Susan L. Solomon is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute (NYSCF). Ms. Solomon is a veteran healthcare advocate and stem cell research pioneer who serves on the boards of a number of prominent diabetes and regenerative medicine organizations, including the College Diabetes Network, the Global Alliance for IPSC Therapies, and the strategic planning committee for the inaugural NYSTEM program. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Regional Plan Association, where she is a member of the nominating and governance committee.
A lawyer by training and a chief executive and entrepreneur by experience, Ms. Solomon has decades of leadership experience in starting and building effective and focused organizations. Ms. Solomon started her career as an attorney at Debevoise and Plimpton, then held executive positions at MacAndrews and Forbes and APAX (formerly MMG Patricof and Co.). She was the founder and President of Sony Worldwide Networks, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lancit Media Productions, an Emmy award-winning television production company, and then served as the founding Chief Executive Officer of Sothebys.com, prior to starting her own strategic management consulting firm Solomon Partners LLC in 2000. She received her BA cum laude from New York University and her JD from Rutgers University School of Law, where she was as an editor of the Law Review.
Ms. Solomon has received numerous awards for her work with NYSCF, including the New York State Women of Excellence Award from the Governor of New York, the Triumph Award from the Brooke Ellison Foundation, and recognition as a Living Landmark from the New York Landmarks Conservancy.