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Berdon’s Chief Operating Officer Welcomed to Chief and Mount Sinai Seaver Autism Center Executive Board

10.6.21 | Press Release

NEW YORK — Chief, a private network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders, has selected Berdon’s Chief Operating Officer, Rebecca Goodman-Stephens, to join their New York City membership. Rebecca also recently accepted a position on the Executive Board of the Mount Sinai Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment. Since joining Berdon in 2017, she has worked closely with senior management, Berdon’s executive committee, and administrative leaders, implementing programs to expand and achieve the Firm’s strategic goals in addition to overseeing a corporate culture revitalization.

“Rebecca has driven a great deal of progress at the Firm, including our community outreach through the Berdon Cares program,” says Managing Partner, Mark Bosswick, CPA, J.D., LL.M. “I believe her appointment to the Seaver Autism Center’s Executive Board is an extension of this effort and shows how Berdon professionals continue to make a difference in organizations important to them and our community.”

The Seaver Autism Center is a globally recognized institution for the groundbreaking treatment they offer to those affected by autism and other related neurodevelopmental disorders, along with the awareness they promote within the community. On the Executive Board, Rebecca will advise on policies to help the organization achieve its mission of being the international leader for precision medicine in autism and related disorders.

As a new member to the extensive network of women executives in Chief, Rebecca will continue to make efforts to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within Berdon as well as within the business community as a whole. A membership in Chief is highly sought-after, with thousands of women on the waitlist, hoping to be selected after they are vetted based on their company size, career experience, and impact, among other credentials. Being included in this powerful network will assist Rebecca in obtaining DEI-related best practices, and also provide her with valuable operational, administrative, and strategic insight that will enhance the Berdon experience for the Firm’s employees and clients.

“The passion Rebecca has for driving change and promoting equality is evident as soon as you meet her. Chief is the perfect organization for her to be a part of—where she can share her own insight and also be exposed to others’ innovative ideas and expertise in this area in order to enhance the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts that she has already spearheaded at the Firm,” says Fractional Chief Diversity Officer, Asker A. Saeed.

Berdon is proud to support Rebecca in both of these endeavors. The Firm looks forward to seeing the advancements she will make with the Seaver Autism Center, and her involvement with Chief will not only be valuable for her personal leadership development, but will also enable her to leverage the collaboration, small group coaching, and workshops to bring back added knowledge, new perspectives, and successful practices for all of the Firm’s initiatives and objectives.

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