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

José Antonio Brito
B.A. ’77, M.A. ’79

James Core
M.A. ’96
Senior Management Analyst
Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation (M/PRI)
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
Chief Executive Officer
Mother's Choice

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

Julia P. Gregory 
B.A. ’74
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
ContraFect Corporation

Diana B. Henriques 
B.A. ’69
Contributing Writer
The New York Times

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

Ralph H. Isham
President and Managing Director
GH Venture Partners

Patricia E. Kauffman

Belinda Keiser
Vice Chancellor of Community Relations
Keiser University

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
The Paulson Institute

Peter R. Lighte
B.A. ’69
Vice Chairman, Global Corporate Banking
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank

Joetta Miller
M.A. ’71

Julie A. Monaco
B.A. ’85
Managing Director
North America Region Head
Global Transaction Services

David A. Nadler
B.A. ’70
Vice Chairman
Marsh & McLennan Companies

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)

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

Omar Woodard
B.A. ’05, M.P.A. ’07
Venture Philanthropy Partners