Board of Advisors

The Elliott School Board of Advisors serves as an advisory body to the Dean, it promotes the school nationally and internationally, and it supports the school financially. The Board is comprised of American and international leaders from diverse professional backgrounds in public service, the private sector, and the nonprofit world. The Board has made tremendous contributions to the Elliott School's academic and institutional advancement. The Elliott School community is deeply grateful to the Board's members for their generous commitments of time, expertise, and resources.

Steven L. Skancke
B.A. ’72, M.Phil. ’78, Ph.D. ’81
Chief Investment Officer
Keel Point, LLC

Ann L. Becker
M.A. ’76
Ann Becker & Associates, Inc.

Christopher J. Bright
M.Phil. ’03, Ph.D. ’06
Senior Professional Staff Member
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

José Antonio Brito
B.A. ’77, M.A. ’79

Faith C. Caldwell
B.A. 71

James A. Core
M.A. ‘96
Senior Analyst
U.S. Department of State

Jeannie H. Cross
M.A. ’78
Vice President, Governmental Affairs
Metropolitan Jewish Health System

Maurice A. East
Dean of the Elliott School, 1985-1994
The George Washington University

Alia Eyres
B.A. ’01
CEO, Mother's Choice

James W. Gerard, V
B.A. ’83
Senior Advisor
North Sea Partners, LLC

William Ginn
Senior Advisor
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Diana B. Henriques
B.A. ’69
Contributing Writer
The New York Times
(Chair Emerita)

A. Michael Hoffman
Co-Founder and Chairman
Palamon Capital Partners

Ralph H. Isham
President and Managing Director
GH Venture Partners

David W. Junius
M.A. ’97
Head of Capital Strategy

Patricia E. Kauffman

Joseph A. Kiehl
B.A. ’72, M.A. ‘86

Van Z. Krikorian
B.A. ’81
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Global Gold Corporation

Deborah M. Lehr
M.A. ’89
Vice Chairman
The Paulson Institute

Peter R. Lighte
B.A. ’69

Joetta Miller
M.A. ’71

Julie A. Monaco
B.A. ’85
Director of Public Sector

David A. Nadler
B.A. ’70
Nadler Advisory Services
(Chair Emeritus)

Matthew M. Nolan
M.A. ’84
Partner, International Trade Group
Arent Fox, LLP

Christopher Nurko
B.A. ’84, M.A. ’87
Global Chairman, Worldwide

Robert J. Pelosky, Jr.
M.A. ’83
Founder and Principal
J2Z Advisory, LLC
(Chair Emeritus)

Michael S. Quinn
B.A. ’84
Q Advisors, LLC

Brian A. Runkel
B.A. ’84
Executive Director
California Environmental Business Council, Inc.

Danny E. Sebright
B.A. ’84
President, US-UAE Business Council
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer A. Shore
M.A. ’96
HCG Capital

Rebecca B. Thompson
M.A. ’91
U.S. Department of State

Omar Woodard
B.A. ’05, M.P.A. ’07
Community Relations Executive Director
Philadelphia 76ers Foundation