Keith R. Mestrich is President and Chief Executive Officer of Amalgamated Bank and chairs the board of the Amalgamated Foundation. Keith has over three decades of experience in finance, many of those assisting the bank’s core constituencies in labor, nonprofits, political organizations and issue-advocacy campaigns. Under his leadership, the bank increased its profitability, installed a new management team and significantly grew its core deposit base. Keith has spearheaded impactful initiatives to underscore the Amalgamated’s mission, including support of a $15 minimum wage (and raising the bank's minimum wage to $15), acceptance of IDNYC as a primary form of ID and certification as a B Corp. In 2017, Keith guided Amalgamated’s acquisition of San Francisco-based New Resource Bank, creating the nation’s largest socially responsible bank, and, in 2018, Amalgamated Bank became the first union-owned bank to become a publicly-traded company. Click here to read more about Keith Mestrich.
Board of Directors
Noel Beasley is the President of the Eugene V. Debs Foundation and the President Emeritus of Workers United, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union.
Noel joined the Textile Workers Union of America ‘s Local 1818 in 1974. After serving as a local union officer, he became a staff representative in 1977 and until 2016 served in a number of positions of the Union that is now Workers United as a field representative and organizer, a Regional Director, an International Vice President, an Executive Vice President, and from 2011 through 2016 as its General President. He also served as an International Vice President of the Service Employees International Union from 2011 through 2016, when he retired from those positions.
Noel was a member of the Board of Directors of the Amalgamated Bank from 1990 through 2016. He chaired the Bank’s Trust Department beginning in 1996 and also was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank from 2011 through 2016.
Noel was an officer of the boards of a number of pension and health and welfare funds and was Chairman of the Board of the Amalgamated Life Insurance Company from 2011 through 2016. He has been an Executive Officer of the Eugene V. Debs Foundation since 1983.
Noel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University in 1966 and a Master of Arts degree from Purdue University in 1968.
He lives in Oak Park, Illinois.
Anna Fink is Executive Director of the Amalgamated Foundation, where she leads the foundation’s grant-making and donor advised fund services. Anna began her career as an organizer and has 20 years of experience in public policy advocacy and philanthropy. She has developed and led major philanthropic efforts focused on women, immigrants’ rights and democracy and justice. She served as a senior advisor on innovation and philanthropy to the president of the AFL-CIO, and has built collaborative funding efforts supporting social justice and workers rights. Anna was a trustee of the Berger-Marks Foundation and currently serves on the boards of the National Employment Law Project, The Workers Lab and New Media Ventures. She was named a 2019 Philanthropy Forward fellow by the Aspen Institute and Neighborhood Funders Group.
Ian Fuller is a co-founder and partner of WestFuller Advisors, a boutique wealth management firm in New York City that builds and preserves legacies of wealth for progressive individuals, families and institutions. A specialist in wealth planning, global investment counsel, and planned giving; Ian works closely with people and organizations to harness and empower their finances with purpose. He is dedicated to social justice, community development, entrepreneurship, and the Arts. As an activist and finance wonk; he is the board chair of Common Justice, serves as the treasurer for Color of Change, The Workers Lab, and the Proteus Action League.
Ian received both a B.S. in Economics and an M.S. in International Affairs/Global Finance from New York University. He lives on the Lower East Side of New York City where he can often be found with a glass of red, a good book or training for an adventure race.
Morris Pearl currently serves as Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of hundreds of high-net-worth Americans who are committed to making all Americans, including themselves, better off by building a more prosperous, stable, and inclusive nation. The group focuses on promoting public policy solutions that encourage political equality, guarantee a sustaining wage for working Americans, and ensure that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
Previously, Morris was a managing director at BlackRock, one of the largest investment firms in the world. His work included the Maiden Lane transactions and assessing governments’ potential losses from bank bailouts in the United States and in Europe. Prior to BlackRock, Morris had a long tenure on Wall Street where he invented some of the securitization technology connecting America’s capital markets to consumers in need of credit. He is a CFA Charter Holder, a member of the CFA Institute, the New York Society of Securities Analysts, and on the board of Verified Voting and The Center for Political Accountability. Morris lives in New York City with his wife Barbara where he enjoys spending time with his two adult sons and riding his bicycle around the city.
Julia W. Sze has been investing in people, businesses and ideas since 1992. She has over 25 years of executive leadership experience in investment management, wealth advisory, and entrepreneurship. Since 2009, she has been at the forefront of the impact investing field, working to build higher standards of environmental, social and corporate governance standards in businesses at all stages. She has been a mentor and advisor to a number of women-led companies, and teaches investment management and entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
Julia serves on the board and audit committee of Cavco Industries (Nasdaq: CVCO) and chairs the strategic advisory board of Amalgamated Bank. She also serves on the board of Tern Bicycles, a private company based in Taiwan with global sales. She has served on a number of not for profit boards and investment committees including the Marin Community Foundation, the College of Marin, the Mill Valley Public Schools Endowment and the Opportunity Fund.
Julia is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University.
Roxana Tynan joined LAANE in 2001 and served as deputy director for six years until assuming the position of executive director in February 2012.
Roxana has been instrumental in the expansion of LAANE’s work and impact over the past decade. She has also played a leading role in developing LAANE’s community organizing department, mentoring dozens of young organizers and creating one of the region’s most effective grassroots recruitment and advocacy programs.
Prior to joining LAANE, Roxana served as economic development deputy to L.A. City Councilmember Jackie Goldberg, working to encourage responsible economic growth, while organizing with District Residents.
Roxana worked as an organizer for the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. A graduate of Yale, she is bilingual in English and Spanish. She lives with her husband and two children in Mt. Washington.