Vice President, Board Liaison and Strategic Initiatives
Asa leads strategic initiatives for Arnold Ventures. In this role, he advises the Co-Founders and the President and CEO on strategy, planning, management, metrics, public policy and politics. He also manages the Board’s external engagements and oversees the organization’s internal communications function.
Before joining Arnold Ventures, Asa was an associate on the general practice team at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he worked on a range of matters spanning the corporate governance, capital markets, project finance, mergers and acquisitions and crisis management teams. He brings more than 10 years of legal and policy experience to the organization, which includes federal and state government and the non-profit sector. Prior to graduate school, Asa served as an Education Research and Policy Analyst and Venture Development Manager at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
Asa holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.P.A. in domestic public policy from Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs, and a B.A. in government and Africana studies from Cornell University, where he served as the only undergraduate student on Cornell University’s Board of Trustees.