MARIA BAUM 

CEO of Splash Premium Mixers
 
EEC Chapter Spirit of Life recipient Maria Baum
Maria Baum is a seasoned entrepreneur and philanthropist, having led successful ventures in financial services, consumer products, and hospitality, with an emphasis in the health and wellness industry.  She is currently CEO of Splash Premium Mixers, a fast-growing natural beverage brand she built from concept.
 
Maria started her career on Wall Street trading equity derivatives for Bankers Trust Co., and later enjoyed success as a Global Macro Proprietary Trader and Portfolio Manager at several hedge funds and investment banks.  As an entrepreneur, she has founded thriving businesses such as a capital markets recruiting firm, Bay Street Advisors, and well-known Hampton restaurant chains Tutto Il Giorno and Dopo La Spiaggia.   As Managing Partner of Tracy Anderson Method, Maria pioneered streaming workouts, added retail products and built locations. Maria remains passionate about educating and mentoring entrepreneurs and serves as a Board Member for the Wharton Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania.
 
Maria is an active philanthropist with a deep desire to help others.  She founded the Hamptons Paddle and Party for Pink, an annual event which has raised $11mm to fund cutting edge cancer research globally.  As a Board Member for the BCRF (Breast Cancer Research Foundation), the highest rated and largest private funder of breast cancer research, she has served on the business development and investment committees for the past five years.  Maria is an Advisory Board member of the David Lynch Foundation, whose mission is to reduce the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among at-risk populations across the globe through transcendental meditation.
 
Maria received her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management and holds a BSBA from Boston University in Finance and International Business.  Maria resides in Sag Harbor with her husband, Larry, and their four children.
 

Charles Greene

Designer and CEO of CD Greene. 
 
EEC Chapter Spirit of Life recipient Charles Greene
CD Greene’s designs have been transforming women for over a decade, fusing exquisite fabric and technology to create haute couture perfection.  With a woman’s innate sensuality at the core of each design, CD Greene sculpts his dresses for effortless comfort allowing each piece to effortlessly flow and drape around the body.   Modern day innovation and old world glamour converge in CD Greene’s creations, allowing them to remain timeless and transcend generations and fleeting design fads.
 
Always fascinated with and inspired by art, CD Greene pursued painting, sculpture and graphic art at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago.  His foundation in sculpting is evident throughout his designs as he focuses on form, asymmetrical balance and texture. Signature designs sculpted with mirrors and crystal have made CD Greene a favorite amongst Hollywood royalty and music divas alike.
 
“It is a wonderful experience to see an idea evolve from a sketch to a garment. I especially enjoy draping and reveling in the whole process from beginning to end”.
Each CD Greene design starts with a personal appointment with his customer.  Pencil and sketch pad in hand, Greene fastidiously notes the detail of each woman’s shape and form with all the prowess of a master craftsman. 
 

Gretta Monahan

Founder and CEO of Gretta Enterprises
 
EEC Chapter Spirit of Life recipient Gretta Monahan
As the Founder and CEO of Gretta Enterprises, Gretta offers personalized and service-oriented head-to-toe fashion and beauty solutions for clients stretching from Boston to Connecticut and beyond. At her multi-brand luxury designer boutique, Gretta Luxe, Gretta brings the latest runway trends to her clients for transformative looks practical for everyday wear. Gretta’s award winning collection of beauty spa centers, Grettacole Salon & Spa and G Spa at Foxwoods, offer clients the best in haircare, skincare, wellness and relaxation.
 
As a go-to for celebrity styling, top beauty expert and graduate of Harvard Business School, Gretta Monahan is a self-made business maven that women rely on to inspire their everyday style potential.  A true influencer in this space, Gretta appears weekly on both The View and The Rachael Ray Show and as a contributor to numerous programs. She’s a sought after expert ambassador and often shares her favorite brands, products and trends with her loyal following in Boston and beyond through her social media presence and her book, Style and the Successful Girl. By reinventing the concept of style and pampering for everyone from Hollywood superstars to the mom next door, Gretta makes the world of fashion and beauty accessible for all in an approachable way.
 

Hosted By: Jill Martin

Today Show Lifestyle Contributor/QVC, Creative Director of GILI/NY Knicks Broadcaster 
 
EEC Chapter Spirit of Life recipient Jill Martin
Jill Martin is an Emmy Award-winning television personality, sportscaster, fashion expert, and co-author of the New York Times bestselling style guide "I Have Nothing to Wear!" "Fashion for Dummies" and “The Weekend Makeover”.” She is a broadcaster for the New York Knicks, conducting interviews pregame, halftime and postgame. Her segment “Live from Celebrity Row” airs every game during halftime highlighting A-list celebrities in the crowd. Jill is also a Lifestyle Contributor on NBC's TODAY show known for her wildly popular “Ambush Makeover” and "Steals and Deals" segments.