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
Bill Bold, Chief Strategy Office, Palomar Holdings Inc.
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, Former Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Paramount Pictures
Charles H. Dallara, Advisory Partner and Chairman of the Board, Partners Group USA
Ambassador Diana Lady Dougan, Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Phyllis Epstein, Community Volunteer
Wain Fishburn, Partner, Cooley
Caroline Freund, Dean, UC San Diego
David Graham, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Carlsbad
Jay Hanson ’96, Former Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, eBay Americas
Robert "Bob" Hormats, Managing Director, Tiedemann Advisors
James Lambright, Former Chairman
Zhong Yuan Li, Chairman, Manfield Chemical Holdings Ltd.
Ron Mannix, Chairman,
Jessica Megill ’10, Political-Economic Section Chief, U.S. Consulate General Naha
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, CEO and Chairman of the Board, 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
Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary of India and Ambassador of India (retd.)
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
John So, Managing Director
Rebecca Reichmann Tavares, President & CEO, BrazilFoundation
Ricardo Tavares, Head of Public Policy - Brazil at ByteDance
Robert Thomas, Jr., Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (retd.)
Manuel Weinberg, President,
Yiru Zhou '93, Vice President of China Operations, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
Nicholas B. Binkley, Partner, Forrest Binkley & Brown
Aaron Feldman, President, Sunroad Enterprises
Frances Hesselbein, Chair, Leader to Leader Institute
Bill Huang, CEO, CloudMinds
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
Richard N. Sinkin, General Partner, InterAmerican Group
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.
Jason Anderson, President and CEO, Cleantech San Diego
William A. Bold, President
Mark Cafferty, President & CEO, EDC
Rafael Castellanos, Commissioner, Port of San Diego
Melanie Cohn, Director of Regional Policy & Government Affairs, BIOCOM
Peter Cowhey, Dean, UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
Joel Day, Director (Boards and Commissions), City of San Diego
David Graham, Chief Innovation Officer (Co-Chair), City of Carlsbad
Zoli Hajnal, Professor of Political Science (Co-Chair), UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy
Shana Hazan, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Jewish Family Services
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, Neighborhood Investment Manager, City of San Diego
Lani Lutar, President, Responsible Solutions
Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel, Circulate SD
Omar Passons, Director (Department of Integrative Services), County of San Diego
Teresa Penunuri, Public Affairs Supervisor, San Diego County Water Authority
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
Deanna Spehn, Policy Director for Senate President pro tempore Toni Atkins, CA State Senate, 39th District
Victoria Stackwick, Government Affairs, SANDAG
Almis Udrys, Deputy Chief of Staff for Innovation & Policy, City of San Diego – Mayor's Office
Pedro Villegas, Director of Community Relations, SDG&E