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.


2019 Inaugural Council Members

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 '72, 
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 

Charles Frank

CCAS BA '74
Treasurer, Zollie and Elaine Frank Fund

John Fletcher

GWSB BBA '68
Founder & CEO, Fletcher Spaght, Inc 

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
President (Retired),
System and Network Solutions Group (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
 

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
 

Jeffrey Palker

CCAS BA ‘95
Managing Partner & General Counsel,
Lupa Systems LLC

W. Russell Ramsey

GWSB BBA '81
Co-Founder/Chair,
Greater Washington Partnership
 

Steve Ross

GWSB BBA ’81
Senior Vice President-Financial Consultant,
RBC Wealth Management
 

Howard Rubin

GWSB BBA '81
Chief Compliance Officer,
MPM Capital, Inc.
 

Michelle Rubin

ESIA BA '91
Vice 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

Daniel Weiss

CCAS BA '79
President, Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Doug Zarkin

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