Andre Brandmuller is an Attorney of the High Court in private practice in South Africa working in the fields of commercial, labour and family law advising and representing clients including individuals and small and medium sized companies. Mr. Brandmuller also has an extensive public service record, serving in numerous leadership positions for Rotary International since 1997. He is a founding Chairman of the Board for Middelburg Care Village, a children’s home that cares full-time for nearly 100 children. Among his numerous other community service activities, he also served on the Middelburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a member of the Executive Committee or as a Trustee from 1995 to 2010. Mr. Brandmuller earned his B.A. and LL.B Law degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. He lives with his wife and four children in Middelburg, South Africa.
Infinite Family and Infinite Family South Africa
Richardt Dannhauser is the Head of Operations and Systems for Internet Solutions International (IS). He formerly served as the Chief Operations Officer in IS’s Nigeria division, and Operations Director of IS’s Ghana division, following a term as the Operations Manager for Satellite and MPLS (Internet) Networks – Emerging Africa. Having been with IS since 1999, Mr. Dannhauser has held a number of additional positions in engineering, product development and client support. He is currently responsible for the indirect management of the executive teams (MD’s, CTO’s COO’s) in 5 businesses, in 4 different African countries with very diverse cultures and is studying towards a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management. Mr. Dannhauser lives with his wife and sons in Lagos, Nigeria.
Infinite Family South Africa
Bette Kun is an independent marketing and communications specialist with extensive experience in the Information Technology sector. Her career spans nearly three decades and stretches around the world; she has lived and worked in South Africa, Great Britain and the United States. She returned to South Africa in 2004 as Managing Director of Stone Soup Public Relations, a PR agency with a focus on IT, financial services, media industry and education. Ms. Kun works with Infinite Family on a wide range of projects from mentoring lab launches to video documentation of the impact of our work on our Net Buddy mentees. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Katleho Lebata is a Credit Risk Analyst for South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC). Prior to joining PIC, Mr. Lebata was the Executive Manager of The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP), later served on the Board of ABSIP as a Executive for Young Professionals. Earlier in his career, he also worked in finance at Nestle, SABMiller, ABSA and First National Bank. Mr. Lebata became involved with Infinite Family while obtaining his Master of Science 2 degree in Global Finance from Fordham University in the United States in 2014. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from the University of Pretoria and a Management Advancement Programme Certificate from the Wits Business School. He lives in Pretoria, South Africa.
Sarah Lent is Senior Vice President for Business Development at Essence, a global data science company that provides ethical media, creative and consulting services. Prior to joining Essence, she was Executive Director, Growth EMEA for R/GA and was responsible for business development and growth strategies for existing and new clients, as well as helping the agency grow across the EMEA region. Previously, Sarah served as executive director at Interbrand, following roles as group managing director at Interbrand Africa, and client services director at Interbrand San Francisco. Additionally, Sarah worked on a notable client roster, including Adobe, Conde Nast, Google, Turk Telkom, and LVMH. Before Interbrand, Sarah spent 4 years as account director at Cahan & Associates, San Francisco, managing a variety of brand launches for clients such as Skyy Vodka, Charles Schwab, VMware Inc., and Gap Inc. After starting her career in marketing and communications in Sydney, Australia, Sarah moved to New York and worked as a marketing communications associate at The Echo Design Group, supporting the publicity and marketing strategy for Ralph Lauren accessories. Sarah has a BA from the University of Virginia and lives in San Francisco.
Secretary, Infinite Family
Rachel Lovett has been an Infinite Family mentor since 2010. She is currently the Interim Executive Director of Thriving in Place. Prior to joining Thriving in Place, Ms. Lovett was the Managing Director of War Child USA. War Child is a global non-profit that works with war-affected communities to help children and their families via access to education, economic opportunity and justice. Just prior, Rachel managed the $64.5M capital campaign for Theatre for a New Audience to build its first home in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District. She is also on the Board of Clinton Housing & Development Company and the Advisory Board of Harlem School of the Arts. Rachel holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master of Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She lives in New York City and San Francisco.
Chair, Infinite Family
Joseph Sacca is a Partner at Baker & Hostetler LLP specializing in securities and commercial litigation. Previously, he was a Partner with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Prior to joining Skadden Arps, Mr. Sacca was law clerk to Judge Clarence C. Newcomer of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Sacca serves on the Federal Bar Council Public Service Committee, which is dedicated to providing legal representation to those otherwise unable to afford it and to providing non-legal public service in a variety of areas. He received a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the Temple University School of Law, where he served as the managing editor of the Temple Law Review. Mr. Sacca lives in New York City with his wife and their two children.
Amy Conrad Stokes
Founder and CEO, Infinite Family and Infinite Family, South Africa
Amy Conrad Stokes has spent more than 30 years working in all areas of business planning, start-up and ongoing management. Following the adoption of her son, Calder Qhawe, from South Africa in 2003, Ms. Stokes was inspired to develop an Internet platform using video technology to enable distance mentoring. After two years of research, development and team building, she launched Infinite Family in 2006. Ms. Stokes began employing and mentoring at-risk teens while working at Chicago’s Shorebank Corporation in 1996. While at Shorebank, she created and ran a division called Studio Air, a business that employed teens from Chicago’s gang influenced South Shore neighborhoods. It was here that she learned the power of mentoring in the life of a teen with few positive role models or economic choices. Ms. Stokes started her professional career as part of Andersen’s Consulting Strategic Services team in Chicago, then San Francisco. Ms. Stokes graduated from Kalamazoo College magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in economics (Honors) and French and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She and her husband live in New York with their three children.
Treasurer, Infinite Family
Kevin Travis is a Managing Director at Novantas, where he leads the Distribution and Marketing Strategy practice, advising large banks in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada on issues of expansion and revenue growth, including new market entry, new distribution strategies, network optimization, and customer segmentation. Kevin is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to bank strategy and challenged facing the industry today. Prior to joining Novantas, Mr. Travis lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa as a Resident Vice-President at Citibank. From 1996 to 2000, he was part of the team responsible for growing Citibank’s new office from 40 to 400 employees across multiple business lines. In this role, he held a variety of different posts, including in Operations, Corporate Banking and Strategic Planning. In his role, he became very familiar with the political, economic, and social issues facing South Africa, and more broadly Southern and Eastern Africa. He has traveled widely in Africa, and is a frequent visitor to the continent. He also co-founded a digital financial aggregator in 2000 where he served as Chief Strategy Officer. Kevin holds a BA in History and French from Tufts University, and attended the College of Law in London. He lives in Vermont and New York.