Sarah Schrager Gitlin and Tao Tan were married Oct. 7 in an outdoor afternoon ceremony in Hunter. Rabbi Sarah Batya Joselow, of Columbia Barnard Hillel, officiated.
Ms. Gitlin, 26, is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm. She focuses on government and public sector consulting. She has previously served as a legal fellow for Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, as deputy campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, and as a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy.
She graduated magna cum laude from Columbia College, Columbia University, where she was a John Jay Scholar. Ms. Gitlin went on to receive a JD from Harvard Law School, where she was president of the Law School Democrats.
She is the daughter of Ms. Carol A. Schrager and Mr. Bruce J. Gitlin, of Hunter, New York. She is a fourth-generation Hunter resident and descendant of Isaac and Ella Slutzky who settled in Hunter in 1905.
She is the granddaughter of the late Sadye and Joe Schrager and the great-niece of the late Orville and Israel Slutzky. The bride’s father is CEO of Milgo Bufkin, the ornamental architectural metal and sculpture fabricator, and chair of the Board of Trustees of Pratt Institute, the art, architecture and design school in Brooklyn.
Her mother, a longtime former officer of the New York Women’s Bar Association, is an attorney in private practice, and a co-chair of the New York Democratic Lawyers Council.
Mr. Tan, 32, is an associate partner in the New York office of McKinsey & Company where he focuses on private equity and corporate performance transformations. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as well as an advisor to a venture capital firm.
He graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University, and received an MBA with dean’s honors from Columbia Business School where he was a Toigo Fellow. He also served as the chair of the Student Affairs Committee of the Columbia University Senate, which played an integral role in creating the graduate student center and returning the ROTC program to Columbia University for the first time since the 1960s.
He is the son of Dr. Yi Tan and Ms. Hua Xu of Bordentown, New Jersey. The groom’s father, a senior research scientist at SRI International, a research and technology development company in Princeton, New Jersey, holds numerous patents in computer vision, including one for the virtual first down line in football. His mother is an information technology specialist for the New Jersey State Department of Transportation.