GW Leadership Advisory Council

Founded in April 2019, the GW Leadership Advisory Council is a select advisory group of distinguished GW alumni. These members, appointed by presidential invitation, advise President Thomas J. LeBlanc and university leadership on strategic initiatives that further GW's efforts to achieve preeminence.

Council Members

  • Dwayne Allen
    GWSB MBA '96
    Global Digital Advisor/Strategist,
    Microsoft Corporation
  • W. Scott Amey
    SEAS MS '76
    Chairman, Board of Trustees
    Amyx, Inc.
  • Amanda Antico
    CCAS BA '96, GSEHD EdD '10
    Founder, EvolvED
  • Richard W. Blackburn, Esq.
    LAW JD '67
    Retired General Counsel, 
    EVP & Chief Administrative Officer,
    Duke Energy Corporation
  • Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr.
    CCAS BA '94
    President,
    BG Strategies
  • Henry G. Cisneros
    GWSB DPA '76, 
    Hon. LLD ‘84
    Principal, Siebert, Williams, Shank & Co.
  • Joseph Corbett
    GWSB BBA '82
    EVP and Chief Financial Officer,
    U.S. Postal Service
  • Henry 'Ric' Duquès
    GWSB BBA '65, MBA '69
    Senior Advisor, RRE Ventures LLC
  • Jack Edlow
    GWSB BBA '71
    President, Edlow International Company
  • John Fletcher
    GWSB BBA '68
    Founder & CEO, Fletcher Spaght, Inc
  • Charles Frank
    CCAS BA '74
    Treasurer, Zollie and Elaine Frank Fund
    President, Z. Frank, Inc. 
    Managing Partner, 666 Partners, LLC
  • Chris Fussner
    CCAS BA ’79
    President, TransTechnology Pte Ltd. 
  • John Gaffney, Esq
    CCAS BA ’82
    Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP  
  • Anwar M. Gargash, PhD
    CCAS BA ’81, MA ’84
    Minister of State for Foreign Affairs,
    United Arab Emirates
  • Ira C. Gubernick, Esq.
    GWSB BAccy '86
    Co-Chair, Corporate Practice Group, Cozen O'Connor
  • Mark V. Hughes, III
    CCAS BA '69, SEAS MS '77
    Group President (Retired),
    Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC)
  • Jonathan Kahan, Esq.
    CCAS BA '70, LAW JD '73
    Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Candace Gordon Kaplan
    CCAS BA '70
    Chair, NCAS 
    CEO & President, Kaplan Benefits Group LLC 
  • Lianne Lazetera, Esq.
    LAW JD '88
    Managing Partner,
    Schlesinger Lazetera & Auchincloss LLP 
  • Randy Levine
    CCAS BA ‘77
    President, New York Yankees
  • Jennifer Maher
    CCAS BA '04
    CEO, 1776
  • Justin Mahoney
    GWSB BBA '02
    Founder, Shelter Growth Capital Partners LLC
  • Paul Mamalian, Esq.
    ESIA BA ’91, LAW JD ‘94
    EVP & General Counsel,
    HMSHost  
  • Lisa Martin
    GWSB MBA ’94 
    President & CEO,
    LeapFrog Solutions
  • Brock Milstein
    CCAS BA '98
    Chairman & CEO,
    Milstein Entertainment
  • Shonodeep Modak
    GWSB MBA '07
    Chief Marketing Officer,
    North America, Schneider Electric
  • Nate Morris
    CCAS BA '03
    Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO,
    Rubicon
  • Greg Nelson
    CCAS BA '78
    Partner, Paul Hastings LLP;
    Chair, Board of Directors, 
    Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Rhonda Nesmith-Crichlow
    CCAS BA '87
    Senior Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer,
    Charter Communications 
  • Jeffrey Palker
    CCAS BA ‘95
    Managing Partner & General Counsel,
    Lupa Systems LLC
  • Cynthia M. Patton, Esq.
    LAW JD '86
    General Counsel,
    Verily Life Sciences LLC 
  • Jason Rabbino
    CCAS BA '90
    EVP & Chief Commercial Officer,
    Town Parke
  • W. Russell Ramsey
    GWSB BBA '81
    Co-Founder/Chair,
    Greater Washington Partnership
  • Maria J. Rodriguez
    GWSB BBA '82
    Co-Founder, President & CEO,
    Vanguard Communications
  • Steve Ross
    GWSB BBA ’81
    Senior Vice President-Financial Consultant,
    RBC Wealth Management
  • Howard Rubin
    GWSB BBA '81
    COO, 
    Burrage Capital Management
  • Michelle Rubin
    ESIA BA '91
    President,
    Regional Properties, Inc.
  • Mark R. Shenkman
    GWSB MBA '67
    Founder, President & Co-Chief Investment Officer,
    Shenkman Capital 
  • Dan Simons
    GWSB BBA '92
    Co-Founder and Owner,
    Farmers Restaurant Group
  • Bernard Swain
    GSEHD BS '69, MA '72
    Founder & Chairman,
    Washington Speakers Bureau
  • Robert Tanenbaum
    LAW JD '82
    Principal,
    Lerner Enterprises
  • Robert Tucker
    CCAS BA '92
    Chairman & CEO,
    T&M Protection Resources 
  • Daniel Weiss
    CCAS BA '79
    President & CEO,
    Metropolitan Museum of Art 
  • Richard Weitz
    CCAS BA '91
    TV Scripted Partner,
    WME
  • Seth Wong
    ESIA BA '02
    President, Industrial Laboratories
  • Doug Zarkin
    GWSB BBA ‘92
    Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, 
    Pearle Vision, Luxottica
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