The diversity of our board and staff reflects the diversity of the world our work is shaping. They bring expertise, resources, and vision to their work—along with track records as catalysts of change.
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In 2019, Mock signed a historic deal with Netflix, making her the first trans person to sign a production pact with a major studio. With her partnership with the streamer, Mock will create and produce her own television projects. That same year, she received Harvard University’s Artist of the Year Award and was named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s “Women in Entertainment Power 100” and included on Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” list. She has also been named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people. Mock has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Marie Claire, and has appeared on the covers of Entertainment Weekly, British VOGUE, Marie Claire, and The Hollywood Reporter.
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Pino brings her passion for social justice, equity, and philanthropy to the core of the firm’s work. This is showcased in many of the initiatives she and Ingrid have created over the years, including three she is proud of the most: the Familia es Familia campaign, which builds bridges between the Latinx and LGBTQ+ community; Poder PAC, the first-of-its-kind political action committee dedicated to doubling the number of Latinas elected to Congress; and Brown Beauty and Freemind Beauty Productions, two production companies dedicated to telling stories about marginalized communities.
Pino’s success is fueled by a know-how that can only be crafted through expertise and a deep network. Whether she is creating initiatives aimed and improving life opportunities for marginalized communities; advising corporate leaders on winning legislative and diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies; developing innovative policy solutions and approaches; or leveraging resources to advance initiatives that effect social change, Catherine leads with heart and fervor!
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A native of the Netherlands, Annette holds a BSc in zoology and psychology from Victoria University in New Zealand, and a doctorandus degree in behavioral ecology from the Rijks Universiteit in the Netherlands. She is scientific advisor to the Trust for African Rock Art, Vice Chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Species Survival Commission Primate Specialist Group, and a member of the IUCN Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group and World Commission on Protected Areas. She is also a board trustee of Fauna & Flora International, Virunga Foundation, Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology, and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Prior to joining Arcus, Lia was founding Managing Director, Global Initiatives at Out Leadership, an advisory firm specializing in LGBT business and talent development. In 2011, she co-founded Athlete Ally, a nonprofit advancing LGBTQI+ rights through sports. In this capacity and as a current trustee, Lia has strategized groundbreaking social justice initiatives in sports for which she was named to Vanity Fair's Hall of Fame by U.S. Congressman Barney Frank. Lia has been published in several leading peer-reviewed rhetoric and legal journals, including the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Journal, the National Italian American Bar Association’s Digest, the California International Law Journal, and the International Journal of Law in Context of Cambridge University Press. She has contributed to several opinion pieces in outlets like The Huffington Post and CNN, and she served as an editor of the book Keys to College Studying: Becoming an Active Thinker, Prentice Hall (2nd ed.). Lia practiced structured finance law at Alston & Bird LLP in New York City, received her juris doctor from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and graduated first in her class from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.