Advisory Councils

In the lists below, the "P" denotes parent; the year that follows denotes graduation year of the child.


National Council for Arts and Sciences

Mahmoud Abdallah P '04, P '10 - Director, MisR Insurance, HSBC Bank Egypt
The Honorable Toddrick S. Barnette, BA '88 - Judge, Hennepin County Courts
Jerry R. Bloom, BA '74, MA '76 - Partner - Winston & Strawn
Greg A. Blue, BA '90, JD '95
Yawen Chiang, Ph.D. '83 - Director, Strategic Planning and Scientific Collaboration - Genetech Process Research & Development
Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr., BA '94
John Day, BA '73, MA '75, '79 - CEO (retired) - Southcoast Health System
Clark Dumont, P '07. - Vice President, Corporate Communications - MGM Resorts International
Michael Feinsod BA '93- Chairman & CEO - Ameritrans Capital Corporation
Axel Freudmann BA '68 - Retired Senior VP Human Resources - AIG
Lauren Freudmann, BA '69
Mary Anne Frey BA '70, PhD '75- Professor Emeritus - Wright State University Department of Community Health
John T. Gaffney Esq., BA '82, P '10, '13, '14 - Partner - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Ed Herbst BA '67, P '98 - Managing Director - Shields & Co.
Madeleine R. Jacobs BS '68  - Executive Director & CEO - American Chemical Society
Richard Alan Johnston P '04, '06, '12- Senior Partner - WilmerHale
Candace Kaplan CFP, BA '70- CEO & President - Kaplan Financial Group
Benjamin Klubes, Esq. BA '87 - Partner - Buckley Sandler LLP
Bennett Lavenstein, MD, BS '66, P '03- Physician - Neurologist - Children's National Medical Center
Pamela Lawrence BA '76- Chair, NCAS, Senior Vice President - North Shore Medical Center
Melissa Maxman, Esq. BA '84, JD '88, P '10 - Member, Commercial Litigation Group - Cozen O'Connor
John McGurl, M.D., BA '84 - Internal Medicine - Virginia Hospital
Jonathan Nurse, BA '99, MPP '01 - Director of Government Affairs, American Association for Dental Research
Sheldon J. Rapoport, BA '70 - Retired Foreign Service Officer
Susan S. Smirnoff BA '74, P '09 - Executive Vice President - Ruder-Finn, Inc.
Michael Thacher BA '70 - Retired General Manager, Public Relations & Communications - Unocal Corporation
John W. Thorne, III BA '55- Founder & CEO - Alliance Healthcare Information, Inc.
Bryan N. Tramont, BA '89 - Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
William Warren BA '67- Retired Foreign Service Officer
Kevin A. Werner BA '82 - President & Managing Director of Corporate Development & Strategy - Abalone Capital Advisors, LLC
Jerome L. Wolf, Esq. BA '70, P '02- Partner - Duane Morris LLP
Ellen Zane BA '73 - Retired President & CEO - Tufts Medical Center

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National Council for Media and Public Affairs

John Barth - Managing Director - PRX.org
Char Beales BA '73- Chair, NCMPA, President & CEO - Cable & Telecommunications Associate for Marketing
Berl Brechner BA '68- Vice President - Brechner Management Company
Adam Conner, BA '06 - Associate Manager for Public Policy, Facebook
Rick Davis P '12- Executive Vice President of News Standards and Practices - CNN
Mark Dollins BA '83
Andy Dumaine - President & Founder - Shrinkingfootprint Sustainability Marketing & Experience Development
Loren Ghiglione PhD '76 - Richard A. Schwarzlose Professor of Media Ethics - Northwestern University
Kathryn Green BA '77, P'15 - Literary Agent - The Kathryn Green Literary Agency
Joe Lockhart - Vice President of Communications - Facebook
Charles Minton P '16, '12 - President - Minton's Fire & Security Specs
Reena Ninan, BA '01 - Correspondent, ABC News
Neil Portnow BA '71 - President - The Recording Academy
Emilio Sanchez - CEO and Editor in Chief, VOXXI
Cathryn Fineman Steel BA '88 - CEO - Cathy Steel Associates
Scott Widmeyer - Chairman & CEO - Widmeyer Communications
Paul Wilson - Founder - Wilson Grand Communications

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Emeriti Members of the National Council for Arts and Sciences

Marc Albert, Esq. BA '70, JD '73 - Partner - Stinson Morrison & Hecker, LLP
David R. Berz, Esq., BA '70, JD '73, P '10 - Partner - Weil Gotshal & Manges, LLP
Philip A. Brown, Esq. BA '71 - Partner - Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease, LLP
Mortimer M. Caplin, Esq. - Senior Partner - Caplin & Drysdale
Michael P. Checca BA '71 - Principal - Edgewood Insurance Partners Center
Nancy Daunton, PhD, BA '64, MA '66 - Retired NASA AMES Research Scientist
Bert Deixler, Esq. BA '73- Partner - Kendall Brill Kleiger
John Grosso, Jr. BA '69, P '01- Chairman, CEO & President - Portrait Innovations
Elizabeth St. J. Loker BA '69 - Retired Vice President - The Washington Post Co.
Richard Marmaro, Esq. BA '73, P '08 - Partner - Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Alan S. Nadel, Esq. BA '71, JD '76 - Partner - Panitch Schwarze Belisaio & Nadel LLP
Laurel Schliftman BA '72, P '00, P '05
Ronald Schliftman MD, BA '69, MD '73, P '00, P '05 - Physician - New York Westchester Square Medical Center
Julianne H. Thomas, MD, BA '67 - Physician - Pediatric Center
Peter K. Yeskel BA' 71, P '04 - Owner - Peter K. Yeskel & Associates

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