Chris A. Davis, Chairman
From 2005 to 2012, Chris was a general partner at Forstmann Little & Co., where her primary focus was on its major investments in 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide, Inc., the world’s largest fitness center company, and ENK International, a leading tradeshow organization servicing the fashion marketplace. She served as chairman of the board of 24 Hour Fitness and chairman of the executive committee of the board of ENK International. From 2005 to 2010, she was actively involved with Forstmann Little’s investment in IMG Worldwide, the world’s premier sports, entertainment and media company, serving on its board of directors and as the company’s president.
From April 2002 through August 2005, Chris was chairman of the board of McLeodUSA, Incorporated, an independent telecommunications services provider. She joined McLeodUSA in 2001 as its chief operation and financial officer and served as its chief executive officer from April 2002 until August 2005. Prior to joining McLeodUSA, Chris was executive vice president, chief financial and administrative officer of ONI Systems, a leading manufacturer of optical networking equipment. From 1993 through 2000, Chris was executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer, a member of the office of the chairman, and a member of the board of directors of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Prior to 1993, Chris spent 17 years in financial management holding executive level positions of increasing responsibility at the General Electric Company.
In addition to the ANGARI Foundation board, Chris currently serves on the board of directors of Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE), sitting on the executive committee, audit committee (chair), and strategy and finance committee. Previously, she also served on the boards of directors of Cytec Industries, Inc., Aviall, Inc., Compaq Computer Corp. and Wolverine Tube.
In April 2003 Chris was awarded the national “Stevie Award for Best Executive” in the inaugural ceremony for the American Business Awards. In 1999 CFO Magazine recognized Chris with its “Chief Financial Officer Excellence Award” in the Revenue Growth category for her successful leadership at Gulfstream Aerospace. In 1997 she was named one of the “Top 25 Managers of the Year” by Business Week magazine, and in 1996 she was selected as one of the “50 Most Wanted in Finance” by Global Finance magazine.
Chris holds a M.A. degree in Finance and Statistics and a B.S.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Florida.
S. Lee Rosenberg, Director
From 1970 to 1994, Lee was the President of Victor/Sacks Furs, Inc., a manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of fur and leather high-fashion garments. Victor/Sacks was recognized as a leader in the fur industry, using innovative advertising and marketing campaigns that drove unparalleled revenue growth for a company of its size throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s.
In 1979 Lee was elected as the youngest-ever President of the Master Furriers’ Guild of America, an organization that represented the retail segment of the American Fur Industry. He served in that role until 1981 at which time he was elected chairman of the board of directors. During his tenure, the Master Furriers’ Guild of America strengthened its relationships with international fur guilds and also initiated marketing campaigns to educate consumers in the conservation policies regarding endangered species. Lee spoke on behalf of the industry at university campuses and made appearances on both television and radio in this regard.
Lee was a member of the Master Furriers’ Guild of America, the Golden Guild, and World Wildlife Fund. He was also a member of Big Brothers of America where he supported several young men through the Big Brothers mentor program.
Lee holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Findlay in Ohio. He is an avid yachtsman, holding a U.S.C.G. Merchant Mariner 100 ton license, and has logged over 50,000 miles of ocean travel. He has participated in scientific tagging research projects and sponsored oceanographic instrument deployments. He enjoys SCUBA diving, snorkeling, and golf.
Angela Rosenberg, President & Director
Angela serves as President of ANGARI Foundation. She has a range of expertise in marine and environmental sciences. Most recently, she held the position of Director of Programs and Policies for the nonprofit organization The International SeaKeepers Society where she developed and implemented international programs relating to scientific expeditions, oceanographic instrument deployments, education and outreach. Prior to entering the nonprofit world, Angela worked as a marine geochemist and managed a research laboratory at the University of South Carolina. She has conducted extensive field and laboratory work in the marine science field in the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, Angela has several scientific publications and has made numerous presentations to industry groups and educational forums throughout her career.
Angela earned a M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina and a M.S. in Marine Geology and Geophysics and a B.S. in Marine Science and Biology from the University of Miami.
Angela has extensive knowledge and experience in boating and holds a U.S.C.G. Merchant Mariner 100 ton license and STCW and Marine Security credentials as well as several SCUBA certifications, including rescue and NITROX.
Kari Rosenberg, Vice President of Production & Director
Kari is ANGARI Foundation’s Vice President of Production. She has extensive experience in television and film. She is currently Manager of Current Series at Marvel Animation Studios where she is responsible for several television series productions for Marvel Entertainment, a division of The Walt Disney Company. She previously worked as Coordinator of Creative Development for DisneyToon Studios of Walt Disney Animation where she contributed to a number of feature films, including the Planes and Tinker Bell franchises.
Kari earned her B.S. in Communications with majors in Motion Pictures and Studio Art from the University of Miami. She is experienced on the water, holding a U.S.C.G. Merchant Mariner 100 ton license and SCUBA diving and rescue certifications.