NLC Emeritus Board of Directors

Noah Doyle | Manny Diaz | Mark Walsh


Noah Doyle, Financial Adviser, Merrill Lynch

noah-doyle-headshot.jpgNoah Doyle leads Doyle & Associates at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Noah has been in the financial services industry since 2005 and joined Merrill Lynch in September of 2011.

Prior to entering the financial services industry, Noah worked at International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, focusing on labor and international trade policies. Noah also founded and serves on the Board of Directors of New Leaders Council, an organization dedicated to promoting political entrepreneurship in young people and is a Fellow for the Truman National Security Project.

Graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Brooklyn Law School, Noah lives in New York City. Noah is Series 3,7, and 65 securities license and is Bar in the State of New York.



The Honorable Manny Diaz, NLC Board Member, Former Mayor of Miami & Senior Partner at Lydecker Diaz

Mayor-Manny-Diaz-150x150.jpgA force in local, state, and national politics for nearly three decades, the Honorable Manny Diaz was first elected mayor of Miami in 2001, having never before held elected office. He was re-elected to a second term in 2005 and was chosen to lead the United States Conference of Mayors as its president in 2008.
Diaz came to public prominence as the lawyer representing the Florida-based relatives of Elián González, who in 2000 was at the center of a custody battle between his aunts and his Cuban father.

As mayor, Diaz developed a vision for Miami as an international city that embodies diversity, economic opportunity, effective customer service, and a highly rated quality of life. To achieve this goal, he re-engineered Miami’s government from top to bottom.

During his two-term tenure, Diaz was recognized for completely transforming Miami and for launching many innovative programs in the areas of urban design, sustainability and green initiatives, education, infrastructure investment, affordable housing, law enforcement, poverty and homelessness, and art and culture.

He chronicles his work transforming the city in his acclaimed book, Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City at a Time.

Mayor Diaz has received almost 100 awards and recognitions for his work, including recognition as one of America’s Best Leaders by US News and World Report and The Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government, the Americans for the Arts National Award for Local Arts Leadership, the American Architectural Foundation Keystone Award, the AIA (Miami Chapter) Governmental Leadership Award, the Congress for the New Urbanism Groves Award, the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Power Leader of the Year and Green Visionary Award, the Hispanic Magazine Government Award, and many others.

Mayor Manny Diaz served as a resident fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and has resumed his successful corporate and real estate law practice as a senior partner at Lydecker Diaz in Miami.

Mark Walsh,  CEO of GeniusRocket

Mark-Walsh-Head-Shot.jpgMark Walsh is the head of a small venture capital firm focusing on interactive/internet technology and services, Ruxton Ventures, LLC, and CEO of GeniusRocket (, an internet advertising platform.

Mark has been in the internet industry for over twenty five years, heading up consumer internet efforts for GE, running AOL’s internet and business to business efforts, and as CEO of VerticalNet, a business to business internet company which he took public in early 1999.

Since 2001 Mark has been active in politics, serving as the first Chief Technology Advisor for the Democratic National Committee, then internet head for the John
Kerry for President Campaign, and then as founding CEO of Air America Radio. For the last six years he has co-hosted a weekly political talk show called “Left Jab” on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. At his venture capital company, he has invested in a number of small to medium technology/startup companies and serves on a number of their boards.

Investment and/or board highlights include NutriSystems (NASDAQ: NTRI), Blackboard (NASDAQ: BBBB), (sold to eBay), (sold to Adobe), Spectrum K12 Software (Sold to Scantron), Hook & Ladder Brewing Company, MobilePosse, Transactis and ARPU. He is also active in a number of non-profits, serving or having served on the boards of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and In2Books.

Mark is chairman of the advisory council at The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland Business School. He started his business career in television, as anchorman and News Director of a CBSTV affiliate, and as New Business Development director for HBO in NewYork.

Mark has a BA from Union College (where he serves as chairman of the board of trustees) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.