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

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
 

Henry G. Cisneros
GWSB DPA '76, 
Hon. LLD ‘84
Principal, Siebert Cisneros 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  

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
Founding 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 Global
 

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
Sr. VP & Chief Compliance Officer,
Amgen, Inc. 

Jason Rabbino
CCAS BA '90
EVP & Chief Commercial Officer,
Towne 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 & CFO, 
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 & Vice Chairman,
Lerner Enterprises

Robert Tucker
CCAS BA '92
Chairman & CEO,
T&M Protection Resources 
 

Daniel Weiss
CCAS BA '79
President & CEO,
Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Seth Wong
ESIA BA '02
President, Industrial Laboratories
 

Doug Zarkin
GWSB BBA ‘92
Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, 
Pearle Vision, Luxottica