Marcella Kanfer Rolnick

Founding Director, Chair

Marcella Kanfer Rolnick focuses on creating meaning and value every day through her diverse family enterprise – which includes GOJO, inventor of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, and an array of early-stage ventures and philanthropic foundations. Marcella is Vice Chair of GOJO with a focus on championing sustainability, innovation, and organizational effectiveness. She co-founded Walnut Ridge Strategic Management Company, provider of management and administration services to select for-profit and nonprofit entities. Keys to our family’s organizational successes are core values that drive us to seek possibilities for making the world better; co-creation & collaboration; getting people, strategy and culture right; and non-stop learning.

Marcella also serves on a wide variety of for-profit and nonprofit boards, including EP Technology, developer and licensor of non-thermal plasma to solve problems in healthcare and biological sciences; UNKNWN, creator of a new masculine fashion retail experience, rooted in the modern convergence of sport, fashion, technology, street, music and access for all; Case Western Reserve University’s Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, which advances the scholarship and practice of flourishing enterprise; American Jewish World Service, which is dedicated to ending poverty and realizing human rights in the developing world; and Hannah Senesh Community Day School. Marcella also actively engages in nurturing vibrant Jewish life in her local communities. She holds a Stanford MBA and a BA from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. Marcella, along with her husband, three sons and daughter, resides in Brooklyn, NY; Akron, OH; and Chautauqua, NY.