Board of Directors


​Vipon Kumar, MBA

Treasurer
Mr. Kumar is a trusted advisor to CEOs and business owners in the Philadelphia area. His C-level and leadership roles ranged from managing P&L business units with annual revenues up to $150M. In the last 25 years, He has led four turnaround assignments as well as scaled $250M to $1Bn+ annual revenue businesses as Executive Leadership Team member. He was most recently Chief Sourcing & Trading Officer at Daymon Worldwide, a Bain Capital portfolio company, where he was accountable for effectively facilitating $10Bn+ annual sourcing spend of retailer-partners. Mr. Kumar earned his MBA degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management and he continued his education from Harvard Business School, MIT's Sloan School of Management and Columbia Business School. 



Deborah B. Sorgi, Ed.D.

Founder, Chair, Director & President
Dr. Sorgi is a C-Suite executive with over four decades of experience in sales, marketing, and operations in educational publishing. She is also a former elementary school teacher, reading specialist, and college professor. She is the Founder, Chair, Director & President of Literacy Access Fund, a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization that grants financial support to organizations in need of early literacy resources.



Charlotte Wade

Secretary

Ms. Wade is a dynamic executive leader with more than 25 years of expertise in commercial real estate and corporate financial operations. Prior to joining Madison Marquette as Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Wade was SVP, Asset Management for Rappaport, a leading privately held Washington D.C.-based retail developer and manager. She directed and managed over 8 million s.f. of retail and headed up the Legal Lease Compliance division for a portfolio of over 1,600 leases. In addition to serving in leadership roles for prominent family-owned, private, and institutional owners, investors and real estate providers, she has real estate experience across multiple asset classes and oversees $5B real estate portfolio. Her management background includes development, asset and property management, leasing, lease administration and lease compliance for retail, office, residential and mixed-use properties in both urban and suburban environments. Ms. Wade sits on the board of the Institute of Real Estate Management's (IREM) Washington D.C., and is an instructor of BOMI International. 

Literacy Access Fund Logo