Dr. Barrett is chairman and president of BASIS Schools, Inc., and an operator of charter schools in Arizona, Texas, and Washington, DC.  He is a leading advocate for improving education in the United States and has been involved in the creation or leadership of numerous organizations working in...
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Mr. Crawford is of counsel at the international law firm Jones Day, based in Paris, France.  He practices in the areas of international arbitration and litigation, in particular as counsel in commercial arbitration matters before the International Chamber of Commerce and other arbitral institutions...
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Dr. Duffy is a Senior Advisor in investments consulting.  He advises on asset allocation strategy, economic analysis, and portfolio design.  Previously, Dr. Duffy was a founder and Senior Managing Director at the Strategic Investment Group (Strategic), an Arlington, Virginia-based manager of...
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Dr. Faber is university professor and former chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).  From August 2012 to Jun 2014, she also served as interim director of the University of California Observatories.  Dr. Faber joined the UCSC faculty...
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An educator and innovator, Bruce Walker Ferguson is president of the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani.  With 1,600 students from diverse backgrounds, AUIS was founded in 2007 to provide an American-style liberal arts education in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  From 2012 to 2015, Ferguson was...
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 Dr. Fodor is co-founder of 13.8, Inc.  He previously founded and served as chief executive officer of Cellular Research, Inc., a start-up life science technology company founded in 2011 working to develop new technology to improve the precision of measurements in biological samples.  He is also...
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Mr. Gayden is founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Merit Energy Company, a private firm specializing in direct investments in mature, high quality oil and gas assets.  Merit acquires, operates, and develops producing oil and gas properties on behalf institutional limited partners. ...
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Mr. Gellert is a partner at Windcrest Partners, a venture capital and private equity investment firm he co-founded in 1968.  Windcrest invests in energy, entertainment, healthcare administration, and Internet technology, among other industries.  From January 1958 to October 1989, Mr. Gellert served...
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Mr. Hearst was named chairman of the Hearst Corporation in January 2013.  He is also partner emeritus at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; he joined the firm in 1995 as managing partner and has served on numerous boards including @home Network, Akimbo, Applied Minds, Excite...
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Rush D. Holt, Ph.D., became the 18th chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and executive publisher of the Science family of journals in February 2015. In this role, Holt leads the world's largest multi-disciplinary scientific and engineering...
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Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson is president and chief executive officer of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC.  He has been the chairman and chief executive officer of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.  His most recent book, The Innovators: How a...
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Ms. Nora Johnson is former vice chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and chairman of the Global Markets Institute at Goldman Sachs.  In her over twenty-year career there she served as a member of the firm’s Management Committee, responsible for the Global Investment Research Division; head of...
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Dr. King is the American Cancer Society Professor in the Departments of Genome Sciences and Medicine at the University of Washington.  She studies the genetics of complex, common human conditions.  Her primary areas of interest are breast and ovarian cancer and genetic influences on major mental...
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Katherine N. Lapp
Katie Lapp is Harvard University's Executive Vice President.  In this role, she is responsible for the financial, administrative, and operational aspects of the University and is a member of the president's senior management team. Prior to her appointment at Harvard in 2009, Ms. Lapp served as...
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Mr. Long is chairman, chief executive officer, and co-founder of Premier Wireless, Inc., a provider of wireless audio, video, and data communications equipment for commercial, industrial, and broadcast use to clients in the CCTV, military, and law enforcement markets.  He stepped away from day-to-...
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Dr. Matson was appointed the Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at Stanford University in December 2002.  She is also the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Environmental Studies and a senior fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment.  Her...
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Carnegie president emeritus Dick Meserve returns to Carnegie as a member of the board. He served as the ninth Carnegie president from April 2003 through August 2014. Before that, he was a board member beginning in 1992. Currently, he is senior of counsel with the law firm of Covington & Burling...
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  Dr. Rose is a chronic disease epidemiologist who designed and analyzed modules of the National Health Interview Survey for over 20 years.  Research interests included asthma prevalence among Puerto Ricans, the effects of passive smoking on children, and safe storage of firearms.  She developed a...
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Dr. Samper is president and chief executive officer of the Wildlife Conservation Society, headquartered in New York.  The Wildlife Conservation Society is dedicated to saving wildlife and wild places around the world and runs the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, including the Bronx...
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Mr. Stone is an external member of the Investment Committee at the Family Office of Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and a former Minister for Science and Innovation in the United Kingdom.  Mr. Stone also advises two U.S. families, a German family, and a French...
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Mr. Thompson is president and chief executive officer of Orbital ATK, a global aerospace and defense technologies company.  He co-founded Orbital ATK’s processor, Orbital Sciences Corporation, in 1982 and served as the company’s chairman, president, and chief executive officer at the time of its...
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Marshall Wais
Mr. Wais is president of Marwais International LLC, based in Luxembourg.  He spent many years working in his family’s various steel companies, including Caine Steel of Chicago and Pinole Point Steel Co. and the Marwais Steel Company of the San Francisco Bay area, culminating as president and chief...
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Mr. Wilson is managing director of EON Productions Ltd., the production company responsible for the official James Bond film series.  He joined EON in 1972 and since 1979 has been an executive producer or producer in every James Bond film, currently.  Mr. Wilson is also president of DANJAQ, LLC,...
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