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Alumni Council

Once a Panther, always a Panther: The Portledge School Alumni community helps you stay connected for a lifetime of opportunity.

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Dear Portledge Community,  
  
To those of you who don’t know me, I’m a proud alum of Portledge and graduated in 2013. Portledge holds a very special place in my heart. I attended for 14 years and developed lifelong bonds with friends who have become family.   
  
There is no doubt that the last few years have come with their own set of obstacles and challenges for us all. It is more important than ever for us to stay connected to our community and appreciate the relationships we have. The new school year brings excitement for new events, campus changes, new programs, and more.  
 
I’m excited to connect with all the alum in the community and encourage you to reach out to get involved!  

Sincerely, 
 
Eve Shapiro 
Class of 2013 
Alumni Council President  

Alumni Association Goals

  • Coordinating and promoting programs that instill goodwill and school spirit and provide opportunities for professional growth and social interaction for students and alumni alike.

  • Connecting alumni through thoughtful and consistent communication with each other as well as the school community to create mutually beneficial and lifelong relationships.

  • Encouraging a spirit of philanthropy and giving to Portledge to ensure new generations of students may benefit from a Portledge education.
Learn more about the Alumni Council here. 

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  • Eve Shapiro '13 - Alumni Council President

    After graduating from Portledge in 2013, Eve Shapiro attended Syracuse University, where she graduated with a major in Marketing Management, Entrepreneurship, and Emerging Enterprises. Eve has an impressive career history, starting as a Director of International Business Development at Persistent Systems LLC. Alongside her professional achievements, Eve has also been an active member of the Portledge alumni community for many years, serving as a member of the Portledge Alumni Council for five years and becoming its President at the start of the 2022-2023 school year. Her family has a long history of dedication to Portledge, with both Eve and her brother Ben graduating from the school while her parents were active with the Parents Association and serving on the Board of Trustees.
  • Elizabeth Beaton '08

    After graduating from Portledge in 2008, Elizabeth Beaton attended Union College, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history. She went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. Elizabeth is currently an Attorney at the Law Offices of Neal H. Rosenberg, where she specializes in Special Education Law. Prior to working as a Special Education Attorney, Elizabeth served the Brooklyn community as an Assistant District Attorney.  Elizabeth and her husband Robert have two children, Madeline and Charlotte, and became Portledge parents last year when their daughter, Madeline ’38, started in the Lower School.
  • Matthew Butler '15

    After graduating from Portledge in 2015, Matthew Butler attended Trinity College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2019. Matthew is a Vice President at H/Advisors Abernathy (formerly Abernathy MacGregor), a leading strategic communications and corporate advisory firm, where he has a particular focus on advising companies undergoing transformative and critical situations such as mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, and corporate crises. Matthew currently resides in Manhattan.
  • Julian Daniels '00

    Julian Daniels graduated from Portledge in 2000 and is currently a class parent. After leaving Portledge, Julian graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, where he was a member of the Men’s Varsity Soccer team.

    In August 2018, he joined KraneShares as a Managing Director to head the firm’s institutional efforts. Prior to KraneShares, Julian was a senior member of the VanEck institutional business development team, where he was responsible for business development and client services across a suite of ETFs, mutual funds, and hedge funds. During his tenure, the firm grew from approximately $5b to $48b. Prior to VanEck, he was an Associate at Select Access Management, a global, multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, where he was responsible for marketing, investor relations, and business development initiatives.

    He is currently on the board of America Scores New York and is a member of the Alumni Council at Portledge School.
  • Maurice Freedman '87

    During his 20+ year career in the software, web, and marketing space, Maurice Friedman has led the development and launch of billions of dollars worth of products in the healthcare and consumer domains, including many FDA 510k regulated medical products, websites, services, and apps, used by millions of consumers. 

    Maurice’s clients have included Target, Disney, Roche, Sanofi, CSL, Haemonetics, Kodak, CeWe Color, Contigo, Maxim, Fuji, Philips, Monavie, EA Sports, Monster Headphones,  Avex Sport, 1-800-Flowers, Harper Collins, the Michael J Fox Foundation, Estee Lauder and many more.  

    Maurice graduated from Portledge in 1987, and holds a degree in Economics from Hobart College, and has two issued patents. Maurice has lived and worked in New York, Belgium, Minnesota, and Israel. Maurice currently lives with his wife and two children in Northport, New York. He spends his free time with his family, traveling, taking pictures, and contributing his resources to the common good. 
  • Max Gould '20

    Max Gould graduated from Portledge in 2020. Max began at Portledge in the Upper School and spent part of his junior year studying abroad in Copenhagen. He is currently a senior at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and is on track to complete his studies in the spring of 2024.
  • Ben Lobley '12

    Ben Lobley graduated from Portledge in 2012 and went on to receive a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont. He received his J.D. in 2020 from the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University. Ben is currently an associate at WilmerHale in New York City. Prior to joining WilmerHale, he was an attorney at a New York-based law firm. He previously interned at the Hofstra Law Community and Economic Development Clinic and externed at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. in New York City. He has also previously provided pro bono legal and advocacy services through the Hofstra Law Veterans Legal Assistance Project.
  • Dr. Alexander Meshel '14

    Alexander Meshel spent 12 years at Portledge School, graduating with the Class of 2014. Since Portledge, Alexander completed his B.A. at Columbia University before earning his medical degree at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Alexander is currently completing his residency in anesthesiology at The Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Alex Steinberg '05

    After graduating from Portledge in 2005, Alex Steinberg attended George Washington University, where he received his B.B.A in International Business and Sports Management. Alex went on to study at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Currently, Alex is a partner at DLA Piper LLP (US), where he has a broad-based corporate and transactional practice focusing on the sports, media, and entertainment sectors. Alex resides in Port Washington with his wife, Bari, and two kids, Ari and Hallie.
  • Robyn Worrall '10

    Robyn Worrall is a Portledge “lifer,” having started Portledge in Kindergarten and remaining until she graduated as a member of the Class of 2010. While at Portledge, she was a three-sport athlete, playing tennis, basketball, and lacrosse. During her senior year, her teams won the championship in all three sports. 

    After graduating from Portledge, she attended the University of Vermont and studied Business Administration. She then moved to New York City and worked in tech sales until she decided to join the generic pharmaceutical industry, where she still works. In 2022, she rejoined her family business in the pharmaceutical space, where she heads up Business Development for the company.

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