Grace Frisone is a nine year veteran of the BrightFocus Board and served as its Chair from 2012 until 2015. She is also a founding member of Women Against Alzheimer’s. Grace is a financial services executive with 30 years of experience in business development, strategy and e-commerce. She spent the bulk of her career with JP Morgan in New York and Milan where she developed business with Fortune 100 companies, banks and government agencies and high net worth individuals. She was the Director of Trust and Asset Management at Capital One Bank and a member of the board of Capital One Asset Management, responsible for $4 billion in personal and institutional assets including the bank's mutual funds. Previously she held positions with ING Furman Selz Asset Management in New York and at FOLIO[fn], an e-commerce company. Frisone holds a B.A. from Long Island University (magna cum laude), and an M.I.A and M.B.A. from Columbia University.
"My mother died of Alzheimer's disease, and a close friend has macular degeneration. I know what my mother went through, how my friend lives, and how their friends and family have been affected. We urgently need to find cures for these diseases. BrightFocus funds basic research to do this. Serving on the BrightFocus Board is my small way of contributing to this necessary work."