Co-Chair, Board of Directors
Co-Chair, Board of Directors
Anthony Welters is currently Executive Chairman of the BlackIvy Group, LLC. BlackIvy Group builds and grows commercial enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, including logistics and infrastructure solutions and businesses that serve the growing consumer class. Mr. Welter’s global entrepreneurship in the region creates employment for individuals and new market opportunities for investors.
Mr. Welters retired as Senior Adviser to the Office of the CEO of UnitedHealth Group, which serves more than 100 million people worldwide through its health and well-being companies. During his two decades at UnitedHealth Group, Mr. Welters also served as Executive Vice President and a Member of the Office of the CEO of UnitedHealth Group and led UHG’s Public and Senior Markets Group. Mr. Welters joined UHG upon its acquisition of AmeriChoice, a $1 billion health care company he founded in 1989. Mr. Welters continues to innovate in the health care industry as the co-Founder and Chair of the Board for Somatus, Inc., an integrated and holistic kidney disease care management company.
Mr. Welters is a member of the boards of Loews Corporation, C.R. Bard, Inc and the Carlyle Group. He is Trustee Emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board of New York University School of Law, as well as Vice Chairman of the Board of New York University and a Trustee of NYU Langone Medical Center. In 2012, President Obama appointed Mr. Welters to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where he serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee. Mr. Welters is a founding member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He is a recipient of a Horatio Alger Award, awarded to those who have overcome humble beginnings and adversity to achieve success and contribute to society, and he serves on the board of that charitable organization as well. Mr. Welters is also a member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest learned societies in the country. He was formerly on the board of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. He and his wife Beatrice are also recipients of the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, in recognition of their long-standing commitment to philanthropy.
Mr. Welters was born and raised in the New York City neighborhoods of Harlem and Bedford Stuyvesant. He earned a BA in economics from Manhattanville College and a JD from New York University School of Law. Mr. Welters is a member of the Bars of New York and the District of Columbia.
Member, Board of Trustees
Bryant Welters graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2010 majoring in Finance. During his time at Notre Dame, he was active in the athletic department serving as the Women’s Basketball Equipment Manager, Football and Athletic Manager. He is currently an Associate at the BlackIvy Group headquartered in Washington D.C. performing data analysis on potential business development opportunities anchored in Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania. BlackIvy Group is a values-driven company that builds and grows commercial enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa and develops logistics and infrastructure solutions for emerging economies and businesses that serve the needs of the growing consumer class.
Member, Advisory Council
A native Washingtonian, Mr. Welters serves on the board of the Washington Jesuit Academy and their development committee. He also serves on the Advisory Council of The AnBryce Foundation. Mr. Welters received a B.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame and was later appointed by President Fr. John Jenkins to the advisory council of the IDEA Center, a center for innovation and entrepreneurship. Mr. Welters is a Venture Partner at the venture firm H/L Partners in New York City.