Jeff Cook-McCormac serves as Head of Public Affairs and manages philanthropic, political, and public policy efforts for Daniel S. Loeb, Third Point, LPPE LLC, and The Margaret and Daniel Loeb Foundation. In his role, Jeff engages with philanthropists, advocates, community leaders, and policymakers on a wide range of issues, including increasing access to high-quality public charter schools and reforming the criminal justice system to improve public safety. Previously Jeff served as President of Allegiance Strategies, a public affairs consulting firm focused on advocating for economic and individual freedom. Jeff has spearheaded several successful legislative efforts at the state and federal levels, including persuading New York’s Republican-controlled Senate to enact the freedom to marry. His work has received significant media attention, including CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, C-SPAN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, Roll Call, and The Hill. Jeff earned his law degree from NYU School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University.
Paula Dolan is a Managing Director at the J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New York. She focuses on strategic wealth planning, leverage, banking, and investing for high net worth commercial real estate owners, public executives, privately held business owners, and their families. Paula began her career in the Commercial Bank, financing multifamily apartment buildings in the NYC metro area. She has a strong credit background and an in-depth understanding of the New York City real estate market. In 2009, when mortgage delinquencies began to rise, Paula led a group within JP Morgan Chase formed to dispose of delinquent assets from the firm’s balance sheet. After a short return to lending in 2011, Paula transitioned to Asset Management to work with families on their financial plans as a Private Banker. Paula represents J.P. Morgan on the Wall Street Associates Committee that hosts Invest In Hope, an annual fundraising event to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She volunteers with City Harvest, Food Bank of New York, and the West Harlem Community Kitchen. Paula lived in Southern Italy until she was 6 years old and has studied on 4 continents. She earned a B.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from Loyola University, Maryland, is proficient in Python coding, and holds Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. In her free time, Paula enjoys skiing, ocean swimming, and non-fiction reading. Paula resides in Garden City, New York, with her husband Michael and young children, Holly and Charlie.