Thursday, September 27, 2018



NEW YORK, September 25, 2018 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC), the nation’s first and New York’s largest youth mentoring organization, has named two new members to its Board of Trustees: John Dowd, chief executive officer of Fiduciary Trust Company International, and Sky Milch, partner of PwC’s Advisory practice in New York.

“John and Sky are incredibly talented leaders within their respective industries who are committed to serving the community and fostering the success of our city’s youth,” said Erin Scanlon, board president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. “We look forward to working with them as we continue to raise awareness for the organization and further develop our life-changing mentoring programs.”

Mr. Dowd brings more than three decades of wealth management experience to BBBS of NYC’s Board. Prior to joining Fiduciary Trust, Mr. Dowd served as executive vice president and senior management director for Wells Fargo’s Wealth Management, where he oversaw the northeast region, focusing on investment management, trust and real estate, financial planning, custom credit, brokerage and insurance services. He previously served as a management executive for BNY Mellon’s wealth management business for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Mr. Dowd holds an MBA from Columbia University and received his undergraduate degree from Guilford College. He is a past chairman of the trust and investments section of the New York State Banker’s Association and has served on the boards of Junior Achievement of New Jersey and the Senior Care and Activities Center. He is currently a trustee of the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey.

Mr. Milch has been an active leader at PwC for more than 14 years. As partner in the firm’s Deals practice, he leads the Pharma & Life Sciences sector team with a focus on advising clients on merger integration planning and execution, divestiture and separation management, and pre-deal due diligence. He is an active coach and mentor and is a partner sponsor for many of the practice’s community service events. Prior to PwC, Mr. Milch worked for Lehman Brothers and GE Aircraft Engines.

He earned his MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University and his bachelor’s degree in business management from North Carolina State University.