Martha Livingston Vice President,
Corporate Secretary
Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Martha Livingston

Vice President,
Corporate Secretary
Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Martha Livingston began her career as a lawyer, working as an associate at the Washington D.C. firm of Swidler & Berlin in 1991. In 1994, she moved to the public sector as a policy analyst at the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. From 1996-2001, she served in a number of positions at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; in 1998, she became Senior Policy Analyst and Assistant General Counsel, working on a wide range of issues, including educational technology and international organization restructuring. In 2001, Ms. Livingston moved to New York City, and for four years she was Program Officer at The Picower Foundation, a philanthropy that funded youth and education programs and medical research in New York City and Palm Beach County, Florida.

Ms. Livingston is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Abigail Osei Assistant Vice President,
Assistant Corporate Secretary

Abigail Osei

Assistant Vice President,
Assistant Corporate Secretary

Abigail (Opoku-Agyemang) Osei, Assistant Vice President and Assistant Corporate Secretary, has served in multiple roles during her decade at The Starr Foundation. She provides operational leadership in grants management technology, reporting, and external communications, among other things. Originally from Ghana, Abigail’s family moved to New York City when she was in elementary school. Seeing the world from the Bronx fostered her love for philanthropy, international affairs, and volunteering with young people. As a beneficiary of nonprofit social services, many of which are current or former grantees of The Starr Foundation, Abigail is passionate about community service and youth leadership development.

Abigail is the author of The Commander and the Promise, a short story about leadership inspired by meeting minutes, and the children's book, Let's Learn Twi, an introduction to the Asante Twi alphabet. She supports Ghanaian families in the diaspora through her writing in Twi and English as they teach and share language and culture with their children and community. She is currently a Youth Giving Summit Ambassador at the International Social Impact Institute and co-chair of the Membership Committee for the Northeast Chapter of Peak Grantmaking. In addition, she serves on the Executive Committee of the Atlantic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

A graduate of A. Philip Randolph High School in Harlem, New York, Abigail has earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Lehman College and a Bachelor of Science in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College. She also holds a Certificate in Global Philanthropy from New York University's School of Continuing Professional Studies.

Howard I. Smith Director and Treasurer

Howard I. Smith

Director and Treasurer

Howard I. Smith is a Director and the Vice Chairman - Finance of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. as well as a Director of Starr International Company, Inc., Starr Insurance Holdings, Inc., Starr Indemnity & Liability Company, Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company, and Starr Specialty Insurance Company.

Mr. Smith has 40 years of experience in insurance. Mr. Smith was the Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of American International Group, Inc. (“AIG”) from October 1984 to March 2005. Mr. Smith was responsible for AIG’s Treasury, Investor Relations, Credit & Marking Risk Management functions as well as the Comptroller’s Department. Prior to AIG, Mr. Smith spent 19 years with Coopers & Lybrand as the Partner in charge of the firm’s New York office insurance practice.

Mr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the City College of New York in 1965. Mr. Smith, a CPA, previously served as a North American representative on the Insurance Working Group of the International Accounting Standards Board. Mr. Smith is the Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College and a Trustee of Baruch College.