J Street Education Fund Chair Emeritus

Alexandra Stanton is the CEO of Empire Global Ventures LLC. An attorney with a proven record of executive leadership in business development, technology, organizational development, and public-private partnerships, Stanton’s corporate focus ranges broadly, from developing large multi-nationals to launching homegrown start-ups. A contributor to Fast Company, she is widely recognized for her experience in assisting female founders.

During the COVID pandemic, she co-founded Little Lives PPE with two Harvard-trained medical doctors, providing all-American-made and medical-grade PPE for children and adults. Ms. Stanton is also the co-founder of BrainBody, a B2B company that uses the power of neuroscience to quantify the impact of wellness interventions on mental and cognitive health.

Ms. Stanton has worked in the E.U., Washington, D.C., and New York. She has held senior positions in large public enterprises, including the NYC Mayor’s Office of Appointments, the Empire State Development Corporation (New York State’s economic development agency) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. Ms. Stanton has also worked in Paris, France for Doctors of the World, implementing their international organizational development programs. Aside from serving as Chair of J Street’s Board of Directors, Vice-President of the Board of the Parrish Art Museum in New York and sitting on the New York State Tourism Advisory Council, in 2013 Ms. Stanton was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Board of Trustees of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Stanton received her B.A. from Cornell University, her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and is a member of the New York Bar. A native New Yorker, she lives in the city with her husband and two children.