Meet board director and chair of the Opportunities Committee (OC), Geoff Howard. Since joining SVP in 2011, Geoff has been a member of the OC – an excellent platform for him to get involved and meet fellow Partners –, assisted Yo Bro Yo Girl Youth Initiative (including arranging for them to get charitable status), and completed projects with Do What U Luv and Mom2Mom. Geoff has also served as legal advisor to SVP when needed, and presented to a group of Investees and Partners on the Basics of Employment Law, which ultimately led to his being invited to Chair the OC and join the SVP Board this year.
Geoff has also been the co-Lead Partner to KidSafe’s KidLink project for the last five years and he continues to support their expansion project. “One of my best SVP moments was seeing some of the “grads” of KidSafe become successfully engaged in community programs and sports through KidLink,” says Geoff. Clearly a powerful moment to see the impact of KidSafe’s work.
3 things you don’t know about me:
- I hold French citizenship, speak fluent French and try to dress French (okay maybe you know the last one)
- I love to do yoga Sunday morning, especially when my 20-year old son and I do it together
- I took up field hockey in my mid-forties and am a higher scorer on a team where I’m one of the youngest players!