Sallie Krawcheck


Banker and Philanthropist

David Rockefeller



Home Depot Executive Vice-President

Ann-Marie Campbell



2016 bronze medal Olympian

Gerek Meinhardt, member of Olympic fencing team (2008, 2012, 2016)



Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve

Alan Greenspan



President, MBK Sports Management

Eugene T. Lee, Esq.



Inventor of Pokémon Go

John Hanke

And a few others who are remarkable for changing the world at all levels of contribution through social enterprise, entrepreneurship, service, and leadership.


Abby Butkus

Global Finance Operations Manager for One Acre Fund, which helps Rwandan farmers boost crop growth and build a path out of poverty.


Isabel Cordova Samaniego

Works to impact the Spanish economy by helping accelerate business startups in Spain.


Huda Al Shamsi

Became an entrepreneur at 25 in the United Arab Emirates when she founded Trio Couture, which is the only company that sells custom couture abayas, jalabiyas, wedding gowns, and party dresses with in-house design and tailoring.


Joshua Szarek

Served the United States as an Army Ranger running ground command operations overseas. Following his military career, he went on to get his MBA, Six Sigma Black Belt, PMP certification, and became a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) and leadership coach.