Alan Leavitt, The Samburu Project Board Chairman

Alan began his career…

at the international law firm of Latham & Watkins where he worked in the finance department in New York and Los Angeles. From there he moved to the investment management firm of Beach Point Capital Management, where he specialized in high yield and distressed securities. Most recently, he was Managing Director at Trently Advisors, where he oversees personal investments on behalf of a family. He is currently an entrepreneur and dedicating his time to launching his latest venture while raising 2 year old daughter Tessa.

Alan has traveled extensively throughout the world to both developed and developing countries. As a child, his parents volunteered with international health organizations, which gave him the opportunity to attend local schools in the Caribbean and Africa. As an adult he served as a mentor to disadvantaged youth through the Fulfillment Fund. 

Alan received a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and a J.D. From Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harian Fiske Stone scholar. He joined The Samburu Project Board in 2012 and became Chairman in 2016.

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I love The Samburu Project because we are a grassroots organization that operates on the ground in Kenya, and the results of our donors’ generous support are so clear and immediately impactful. We have a deep appreciation for how interconnected is the world we live in, and we always endeavor to listen to the Samburu communities and align our work with their highest priority needs.

-Alan Leavitt