Board of Advisors

The School of Foreign Service benefits from the advice and guidance of a Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors is a group of engaged individuals united by the desire to assist SFS in maintaining its excellence into the future. The Board consists of approximately 35 members drawn from a community of business and civic leaders – many of whom are alumni or parents of students and all of whom share in and support SFS’ mission. The chair and vice chair of the Board of Advisors are Steven Buffone and Olga Maria Campano Beeck.
Contact Eleanor Jones in the Dean’s Office for more information about the SFS Board of Advisors.


The Walsh School of Foreign Service
Board of Advisors

Steven P. Buffone, F’80, P’11, ’14, ’15, ’20
Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Chair, Board of Advisors

Olga Maria Campano Beeck, F’81, P’15, ‘17, ’18
President, Alberto & Olga Maria Beeck Family Foundation. Vice Chair, Board of Advisors

Paul F. Pelosi, F’62, P’88, ’89, ’91
President, Financial Leasing Services, Inc. Chair Emeritus, Board of Advisors

Lindsey ArgalasMSFS’98
Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff to the CEO, Intuit 

Philip M. Bilden, F’86, P’20 
Senior Advisor, HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Ltd.

Stephen D. Cashin, F’79, P’10, ’13
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Capital. LLC

Danny Chiu, F’89
President and CEO of Morrison Express

Michael Cling, F’98
Partner, Tremblant Capital

Anthony R. Coscia, F’81, P’10, ’12
Partner, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP

Paula Dobriansky, F’77
Senior Fellow, JFK Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University

Patricia M. Duff, F’76
Chair/Founder, The Common Good

Maysoune GhobashF’89
Managing Partner, Gulf Target Holdings

Amy Rauenhorst Goldman, F’86
CEO and Chair, GHR Foundation

Alan Gould, F’83 
Managing Director of Peak Opportunity Partners

Antonio Gracias, F’92, MSFS’93
Founder and CEO, Valor Equity Partners

Andrew Gundlach, F’93, MSFS’94
Director, Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Holdings/First Eagle Funds

Caroline Heinz-Youness, F’84, P’14, ’18

Joan Hill, P’16

Edward J. Hoff, F’77, P’15
Director of the John F. Kennedy Library and recently retired from IBM

Cecilie Rohwedder Horvath, F’90
Contributor, Wall Street Journal

Tim Hughes, F’94
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, SpaceX

Dan Klebes, F’85
Representative Director and President of GreenOak Investment Management, Japan

Jennifer Tod Lee, F’92

Matthew J. Lustig, F’82, P’20
Managing Partner, N. America Investment Banking, Lazard Ltd.

George M. Marcus, P’91
Chairman, Marcus & Millichap

Virginia L. Mortara, P’04, ’09
President, The Michael and Virginia Mortara Foundation

Brian Newman, F’90, P’21
Executive Vice President for Global Operations, PepsiCo

Adam NorwittF’91
CEO, Amphenol

Mitchell Rutter P’12, ’14, ’20
CEO and Founding Partner, Essex Capital Partners, Ltd.

Yunho Song, F’86
Special Assistant to the President, Ping An Securities, Ltd.

Susan Swanezy, F’81
Partner, Hodes Weill & Associates

C.C. Tung, P’93,’97
Chairman, Orient Overseas International Limited

Sarah von Thun-Hohenstein, F’82, P’15