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.
Arindam Bhattacharya, Senior Partner and Director, BCG Henderson Institute, The Boston Consulting Group
William A. Bold, President
Kurt M. Campbell, Chairman
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
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
Aaron Feldman, President, Sunroad Enterprises
Robert (Bob) Hormats, Vice Chairman, Kissinger Associates Inc.
Bill Huang, CEO, CloudMinds
James Lambright, Former Chairman
Zhong Yuan Li, Chairman, Manfield Chemical Holdings Ltd.
Ron Mannix, Chairman,
David Michael, Senior Adviser, Boston Consulting Group
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
Jeff Rector '97, Co-founder and CEO, Millennium Microgrid
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
Kwan L. So, President, EVG Enterprises Inc.
Ricardo Tavares, CEO,
Vice Admiral Robert Thomas, Jr., U.S. Navy (retired)
Blake Tye, MPIA ’10 Director, Technology Advocacy and Spectrum Strategy, Intel
Manuel Weinberg, President,
Yiru Zhou '93, Vice President of China Operations, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
Eric Zwisler, Former Chairman, Cardinal Health China
Mr. Nicholas B. Binkley, Partner, Forrest Binkley & Brown
Mrs. Frances Hesselbein, Chair, Leader to Leader Institute
Mrs. Susan Lew, President, S. Lew & Associates
Mr. Lawrence B. Robinson, President, La Jolla Investment Co., LLC
Mr. Hans W. Schoepflin, President, Panta Rhea Foundation
Mr. 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.
Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego
William A. Bold, President
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