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Advisory Groups

The School of Global Policy and Strategy is fortunate to be guided by a robust group of local and global practitioners able to provide insight and advice on the school’s teaching and research enterprise. The School currently has two advisory groups: the International Advisory Board and the Civic Leadership Council.

International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board was formed in 1986 to aid the dean in achieving the vision and mission of the School. Members provide counsel on current issues that affect our role as an established leader in the region. A list of current and emeritus members is listed below.

2019–20 Members

Arindam Bhattacharya, Senior Partner and Director, BCG Henderson Institute, The Boston Consulting Group

William A. Bold, President and CEO, Bold Global Strategies

Kurt M. Campbell, Chairman and CEO, The Asia Group

Carlos Casasus, Director General, Corporacion Universitaria para el Desarollo de Internet, A.C. (CUDI)

M. Javade Chaudhri, Partner-in-Charge Middle East/Africa Region, Jones Day

Kathryn J. Colllier, CFO and Chief Administration Officer, Sempra North American Infrastructure Group

Shawn Covell ’12, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Paramount Pictures

Peter Cowhey, Dean and Qualcomm Professor of Communications and Technology Policy, UC San Diego

Ambassador Diana Lady Dougan, Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Phyllis Epstein, Community Volunteer

David Graham, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad

Robert (Bob) Hormats, Vice Chairman, Kissinger Associates Inc.

Bill Huang, CEO, CloudMinds

James Lambright, Former Chairman and CEO, U.S. Export-Import Bank

Zhong Yuan Li, Chairman, Manfield Chemical Holdings Ltd.

Ron Mannix, Chairman, Coril Holdings Ltd.

David Michael, Managing Partner, Anzu Partners

Diana Villiers Negroponte, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center

Henry "Hank" Nordhoff, Chairman and CEO, Banyan Biomarkers

Kyota Omori, Chairman, Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc.

Scott Park ’90, President and CEO, Doosan Bobcat

Brooke Partridge '91, CEO and Founder, Vital Wave Consulting Inc.

Rafael Pastor, Former Chairman of the Board and CEO, Vistage International

Brian Powers, Chairman Emeritus, Hellman & Friedman LLC

Donald J. Rosenberg,  Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm Inc.

Sachio Semmoto, Executive Chairman, RENOVA Inc.

Andrew "Drew" E. Senyei, Managing Director, Enterprise Partners Venture Capital

Richard N. Sinkin, General Partner, InterAmerican Group

John So, Managing Director and Head Asia Pacific, Metropolitan Real Estate 

Ricardo Tavares, CEO, TechPolis

Robert Thomas, Jr., Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired)

Blake Tye, MPIA ’10 Director, Technology Advocacy and Spectrum Strategy, Intel

Manuel Weinberg, President, Finteco

Yiru Zhou '93, Vice President of China Operations, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.

Emeritus Members

Nicholas B. Binkley, Partner, Forrest Binkley & Brown

Aaron Feldman, President, Sunroad Enterprises

Frances Hesselbein, Chair, Leader to Leader Institute

Susan Lew, President, S. Lew & Associates

Jeff Rector '97, Co-founder and CEO, Millennium Microgrid

Lawrence B. Robinson, President, La Jolla Investment Co., LLC

Hans W. Schoepflin, President, Panta Rhea Foundation

Kwan L. So, President, EVG Enterprises Inc.

R. B. Woolley, Jr., President, Girard Capital

Civic Leadership Council

The Civic Leadership Council was established in 2018 to provide guidance on the training provided by GPS’s public policy program and advise on what skills are most marketable in the regional public sector. The Council creates an open dialogue designed to build relationships, strengthen capacity, and enhance community partnerships. 

Council Members

Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego

William A. Bold, President and CEO, Bold Global Strategies

Mark Cafferty, President & CEO, EDC

Rafael Castellanos, Commissioner, Port of San Diego 

Scott Chadwick, Chief of Operations, City of Carlsbad

David Graham, Chief Innovation Officer (Co-Chair), City of Carlsbad

Gary Halbert, City Manager, City of Chula Vista

Catherine Hill, Public Affairs Manager, League of California Cities – San Diego County

Jo Dee Jacob, Former CEO, Girl Scouts of San Diego

Victoria Joes, Director of Policy, City of San Diego, District 1 - Barbara Bry

Sean Karafin, VP of Public Policy, Chamber of Commerce

Lani Lutar, Responsible Solutions

MaryAnne Pintar, Chief of Staff, US Congress – 52nd – Scott Peters

Katie Rast, Director, Community Impact, San Diego Foundation

Johanna Schiavoni, Board Member, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority; Attorney

Dan Skopec, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, SDG&E and SoCalGas, Sempra Utilities

Victoria Stackwick, Government Affairs, SANDAG

Nate Turnbull, Former VP of Public Policy, CONNECT

Almis Udrys, Deputy Chief of Staff for Innovation & Policy, Office of Mayor Kevin Faulconer

Pedro Villegas, Director of Community Relations, SDG&E