Florentin, Jack J.
Chair, High School Governance Committee; Executive Committee; Elementary School Governance Committee; Institutional Advancement Committee; Finance Committee
Board Member since 2006
Jack Florentin (‘66) is the founder, President and CEO of Sarah Lawrence S.A., a women’s apparel manufacturer and retailer, that today distributes Sarah Lawrence Jeans and the Danish brand Fransa. Previously, Mr. Florentin was Sales Director for northern Greece at Aigaion Textiles S.A. (1979-1982) and civil engineer at Treadwell Corporation in New York (1971-1973). He served on the Board of Directors of the Columbia University Alumni Club of Greece (2003-2006), was President of Stavronikita, a resort housing complex with 500 units in Sani, Chalkidiki (2003-2007) and President of the Anatolia College Alumni Association (1996-2000). Mr. Florentin has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Foundation since 2003 and an interviewer for Columbia University candidates since 1998, and has also served as Chairman of the interview committee. He has also been a member of the Executive Committee of the Cultural Society of Entrepreneurs of Northern Greece since 2013. Mr. Florentin received a BS (1970) and MS (1971) in Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering, Columbia University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School (1975).